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Rockies sluggers pondering HR Derby

The Rockies lead the National League with 104 homers, and more than half of those have come from their power trio of Nolan Arenado (21), Trevor Story (19) and Carlos Gonzalez (18).
Via mlb.com
3 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: .500 Mark Important Before All-Star Break

On the day last of June, the Colorado Rockies sit at 37-41, 11 games behind the San Francisco Giants in the race for the National League West division lead. However, for now, catching the Giants might not be the Rockies’ goal. It’s a more attainable and important goal that is first and foremost in their […] Colorado Rockies: .500 Mark Important Before All-Star Break - Rox Pile...
Via Roxpile
6 hours ago

Colorado Rockies prospect Jordan Patterson named to PCL All-Star Team

  Colorado Rockies outfield prospect and current member of the Triple-A Albuquerque Isotopes, Jordan Patterson, was named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team today. The six-foot-five Patterson, who also spends some time at first base, has sizzled through his first 59 games in Triple-A, slashing .328/.437/.487 which is good for a 151 wRC+. The number that stands out the most...
Via BSN Denver
7 hours ago

Rockies Development Supervisor Tony Diaz dishes on Gray, Butler, and Estevez

  GRAND JUNCTION — Prior to the 2012 season, the Colorado Rockies moved their rookie-level affiliate from Casper, Wyoming (pour one out for the Ghosts) to Grand Junction, Colorado just in time to see an explosion of talent bombard the system beginning with David Dahl and Eddie Butler. During that time, Tony Diaz moved from managing the team to taking on a brand new role that is...
Via BSN Denver
7 hours ago

Clayton Kershaw’s absence could benefit creeping Colorado Rockies

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Colorado Rockies have a chance to gain ground in the NL Wild Card race when they visit the Dodgers tomorrow, and may catch a break as Clayton...
Via Mile High Sports
8 hours ago

Rockies poised for a .500 season after a 13-14 June

Rockies news and links for June 30, 2016. Rockies lose to Blue Jays, begin road trip | rockies.com The Rockies went 13-14 in June, but, as Thomas Harding reports, the team is not satisfied with the result. They feel like they missed a lot of opportunities to exit the month with a winning record. Indeed, the losing record in June makes it three in a row for the 2016 Rockies...
Via Purple Row
10 hours ago

Wolters emulating catching idols behind the plate

Video study of catching idols has helped Rockies catcher Tony Wolters climb from relative anonymity as a Spring Training waivers claim to one of the best statistical receivers in the game as a Major League backup.
Via mlb.com
12 hours ago

BSN Rockies podcast: Did the Rockies organization give Tulo enough respect?

  In this episode of the BSN Denver Colorado Rockies podcast, Jake Shapiro and Drew Creasman jump into all the topics surrounding the team as they stand (stood) just a few games under .500 at the end of June. The guys take an extended look at the Blue Jays series where Tory Tulowitzki retuned to Coors Field. They discuss the fan appreciation of the franchise great and the organization’s...
Via BSN Denver
13 hours ago

Colorado Rockies prospect Parker French throws a Maddux

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Parker French went the distance on Wednesday night, allowing just four hits and no walks with nine strikeouts, to carry the Modesto Nuts to a 5-0 victory. French, who was promoted from Low-A Asheville earlier in the year, put forth not only his best start of the season, it was also...
Via Purple Row
13 hours ago

Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Anderson unconcerned about his lack of wins

The Rockies rookie put in his fourth straight strong outing since his call to the majors with no wins to show for his efforts. Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson was spurned yet again in his quest for his first big league win as the Rockies dropped the series finale to the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-3. Anderson pitched six innings on Wednesday, allowing three runs, two earned...
Via Purple Row
15 hours ago

Nolan Arenado: “We Kind of Gave This Month Away”

At the end of Wednesday’s 5-3 loss for the Colorado Rockies at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays, Cristhian Adames stood in the batter’s box and Nolan Arenado was letting home plate umpire Nic Lentz know exactly what he thought of his call that Adames hadn’t checked his swing. Adames was called out on […] Nolan Arenado: “We Kind of Gave This Month Away” - Rox Pile -...
Via Roxpile
22 hours ago

Credit Rockies’ utility players for keeping the team afloat in June

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Rockies finished with their best record in the month of June (13-13) under Walt Weiss, even after losing Gerardo Parra, DJ LeMahieu and...
Via Mile High Sports
23 hours ago

