ROCKIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wolters making presence known with his bat

Tony Wolters, who made his 11th start in Monday's 8-4 win over the Nationals, elevated his batting average to .351 after going 3-for-4 with his first RBI of 2017, a significant uptick from his .259 clip of a year ago, even with a small sample size thus far.
Via mlb.com
3 hours ago

Charlie Blackmon’s second-deck homer blasts hot Rockies by Nationals

Charlie Blackmon, who’s come to resemble Paul Bunyan, albeit with an ’80s style mullet, is building a nice legend for himself in LoDo. The Rockies’ center fielder crushed a two-run, seventh-inning homer into the second deck above right field Monday night, propelling his team to an 8-4 win over Washington. Blackmon’s 417-foot drive off left-handed reliever Enny Romer, his...
Via The Denver Post
5 hours ago

LoDo Magic: Blackmon and Reynolds make Rockies NL’s best

  DENVER – When good baseball teams get together and play a contest it’s usually quiet to start. The starting pitchers command the pace and momentum and it’s won late into the evening. We saw this on Monday. The National League’s two best teams crossed paths in Denver, both coming in on heaters. The Washington Nationals got to the Colorado Rockies in the middle inning but...
Via BSN Denver
5 hours ago

Rockies power up for fourth straight win

Charlie Blackmon extended his hit streak to nine games and hit a go-ahead homer to cap a comeback, and the Rockies powered past the Nationals, 8-4, in the opener of a four-game series on Monday at Coors Field featuring the teams with the National League's best records.
Via mlb.com
5 hours ago

Rockies’ Ian Desmond takes batting practice in big step toward returning from DL

Batting practice is usually a not big deal, unless you’re a kid who happens to snare a souvenir launched into the left-field bleachers at Coors Field. But batting practice was a really big deal Monday afternoon for Ian Desmond, the Rockies’ first baseman in waiting. With owner Dick Monfort, general manager Jeff Bridich and manager Bud Black looking on, Desmond took live BP for...
Via The Denver Post
8 hours ago

Rockies set to start RHP German Marquez. The youngest rotation in the NL West is getting younger.

The Rockies long ago settled on the idea of a youthful rotation, anchored by 25-year-old Jon Gray, but that rotation will soon become even younger. Colorado on Tuesday will activate 22-year-old German Marquez to start against Washington at Coors Field, manager Bud Black said Monday. “Isn’t that great? I’m pumped about that,” Black said. “I am, I’m serious. I love it....
Via The Denver Post
9 hours ago

Ian Desmond feeling like a baseball player again after taking 1st live swings

Colorado Rockies offseason signee Ian Desmond has yet to play a game for his new franchise, but Monday he took a big step towards getting back on the field. Desmond took live batting practice Monday for the first time since breaking his hand back in March. The return to the diamond was great for Desmond, who looked relatively comfortable at the plate for the first time in weeks...
Via Mile High Sports
10 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: April 24 Minor League Report and Prospect Update

Class AAA Albuquerque Isotopes (8-10, Third in PCL-Pacific Southern) Thursday (vs. Reno, W 8-3) On the heels of a six-game losing streak, the ‘Topes finally released their frustration out on the diamond. Thanks to five-run first, the Isotopes were able to get back into the win column. The two through six spots in the lineup […] Colorado Rockies: April 24 Minor League Report and...
Via Roxpile
10 hours ago

Colorado Rockies prospect Yency Almonte named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

  Earlier on Monday, we wrote that Ryan McMahon had won the Eastern League’s award for Player of the Week. Now it has announced that right-handed starter Yency Almonte will join him in the weekly honors. He has been named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week. With the club in their second year of existence, the two became the first Hartford Yard Goats to sweep the Eastern League’s...
Via BSN Denver
11 hours ago

Colorado Play of the Week: History in San Fran

  The Colorado Rockies are out to prove that the Mile High City could very well be a baseball town after all. Colorado traveled to AT&T Park for a four-game set with the Giants last weekend and came out with their first ever four-game series win against their division rival after taking three of the four games by the cove. The highlight of the game would come in the sixth when...
Via BSN Denver
11 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Rumors: German Marquez to Start on Tuesday?

