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Bullpen Report 4.0

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! John Axford is now closing for the Rockies, because Adam Ottavino has hit the DL with forearm  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies get blown out twice, drop series in Arizona

It’s been a rough week for the Colorado Rockies, both on the field and in the trainer’s room. After starting their road trip with a win on Monday, the Rox were blown out in consecutive games by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks racked up 21 runs on 28 hits in their victories on Tuesday on Wednesday. They were led by the red-hot bats of Paul Goldschmidt and Mark Trumbo...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley drilled by comebacker Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley was drilled by a line drive through the box off the bat of Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez Tuesday night.  Here’s rather disturbing video of the before, during and after.  The sound of the impact is gruesome. As he rolled over, it looks like he’s hiding a tennis ball under his right cheek. Great news, however, came from Dbacks...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottavino placed on DL with triceps soreness

The Colorado Rockies lost a key piece on Monday when they were forced to place closer Adam Ottavino (1-0) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 26, with right triceps inflammation. The ball club is yet to reveal the results of the closer’s Monday MRI. Either way, the Rockies will want to exercise caution rather than have the injury linger deep into the season. The...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado's Matzek leaves after first pitch of sixth inning

PHOENIX (AP) Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Matzek appeared to injure his left hamstring on his first pitch of the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Matzek allowed two runs in the fifth inning Monday night and came out for the sixth to face Yasmany Tomas. The right-hander threw a pitch high and outside, then catch Michael McKenry came out to the mound after Matzek said...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NL West Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL West. 1. Joc Pederson OF – Dodgers: After a great first couple of weeks in which his average reached .300, this past one was a little slower for Pederson. Though he walked five...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 3: NL West Weekly Wrap-Up

Week 3 of the 2015 MLB campaign has come and gone and the only thing we know for sure about the NL West is that… well, we don’t know much. This time last week the Los Angeles Dodgers were going to dominate and win 100 games and the San Francisco Giant‘s run of improbable championships was definitely over. Now look how far we’ve come in seven days! The Giants reeled off the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Arenado turns two potential runs into two outs

The Rockies did not play on Sunday, otherwise Nolan Arenado would have probably made a jaw-dropping defensive play. The Rox did play on Friday, however, and the Gold Glove third baseman turned a remarkable double play. After backhanding a hard grounder along the third base line that probably would have scored two, Arenado turned two by stepping on the bag at third and firing over...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shifting by Colorado Rockies infield up markedly this year

It’s no surprise that teams are shifting dramatically more in recent years, and one team is off the charts this year when it comes to shifting. The Colorado Rockies are projected to see a whopping increase of 590% in shifting this year compared to last year, according to Grantland. The team with the second-biggest increase over last year is the Dodgers at a meager 146% increase...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Arenado, Dickerson return, Rosario optioned to Triple-A

Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado returned to the Colorado Rockies’ lineup for Wednesday night’s matchup with the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. After losing the first two games of the series, the Rockies were able to rally for the win with a fully healthy lineup for the first time in the series. Luckily for the Rockies, the potentially nagging injuries to their emerging, young...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies @ Dodgers April 17, 2015: Many Notes Edition

After the sweep of the Mariners and an off-day, the Rockies are in LA to start a three game series. Kyle Kendrick will take the ball for Colorado. Kendrick is a good example of innings-eating mediocrity, though his two starts this year have been interesting, at least. His first start, on opening day, was a gem. He went 7 innings, struck out six, walked none, and allowed no runs on...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Yup – it’s snowing at Coors Field

Today is April 16th. The 2015 MLB season is already a week and a half old. And naturally, it’s snowing at Coors Field in Denver. #CoorsField, currently. At least the #Rockies are out of town this week… — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 16, 2015 Woof. The Rockies just finished sweeping the Giants in San Francisco, and will take on the Dodgers...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino: New Closer With New Weapons

Adam Ottavino has been frustrated by platoon splits over his career. And admittedly, he’s had trouble with the lefties. So he’s looked around baseball for pitchers with similar skillsets that he can learn from. First, he asked me about Steve Cishek, but he quickly understood that his arm slot made him a different pitcher than […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado Makes Tarp Toppling Web Gem

Colorado Rockies third-baseman Nolan Arenado makes a must see, tarp toppling web gem that could end up being the defensive play of the year. Guess that is why he is the reigning Gold Glove winner at third base. The post Nolan Arenado Makes Tarp Toppling Web Gem appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado’s latest catch is a beauty

The most important player for the Colorado Rockies this season might not be Carlos Gonzalez or Troy Tulowitzki, but instead third baseman Nolan Arenado. Arenado already has a reputation as one of the best defensive third basemen in baseball, and his bat isn’t exactly mediocre. Arenado showed off that glove on Tuesday night, making this ridiculous catch to retire Gregor Blanco in...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nolan Arenado makes catch of the year candidate

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado made the catch of the year thus far in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Giants. Gregor Blanco hit a pop fly into foul territory which seemed destined for the stands. But Arenado stayed with it all the way. He tracked the ball down and made an amazing catch on the run. The toughest part was keeping the ball in his glove...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

What Have New Pace Rules Meant for Troy Tulowitzki?

You’ve already read about the stuff being tried in an effort to improve baseball’s pace of play. You’ve already read so much of it you’re probably already tired of reading it. Sorry. Pace of play is a relatively boring subject, when compared to everything that happens in between the various delays and stoppages (i.e. baseball). […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Moyer got stuck on Disneyland roller coaster

After a 25-year major league career, Jamie Moyer is now enjoying retired life. On Wednesday, that included partaking in the always fun experience that is Disneyland. Unfortunately, Moyer’s day also included a little stress. While on the California Screamin’ roller coaster, the ride experienced a mechanical issue which led to Moyer and everyone on board...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Moyer gets stuck on Disneyland roller coaster (Photos)

Retired MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer found himself in an interesting predicament Friday when he was stuck on a Disneyland roller coaster.Being stranded on the California Screamin' roller coaster was a challenge for Moyer: Stuck on California Screamin' at Disneyland. Not sure what is more difficult, pitching in a Major League game or this— Jamie Moyer (@jmo50Moyer...
Via Holdout Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Colorado Rockies Data Management Staff

Position: Colorado Rockies Data Management Part-Time Staff Location: Denver, Colo. Description: The primary purpose of the job is to assist the Baseball Analytics department with the design, implementation, and management of the Baseball Department’s information architecture. The candidate will assist the Baseball Analytics staff to maintain data infrastructure, support needs,...
Via Fangraphs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford’s 2-Year-Old Son Bitten By Rattlesnake, Might Lose Toe

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford’s 2-year-old son is improving following a rattlesnake bite. Jameson Axford remained hospitalized for an eighth straight day, but Axford said Wednesday his son was able to sleep through the night as he deals with pain. Doctors have saved his right foot, but there is fear one of his toes may need...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies knew changes were needed after their fourth straight losing season, one that saw them drop 96 games and barely avoid a third straight last place finish in the NL West. But rather than trading the high salaries of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez and rebuilding, the Rockies instead dumped GM Dan O’Dowd and replaced him with Jeff Bridich in hopes that a change...
Via The Outside Corner
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elderly man 'charges' mound at Rockies fantasy camp

Just because it’s called a fantasy camp does not mean that stuff can’t get “real” pretty quick. Just ask Lew Dunlap, an 88-year-old participant in a fantasy camp put on by the Colorado Rockies. While spryly standing — for a man of his age — in the batter’s box awaiting his chance at an at-bat,...Read More The post 88-year-old Lew Dunlap ‘charges’ mound at Rockies...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

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