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Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Strong September continues
Montero went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Friday against the Twins.
Montero made his lone hit of the day count, and he now has three home runs in his last four games. His strong hitting has extended further, as he's gone deep five times across 25 games in September. Importantly, he's also shown improved plate discipline by maintaining a 26.7 percent strikeout rate and 6.9 percent walk rate in that same span.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Smacks homer in three-hit game
Montero went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run, a double, a walk and four total runs scored in Thursday's 14-5 win over the Dodgers.
This was arguably Montero's base game of the year from a fantasy perspective. He's logged six three-hit efforts, four of which have come since Aug. 15. The infielder is at a .247/.294/.417 slash line with nine homers, 37 RBI, 37 runs scored, 15 doubles and no stolen bases through 82 contests overall.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Strong showing across doubleheader
Montero went 3-for-7 with a home run and two RBI across both games of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.
Montero was one of the few bright spots of the second game of the doubleheader when he slugged his eighth home run of the season. He's held a consistent role between first base and designated hitter since Sept. 1, and he's maintained a .299 average with three home runs, nine RBI and 14 runs scored across 77 at-bats. He has a 29.9 percent strikeout rate in that span, but it's been a relatively encouraging close to the campaign for Montero.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: On bench Saturday
Montero is out of the lineup Saturday versus the Cubs.
Montero will be on the bench for the second time since Wednesday. Prior to that, the 25-year-old had started in 18 consecutive games in which he slashed .306/.389/.484. However, after Friday's game, the infielder is 1-for-12 in the last three. Hunter Goodman will take his place in the lineup Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Not in Wednesday's lineup
Montero is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game in San Diego, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
It's the first day off this month for Montero, who is 3-for-17 with 11 strikeouts over his last four contests. Kris Bryant is handling first base Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Notches three hits in loss
Montero went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Giants.
Montero has hit safely in seven of nine games in September, and three of them have been multi-hit efforts. The infielder is 11-for-28 (.393) this month with a home run, three doubles and three RBI. For the season, he's slashing .243/.289/.402 with six homers, 29 RBI, 28 runs scored and 12 doubles across 232 plate appearances. He's seeing consistent playing time between first base and designated hitter as the Rockies evaluate younger players toward the tail end of a lost season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Showing improvement
Montero went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk Saturday against the Giants.
Montero has taken over as Colorado's primary first baseman following the demotion of Michael Toglia, and he's started seven of eight games since Sept. 1. In that span, he's collected eight hits across 24 at-bats and more importantly, has dropped his strikeout rate to 20.7 percent. Hunter Goodman could be a threat to Montero's playing time, but to this point, the Rockies have used Goodman primarily as an outfielder.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Draws third straight start
Montero will start at first base and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Blue Jays, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Montero will pick up his third consecutive start Sunday, this time facing off against right-hander Kevin Gausman after he had previously re-entered the lineup versus a pair of southpaws to begin the series with Toronto. Following his call-up from Triple-A Albuquerque last weekend, Hunter Goodman had displaced Montero as the team's everyday first baseman, but manager Bud Black has now deployed Goodman at designated hitter and in right field for the rookie's last two starts. With Michael Toglia now sitting out for a third straight game and Goodman getting looks elsewhere, Montero looks like he'll settle back in as the Rockies' primary first baseman. Montero enters Sunday's contest with a .417/.488/.694 slash line over his past 11 contests.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Gets back into lineup
Montero went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored Friday against the Blue Jays.
Montero had been the odd man out in the competition with Hunter Goodman for playing time at first base, sitting out the prior five games. However, he got the start Friday and delivered a two-run homer in the third inning. Montero has displayed an all-or-nothing skillset, as he has three homers in his last 13 games but has struck out at a 32.6 percent clip as well.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Sitting in third straight
Montero is out of the lineup for Monday's game against Atlanta.
Montero is on the bench for the third consecutive game. He looks like he could be the odd man out of the lineup for the time being while the Rockies get a look at rookie Hunter Goodman in an everyday role at first base.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: On bench again Sunday
Montero is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
Despite producing a 1.024 OPS over his last nine games, Montero finds himself on the bench for the second game in a row. The Rockies will give Triple-A Albuquerque call-up Hunter Goodman the starting nod at first base in his MLB debut Sunday, but the team could find room for both Goodman and Montero in the lineup by deploying the other at designated hitter. Goodman also has the ability to play the corner outfield and could end up poaching work from Michael Toglia.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Sitting Saturday
Montero isn't in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against Baltimore, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
After going 7-for-19 with six RBI and two runs scored across his last six games, Montero will get a breather Saturday. Michael Toglia will enter as Colorado's first baseman and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Not in lineup Tuesday
Montero is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Rays.
Montero had a productive weekend against the White Sox, going 5-for-10 with two doubles, a triple and five RBI in three games, but he'll grab some rest during Tuesday's series opener at Tampa Bay. Michael Toglia is starting at first base and Jurickson Profar will serve as the Rockies' designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Knocks in four runs Saturday
Montero went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a run and four RBI in an 11-5 win against the White Sox on Saturday.
Montero couldn't get a homer to complete a cycle, but he nonetheless finished with a big stat line that included a season-high four RBI. The first baseman also notched the fourth three-hit game of the season, two of which have come over his past four games. Montero has gone 7-for-13 with five RBI over that span.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Takes seat Friday
Montero isn't in the Rockies' lineup Friday against the White Sox, Suzie Hunter of TheDNVR.com reports.
Montero went 4-for-11 with a homer and two runs scored during Colorado's series against the D-backs and will get a breather for Friday's opener. Michael Toglia will step in as the Rockies' first baseman and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Bright spot with solo homer
Montero went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers.
Montero produced the only run for the Rockies in the contest with a fifth-inning solo shot off future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw. The long ball was a much-needed lift in a rough August so far for the infielder, as he came into Thursday batting just 3-for-29 with 15 strikeouts through seven games. Montero's woes weren't entirely solved despite the homer -- he struck out in each of his other two at-bats.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Heads to bench amid struggles
Montero is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers.
Montero's stretch of eight consecutive starts will come to an end Wednesday as utility man Cole Tucker replaces him in the lineup for the series finale. Though injuries to Kris Bryant (finger) and Charlie Blackmon (hand) have opened up everyday playing time for him, Montero has yet to take advantage of the opportunity. Since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on July 25, Montero is hitting .195 with three extra-base hits (one home run, two doubles) and a 46.5 percent strikeout rate in 11 games.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Elehuris Montero: Strikeouts remain issue
Montero went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored Friday against the Cardinals.
Since being recalled July 25, Montero has started six of nine games split between first base and DH. He's collected seven hits in 25 at-bats, though he's still striking out at a 37 percent clip. Montero began the season as an option at third base for the Rockies, but he struggled there defensively and has since been limited to the opposite corner of the infield. In order to maintain playing time once Charlie Blackmon (hand) and Kris Bryant (hand) return -- both remain without a timetable -- Montero will have to continue to hit.... See More ... See Less
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