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Rockies score 3 runs in the 9th to beat Diamondbacks

PHOENIX — Perseverance paid off for the Rockies in a wild Saturday night of baseball at Chase Field. Trailing all night, and striking out 13 times, the Rockies still patched together a three-run ninth inning to beat the Diamondbacks 7-6. Mark Reynolds, the Rockies’ MVP of April, tied the game 6-6 with a two-out, two-run, bases-loaded single off Arizona closer Fernando Rodney...
Via The Denver Post
53 minutes ago

Reynolds wrap: Rockies rally to top D-backs

Mark Reynolds had a home run and a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning to lead a three-run inning as the Rockies topped the D-backs. Jake Lamb hit the longest home run of the season (481 feet) and Brandon Drury and Jeff Mathis also went deep to support Zack Greinke, who struck out nine. Alexi Amarista, Reynolds and Trevor Story all went deep for Colorado.
Via mlb.com
59 minutes ago

Mark Reynolds late heroics lift Rockies to biggest win of 2017

  Tyler Anderson had a rough night in the desert, giving up three big home runs and struggling with his command all game but Mark Reynolds‘ big night, including his ninth inning heroics lifted the Rockies to arguably their biggest win, and first big comeback win, of 2017. The Colorado Rockies lefty gave up a pair of monster shots in the second to Brandon Drury and Jeff Mathis...
Via BSN Denver
1 hour ago

Rockies Likely To Activate Ian Desmond On Sunday

The Rockies’ prized offseason acquisition, Ian Desmond, is primed to make his season debut Sunday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com was among those to report. The 31-year-old Desmond has been on the shelf since fracturing his left hand on a hit by pitch on March 12, but he played an extended spring training game Saturday and then told reporters, including Harding: “As far as I know...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 hours ago

Ian Desmond likely to make Rockies debut Sunday, in left field, not at first base

PHOENIX — “Starting in left field for the Colorado Rockies, No. 20 … Ian Desmond.” That wasn’t the scenario the Rockies envisioned when they signed Desmond to a five-year, $70 million contract to be their starting first baseman. However, that’s the announcement likely to come over the public address system Sunday afternoon at Chase Field when Desmond makes his expected...
Via The Denver Post
3 hours ago

Desmond on the cusp of Rockies deubt

Ian Desmond swatted four doubles in seven plate appearances in an extended Spring Training game on Saturday morning, and seems poised to make his Rockies debut in left field on Sunday against the D-backs.
Via mlb.com
4 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Rumors: Ian Desmond to Make His Debut on Sunday?

Reports are indicating that Ian Desmond may make his debut for the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in the finale of their three-game road series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Desmond spent Friday and Saturday taking part in extended spring training games at the Colorado spring training complex in Scottsdale, not far from Phoenix where the Rockies […] Colorado Rockies Rumors: Ian...
Via Roxpile
4 hours ago

With possible Sunday return looming, Desmond ready to go with the flow

Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond could possibly make his Rockies debut in Arizona on Sunday, according to an article written by Tracy Ringolsby. For the seasoned veteran coming back from a left hand fracture suffered during spring training, he’s ready to get back to action after enjoying some time off. “I was able to do other things,” Desmond said of his two-and-a...
Via Mile High Sports
7 hours ago

With possible Sunday return looming, Ian Desmond is determined and ready

Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond could possibly make his Rockies debut in Arizona on Sunday, according to an article written by Tracy Ringolsby. For the seasoned veteran coming back from a left hand fracture suffered during spring training, he’s ready to get back to action after enjoying some time off. “I was able to do other things,” Desmond said of his two-and-a...
Via Mile High Sports
7 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Rookie Pitchers Carried Rotation Through April

Via FOX Sports
7 hours ago

The Greatest Colorado Rockies: No. 32 John Thomson

We continue our look at the top 100 Colorado Rockies of all time in this article. Here, we look at No. 32 on our list, John Thomson. John Thomson’s numbers for the Colorado Rockies may be closer to the top of the organization’s all-time list, simply because of their insistence on keeping him in Denver. The first instance, […] The Greatest Colorado Rockies: No. 32 John Thomson...
Via Roxpile
8 hours ago

“Pick up your teammates no matter what” Rockies elite bullpen has a mantra

  As the Colorado Rockies continue to shock the baseball world, owning one of the best records in MLB, one part of this team is continuing to leave fans and analysts in awe – the bullpen. A new popular trend that has sparked across MLB the last couple of years has been for the best teams is to build a deep and dominant bullpen. Look at the 2015 Kansas City Royals and both of...
Via BSN Denver
10 hours ago

