Colorado Rockies Bud Black: Focus during slump is on pitching

As we’ve been discussing, like in this article, one of the biggest issues with the Colorado Rockies’ six-game losing streak has been pitching. The Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants have lit up Colorado pitching for 57 runs over the last six games. That’s never a good number, especially when you’re playing […] Colorado Rockies Bud Black:...
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1 day ago

Rockies pitching woes continue as losing streak extends to 6 games

Bud Black wasted no time using two pitchers recalled on Monday, but it didn’t bode well for the Colorado Rockies. Jairo Diaz, making his first MLB appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, and Chad Qualls, fresh off the 10-day DL were both called to the mound in a 9-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants, as once again Colorado’s starting pitching could not hold up...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago

Sliding Rockies not giving up on National League West title dreams

SAN FRANCISCO — Big-league players hate big-picture questions. Big-league managers hate them even more. But in the wake of the Rockies’ season-high five-game losing streak, in which they were steamrolled by the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers and tumbled into third place in the National League West, it’s a pertinent question. So, what is the mood and mind-set...
Via The Denver Post
2 days ago

WATCH: Bud Black on what went wrong with Adam Ottavino vs. Dodgers

The Rockies pitching staff had one of its toughest days of the season Sunday, failing to take a game from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three game weekend series. Manager Bud Black didn’t beat around the bush in addressing that issue postgame. “It was a tough one for Adam [Ottavino] for sure. You know, the [Austin] Barnes at bat, a few breaking balls, and I haven’t seen the...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago

Jon Gray set to return for the Rockies in Arizona — they hope just in time

LOS ANGELES — Right-hander Jon Gray, the Rockies’ opening-day starter and hardest thrower, will return to pitch at Arizona this week, manager Bud Black said Sunday, as the club looks for an infusion of life in a struggling rotation. Gray likely will pitch Friday in the opener of a three-game series. Gray, 25, will be pitching for the first time since suffering a broken left foot...
Via The Denver Post
3 days ago

Gray to return next weekend vs. D-backs

Pleased with right-hander Jon Gray's health progress -- although leery of his control in his injury rehab start Saturday -- Rockies manager Bud Black said Sunday that Gray will return to the rotation during next weekend's series at Arizona.
3 days ago

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil: Bud Black’s unorthodox working philosophy

DENVER – Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black doesn’t want to talk about splits. Of any kind. He doesn’t want his ballplayers or coaches overemphasizing Coord Field, particular pitching matchups, or certain series’ throughout the year that the fans and the media may deem more important than others. He doesn’t want to talk about whether or not they are playing division rivals...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago

Bud Black confident his Rockies can handle the big stage

After losing two of three to the Arizona Diamondbacks and surrendering first place in the National League West, the Colorado Rockies face an even tougher task in the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers are coming off a convincing four-game sweep against the New York Mets that leap-frogged them into first place in the division and the National League. What’s more, the Dodgers have...
Via Mile High Sports
5 days ago

Bud Black: ‘You’ve got to keep a level head in this to come back’

Nolan Arenado played the hero once again in the Rockies’ 4-3 comeback victory in the series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Arenado may be bursting with enthusiasm when the final out is recorded, but it’s his level head that helps him deliver in in the clutch. The All-Star third baseman ripped a triple to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning to stay hot at...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago

West's 5,000th game makes Black nostalgic

The occasion of Joe West umpiring his 5,000th Major League game on Tuesday night brought to mind a different milestone for Rockies manager Bud Black -- his first career ejection.
8 days ago

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