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DENVER – In between Sunday’s four-game road sweep of the Atlanta Braves and Tuesday’s game one of a six-day homestand, Rockies players enjoyed an off day on Monday, only their second day of rest in more than three weeks. While it seems like a day away from baseball activities might be the healthiest thing for any ballplayer whose season lasts…...

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DENVER – Author Thomas Wolfe surmised, “you can’t go home again” in his 1940 posthumous novel of the same name. Matt Holliday and the Colorado Rockies don’t care much for that idiom. After nine years away from the Colorado Rockies with stops in Oakland, St. Louis and New York, Holliday has returned to Colorado, his home for the first five…...

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DENVER – Here’s a taste of the discussion between Bud Black and the media before game one of a three-game series with the San Diego Padres: On continuing the momentum of recent play against tough opponents: “First of all, you have to pitch well. I think that’s the thing that’s been the common theme the last month-and-a-half. I think the…...

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The name most Rockies fans hope to see in the lineup in the first game against the Houston Astros for game one of a two-game series is an obvious one. Nolan Arenado, winner of the last three Silver Slugger Award for best offensive third baseman in the National League, has been missing from the lineup for the past two games…...

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DENVER – Friday night’s win against the Los Angeles Dodgers came off the heels of the bullpen providing 3.1 innings of shutout baseball against the NL West leaders, tying the series at one apiece. Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray had surrendered four earned runs in five innings of work and was approached the one hundred pitch mark having already thrown…...

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DENVER – Rookie Ryan McMahon came through with the game-winning hit for the second consecutive night. This time it was a walk-off three-run home run in front of 47,633 fans, the eighth largest crowd at Coors Field this season. Without their closer Kenley Jansen, lost to the disable list due to an irregular heartbeat, the Dodgers looked to their bullpen…...

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DENVER – Before each game at Coors Field, manager Bud Black addresses the media in the Rockies first base dugout. The focus typically pertains to the daily goings-on of Colorado, but can oftentimes touch on varied topics around the sport. Here’s a taste of what some of that discussion was focused upon before game two of a four-game series with…...

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DENVER – Before each game at Coors Field, manager Bud Black addresses the media in the Rockies first base dugout. The focus typically pertains to the daily goings-on of Colorado, but can oftentimes touch on varied topics around the sport. Here’s a taste of what some of that discussion was focused upon before game one of a four-game series with…...

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DENVER – When David Dahl broke his right foot on a foul ball during a May 30 game against San Francisco, he was just beginning to respond to critics questioning his durability. In 2017, he had missed the entirety of the season except for a mere 19 games in the minors during the summer. To start the 2018 season, he…...

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DENVER – Before each game at Coors Field, manager Bud Black addresses the media in the Rockies first base dugout. The focus typically pertains to the daily goings-on of Colorado, but can oftentimes touch on varied topics around the sport. Here’s a taste of what some of that discussion is focused upon: Chad Bettis has changed the grip on his…...

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ALBUQUERQUE – Before the July 31st trade deadline, the Colorado Rockies made three additions to their roster that could help push them into the playoffs during the final two months of the season: outfielder and occasional first baseman Matt Holliday, and relief pitchers Seunghwan Oh and Santiago Casilla. Other additions set to aid the Colorado roster are second baseman D.J.…...

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DENVER – It might be news to a few loyal Rockies fans, but Carlos Gonzalez has not always been with the Colorado Rockies. For some, it may be a hazy memory of a time before he became the player known simply as CarGo. Signed in 2002 by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a 16-year-old out of Venezuela, Gonzalez would spend several…...

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DENVER – When most people notice they have three missed calls from their boss, their anxiety may rise. When those phone calls come after midnight, the sweating begins. If you are rookie Garrett Hampson drifting off to sleep in your Albuquerque home—or any minor league player on the brink of the major leagues—it may actually be good news coming your…...

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DENVER – Charlie Blackmon hit a 435-foot shot that broke a 2-2 tie against the reigning World Series Champions Houston Astros in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Colorado Rockies a 3-2 walk-off victory. Leading up to Blackmon’s first career walk-off homer, the game was a whirlwind of odd events played beneath ominous skies. The Rockies got on the…...

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Wednesday night marked the third consecutive year Brendan Rodgers was selected to play in his league’s All-Star Game. This Sunday will mark the second consecutive year the third overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft will represent the Colorado Rockies in the All-Star Futures Game, a showcase game highlighting baseball’s top prospects that began in 1999. In…...

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Colorado Rockies began their 2018 season without making a single 25-man roster transaction until April 22nd, when they demoted Mike Tauchman and promoted outfielders David Dahl and Noel Cuevas to replace the injured Carlos Gonzalez and suspended Gerardo Parra. Since that day, many corresponding promotion/demotion transactions transpired, shuffling players along the Interstate-25 corridor between Denver and…...

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HARTFORD, CT – Peter Lambert’s start on Wednesday might not have been as good as his string of five straight starts pitching seven or more innings while surrendering just one earned run, but it was impressive nonetheless. In his first game as a member of the Albuquerque Isotopes, the 21-year-old gave up two earned runs while scattering seven hits, walking…...

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Week 12 featured a Rockies team determined to get back to winning ways at home. Though they did win more than they lost at Coors Field this week, the how and why of that record is still a concern. Arizona was on the road and only lost once this week, increasing their lead in the division. Teams will be hitting…...

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DENVER – After 101 starts in the minor leagues, it was expected that right-handed starting pitcher Yency Almonte would make his major league debut as a reliever when he was promoted from Albuquerque on Thursday. Less than expected was Almonte’s first pitch to be in a big spot in the eighth inning with the tying run at the plate. The…...

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