Rockies prospect Forrest Wall used slump as learning experience

Bakersfield, Calif. — In the first two years of his career, Forrest Wall never really struggled. A .318/.416/.490 slash line with a .907 OPS as an 18-year-old for the Colorado Rockies’ rookie-level Grand Junction affiliate in the Pioneer League was followed by a .286/.366/.439 line with 16 doubles, ten triples, and seven home runs in 103 games, predominantly for Low-A Asheville...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Arenado, Story gain ground in ASG voting

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story are making their final pushes for starting National League positions for the July 12 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard -- with fewer than 30 hours left in the voting.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Rockies lose 5-3 to Blue Jays after rally falls short

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies waited out a dominant performance from Aaron Sanchez before putting together an impressive comeback bid. It fell short. Mark Reynolds and Daniel Descalso had RBI doubles in the ninth inning and the Rockies put the tying run in scoring position before falling 5-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. Descalso finished with three hits and two RBIs...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Updates on LeMahieu, Story Injuries

With DJ LeMahieu and Trevor Story both nursing injuries, the Colorado Rockies middle infield has undergone a facelift over the last couple of games. That trends looks to continue into the weekend. LeMahieu and Story, both injured in Colorado’s walkoff win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, made appearances in the Rockies’ late-night loss to the Toronto […] Colorado Rockies: Updates...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

Rockies players aren’t getting caught up in the Tulo love-fest

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Coors Field has been an electric atmosphere these past two nights (and not just because of the wild thunderstorm that delayed Tuesday’s game...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Hail, flooding cause delay at Coors before Jays-Rockies

DENVER (AP) Rain and hail came down on Coors Field in a fierce, hour-long downpour that forced officials to delay the start of an interleague game Tuesday night between the Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies. Heavy runoff poured into the Rockies' dugout and tunnel leading into the clubhouse, causing some flooding. Grounds crew workers were able to clear the water away by sandbagging...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coors Field basically turned into a lake

An ugly storm swept through Denver on Tuesday night, and the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field got hit hard by it. Making matters worse, it’s a Rockies game night against the Toronto Blue Jays. The storm included heavy rain and hail, and the hail left the outfield looking like it just got hit by a snowstorm: Rain / hail delay at Coors Field. Where does the tarp end and the hail...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reynolds' homer in 9th lifts Rockies over Diamondbacks, 9-7

DENVER (AP) Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Colorado Rockies a 9-7 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. Carlos Gonzalez had a grand slam, and Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon also went deep for the Rockies, who earned a split of the four-game series. Story was hit by a pitch leading off the ninth. Silvino...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Jeff Hoffman should be called up soon, even if it is in the bullpen

It seemed like yesterday that the Colorado Rockies had to go with a four-man rotation, with each pitcher getting a 75-pitch limit, because none of their starters could go very far in their starts without collapsing like a folding chair. Now it is starting to get a little crowded, and another pitcher could be added to the mix soon. At the moment, there are six starters on Colorado’s...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Multiple reports claim slugger Reyes eyeing up a return to the Mets

Jose Reyes is set to return to the place where he started his Major League career. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, the New York Mets are set to sign Reyes once he officially becomes a free agent on Saturday. Reyes’s role is yet to be defined. The Mets have an everyday shortstop in Asdrubal Cabrera, but they have a void at third base with David Wright injured, and they may even...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans petition against team signing Jose Reyes

With the Colorado Rockies set to release Jose Reyes on Saturday, many predict the shortstop will land with his former team, the New York Mets. However, this prospect is upsetting to many Mets fans because in addition to no longer being a very good baseball player, Reyes is an alleged domestic abuser. Reyes was charged with domestic abuse in October following an altercation with...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Little boy adorably gives baseball to young girl at Marlins game (video)

A little boy generously and selflessly made a fellow young fan’s day during Sunday’s tilt between the Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park by giving a baseball to a little girl seated by him. The backstory that played into what inspired the youngster’s generosity is unclear from the video — although it appears the boy’s day played some role — but what...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez breaks chain making diving catch (Video)

During Sunday’s game between the Marlins and Rockies, Carlos Gonazalez made a play that might earn him a spot on a few highlight reels. However, his all out effort cost him a piece of jewelry. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Gonzalez charged in and laid out to make a diving catch, robbing Miami catcher Jeff Mathis of a would-be base hit. When Gonzalez came up to bat in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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