ROCKIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rockies call up Jairo Diaz to help ailing bullpen, place CarGo and Anderson on DL

  The Colorado Rockies made a series of roster moves Monday afternoon starting with placing left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson right back on the Disabled List just one start after coming off of it. This is a tough blow for Anderson who has struggled with injuries in his history, though the hamstring tightness is only expected to keep him out for the duration of the 10-day DL stint...
Via BSN Denver
24 minutes ago

Rockies Place Carlos Gonzalez, Tyler Anderson On 10-Day DL

The Rockies have placed both outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and southpaw Tyler Anderson on the 10-day DL, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports on Twitter. Two relievers will take the open roster spots, with Chad Qualls returning from the DL and Jairo Diaz receiving a call-up. A sore shoulder has bothered Gonzalez of late, and seems to be the cause for the move. But he’ll also...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
37 minutes ago

Colorado Rockies: Take a lesson from Bill Belichick before facing Giants

He may not be the most popular person in the Denver area, but the Colorado Rockies have hopefully implemented a lesson taught by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick before stepping on the field at AT&T Park tonight in San Francisco. After getting drubbed in a three-game sweep in Los Angeles, the Rockies will quickly […] Colorado Rockies: Take a lesson from Bill...
Via Roxpile
1 hour ago

Adam Ottavino’s Wild Day at the Office

Adam Ottavino had three wild pitches this year before Sunday’s game. That’s one of those opening sentences that doesn’t bode well for what happened next. You can’t reduce your wild-pitch total, and it’s generally not newsworthy when someone throws just one wild pitch, regardless of how devastating the ramifications of that errant throw are. For this sort of thing to be...
Via Fangraphs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Top 10 moments in Colorado Rockies history

On a recent episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, ROOT Sports analyst and former Rockies outfielder Ryan Spilborghs took some time to talk to us about some of the greatest moments in franchise history, noting that what Nolan Arenado did a week ago practically demands we revisit this conversation. And so we are. In multiple ways! (Note: We kept it to on-field moments so Todd Helton‘s...
Via BSN Denver
3 hours ago

Colorado Play of the Week: Father’s Day Frenzy

  Most fathers want peace, quiet and a cold one, and steak on Father’s Day; throwing in a historic win down at 20th and Blake isn’t too shabby either. The Colorado Rockies hosted the San Francisco Giants for a four-game stint at Coors Field that saw the Rox win all four games in dramatic fashion, but none greater than the Father’s Day frenzy. Local hero Nolan Arenado had a...
Via BSN Denver
4 hours ago

More than meets the eye on the line for Rockies in San Francisco

There are a few potential highs and lows on the line in San Francisco as the Rockies and Giants are set to face off in their next regular season series. So far in 2017, the Colorado Rockies are 10-1 against the San Francisco Giants. As these two teams are preparing to face off in a three-game series, the Rockies have a chance to tie their all-time mark for most wins against the Giants...
Via Mile High Sports
4 hours ago

Growing up in Grand Junction: The first step toward the Colorado Rockies

Grand Junction, Colorado, sits 246 miles west of Coors Field in downtown Denver. Interstate 70 makes it a straight roughly four-hour drive between the two locations. However, the players who start on the western side of the Centennial State and hope they make their way into LoDo know they have a long and winding road […] Growing up in Grand Junction: The first step toward the Colorado...
Via Roxpile
12 hours ago

Ottavino uncorks four wild pitches

Rockies right-handed reliever Adam Ottavino thought a good day's work was done. But a call didn't go his way. By the time he actually finished, he had an all-time clunker in a 12-6 loss to the Dodgers.
Via mlb.com
18 hours ago

Anderson pulled with hamstring cramp

A promising beginning turned painful for Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson, who apparently reinjured his left knee during the third inning Sunday against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
Via mlb.com
19 hours ago

Jon Gray set to return for the Rockies in Arizona — they hope just in time

LOS ANGELES — Right-hander Jon Gray, the Rockies’ opening-day starter and hardest thrower, will return to pitch at Arizona this week, manager Bud Black said Sunday, as the club looks for an infusion of life in a struggling rotation. Gray likely will pitch Friday in the opener of a three-game series. Gray, 25, will be pitching for the first time since suffering a broken left foot...
Via The Denver Post
21 hours ago

Colorado Rockies at LA Dodgers: 5 positive takeaways despite sweep

The Colorado Rockies took a trip to Los Angeles for a critical three-game set against the Dodgers. Unfortunately, the Dodgers won all three games, 6-1, 4-0, and 12-6. Despite falling three games further behind the Dodgers in the division standings, here’s five positive takeaways from the weekend series. #1: MIKE DUNN SETTLES DOWN Mike Dunn had […] Colorado Rockies at LA Dodgers...
Via Roxpile
21 hours ago

