Rockies vs. Pirates preview: Probable pitchers, game times, and analysis

What you need to know about the Rockies and Pirates series After a perfect start to the homestand, the Colorado Rockies (56-41, 3rd in the NL West) will host one of the hottest teams in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-48, 3rd in the NL Central). The Rockies are fresh off a sweep of the Padres in which they scored 36 runs to help erase the memory of a forgettable trip to New...
Via Purple Row
1 hour ago

Colorado Rockies: Players and coaches noticing loud Coors Field crowds

When the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates meet this weekend at Coors Field, it will be a pivotal series for both clubs. Pittsburgh, one of the hottest teams in the National League, is quickly rising toward the top of the National League standings. Colorado is fighting with Arizona for who has the top Wild Card […] Colorado Rockies: Players and coaches noticing loud Coors...
Via Roxpile
2 hours ago

Rockies pitching guru Mark Wiley emphasizes attitude, repertoire expansion

The Rockies’ Director of Pitching Operations talked with Purple Row about the current staff and the development of some top prospects. DENVER — Since the inception of the franchise in 1993, pitching has been a challenge for the Colorado Rockies. After the disastrous Mike Hampton and Denny Neagle signings in 2001, bringing free agent pitchers to Denver has rarely been an option...
Via Purple Row
3 hours ago

Rockies Riches: Bud Black blessed with a plethora of outfielders

In a long season like that of baseball, things aren’t always going to go right. But, despite a recent slump after a strong start, the Rockies don’t have to worry about things going wrong for long with all the depth they have on the roster. The outfield is where that talent is perhaps most abundant, what with Ian Desmond, Charlie Blackmon, Carlos Gonzalez, Gerardo Parra, Raimel...
Via Mile High Sports
4 hours ago

Rockies minor league pitchers have a rough day on Thursday

Colorado Rockies minor league news and notes from July 20, 2017. When the High-A Lancaster JetHawks give up eight runs at The Hangar and it is only the fourth-most runs allowed by a Rockies affiliate, you know it was not a pretty day. In seven games Thursday, Rockies minor league clubs allowed a combined 57 runs, or 8.1 per game. Perhaps the most notable struggle for a pitcher...
Via Purple Row
5 hours ago

What is wrong with Carlos Gonzalez? Frustration is mounting, but the Rockies’ slugger is “just trying to be me”

The slight smile that slipped across Carlos Gonzalez‘s face late Tuesday night in his corner of Colorado’s clubhouse was a half-measure, something to match his numbers this season. Through nearly four months, as the Rockies positioned themselves for a run toward the postseason, their most accomplished hitter remained something short of himself. His two hits that day against San...
Via The Denver Post
18 hours ago

Ride with Purpose: Team Samaritan House – Ride the Rockies 2017

Reporting by Keilani Poter and Shaye Olander Photo Credit: The Catholic Alliance For a dedicated group of cyclists, Ride the Rockies 2017 was more than just an opportunity to travel through the beautiful Rocky Mountains. It was a chance to give back to others by riding for Team Samaritan House. The seven-day journey began in Alamosa and ended in Salida, presenting some of the most...
Via Mile High Sports
19 hours ago

Moves must be made if the Rockies want this season to live up to the hype

Although there is still more than a week until MLB’s trade deadline, the Colorado Rockies find themselves pinned down in the trade landscape. Colorado’s 55-41 record has them in the thick of the postseason hunt as the No. 1 Wild Card team in the NL, but as the schedule begins to thin with the playoffs approaching, teams are in hot pursuit to upgrade deficiencies, the Rockies...
Via Mile High Sports
22 hours ago

Ringolsby: Rockies' Gray learning to be great

Rockies right-hander Jon Gray is driven to be great. He talks about becoming for the Rockies what Clayton Kershaw is for the Dodgers -- that No. 1 starter who takes the mound, and his teammates take a deep breath and relax.
22 hours ago

