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Entering the 2022 season, it became apparent that the rotation for the Colorado Rockies were the leaders of the clubhouse. Even with the signing of Kris Bryant, which occurred after the 40-man roster had already reported to Scottsdale for Spring Training, the roster turnover in recent years had barely impacted Colorado’s stable of starting pitchers. Since 2017, the trio of…

The life of a relief pitcher can be a challenging one replete with changing addresses more frequently than one would prefer. For Ashton Goudeau of the Colorado Rockies, that meant moving to seven different organizations in less than a year. Yes, every time the 6’6” right-hander was claimed on the waiver wire, he would invariably learn a few weeks later…...

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With the Colorado Rockies having lost 10 of their last 13 games following the game one loss during a doubleheader with the New York Mets, it seemed like that 15-11 start to the season was a mirage of sorts.  Kris Bryant made his return to starting lineup on Saturday for the first time since April 25 when a back strain…...

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When the Marshall Fire damaged and destroyed thousands of homes in Boulder County this past December, two Colorado natives from the National League West took notice. “We have four generations of firefighters in our family before us, and they’re all Denver firemen,” Tyler Rogers of the San Francisco Giants shared. “So that’s kind of where (our charity) started.” Twin brothers…...

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After dropping to one game under .500 for the first time since an Opening Day loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Colorado Rockies’ roster is undergoing a few changes this week. The most intriguing move on Tuesday was the one made out of choice: the club’s backup catcher.  Dom Nuñez was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque and Brian Serven was…...

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In the eight years since the Kansas City Royals have traveled to Coors Field, a lot has happened with both franchises.  For the Colorado Rockies, it was consecutive postseasons in 2017-18, the trade of cornerstone Nolan Arenado and a changing of the guard in the front office. For the Royals, they won the 2015 World Series and, with a one-year…...

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The altitude of Denver is a silent killer of many athletic performances, particularly as it concerns marathon runners and pitchers. One of the more visible variables of sport is that of the wind. Chicago may be well known for its chilly gusts, but San Francisco and it’s ballpark on the bay may be even more infamous. According to outfielder Yonathan…...

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Since the year 2000, nearly three times as many MLB players have come from the Los Angeles metro area than any other city in the world. But for the Colorado Rockies, San Francisco is the town where most of the American-born players identify with the most. Robert Stephenson, Dom Nuñez and Garrett Hampson all considered the San Francisco Giants their…...

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Before he became just the seventh born-and-raised Coloradan to suit up for the Colorado Rockies, Ty Blach already had a decade of experience in professional baseball. Drafted out of Creighton University in Omaha, NE in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB Draft, he spent four seasons in the minor leagues before making his big league debut with the San…...

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When Connor Joe stepped to the plate at Chase Field on Saturday night, he was wearing the typical gray road uniform of the Colorado Rockies. Joe wore the purple jersey the previous night, the one that baseball fans around the country identify most with the franchise. In just a few weeks, a new uniform will be unveiled as part of…...

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Following a three-game sweep from a historically bad Cincinnati Reds team last weekend, the Tuesday night loss to the Washington Nationals revealed some skeptical looks from the faces of Colorado Rockies’ fans. With wins in the next two games thanks to a strong pitching performance by Austin Gomber and another multi-hit outing from Brendan Rodgers, the smiles returned. At 15-10…...

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It was a busy day on Wednesday for Colorado Rockies’ closer Daniel Bard. Besides unveiling a new walk-out song, he had his very own light show (that may have briefly broken the scoreboard) to go along with a sizable charitable announcement. Oh, yeah, and he recorded two strikeouts to secure Colorado’s 5-2 win in the ninth inning for his seventh…...

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The three-game sweep against the Cincinnati Reds was precisely the medicine the Colorado Rockies needed to cleanse the taste of Philly from their palates. Everyone contributed in some fashion to the course correction following four consecutive losses to close out the previous road trip. The starting pitching was on point the entire weekend, producing better-than quality starts from Antonio Senzatela…...

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Over 22,600 human beings have been fortunate enough to play in the Majors. Each player can recall that first base hit or batter they struck out, in addition to the experience of simply putting on a big league uniform for the first time. Many can even recall the phone call or meeting with the manager when they learned of their…...

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Pretty much everything that went wrong during the four-game losing streak in Philadelphia ended up going incredibly well on Friday night. A date with the worst team in baseball will have those effects sometimes. The first thing manager Bud Black offered following the 10-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds may not have been obvious. “There wasn’t one thing that stood…...

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It was a bit of good news and bad news on Friday for the Colorado Rockies. The $182 million man, Kris Bryant, is going on the 10-day injured list with a back strain. In his stead, corner infield prospect Elehuris Montero has been promoted to the Majors for the first time in his career. Bryant was scratched from Tuesday’s game…...

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“Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” – Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption Hope is the name of at least three cities in the United States. Hope is the name of a cousin of mine. Hope is a dessert at this cool little place I went to in Arkansas.…...

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C.J. Cron was in just his 13th game with the Detroit Tigers when a damaged ligament in his left knee ended his 2020 season. It was his fourth team in four years after being traded by one team and waived by another. Signed on a minor league with the Colorado Rockies ahead of the 2021 season, Cron would find himself…...

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According to his Baseball Reference page, Colorado Rockies’ catcher Elias Díaz has one nickname: El Maracucho. Born and raised in the northwest region of Venezuela in the state of Zulia, those from the capital city of Maracaibo can often be given this moniker. But one nickname is even more befitting a player like Díaz: The Tank. Throughout parts of eight…...

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