Anderson pulled after knee injury flares up

A promising beginning turned painful for Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson, who apparently reinjured his left knee during the third inning Sunday against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.
Via mlb.com
1 day ago

Mike Tauchman is an under the radar Rockies prospect

Outfielder having excellent season for Albuquerque We need to talk about Mike Tauchman. After going 3-for-4 last night, including hitting his ninth home run of the season (already five more than he’s hit in any other season), Tauchman is now rocking a .317 batting average alongside a .384 on-base percentage and .538 slugging percentage. After a rough 2016 season in Triple-A, Tauchman...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

Jon Gray’s return from injury is just what the Colorado Rockies need

The Rockies don’t need a savior; they need Jon Gray. When news broke after the game on April 13 that Jon Gray’s injury wasn’t simply a nagging toe issue but a stress fracture in his foot, a deep, collective sigh rolled through Rockies’ nation. The Rockies were 7-4 at that point with a series win against the Dodgers under their belt. A promising start. But with Gray and Bettis...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

The Colorado Rockies are still very good

Rockies news and links for June 24, 2017 It’s late June and the Colorado Rockies are better than good | Yahoo This morning is probably as good a time as any to ground ourselves with all of the different ways that the Rockies are, in fact, a very good baseball team this year. Their young pitching held up until the last three days and has help on the way. Their lineup has been...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

Colorado Rockies’ starters struggling against National League West rivals

The last three days have not been pleasant for the Colorado Rockies. Entering Wednesday, the Rockies were in first place in the National League West, a spot which they had held most of the season. After edging out the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Tuesday, Arizona shellacked Colorado 16-5 on Wednesday, and then handed them a 10-3 loss on Thursday. Beginning a nine-game road trip on...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Reynolds Is The Rockies' Mile High Miracle

Coors Field has not seen playoff baseball since 2009 when the Colorado Rockies secured a wild-card berth. However, thanks to an improved pitching staff and a balanced offense, the Rockies are in first place of a highly competitive NL West. The biggest surprise thus far is the MVP-like performance of Mark Reynolds, which is something the team did not expect when they signed him to...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies’ Road to Success on the Road

Earlier this week, Travis Sawchik took note of some steps that Colorado Rockies pitchers have taken this year to better succeed in the context of the team’s challenging home park. Jeff Sullivan added to the conversation the next day, observing that the Rockies have been fantastic on the road this season. To continue the investigation of Colorado’s strong campaign, I’ve attempted...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/20: NBA annual drama season off to fiery start

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 we figure out who is answering the phone in Cleveland. Happy birthday today to Darko Milicic, Darren Sproles and Frank Lampard. On this date in 2013, LeBron James was named the NBA Finals MVP for the second year in...
Via Yardbarker
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies trade rumors: reliever addition

As of today, we are exactly six weeks away from the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline in baseball. Since the Colorado Rockies own the best record in the National League (and share the record for the most wins in baseball with the Houston Astros) and leading the NL West with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks each one game back of the Rockies, Colorado will most definitely...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado’s cycle was 17th at Coors, tying Fenway’s record despite 83-year head start

The Colorado Rockies’ home park of Coors Field has long been known for its crazy ballpark effects favoring hitters, even after the 2002 installation of a humidor dialed it down a bit, and the latest example came with Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado’s cycle Sunday (which ended with a dramatic walk-off home run to beat the San Francisco Giants). As @MLBStatOfTheDay tweeted...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado hits walk-off home run to complete the cycle (VIDEO)

The Rockies were rolling again and had won four consecutive games heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Giants, but they were in danger of having that streak come to an end in the ninth inning, trailing 5-4. But then Nolan Arenado came to the plate, with runners on the corners, and he had been in the zone throughout the game. Arenado was a home run shy of the cycle, so you...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado completes cycle with walk-off homer

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado completed a cycle on Sunday in the most dramatic possible way.Arenado stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth with two on, one out, and his team down a run. A fly ball or base hit would have tied it, but Arenado had his sights set higher — he was a home run shy of the cycle, and he duly delivered against San Francisco Giants...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies savagely troll Jeff Samardzija on Instagram

Temperatures are beginning to hit the mid-80s in Colorado, so it makes sense that their professional baseball team has no chill.San Francisco Giants starter Jeff Samardzija clubbed his first home run of the season (and just the third of his career) in Friday’s game against the Rockies. His efforts helped him win a video shoutout on the MLB’s official Instagram page: The moment...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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