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Tuesday marked the return of the night game at Coors Field, albeit one between two sides comprised entirely of Colorado Rockies’ players, as Nolan Arenado’s Team Purple defeated Trevor Story’s Team Pinstripe, 7-2. Hand selected by team captains Arenado and Story, the two stars picked their squad of teammates and even set the lineup. Arenado sandwiched himself between Matt Kemp...

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The Colorado Rockies defeated the Seattle Mariners 9-6 in a game that featured a few reunions and more than its fair share of offense. Two promising youngsters for the Rockies showed why fans are so excited about them, The Wolf of Blake Street made a solid spring debut, and the battle for backup catcher remained hotly contested. Turning Point: Drew...

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If it was unclear whether or not the Colorado Rockies would score in 2020, Tuesday’s 12-6 drubbing of the Chicago Cubs at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ washed away any concerns. Scoring 12 runs for the second straight day, Colorado did the most damage to the most veteran pitchers on new manager David Ross’ staff. Starter Jon Lester undoubtedly got in his work; however, the veteran left-hander faced nine Rockies’ batters over one-plus inning than the prescribe two. Even without the full lineup through the first two games of the spring, Colorado has struggled to score in the early going, pushing across only one run combine in each of the opening two innings. That changed quickly with three runs in the…

DNVR Rockies reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics in-and-around the game of baseball. We return to our knockdown, drag-out debate series in true Spring Training style for 2020 rematch of Creasman vs. Lyons: Falls Count Anywhere. Who ya got? Let’s start the debate with some mild sparring. Perhaps a few chain-wrestling combinations and a couple jabs. Watch out for the occasional hay-maker though. Our first topic isn’t anywhere close to being the biggest talking point involving the Rockies, but it is an intriguing talking point: Colorado’s catching. Tony Wolters is a shoe-in to return to significant playing time for the Rox, but the depth chart contains a slew of questions. The club acquired a…

DENVER – Following a second-straight playoff appearance in 2018, Colorado lost a quartet of players to free agency at the combined cost of $54.75MM: Adam Ottavino (three-years, $27MM), DJ LeMahieu (two-years, $24MM), Carlos González (one-year, $2MM) and Gerardo Parra (one-year, $1.75 MM). This offseason, only two players will be free agents: C Drew Butera and 1B Yonder Alonso. Originally acquired...

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DENVER – When it rains, it pours. And right now, it’s raining trips to the trainer’s room for the Colorado Rockies since the beginning of April’s showers. It began with pitchers Antonio Senzatela (blister infection and right heel) and Chris Rusin (mid-back strain) opening the season on the Injured List (IL). Beginning on April 1, the Rockies suffered the biggest blow when first baseman Daniel Murphy suffered an avulsion fracture of the left index finger, prompting Pat Valaika to get a promotion. The next night, April 2, Jake McGee left the game in the eighth inning with a left knee strain, paving the way for Carlos Estévez to make his first appearance in purple pinstripes since 2017. On Friday, an…

Tony Wolters has yet to celebrate his 27th birthday. Drafted 87th overall as a high school shortstop, it wasn’t until his fourth season as a professional that Wolters picked up the tools of ignorance. And yet somehow, he’s already played in over 200 games, logged more than 700 plate appearances, and achieved one of the biggest hits in the Rockies...

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