HIGHLIGHTS: Kyle Freeland steps up with strong outing to right Rockies

The Colorado Rockies stopped their three-game losing skid and reclaimed the top spot in the National League West with a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on Friday. It was a much-needed pitching performance for Colorado after surrendering 42 runs over their previous three games. Rookie Kyle Freeland put together another outstanding start, allowing just one...
Via Mile High Sports
16 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Morning After: ‘Good’ and ‘Strong’ Chad Bettis Rejoins Teammates

Absolutely, the Colorado Rockies were looking to get the upper hand on the Arizona Diamondbacks as their three-game series opened at Chase Field on Friday night. Yes, they walked away with a big 3-1 win and grabbed first place in the National League West. However, there was something else about being in Arizona that was […] Colorado Rockies Morning After: ‘Good’ and ‘Strong’...
Via Roxpile
17 hours ago

Kyle Freeland plays stopper, paves way for Rockies’ win over D-backs

PHOENIX — The Rockies needed somebody to break their fall. That somebody turned out to be starter Kyle Freeland, who pitched six strong innings Friday night as the Rockies beat Arizona 3-1 at Chase Field. For those inclined to keep track of late-April standings, the victory moved the Rockies (15-9) a half game in front of the Diamondbacks (15-10) for first place in the National...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Reynolds not worried about Desmond's return

The Rockies signed Ian Desmond for many reasons, one being his versatility, with a history at shortstop and in center field. But Mark Reynolds, who also is versatile, is hitting so well that sitting him would make little sense.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies Hit of the Week: Storyslam 2017

  For the inaugural edition of the Colorado Rockies Hit of the Week, we look back exactly seven days ago to April 21, 2017, and the big swing that took the Rockies from a three-run deficit to a one-run lead. In the bottom of the fourth, the slumping Trevor Story came to the plate with the bases loaded and Colorado down 3-0, facing San Francisco Giants veteran Johnny Cueto. Story...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Jason Motte unrecognizable after daughter helps him shave beard

Jason Motte recently shaved off one of the gnarliest beards in all of baseball with the help of 4 1/2-year-old daughter Margaret. And now the pitcher is virtually unrecognizable.After spending last season with the Colorado Rockies, Motte earlier this month signed a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves, who have a policy prohibiting facial hair among its minor league players...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez reaches milestone for the Colorado Rockies

On April 26, right fielder Carlos Gonzalez took the field for the 1000th time with the Colorado Rockies. While this is not one of the most high-profile achievements a ballplayer can reach, it does confirm that Gonzalez has stuck around for quite a while in Denver, and secured a place among the best in the franchises history. CarGo’s baseball journey began way back in 2002, when...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Greg Holland has regained his All-Star form

The first-place Colorado Rockies have been rolling lately, winning their last four contest to stay eight games above .500. They have benefited from another stud year from the face of the franchise Nolan Arenado. Outside of Arenado, surprise offensive campaigns from Gerardo Parra, Mark Reynolds and Tony Walters have done their best to offset the lackluster first months of Charlie...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Rockies hit inside-the-park home run, grand slam in same inning

The Rockies only scored in one inning during Friday night’s game against the Giants, but it would prove to be all they needed. Colorado trailed 3-0 but exploded for six runs in the fourth inning in the game, and went on to win, 6-5. The way they scored those runs, though, was exciting. So we’re going to retell the story of how they did it. The Rockies had the bases loaded, with...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants team bus backed into car

The San Francisco Giants may have had an insurance claim to file prior to Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies.Giants play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming tweeted that the team bus backed into a car on the way to Coors Field. It’s been quite the rotten start to the weekend for the National League West club after the news earlier in the day that their ace lefty Madison Bumgarner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw upset with Rockies starter for delaying game

It’s not often that Clayton Kershaw gets upset, but something that the Colorado Rockies’ starter did on Wednesday night bugged the Dodgers ace.The beginning of Wednesday’s Dodgers-Rockies game was delayed a few minutes as the sides waited for Rockies starter Tyler Anderson to make his way from the bullpen to the dugout. Kershaw found Anderson’s time management to be “disrespectful...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Blackmon and the Good Side

Take a look at Charlie Blackmon‘s defensive charts and you’ll notice that he has a good side, one where he’s made a higher percentage of catches than the other. On the one hand, that seems strange: humans are largely symmetrical creatures. On the other, maybe it makes perfect sense: most people have dominant hands and eyes and move better in certain directions. Nowhere is...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Story hasn't recreated his April magic from last season

Last April, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story made his presence felt in a big way as a rookie. It’s kind of hard not to when you hit seven home runs in your first 12 career games and tie a rookie record for the most dingers in April (10).There’s really no way for anyone to replicate that performance (.261/.324/.696 line with 10 homers and 20 RBI, good for a 143 wRC+). Even...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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