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Rockies games might not count, but they still matter

You thought those “the results don’t matter” preseason games were all over after the Denver Broncos missed a late field goal and lost to the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night, didn’t you? Wrong. The preseason has a month left here in Denver. The Colorado Rockies have four more weeks to play games that, to quote John Lynch, “Don’t count (for them, anyway), but do matter...
Via Mile High Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Rockies lefty Rusin notches rare accomplishment in Coors Field

Overshadowed by another spectacular performance from Carlos Gonzalez at the plate on Thursday, Colorado Rockies starting pitching Chris Rusin achieved something no pitcher had done in franchise history in seven years. Rusin struck out five batters while allowing three earned runs and six hits over nine innings, which isn't exactly a sensational outing, but the 28-year-old lefty...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies recall RHP Hale from Triple-A

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-hander David Hale from Triple-A Albuquerque. Hale was on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain from July 10 to Aug. 18. He made two starts before being optioned to Albuquerque on Aug. 23. He began the season on the 15-day DL with a strained left oblique. He was brought up twice as the 26th man for two doubleheaders...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trading Carlos Gonzalez would be a mistake for the Colorado Rockies

  Sometimes the best trades a team can make are the ones that never get made. That might be the case for general manager Jeff Bridich and the Colorado Rockies when it comes to superstar Carlos Gonzalez. When Troy Tulowitzki was dealt near the trade deadline at the end of July, nearly everyone within the baseball world speculated that CarGo would be the next man on his way out the...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockies turn super casual triple play (video)

The Colorado Rockies are barely worth mentioning these days. But on Tuesday they actually did something cool. They turned the most casual triple play ever. No big deal, just a casual 6-4-3 triple play. (via @MLB) http://t.co/VJFiNDsbxV pic.twitter.com/dZq33VxP91 — SB Nation (@SBNation) September 2, 2015 Of course, they still lost to Arizona 6-4, but what else is new? Casual...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes turned the easiest triple play you'll see

As the Arizona Diamondback runners break on the pitch, Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes snares a line drive and tosses to DJ LeMahieu, who steps on second and fires to first for the triple play. Nicely produced. Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: D-backs pitcher fails on quick pitch attempt

There’s a reason why pitchers don’t often try to sneak in a quick fastball to throw hitters off balance, and Diamondbacks pitcher Rubby De La Rosa showed us all why in Tuesday night’s game against the Rockies. De La Rosa was facing Ben Paulsen, and behind 1-0 in the count. He attempted to rectify that by throwing a quick pitch before Paulsen was ready. Home plate umpire...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies turn triple play vs D-backs (Video)

The Colorado Rockies turned a triple play in the ninth inning of the first game of a Tuesday doubleheader against Arizona.With Diamondbacks runners on first and second going on the pitch, Paul Goldschmidt hit a line drive to shortstop Jose Reyes. The runners had no chance to get back to their bases, as Reyes tossed to D.J. LeMahieu at second, who threw it to Ben Paulsen to complete...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' prized SS prospect Story a 'longshot' to be September call-up

It appears as though Colorado Rockies fans won't be getting a sneak peek at the player who could be their next franchise shortstop this year. Manager Walt Weiss told reporters Tuesday that it is unlikely that prized shortstop prospect Trevor Story will be amongst those the Rockies call up with expanded rosters in September. "I don't know if the door is completely shut on that one...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The future starts now for the Colorado Rockies

  Welcome to September 1st, Colorado Rockies fans! The Rockies closed out August with a thrilling walk-off win against the Arizona Diamondbacks that featured a wild 9th inning in which the Rockies didn’t quit, despite being down by three runs. Ben Paulsen fought off an 0-2 pitch up the middle to score two runs and complete a four-run rally to win 5-4. The game represented what...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon Makes Infielder Miss Easy Out With Awesome Slide

Charlie Blackmon is not a household name. The Colorado Rockies outfielder is not one of those guys that makes Sportscenter type plays on a nightly basis, but he certainly pulled one off against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night. The D-Backs infielder should have made an easy tag as Blackmon slid into second base.However, thanks to a nifty piece of footwork during his slide that...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Tulo trade “Prospects” have been lights out

  The Rockies dropped their second straight to the Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile down on the farm, newly acquired pitchers Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco have been dominating since the Tulowitzki trade. When the Rockies traded Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays, GM Jeff Bridich received a lot of heat for trading the franchise centerpiece for “prospects”.  The popular narative...
Via BSN Denver
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies come to town

The drill for this series is much the same as the last: the Pirates are playing bad teams at a point in the season where wins are at a premium. There is no reason for the Pirates to not win two or three games against the Rockies at PNC Park this weekend, and if they’re lucky, doing that will make up some ground on the Cardinals for them. Francisco Liriano starts for the Bucs tonight...
Via WHYGAVS?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Weighing Arenado’s chances at three in a row

The Colorado Rockies finally locked up win No. 50, the last MLB club to accomplish the feat in 2015, on the season on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves thanks in part to some nifty glove work by third baseman Nolan Arenado. The wins may have come few and far between for the Rockies this year, but great defensive play by Arenado is one thing the Rockies have been able to depend...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes hints he wants out of Colorado

    Jose Reyes has spent less than a month with the Colorado Rockies, and it sounds like he has already had enough. Over the weekend, Reyes expressed frustration over the fact that he is inching toward the end of his career and playing for a team that is nowhere close to being a contender. “You come from a ballclub that was competing for a spot in the playoffs,” the 32...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Winding Road to a Normal Carlos Gonzalez Season

For those casual baseball fans who might have found residence under a slab of basalt for the past two months, let’s get you up to speed: Carlos Gonzalez has been locked-in recently. Post All-Star break (that date chosen for simple convenience), CarGo is fourth in baseball in wRC+, tied for first in homers, and first in ISO. So, on Monday night, we shouldn’t have been too surprised...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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