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Anderson leads Rockies to wrap LA series

Like so many of the fans it holds, Dodger Stadium has never been without the voice of Vin Scully. That will be true for one last game on Sunday, as Scully continues the end of his 67-year career with his final home broadcast. Taking the mound will be Brandon McCarthy for the Dodgers and Tyler Anderson for the visiting Rockies.
Via mlb.com
2 hours ago

Arenado hopes to get Vin's signature on 40-HR bat

The Rockies' Nolan Arenado put his game preparation aside and absorbed the ceremony for Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, whom he watched and listened to while growing up in Southern California. Then Arenado sent Scully the gift of his power, hoping Scully will send him a signature.
Via mlb.com
6 hours ago

Rockies’ DJ LeMahieu makes giants strides, closes in on NL batting title

DJ LeMahieu waited for his pitch. It was an 81 mph changeup on a 1-1 count from reliever Dean Kiekhefer in the Rockies’ 11-1 rout of the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field. LeMahieu smashed the ball to right-center field for a double, driving in Charlie Blackmon from second base. Nothing unusual there. LeMahieu has been taking pitches the other way ever since...
Via The Denver Post
9 hours ago

Nolan Arenado: The Game’s Best All-Around Third Baseman

Have you taken a moment to sit back and relish in the season that Nolan Arenado is having for the Colorado Rockies? If not, you should. It’s becoming one for the ages. Arenado blasted his 40th home run of the season in Friday night’s loss in Los Angeles. The Rockies’ All-Star third baseman not only […] Nolan Arenado: The Game’s Best All-Around Third Baseman - Rox Pile ...
Via Roxpile
14 hours ago

Why the Colorado Rockies Shouldn’t Pursue Aroldis Chapman

With the regular season nearing its conclusion, fans of the Colorado Rockies are looking ahead to next season and how the squad can be improved. It’s obvious the bullpen needs to be addressed, and it just so happens that one of the most dominant relievers in the game is a free agent this offseason. To […] Why the Colorado Rockies Shouldn’t Pursue Aroldis Chapman - Rox Pile...
Via Roxpile
19 hours ago

Arenado slugs way to 3B history with 40 HRs

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado became the third third baseman in history to have multiple 40-homer seasons before turning 26 when he went deep against the Dodgers' Josh Fields in the sixth inning Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Rockies DJ LeMahieu looks to add to trophy case

Two years ago, DJ LeMahieu was awarded a Gold Glove for his defense. The Rockies’ second baseman might just add a Silver Slugger award to his collection this season. LeMahieu raised his average to a National League-leading .352 with two hits in Thursday night’s series opener at Dodger Stadium, including a home run. “That’d be pretty special,” LeMahieu said of potentially...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

On The Rox Podcast: There’s Always Next Year

In Episode 9 of the On The Rox podcast, Denver Post digital producer Jeff Bailey sits in with Rockies beat writer Nick Kosmider to discuss the team’s potential rotation in 2017, what the Rockies will do with all those outfielders, and how to fix the bullpen. It is also revealed that Jeff is a long-suffering Cubs fan enjoying the ride of his life this season. For the Rockies, however...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Raimel Tapia’s bat has carried him to the majors

Coming into the 2016 season, there were a handful of mixed opinions on what type of player Raimel Tapia could be. His ability to make contact was never in question, but his lanky, 6-foot-2, 160-pound frame and free-swinging approach at the plate were concerns as he moved up levels. Fast forward to September of 2016, and […] The post Raimel Tapia’s bat has carried him to the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Jordan Patterson reflects on his first MLB hit

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Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies: Bullpen Missing in Action Once Again

The Colorado Rockies bullpen imploded for the umpteenth time last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Chavez Ravine, wasting another quality start by Tyler Chatwood. Seriously, when will this mess end? This is a major issue for this team going into a hopeful 2017 season. There’s the saying that the three certainties in life […] Colorado Rockies: Bullpen Missing in Action...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

The future is coming for the Rockies

Germán Márquez’s strong debut highlights what could be a strength for the Rockies next year Well, here it is: the final road trip of the season. The Rockies play a scant ten more games in 2016, with the next seven coming against playoff contenders. With the way these teams are playing, don’t be surprised if the Dodgers clinch the NL West or if the Giants are eliminated from...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

Rockies jump on Weaver, Cardinals lose 11-1

DENVER -- Nolan Arenado hit a grand slam, German Marquez pitched five solid innings for his first major league win and the Colorado Rockies slowed the St. Louis Cardinals' playoff chase with an 11-1 victory on Wednesday.The Cardinals entered the day tied with New York and San Francisco atop the NL wild-card standings. The Mets and Giants both played later.Arenado broke open the game...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Rockies engage in playful post-anthem standoff

DENVER -- Cardinals outfielder Jose Martinez and Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez faced each other in an unusual way -- a playful post-national anthem standoff.With Wednesday's game about to start, Estevez and Martinez stood near their dugouts -- hand over heart -- and refused to back down until the other moved first.Martinez's teammates offered support by bringing him water and a...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New faces give the Rockies optimism for 2017

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Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Colorado Rockies making changes to their rotation and the end of an era

Rockies news, notes, and links for Wednesday, September 20th With last night and today’s games, the Rockies rotation will have closed the book on one era and opened the book on a new one. Jorge De La Rosa likely making his final Rockies start against Cardinals | Denver Post Prior to last night’s game, Walt Weiss shared that it would likely be the final start of one of the...
Via Purple Row
3 days ago

More pitcher hitting heroics: Waino leads Cards over Rockies 10-5

DENVER -- Adam Wainwright was shaky on the mound and shined at the plate with a career-high four RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 10-5 on Tuesday night to move into a tie for the top NL wild card.The free-swinging Wainwright lined a two-run double in the second inning and brought in two more with a bloop single in the fifth. Matt Adams and Jedd Gyorko homered...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: The importance of David Dahl

David Dahl will not be the NL Rookie of the Year. In fact, he likely will not even for the best rookie for the Colorado Rockies this season. Of course, that is not his fault. Trevor Story took the league by storm this season and should be in the running for the ROY award even with an injury-shortened season. While Story started his career off with a flurry of home runs, Dahl started...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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