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It was the same sad story for the Colorado Rockies during a 5-2 loss to San Fransisco on Tuesday night. Very good starting pitching. Offensive struggles. Bullpen blunders. Kyle Freeland would not get the decision following his ninth quality start in twelve attempts, nor would his counterpart Drew Smyly. Instead, the loss would go to the bullpen which were without…...

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Any time the score is 10-3 in pitcher’s park before your team can record it’s fourth out, it’s more than likely your club will be saddled with a loss. Tuesday’s 14-5 win gives the San Diego Padres two consecutive to start the series and four-straight against Colorado overall, not to mention making the National League’s second-best team appear poised for a deep run in this year’s postseason. For the Rockies, the silver linings range from positive to overly optimistic. Nolan Arenado staked Colorado to an early 3-0 lead with his first inning home run, his first on the road in 2020. Trevor Story swiped his 13th base of the season to take sole position of first in stolen bases across…

One night after snapping a seven-game losing skid, it was a game to start a new streak and for getting individuals back into a groove as Colorado won 5-4 in Arizona on Tuesday night. Nolan Arenado slugged two RBI-doubles, Garrett Hampson broke a 1-for-21 slump to thump his second home run of the season, and Josh Fuentes made his first start after riding the pine for opening two weeks, adding a double for his first hit of the season. Starter German Márquez was not sharp with his fastball, while command of his off-speed pitches allowed him to improve upon a horrendous start against Houston last week at home. The pitch count reached 95 after five innings, but it was all…

DNVR Rockies beat reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics pertaining to the inhabitants of 2001 Blake Street as well all the scuttlebutt in-and-around the game of baseball. Following two saves on the road during the first week of the season to help Colorado move to 4-1, closer Wade Davis coughed up another ninth-inning lead to San Diego and found himself in search of the same answers he could not find for all of 2018. To make matters worse, the best reliever in the bullpen may be done for the season as Scott Oberg is on the 45-day injured list with blood clotting in his pitching arm. With a bullpen lacking the veteran presence…

This is the type of game the Rockies won all the time in 2017 and 2018; it’s precisely the type they lost in 2019. There were some key differences is this defeat, but the similarities were blatant. Trevor Story nearly played the hero with a late home run but an implosion from closer Wade Davis wasted an otherwise quality game from Colorado in an heartbreaking 8-7 loss to the San Diego Padres. The home team too a two-run lead in the first when Story hit a hard liner into center field for a single and was able to trot around the bases when Blackmon blasted one 464 feet to right field and into the Rockies bullpen for a two-run jack.…

Following a magical Major League debut that saw the rookie hit two home runs, few could have expected Trevor Story to keep relative pace with prodigious power totals throughout the start of his career. Yet, when one looks atop the leaderboard of all-time shortstop for least amount of games needed to hit 100 homers, Story’s name is highest among the greats. While he may not have been the youngest to the century mark, he was the quickest, besting Alex Rodriguez (470 games) in his 448th game. During the start to an electric 10 game homestand in 2019 that saw Colorado go 9-1, your pals in purple got behind the Orioles in orange before the duo of Story and Nolan Arenado…

For those who aren’t interested in giving the Colorado Rockies a nuanced look, they are a 71-win team with no substantial changes coming in the offseason and so should expect to win roughly the same number of games in 2020. If you are disinclined toward such simplicity, however, you may find yourself pontificating on the sheer magnitude of possibilities, both...

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As Americans, we love to root for the hero almost as much as we love to root for the downfall of the villain. Nothing quite matches the feeling of seeing the bad guy get his comeuppance as evidenced by the recent popularity of Game of Thrones, a story rife with opportunities for schadenfreude. The worst ones for us as an...

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Much debate this offseason about the Colorado Rockies biggest needs this offseason. After a year in which so many things went so awry, it’s understandable for the club that went 71-91. It also underlines the fact that they also have more potential spread across the roster than some are willing to give them credit for. But potential is always trapped in the future. It has been suggested that the Rockies must prioritize adding a catcher and seeking improvements at starting pitcher and possibly center field, all of which make sense in a vacuum, but less so in context. If one was inclined to generalize, the easy answer is to say that the area in which Colorado most needs an upgrade…

DENVER – The last time the Milwaukee Brewers suited up for a game at Coors Field, they popped bottles in celebration of a three-game sweep after Game Three of the National League Division Series last October. Nearly twelve months later, looking to do the same with the fate of the NL Central hanging in the balance, the Rockies delivered a...

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Hoping to snap a 12-game losing streak in Los Angeles dating back to June 30, 2018 and avoid breaking a dubious record for the longest such streak in Dodgers Stadium’s 58-year history, Colorado looked to play spoiler with their 36th player of the month. Reinstated before the game from the 10-day IL due to a left groin strain, starting pitcher Kyle...

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DENVER – The last time the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies met at Coors Field, they combined for 92 total runs during a four-game set, the most in the modern era. It was mid-June and the Rockies had just climbed out of eight-game hole to pull into second place in the NL West thanks to a .682 winning percentage...

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DENVER – In his last start, Chi Chi Gonzalez redeemed himself after an atrocious 0.2 inning performance with an impressive six-inning showing against the first place Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing just two runs. Tuesday night, he was even better against the first place St. Louis Cardinals, holding the NL Central leaders to a single run and earning his first win as...

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Regardless of the five games separating Colorado from being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the 2019 season is completely vanquished. If the Rockies are going to contend for a playoff spot next season, there’s a strong chance they will be battling with the up-and-coming San Diego Padres. Friday night wasn’t exactly a glimpse into 2020 for either team. Starting pitcher...

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DENVER – Most people in Rockieland had never heard of RHP Tim Melville one week ago but he has now strung together 13 innings of work in which he has surrendered just one run. In just these two outings, he has become one of the best stories of the year for a club that admittedly hasn’t had much in the...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! After a weekend series against the Padres that saw the earned run average...

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(Let us know how you liked this new audio format in the comment section) DENVER- What a difference a year makes. In 2018, the Colorado Rockies bullpen had the worst ERA (5.78) in the National League, from May 13-June 12. In 2019, they had the best ERA (3.35) in MLB, from May 13-June 12. There are some new faces and...

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If you haven’t been paying close enough attention to the Colorado Rockies, you’ve missed a lot of great baseball. For any hysteria about this year’s team failing to be as good as last year, consider this: Colorado’s record was also 30-27 on June 1, 2018. After starting the year 3-12, the Rockies are 27-15 since April 14, good for the...

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