There’s been speculation about which pitcher the Colorado Rockies would call up to take Jon Gray’s place in the rotation for Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals. The front-runner in the promotion race has been German Marquez. From a published report, it sounds like Marquez will indeed take the hill for the Rockies on […] Colorado Rockies Rumors: German Marquez...
Via Roxpile
12 hours ago

REPORT: German Marquez to fill Rockies’ rotation spot with Gray hurt

The Colorado Rockies lost starting pitcher Jon Gray to a broken left foot last week. Gray has since been placed on the disabled list and is expected to miss about a month, leaving a void in the Rockies starting rotation. As I wrote last week, there were four primary arms the Rockies could use in light of Gray’s injury, including Jeff Hoffman, German Marquez, Chris Rusin and Harrison...
Via Mile High Sports
16 hours ago

Strong start no fluke for talented Rockies

The Rockies had just put the finishing touches on their first three-game sweep of the Giants at home in 15 years. They had matched the second-best start in franchise history, a 13-6 record that is one win shy of that early-season surge in 1997 and in line with what they did to open the 2011 and '13 campaigns.
Via mlb.com
17 hours ago

Colorado Rockies: Why April is Different for the 2017 Rockies Than Years Past

The Colorado Rockies are historically good in April before falling apart later in the season. So far in 2017, they have been good in April leading the division and tied for most wins in baseball at 13 after sweeping the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. It’s hard not to get optimistic, but at the same […] Colorado Rockies: Why April is Different for the 2017 Rockies Than Years...
Via Roxpile
17 hours ago

MORNING MINUTE: Too early to buy or sell on the Rockies

So far this season, the Rockies have been doing their best to convince people that they may be for real this year. Are Nate Lundy and Mat Smith of 5280 Sports Network sold on this team yet? Find out why or why not in the video up top. The post MORNING MINUTE: Too early to buy or sell on the Rockies appeared first on Mile High Sports.
Via Mile High Sports
17 hours ago

Kyle Freeland sharp in 8-0 win, Rockies sweep Giants (Apr 23, 2017)

Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Rookie Pitcher Antonio Senzatela Providing Hope at Mile High

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Watch Rockies hit inside-the-park home run, grand slam in same inning

The Rockies only scored in one inning during Friday night’s game against the Giants, but it would prove to be all they needed. Colorado trailed 3-0 but exploded for six runs in the fourth inning in the game, and went on to win, 6-5. The way they scored those runs, though, was exciting. So we’re going to retell the story of how they did it. The Rockies had the bases loaded, with...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants team bus backed into car

The San Francisco Giants may have had an insurance claim to file prior to Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies.Giants play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming tweeted that the team bus backed into a car on the way to Coors Field. It’s been quite the rotten start to the weekend for the National League West club after the news earlier in the day that their ace lefty Madison Bumgarner...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw upset with Rockies starter for delaying game

It’s not often that Clayton Kershaw gets upset, but something that the Colorado Rockies’ starter did on Wednesday night bugged the Dodgers ace.The beginning of Wednesday’s Dodgers-Rockies game was delayed a few minutes as the sides waited for Rockies starter Tyler Anderson to make his way from the bullpen to the dugout. Kershaw found Anderson’s time management to be “disrespectful...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Blackmon and the Good Side

Take a look at Charlie Blackmon‘s defensive charts and you’ll notice that he has a good side, one where he’s made a higher percentage of catches than the other. On the one hand, that seems strange: humans are largely symmetrical creatures. On the other, maybe it makes perfect sense: most people have dominant hands and eyes and move better in certain directions. Nowhere is...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Story hasn't recreated his April magic from last season

Last April, Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story made his presence felt in a big way as a rookie. It’s kind of hard not to when you hit seven home runs in your first 12 career games and tie a rookie record for the most dingers in April (10).There’s really no way for anyone to replicate that performance (.261/.324/.696 line with 10 homers and 20 RBI, good for a 143 wRC+). Even...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: replacements keeping team afloat

Going into spring training this year, the Rockies essentially had written in Ian Desmond as the starting first baseman, and David Dahl as the starting left fielder. However, with injuries to both early in spring training, the team now relies on a pair of veterans in Gerardo Parra and Mark Reynolds to replace the anticipated offense that Dahl and Desmond were to provide. Parra had...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Examining the Colorado Rockies’ streaky Trevor Story

No full-time position player has struggled as much for the Colorado Rockies in 2017 as shortstop Trevor Story has. Although the team as a unit has surprisingly found itself in first place, Story himself does not deserve much credit for the club’s 9-5 record. A former first round pick, Story’s career has been up and down. After being selected out of high school in the 2011 draft...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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