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Voice of the Colorado Rockies, Drew Goodman, discusses the unique week of games in Chicago, including Kyle Freeland’s dominance over the city. How many times have the Rockies faced an AL Cy Young Award winner? Could Ezequiel Tovar make his debut after the release of Jhoulys Chacin? We also discuss with Goodman the importance of recognizing Roberto Clemente and all his humanitarian efforts. Score the best seats in the house at Gametime: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1410626/10874

In his fourth consecutive strong outing, Kyle Freeland outduels the AL Cy Young Award favorite Dylan Cease to take game two against the White Sox. How long is his scoreless streak against the Southsiders? And which reliever has been downright dominant over the past 2.5 months? We also discuss the performances of Ryan McMahon and Brendan Rodgers in recent weeks. Have they made progress or did they just tread water overall? Plus, how much do you know about Cease, mobsters and the 1920 Chicago White Sox. Fresno Grizzlies providing postseason hope for Colorado Rockies future by Patrick Lyons Score the best seats in the house at Gametime: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1410626/10874

The playoff drought for the Colorado Rockies has reached a fourth-straight season. Similar statements cannot be said about their minor league affiliates. Both A level clubs, Spokane and Fresno Grizzlies, made the playoffs last season while the Rockies’ teams of prospects in the Arizona Complex League and Dominican Summer League finished with the best records in their division in 2021. This year, Low-A Fresno is back in the California League Division Series on the heels of winning both the first and second half. The Grizzlies won Game One on Tuesday night by a score of 12-3 over the San Jose Giants, an affiliate of fellow National League West club San Francisco. On display were several of Colorado’s prospects that look…

Herb Lawrence of CHGO White Sox discusses what to expect from the ChiSox over the next two games against the Rox. How much has the absence of Tony La Russa helped the White Sox? Could Wednesday’s starter, Dylan Cease, help his case for the AL Cy Young Award? Plus, we look at the newest Gold Glove Award while digging into some defensive stats that suggest a certain Colorado infielder could be a finalist for the award. Score the best seats in the house at Gametime: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1410626/10874 DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Sunday was a boring mess (and a Rockies’ loss). Saturday was respectable (and a win). But it was Friday that stole the show as the wildest game of the season, hands down. Arizona mounted a historic comeback before Colorado managed their own in the ninth. Which Friday night performance was most memorable? How are players responding to the new rules? And how much do you know about the connections between Queen Elizabeth and baseball? Vintage Coors Field chaos makes for wildest win of 2022 by Patrick Lyons Score the best seats in the house at Gametime: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1410626/10874 DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

There is simply no place in the world that can produce mind-bending baseball games quite like Coors Field. Friday night against the upstart Arizona Diamondbacks was easily the wildest game of the season. The back-and-forth contest during the second game of the June 1 doubleheader against the Miami Marlins that ended with a walk-off home run by Brendan Rodgers, his third of the game, deserves a mention. But it falls short. Bud Black couldn’t quite recall a game during his 40-plus years in professional baseball like the 13-10 victory his squad produced to open the series with Arizona. “There are more so here than other places. There’s no doubt about that,” he said of wild games at Coors Field. “It…

One day after Kyle Freeland is nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award, Major League Baseball implements new rules for 2023 and beyond. Voice of the Colorado Rockies for AT&T SportsNet, Drew Goodman, shares his thoughts on the next step in baseball’s evolution. How do players feel about these rules? Which one will be most impactful? Will gameplay evolve dramatically? Score the best seats in the house at Gametime: https://gametime.hnyj8s.net/c/3442941/1410626/10874 DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Kyle Freeland loves to pitch against Milwaukee about as much as Yonathan Daza loves multi-hit games. After a loss on Labor Day, Rockies take the next two and win a series over the contending Brewers. How dramatic was Tuesday’s victory? Who made franchise history? And whose homer on Wednesday was an extreme rarity? Rockies Notebook: Estévez poised to make noise in free agency, Injury Updates and Grichuk’s historic homers by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

The Colorado Rockies have seven players who will reach free agency at season’s end. Though that group lacks the star power of last offseason’s duo of Trevor Story and Jon Gray, there’s one player who could be highly coveted by clubs looking to contend in 2023. Carlos Estévez may have a career earned run average of 4.67, but his upside over the years has suggested the potential of a closer. The 29-year-old has a 4.12 ERA and an ERA+ of 115 over the last two seasons, and going back to the start of the 2019 season shows he’s been equally as good: 4.38 ERA with a 113 ERA+. What’s most impressive about the 6’6″ right-hander is the durability Estévez has…

