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Grinders are helping the Colorado Rockies

Baseball is a funny game. Mired in a 10-game losing streak, Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss was taken to the hospital where he underwent an appendectomy on May 13. That same night, scheduled starting pitcher Jordan Lyles lasted just one inning before a lined ball off of his hand sent him to the clubhouse for an early night. After Christian Bergman pitched the game of his young...
Via Mile High Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Barnes: Rockies sparkplug?

The Colorado Rockies have been playing well since Brandon Barnes was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. The team had lost 15 of 18 games, but has gone 4-3 since his call-up, including a perfect 4-0 when he’s started. Coincidence? Mile High Sports sees a correlation: Although their third consecutive win was against a poor Reds team, the first two wins were against a hot Giants...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Barnes’ positive effect on the Rockies

The Colorado Rockies had lost 15 out of 18 games when they called up Brandon Barnes from Triple-A Albuquerque in advance of their matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies on May 20. Since that date, the ball club has won four out of seven contests and is a perfect 4-0 with Barnes in the starting lineup. The 29-year-old’s positive attitude, high-energy play, and his contributions...
Via Mile High Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies split unseasonably cold series with Phillies

With a win on Thursday, the Colorado Rockies came back to split their four-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies. The teams had to persevere through unseasonably cold and wet weather all week in Denver. The Rockies have now split consecutive series’ after dropping their previous four straight. Brandon Barnes — who the Rockies recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque midweek...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies win one, lose one in long day at Coors Field

  Everyone in Colorado is sick of the rain. Anyone whose job is at Coors Field has to be dreaming of a vacation to the desert. On Saturday at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies finished their doubleheader with the San Francisco Giants at 11:52 pm, picking up a victory on the back-end of the twin bill. The two games couldn’t have been any different. The first was a typical Coors...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies cutting down on strikeouts

The Rockies finally ended their streak of seven straight double digit strikeout games on Wednesday. The team only struck out four times. Thursday the Rox didn’t strike out at all. Drew Stubbs, whose 31 strikeouts in 51 at-bats made him the biggest strikeout victim for the Rockies this year, was actually sent down to Triple A on Wednesday. His replacement, Brandon Barnes, went 4...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

McKenry's homer lifts Rockies to 7-3 win over Phillies

DENVER (AP) Michael McKenry hit a two-run homer and Jorge De La Rosa became Colorado's career strikeouts leader as the Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Thursday. Troy Tulowitzki added a two-run single for the Rockies. Brandon Barnes, just recently called up from Triple-A Albuquerque, had four hits. De La Rosa fanned Freddy Galvis on the fourth for this 774th strikeout...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggling Drew Stubbs sent to minors by Rockies

DENVER (AP) Struggling outfielder Drew Stubbs has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque by the Colorado Rockies, who recalled outfielder Brandon Barnes from the Isotopes. Stubbs was hitting .118 with two home runs and 5 RBIs in 24 games and had struck out 31 times in 51 at bats. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he believes Stubbs, who is making $5,825,000, needs to work on his rhythm...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies recall Brandon Barnes, option Drew Stubbs

The Colorado Rockies recalled outfielder Brandon Barnes from triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, reports Nick Groke of the Denver Post. Center fielder Drew Stubbs was optioned to triple-A in a corresponding move. Stubbs, a solid defensive outfielder, has been wildly disapointing at the plate in the first month and a half of the season. The 30-year-old veteran is hitting just .118...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Reshuffle Bullpen

The Colorado Rockies reshuffled the back end of their bullpen today optioning Rex Brothers and purchasing the contract of Rafael Betancourt. #Rockies option LHP Rex Brothers, OF Brandon Barnes, reassigned RHP Scott Oberg, OF Matt McBride to Minors Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) April 2, 2015 #Rockies purchase contract of RHP Rafael Betancourt, inform INF Rafael Ynoa he has...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies send down Brothers, Barnes; Betancourt makes team

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Colorado Rockies have sent veteran reliever Rex Brothers and outfielder Brandon Barnes to the minors. The moves Wednesday mean 39-year-old reliever Rafael Betancourt has made the opening-day roster in his comeback from elbow reconstruction surgery. Infielder Rafael Ynoa and left-hander Christian Friedrich also made the club. The Rockies also sent outfielder...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Stubbs' HR, Barnes' catch lift Rockies over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Brandon Barnes timed his jump perfectly, leaped and caught Rene Rivera's fly ball that was on a home-run trajectory. The Colorado Rockies left fielder then took great delight in showing the fans that he made the catch. Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth and Barnes robbed Rivera of a tying shot in the bottom of the inning to lead the Rockies...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Stubbs' HR, Barnes' catch lift Rockies over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Brandon Barnes timed his jump perfectly, leaped and caught Rene Rivera's fly ball that was on a home-run trajectory. The Colorado Rockies left fielder then took great delight in showing the fans that he made the catch. Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking home run leading off the eighth and Barnes robbed Rivera of a tying shot in the bottom of the inning to lead the Rockies...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies finish off sweep of Arizona