The Rockies must improve their bullpen before the trade deadline

The Colorado Rockies bullpen has scuffled in 2017 as they have an ERA of 4.43. We have mentioned before that the Rockies need to improve their bullpen desperately before the trade deadline in 11 days. They have an ERA of 4.43, which is 22nd in baseball. There are a copious amount of relievers on the […] The Rockies must improve their bullpen before the trade deadline - Rox Pile...
Via Roxpile
23 hours ago

Lunch Special: Colorado Rockies live chat with Patrick Saunders

The Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders answers questions from readers about the Colorado Rockies at noon Thursday.
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Box Score 7/20: Nothing but Nolan

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while Nolan Arenado prepares to really blow our wigs a four home run game. Happy birthday today to Troy Smith, Pavel Datsyuk, Ray Allen and Peter Forsberg. On this date in 1976 Hank Aaron hit his 755th home run. Daily brain...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Arenado thrives with unconventional technique

Give it a few years, some in the Rockies' organization believe, and the Major Leagues could be a league littered with players like Nolan Arenado. Not in terms of production -- not everyone woke up Thursday fresh off a three-homer game and eyeing a third straight RBI title -- but in hitting approach and style.
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies: Gerardo Parra creating offense at stunning clip

Gerardo Parra just keeps hitting for the Colorado Rockies. In fact, he’s hitting almost as well as anyone in baseball over the course of this season. Yes, he wasn’t supposed to be Colorado’s Opening Day starter in the minds of many, but an injury to David Dahl took care of that. Sure, he’s missed a […] Colorado Rockies: Gerardo Parra creating offense at stunning clip -...
Via Roxpile
1 day ago

Kiszla: For Nolan Arenado, one big hit in October would be way cooler than a three-HR game in July

OK, we can check a three-homer game off the list. With Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, it’s not a question of if he will make something amazing happen, but when. For a ballplayer only 26 years old, it’s already a long, trophy-case-stuffing list of amazing: four Gold Gloves, three trips to the All-Star Game … “But,” said Arenado, “I’ve got no playoff experience...
Via The Denver Post
1 day ago

Nolan Arenado did something incredible… again

DENVER – Nolan Arenado did incredible Nolan Arenado things against the San Deigo Padres on Wednesday. Is it even more incredible if you do incredible every day? Anyhow, Arenado went bonkers with his bat. Arenado had a career best five hits, three homers and seven RBI in his six trips to the plate. Arenado had a shot to become player No. 18 in MLB history to hit four home runs...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Blackmon exits with cramp after 3-hit day

Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon left the Rockies' 18-4 victory over the Padres at Coors Field on Wednesday in the middle of his at-bat in the sixth inning with dehydration-induced cramping.
1 day ago

Charlie Blackmon exits Wednesday’s game with apparent injury

DENVER – In the sixth inning of the Colorado Rockies final game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon, Charlie Blackmon was removed from the game in the middle of an at-bat with an apparent leg injury. He was clutching at his left hamstring after pulling a ball hard down the right-field line and after a long conversation with manager Bud Black — in which the outfielder...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Colorado Rockies Hit of the Week: Vintage Carlos Gonzalez

On a hot night at Coors Field on Tuesday, in the bottom of the fifth, the Colorado Rockies stood tied with the San Deigo Padres at four runs apiece and Carlos Gonzalez stood at the plate with a pair of ducks on the pond. The slumping slugger seemed almost predestined to strike out or ground into an inning-ending, rally-killing double play. It’s been that kind of season for him...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Report: Rockies have 'reached out' to Orioles about Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy

For the first time since 2010, the Colorado Rockies are clear buyers at the trade deadline and looking to bolster their starting rotation.According to a report, Colorado has “reached out” to the Baltimore Orioles about pitchers Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy. The Rockies’ pitching staff leaves much to be desired. Colorado starters rank 17th in ERA at 4.68. While not great, that...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Colorado Rockies’ 2017 first half ranks in franchise history

The Colorado Rockies may only be in third place in the National League West, but their 52-39 record at the All-Star break would put them in first place in any other division outside of the American League West and NL East. Comfortably owning one of the two Wild Card spots in the Senior Circuit, and sending a franchise-record four players to the All-Star Game in Miami this past week...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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