Rockies got roasted by the Brewers on Labor Day while fans roasted in their giveaway winter caps (and roasted the team on social media). Who homered late to keep a streak alive? How many UCLA Bruins were on the field this time? And how difficult is it deciphering quotes between The Sandlot and The Godfather? Plus, Patrick and Suzie check the infirmary for positive news on injured Rockies before peeping some tweets about a damaged MLB ballpark that looked worse than a high school field. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

In an almost repeat performance, Germán Márquez was mighty fine once again to held Colorado stave off a sweep. At the plate, it was Michael Toglia contributing and C.J. Cron slugging. What odd symmetry do the last two Friday’s possess? How obscure are Cincinnati Reds really? And what were our favorite moments of August? Patrick and Suzie also look toward the upcoming series at home against Milwaukee and Arizona, while praising the Diamondbacks for pointing their organization in the right direction. Banter From The Bench: Brendan Rodgers and his beard are here to stay by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link x

Remember back in April when the Colorado Rockies were 12-9 and an .078 batting average defined their young second baseman? Flash forward four months and 112 games later. The Rockies and Brendan Rodgers couldn’t have possibly flipped positions any more. Colorado has gone 44-68 and Rodgers is looking like the next star of the franchise it seems he’s been destined...

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Before the Colorado Rockies hit the road for a 10-game trip in three cities across 11 days, manager Bud Black was asked about what he sees as most important during the final month of the season. “We’ll have a couple of new players in September,” he said. “We’re hoping it might be a new face or two here to evaluate.” The promotion of 2019 first-round pick Michael Toglia on Tuesday was a great example of this focus. The 24-year-old switch-hitter didn’t wasted any time recording his first big league base hit and home run during Wednesday’s night 3-2 loss.  Currently, the 40-man roster is full. Kris Bryant (plantar fasciitis in left foot) could move from the 15-day IL to the…

Michael Toglia notches his first hit and home run – a ninth-inning blast with two outs against closer Kenley Jansen – to make Wednesday’s game interesting. How else did he impress? Which Rockies top prospect is next for his debut? And who might be playing in the WBC next March? We also examine the rise in men stealing baseballs from children, the Harlem Globetrotters of baseball and the top five Rockies no one remembers from 2020. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Drew Goodman, voice of the Colorado Rockies for AT&T SportsNet, joins us to talk more about the debut of 1B Michael Toglia. Colorado’s top first base prospect projects to have the most power in the minor leagues. How soon will we see it? To what heights can this 24-year-old reach? And who could be next to get the call-up? Colorado calls up Michael Toglia, represents the next generation of prospects set to impact the Rockies by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

On Tuesday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies selected the contract of 1B/OF Michael Toglia. The 23rd overall selection in the 2019 MLB Draft, Toglia presents the arrival of the next generation of players. Ezequiel Tovar, Zac Veen, Drew Romo, Benny Montgomery and many more top picks and international talents are ready to follow suit. The 24-year-old from UCLA was taken with Colorado’s first pick three years ago and has hit for power at every level. His professional debut saw him slug nine home runs in just 145 at-bats in 2019. Last year, the switch-hitter hit 22 home runs while playing at both High-A Spokane and Double-A Hartford. Between stops, he showed off his prodigious power in front of the hometown crowd…

Colorado Rockies top prospects Michael Toglia joins the show to discuss this three home run game, the best smoothie chef in the Isotopes locker room and the adjustments he’s made to hit 30 dingers this season. Patrick and Suzie also look at some jersey patches the Rockies could incorporate next season when MLB allows for uniform sponsorships. Adam Ottavino opens up about life after the Colorado Rockies by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Even though the St. Louis Cardinals had invested a lot into their 2006 first-round pick over six years, Adam Ottavino was unceremoniously cut loose like so many others trying to carve out a career. Thankfully, the Colorado Rockies stepped in. Ottavino was a starting pitcher at the time, taking the ball 126 times in the minors and another three with...

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With three consecutive losses in Queens on their backs, Germán Márquez carried the Rockies on his back in a 1-0 victory over Max Scherzer and the New York Mets. Could Márquee have gone another inning? How stressful did the bullpen make it? And who had the pivotal RBI? Plus, we look at all the fun the Rockies had in NYC hanging with some Old-Timers’ and old friends. We wrap up the Little League World Series and discuss why the state of Colorado and our youngsters are getting robbed of their best years. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

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