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The Colorado Rockies came about as close to a sweep as you can get without actually recording one against the Chicago Cubs. The first game saw the home team break out for one of their better offensive performances of the season, ultimately securing a 13-6 victory. Elias Diaz kept his hot streak going by blasting a second-inning grand slam to give Colorado a comfortable early lead. Sam Hilliard more or less put the game away in the third with a three-run shot of his own. Raimel Tapia and Trevor Story also each added RBI base hits. Kyle Freeland did exactly what Kyle Freeland has done lately; Pitch very well and them come out early due to precautionary reasons. This time,…

The Colorado Rockies entered the week having not yet won a game on the road and exited it with a pair of wins. The rest of the time, they continued to look overmatched and outclassed while playing away from their friendly confines. A young and inexperienced team continued to look young and inexperienced and other than a few standout individual...

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The Colorado Rockies took two of three from the Philadelphia Phillies, nearly sweeping the series if not for one very bad moment from the bullpen. They’ve now won four of their last five after sweeping the Astros and overall simply played a far more competitive brand of baseball across the eight-game home stand. The starting pitching has been good-to-great now...

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Welcome to our new series, What to Watch For. This is how you keep up with the Colorado Rockies 2021 season through a series of literal and existential questions culminating with the big one; What to watch for? This could mean, “what events on the near horizon should I be looking out for?” or “what in the world am I still watching this for?” Either way, we hope you’ll have some fun with us as we recap and prognosticate by asking: What Went Wrong? The Rockies dropped their weekend series to the New York Mets thanks to an offense that was dominated by a pair of stellar pitching performances and a bullpen coughed up runs at all the wrong times.…

After an incredibly frustrating extra-inning loss in the series opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Colorado Rockies absolutely dominated the visitors in the second game. Behind a phenomenal performance from their starting pitcher and more offense from the non-stars of the team, the home club emerged with easily their most dominant and complete win of the season. Player of the...

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While the Dodgers prepared for a bullpen day, the Rockies were caught off guard in a 15-6 drubbing at the hands of the neighborhood bully. Ryan Castellani hoped to earn his first win at home and improve upon a no decision against Los Angeles on September 6 at Chavez Ravine. The 1-2-3 first inning appeared promising until his five-pitch walk to Max Muncy and a 438ft moon shot by Cody Bellinger in the second inning set in rhythm an offensive onslaught by the National League’s best. Gavin Lux snapped an 0-for-14 slump to add his own two-run dinger shortly thereafter to push away any hopes had by Rockies to contend on this evening. Then, Josh Fuentes received his first opportunity…

Coming into 2020, Antonio Senzatela was the most pivotal pitcher for the franchise if the Colorado Rockies were going to contend for a place in the postseason. While the rest of the club has had varying success to the tune of 18-23 in starts by the remainder of the rotation, Senzatela has delivered on that make-or-break season. The 25-year-old grew stronger as the game continued on Wednesday in Colorado’s 3-1 victory, his second excellent performance of the year against the AL West leading Oakland Athletics. He threw a season-high 109 pitches and got enough support from his defense, namely Garrett Hampson, that he was able to extend his start to the full nine. It’s quite fitting for Senzatela to share…

It’s been a flashback to 2018 at Coors Field this weekend. A historic walk-off grand slam by Charlie Blackmon on Friday night. Extra-inning shenanigans on Saturday night. And Kyle Freeland continued his return to form and make believers out of the doubters. However, you know it’s 2020 by the final score: Angels 5, Rockies 2. The game reached its apex in the eleventh when Tyler Kinley nearly escaped a second-straight extra-inning inconvenience: a designated runner at second base with no outs to start the frame. Strikeouts of Justin Upton (caught-looking) and Max Stassi (foul tip) ended the threat in the tenth and he nearly did it again following an eight-pitch strikeout of David Fletcher (swinging), but it was not his…

With their season hanging in the balance, the Colorado Rockies traversed an entire mountain range – ascent, descent and back to its peak – to win 8-4 against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night thanks to a walk-off grand slam by Charlie Blackmon. After solo home runs by Jared Walsh and Anthony Bemboom in consecutive innings against the bullpen’s Mychal Givens and Daniel Bard, respectively, Colorado needed a prayer to salvage a win with three outs remaining. In the bottom of the ninth, Ryan McMahon tied it with a dinger the opposite way that kept traveling before Josh Fuentes followed with a stand-up double. Daniel Murphy was announced as the pinch hitter for Tony Wolters and was immediately placed…

We are all experiencing a bit of 20-20 vision here in 2020 as the Colorado Rockies came into this series against the San Diego Padres at 20-20 with 20 games to play. If you’ve long been a doubter of this team, your skepticism has been proven out in numerous stretches of ugly baseball. If you’ve long been a believer in...

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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…

The Colorado Rockies continue to play good baseball, but couldn’t come up with the win in a pitcher’s duel on Tuesday night. Kyle Freeland and Dinelson Lamet were equally brilliant, in polar opposite ways. The Padres starter used a nearly unhittable fastball/slider combination to overwhelm hitters all night. Freeland pitched his typical out-think-you type of game and neither man gave...

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The ingredients were procured and the recipe was finally prepared to the chef’s preference. Great starting pitching, solid defense, clutch hitting from the star and a competent/competitive bullpen. Together, it made for a 5-2 victory for the Rockies over the Dodgers, only the second in Southern California in their last 19 contests. The crux of matchup came in the top of the ninth with the score tied 2-2. Yency Almonte had already pitched a 1-2-3 inning and the heart of the order for Colorado was set to take it’s best shot. Raimel Tapia and Trevor Story started with consecutive singles before Nolan Arenado stepped up with a clutch hit the opposite way to give the Rockies their first ninth inning…

It began to feel like the Rockies were never going to beat the Dodgers ever again. Not in 2020 and maybe never again. Then, Kevin Pillar mashed a two-out grand slam in the top of the eighth to flip the lead and gave Colorado a 6-5 advantage. Mere minutes later, the realities of the final six outs began to soften the excitement. By the time Carlos Estévez induced a fly ball from Chris Taylor for the first out, Los Angeles had a three-run lead thanks to a home runs by AJ Pollock and Joc Pederson. Jeff Hoffman didn’t fare much better as a two-run dinger by Mookie Betts gave the Dodgers even more wiggle room, 10-6. Obscured by the final…

The Colorado Rockies were down 6-1. They lost the day before 23-5. Kyle Freeland, the heart and soul of the team, could only muster two innings and gave up four runs in his second consecutive lackluster outing. They looked lost and listless. They looked ready to lose their third straight in non-competitive fashion. They looked to be stuck in a...

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