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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…

Rockies blow a 3-0 lead, then are gifted a bases loaded situation in the ninth before Elias Díaz flips the lead on a 2-RBI single to beat the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon. Who else got back in the groove at the plate? And what was the reason for all the booing at Coors Field? Patrick and Suzie share stories from Colorado’s most recent draft picks including one involving a Hall of Famer that treated a young pitcher to steak and eggs for breakfast. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Kris Bryant has another big day at the plate, but the story once again is Colorado’s bullpen coughing up a late lead. Which Brewers’ player now owns the Rockies? Which starting pitcher performed best in Milwaukee? And what special, if not nefarious, group does C.J. Cron join? Patrick and Suzie discuss the interesting commentary by the scoreboard operators at American Family Field – aka Miller Park – before pondering which is worst: an inside-the-park grand slam or a bases-clearing wild pitch? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Kyle Freeland is on-point, but the offense cannot seem to drive home runners when it mattered despite outhitting the Marlins 12-9. Who are the dark horses that could represent the Rockies in the 2022 All-Star Game? Could one of the hitters heating up in Miami make a push during the final three weeks? And we have a little fun by reviewing some of the best tweets of the week with Suzie. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

As you sit down to watch the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night against the Miami Marlins, there will come an exchange in the bottom of the second or third inning that will flash by faster than you should be able to catch. With Rockies’ starting pitcher Chad Kuhl toeing the slab, awaiting the sign from his catcher, Marlins’ Jacob Stallings...

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Rockies finish off the Padres on Father’s Day – because of course –  to complete a three-game sweep. Friars get knocked off their podium atop the NL West and the Rox get going just in time for a road trip to Miami. Colorado got eight home runs just as manager Bud Black called out his club for not producing enough power. How many had multiple homers this weekend? And which San Diego star suffered an unfortunate injury? Plus, Suzie and Brendan welcome a new friend – and family member? – to the pod to discuss all the cuteness and quirkiness of the past three days. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts…

Bud Black, Elias Díaz and Germán Márquez speak on the struggles of Colorado’s All-Star pitcher following his fourth consecutive dud. Plus, we review our 2022 MLB Predictions and see how well we’ve done. Spoiler: Suzie & Patrick are feeling good so far. Laughter Can Be The Best Medicine for the Colorado Rockies: The Sneaky Humor of Kris Bryant by Suzie Hunter 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 the show to discuss some of the underrated players who have contributed to the 13-9 start. Plus, he shares his favorites moments from the weekend sweep at Coors Field. Rockies’ prospect open 2022 MiLB season with a bang, Montero provides first look at club’s future by Patrick Lyons DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

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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Coors Field was electric for opening weekend and the Rockies won their first series at home against the Dodgers since 2018. Germán Márquez and Ty Blach led the way with their pitching while Connor Joe, C.J. Cron and Elias Díaz hit homers in the final two games to help secure the series win. Plus, manager Bud Black secured his 1,000th career win. Helton returns to the Colorado Rockies as a Special Assistant to the GM by Patrick Lyons Freddie Freeman’s exchange with José Iglesias is an Opening Day moment he’ll “never forget” by Suzie Hunter DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

Even after all the departures and drama surrounding the franchise for the past few seasons, there seems a palpable excitement about the Colorado Rockies in 2022. A change in regime coupled with nearly $350 million spent on upgrades to roster this offseason, not to mention the panic over the pandemic having been lifted somewhat, have folks in LoDo feeling a...

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Think back to deepest and darkest recessed of your mind. Somewhere, through all the disappointment and frustration caused the 99 day lockout, there exists information about the first month of the Colorado Rockies offseason. Because of the transaction freeze, they’ll now have less than that to complete the second part of the offseason as Bud Black and his squad get...

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It may not have been a success by the standards of a 74-87 record, but there were numerous highlights and memorable moments for the Colorado Rockies in 2021. Despite exceeding expectations during a year that many suggested would result in 100 loses, the season as a whole will surely be a footnote in the 29-year history of the organization, not...

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The typical MLB season is defined as having 162 games across six months before the start of the month-long postseason. For most teams, they’re sent packing before the Wild Card Game despite the exciting journey and memorable moments provided to their loyal fanbase during the regular season. How to make up for the other six months of the year? Why not preview the top prospects and recap the greatest moments and players from the greatest marathon on the planet. Purple Prospects Week Depth pieces from varied sources decorate interesting collection, #21-33 The write-up on the 29th prospect Ryan Castellani, now with the Oakland Athletics, was on point: “Everything beyond that sterling (four no-hitting innings in his MLB debut) calls into…

When the lockout comes to end at some point in 2022 and Major League Baseball can have free agent signings and trades of typical offseasons past, the Colorado Rockies will need to not only improve their lineup in the power department, but will also need to add a notable name.  On Opening Day of the 2019 season, the Colorado Rockies...

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What does the Rockies’ Opening Day 2022 lineup look like right now? Who’s batting leadoff? Where should Brendan Rodgers hit? And is Ryan McMahon ready to bat third? We answer these questions and look at free agent options, highlight the history of Colorado’s free agent spending and examine how that Tyler Chatwood deal – signed on this date four years ago – with the Cubs worked out. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

GM Bill Schmidt does it again, locking up Elias Díaz to a three-year, $14.5 million contract that keeps the 31-year-old catcher in purple pinstripes through the 2024 season. Rumblings of Ryan McMahon at shortstop are intriguing, as are possibilities of Brendan Rodgers moving back to his natural position. One thing is for sure: there cannot be a platoon at this position until Ezequiel Tovar is ready to make his debut. DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

On Thursday, the Colorado Rockies announced a three-year deal with catcher Elias Díaz worth approximately $14.5 million. The 31-year-old had an incredibly productive season at the plate, slugging .464 thanks to 37 extra-base hits. His 18 home runs were the fourth-most in franchise history by a catcher. Díaz did most of his damage at the dish after mid-June, homering in four-consecutive contests from June 28-July 2, the longest home run streak by a Rockies catcher in a single season.  The Venezuelan-born backstop also impressed fans at Coors Field in 2021 thanks to three walk-off performances, most on the club with Charlie Blackmon. On the defensive side, Díaz did well with one of the best pitching rotations in club history. In…

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