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Hartford Yard Goats experience roster shake up

Weekly updates, quotes, news, and notes from the Hartford Yard Goats, the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies from June 23 to June 27. When we last left our heroes, the Eastern League East Division crown was fading away in the midst of a June swoon. Not much has changed in five games for the Hartford Yard Goats (41-33)—they’re now 11.5 games behind Reading...
Via Purple Row
2 hours ago

Video: Relive Troy Tulowitzki’s best moments with the Colorado Rockies

  DENVER – Troy Tulowitzki retuned to Denver on Monday to face the Colorado Rockies for the first time in his career. His return to Coors Field was a display of Rockies past, present and future, but most importantly it was a moment of remembrance for a fan favorite and one of the franchise’s best players ever. Tulo finished his Rockies time with two playoff appearances, five...
Via BSN Denver
4 hours ago

Tyler Anderson’s Strange Substitution Pays Off Big for Rockies

Lost in much of the hoopla surrounding the Colorado Rockies downing the Toronto Blue Jays 9-5 on Monday night at Coors Field was the integral role that what seemed to be a strange substitution of Tyler Anderson played in a big Rockies inning. Down 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Brandon Barnes led off […] Tyler Anderson’s Strange Substitution Pays Off Big for Rockies - Rox...
Via Roxpile
6 hours ago

Butler looks to find form against Blue Jays

The Blue Jays and Rockies continue their three-game Interleague series on Tuesday night with two starting pitchers -- J.A. Happ and Eddie Butler -- trending in opposite directions.
Via mlb.com
12 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Defeat Blue Jays As Tulo Returns

It was a big day at Coors Field as former Colorado Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returned for the first time since being traded last summer. This was three different games within Colorado’s 9-5 win, so the only way to talk about it is to acknowledge all three. 1. The Return of Tulo We’ve been […] Colorado Rockies Defeat Blue Jays As Tulo Returns - Rox Pile - Rox...
Via Roxpile
12 hours ago

Arenado, Story, CarGo making ballot push

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, shortstop Trevor Story and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez are making late pushes for starting positions for the National League for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego, according to the update released Monday.
Via mlb.com
16 hours ago

Charlie Blackmon Named National League Player of the Week

Charlie Blackmon lived up to his moniker of Chuck Nazty last week, and Major League Baseball representatives around the country noticed. Blackmon, the bearded, outstanding leadoff hitter and center fielder for the Colorado Rockies, was named National League Player of the Week for the period ending June 26. In seven games last week, Blackmon led […] Charlie Blackmon Named National...
Via Roxpile
17 hours ago

Story, LeMahieu improving, won't need DL

Rockies shortstop Trevor Story tested his bruised right middle finger, and second baseman DJ LeMahieu tested his left knee contusion Monday. Both may be available soon.
Via mlb.com
17 hours ago

Tulo Returns To Colorado To Face The Rockies

Photo Credit: Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press Troy Tulowitzki returns to Coors Field on Monday to face the team with whom he started his major league career. Tulo, started his professional career in 2006 and became an instant star and fan favorite in Colorado.  In his 10 seasons with the Rockies, he batted .299, with 224 doubles, 24 triples, 188 home runs, and 657 RBI’s.  He...
Via Legends On Deck
21 hours ago

Colorado Rockies prospects: Mike Nikorak and DSL prospects carrying the Grand Junction Rockies

Reviewing the good and bad from Grand Junction’s first nine games. Short-season baseball is finally underway, and the Grand Junction Rockies have already played nine games. Their 5-4 record has them one game behind the Orem Owlz and Idaho Falls Chukars, who are tied atop the Pioneer League South. Mike Nikorak’s triumphal return After a very disappointing professional debut...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

VIDEO: Colorado Rockies first-round pick Riley Pint throws bullpen session

  GRAND JUNCTION — With the fourth overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft, the Colorado Rockies selected Riley Pint out of Overland Park, Kansas. Pint (18) is not yet scheduled for his first professional start but he has been assigned to rookie Grand Junction, and has joined his teammates and coaches there to begin workouts and his journey toward the Bigs. We will have more on Pint...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reyes cheered in 1st minor league game since rejoining Mets

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Reyes received a warm welcome from fans and played errorless defense at a new position in his first minor league game since rejoining the New York Mets. Reyes, a star shortstop with the Mets from 2003-11, was hitless in three at-bats Sunday for the Class A Brooklyn Cyclones against Hudson Valley. He batted leadoff and was removed after spending six innings at...
Via Associated Press
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolters' 1st big league HR helps Rockies beat D-backs 11-6

DENVER (AP) Tony Wolters hit his first major league home run and drove in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-6 Saturday. Wolters hit a two-run double in the fourth off Shelby Miller and a two-run homer in the sixth that boosted Colorado's lead to 7-1. DJ LeMahieu and Charlie Blackmon also homered for the Rockies, who stopped a three-game losing...
Via Associated Press
2 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
3 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
4 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
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Who should be the new closer?

The closer position for the Colorado Rockies has been somewhat of a revolving door ever since Huston Street left Denver. Rafael Betancourt, Rex Brothers, John Axford, LaTroy Hawkins, and Adam Ottavino have come and gone, but they have been unable to lock up the closer spot. So the Rockies traded question mark outfielder Corey Dickerson to Tampa Bay for reliever Jake McGee. Had it...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies rock all-white outfits, resemble Backstreet Boys

The Colorado Rockies decided to go with a themed team dress code — not an uncommon practice among MLB teams — for a flight to Florida and a four-game tilt with the Miami Marlins. And the chosen look even prompted the Rockies Twitter account to point out the players resembled members of one of the most popular boy bands of all-time. As the Rockies — fresh off a two-game sweep...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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