Colorado 8, Arizona 3 When: 4:10 PM ET, Sunday, September 21, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 65° Umpires: Home – Toby Basner, 1B – Bill Miller, 2B – Adrian Johnson, 3B – Mike Everitt Attendance: 29036 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 8, Diamondbacks 3: Rookie Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs for the second time in three games as Colorado completed...
Via Mile High Sports
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cuddyer homers as Rockies sweep D-backs, 8-3

DENVER (AP) Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday. The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one. Brandon Barnes had two hits two RBIs and Wilin Rosario also had two hits and scored three...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies sweep four-game series from D-backs

DENVER -- Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday. The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one. Brandon Barnes had two hits two RBI and Wilin Rosario also had two hits and scored three runs...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies sweep four-game series from D-backs

DENVER -- Michael Cuddyer homered, Rafael Ynoa drove in three runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday. The Rockies swept a four-game series for the first time this season. It was their second sweep in as many homestands after going three months without one. Brandon Barnes had two hits two RBI and Wilin Rosario also had two hits and scored three runs...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor Accomplishments: Midweek Edition, Week 18

Happy Hump Day (cue the Geico camel) fellow prospect hounds! Another week of minor league action is in the books as the top prospects continue jockeying for spots on various "up and coming" lists, and try to better position themselves for promotions closer to their ultimate goal -- a call to "The Show". Time for our weekly look at some of the prospects that have made some noise recently...
Via Razzball
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The 'what if' game can be played both ways for the Colorado Rockies

The Rockies never expected Blackmon to contribute the way he has.It was an outcome that surprised no one.For the second straight night, and for the seemingly 100th time in a miserable season for the Colorado Rockies, a starting pitcher looked like a Cy Young candidate against their makeshift lineup.On Saturday night it was Rick Porcello's chance to improve his ERA and look like a...
Via Rockies Review
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies salvage series against Cubs

Colorado 6, Chi. Cubs 4 When: 8:05 PM ET, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois Temperature: 68° Umpires: Home – Will Little, 1B – Gerry Davis, 2B – Greg Gibson, 3B – Phil Cuzzi Attendance: 29491 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 6, Cubs 4 (10): Brandon Barnes knocked in the go-ahead run with a single in the 10th as visiting Colorado avenged Tuesday’s...
Via Mile High Sports
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto interested in Rockies' Brandon Barnes

The Toronto Blue Jays fell to the New York Yankees on Friday by the score of 6-4. The loss dropped the Blue Jays to 54-50, four games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. For the Blue Jays to compete down the stretch with the Yankees and the Orioles in the division, they will need help with the staff that is 24th in the league in ERA. The Blue Jays are also...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

National Anthem Showdown at Coors

If you haven’t seen it yet, there was a good old fashioned OK-corral style showdown at Coors Field Wednesday when Brandon Barnes of the Colorado Rockies and Aaron Barnett of the Washington Nationals refused to leave the field following the National Anthem. Thank goodness for small moments of levity. With all the brouhaha about baseball’s unwritten rules and the sanctity of the...
Via Mile High Sports
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nationals’ reliever Aaron Barrett standoff against Rockies’ Brandon Barnes

The Washington Nationals got a win before their series finale with the Colorado Rockies even got started. Following the National Anthem, a standoff between Nationals’ reliever Aaron Barrett and Rockies’ outfielder Brandon Barnes ensued. The battle lasted several minutes, as the Nationals had some fun with the standoff with Gio Gonzalez waving a towel at Barrett to cool him off...
Via KCM Sports
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats and Rockies engage in standoff after national anthem

Everyone reading this (and surely the guy writing this) did something today that was probably a waste of time, perhaps causing you to wonder if there was a better way you could have spent that particular chunk of your workday. But whatever you did — or didn’t — do, it couldn’t have been any more nonsensical than what the Nationals’ Aaron Barrett and Rockies’ Brandon Barnes...
Via Bloguin Best
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats and Rockies engage in standoff after national anthem

Everyone reading this (and surely the guy writing this) did something today that was probably a waste of time, perhaps causing you to wonder if there was a better way you could have spent that particular chunk of your workday. But whatever you did — or didn’t — do, it couldn’t have been any more nonsensical than what the Nationals’ Aaron Barrett and Rockies’ Brandon Barnes...
Via The Outside Corner
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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