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Suzie recaps the start of the final Rockies road trip, where Colorado falls to San Francisco 5-2. Then, John Pierson, Sports Director for WTNH in Connecticut, talks about the time he spent with the Rockies’ top prospects this year. Finally, former Rockies reliever Yency Almonte tells us about his incredible season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the one food…

While the Rockies waived and outrighted four players off the 40-man roster, there’s a chance a few move on to other organizations. Details on the entire history of the qualifying offer! Plus, Colorado may offer Trevor Story the $18.4 million QO, but will he accept it? The odds may surprise you when learning how this scenario has played out in the past. The Dodgers and Red Sox are on the brink of elimination. Can they win-out on the road to have a rematch of the 2018 World Series? DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE POD! iTunes link — Stitcher Link — Pocket Casts Link — Spotify Link

It may have been a far cry from the franchise-record 96 wins prescribed before the season, but the Colorado Rockies had their share of highlights during a 26-34 (.433) campaign. While it would have taken just three more wins to get Colorado into the postseason, many felt the disappointing performances outnumbered the positive ones in the pursuit of the club’s first National League West pennant. And though it may seem that there are even more questions about the team than before the season began, several players rose to the challenge of an abbreviated schedule and made a mark on the organization during this weird and wild 2020 MLB Season. Since the Baseball Writers’ Association of America won’t be giving any…

Displaying a creative and appropriate use of an opener during a 7-2 victory, San Francisco showed Colorado how strategical ingenuity can be the difference in holding onto the final spot as the National League Wild Card and being an also-ran. Reliever Caleb Barager retired the side in order to start the game before starting pitcher Logan Webb took over in the second inning before leaving in the seventh. Not a bad approach for a club trusting two rookies during a pennant race: one with a 4.58 ERA entering the game and one who had thrown more than 5.1 innings only once in 11 games. It’s been two years since the Tampa Bays employed the use of a reliever to pitch…

There’s a new leader in the clubhouse for best starting pitcher on the Colorado Rockies. After lowering his earned run average to 2.10 at Coors Field during the 6-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Antonio Senzatela staked his claim for a spot as the 2021 Opening Day starter. Minus two base on balls in the seventh inning that expedited his exit, the 25-year-old was en route to becoming the first purple pitcher to notch consecutive complete games at home. It was typical Antonio: ground balls (9 out of 10 outs) and the timely double play. Offensively, Trevor Story extended his hitting streak to 12 games, longest active in MLB, and Kevin Pillar did the same with his single in…

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…

If the first five starts of the season weren’t convincing enough, Kyle Freeland’s start on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers should have made it clear. The Colorado Kid is back. As for the rest of the club, that’s a horse of a different color. Freeland made one bad pitch all night, a changeup to Chris Taylor whose 367ft pop-up is an out 72% of the time. On Saturday, it was a solo home run in the second. From there, the 27-year-old lefty faced just one batter over the minimum for the next four-plus innings until a jam in the seventh chases him from the game. Sam Hilliard put the Rockies on the board in the third inning with a…

In the first extra-inning affair of the season, impressive performances from two of the lesser recognized Rockies were wiped away as the Astros came away victorious, 2-1. Myles Straw delivered the final blow for the walk-off winner in the 11th against Jairo Díaz, who was placed in the no-win situation. With the likes of such pitching luminaries as Yu Darvish, Blake Snell and Masahiro Tanaka on the hill Tuesday, ace Zack Greinke was matched by Antonio Senzatela in every possible way through the bulk of this game. Both went eight scoreless innings. Three hits against. No free bases. Greinke set down the final 14 batters he faced. Senzatela retired 13 out of 14. The 25-year-old recorded more ground outs (11-to-8)…

In a performance with an overabundance of firsts, the Major League debut of RHP Ryan Castellani was missing one basic element: one hit surrendered. Between an extremely abbreviated season, the cancellation of Minor League Baseball, no expanded September rosters and a clubhouse that has almost entirely returned from 2019, the possibility was slim for even a single debut for the Rockies. In walks Castellani. While the 24-year-old had lost some of his prospect shine the last few year, the 2014 2nd round pick had revitalized his stock after correcting his delivery and returning to full-strength following the removal of bone chips from his elbow. On Saturday night, the typically magical debut became a spellbinding one. By the time he left…

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…

If German Márquez is going to win a Cy Young Award, he’s going to have to pitch deep into ballgames and carve up opposing hitters via the strikeout. The 25-year-old starter did exactly that against San Francisco through 7.1 innings with nine K’s to just one walk in Colorado’s 5-2 victory. It’s their fourth consecutive win, putting the team at 8-2 through their first 10 games for only the second time in franchise history. Entering Tuesday’s game, it would have appeared that Márquez had been owned by the Giants when glancing at his 2-4 record with a 6.60 ERA through nine starts against the Bay Area ball club. However, 11 of his 33 runs allowed came in his last start…

Sunday’s matchup between Texas and Colorado featured two starting pitchers looking to rebound from a forgettable 2019 season and recapture their relevance of Cy Young Award considerations in 2018. While one feels a lot better going into his next start following a 5-2 series-clinching win for the Rockies, the other will be answering more of the same questions about his productivity. Rangers’ Corey Kluber looked solid in the first frame before leaving the game with shoulder tightness and shifting the balance of the remaining eight innings. For Colorado, Kyle Freeland pitched sharply over six innings, striking out five and getting two double plays to erase run-scoring threats when he needed it most. Though the 27-year-old lefty gave up a solo…

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…

The most nerve-racking moment of a whirlwind season for DJ Johnson didn’t even come in a game in which he pitched. It wasn’t his debut or appearing in the postseason, he tells BSN Denver, but the first time he warmed up in San Francisco. “I kept throwing the ball to the backstop,” he says, admitting that as anxious as he...

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For years – 25 of them in fact – hot stove conversation around the Colorado Rockies always had something to do with starting pitching. But not this offseason. No, during this break between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, all the chatter, rumors, and fan questions have been about how the club can acquire a big bat, maybe at catcher, first...

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DENVER – After 101 starts in the minor leagues, it was expected that right-handed starting pitcher Yency Almonte would make his major league debut as a reliever when he was promoted from Albuquerque on Thursday. Less than expected was Almonte’s first pitch to be in a big spot in the eighth inning with the tying run at the plate. The...

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DENVER – The Colorado Rockies have optioned Ryan McMahon to Triple-A Albuquerque in favor of pitcher Yency Almonte, who will make his MLB debut when he enters his first game. Almonte, typically a starter, figures to work out of the bullpen with the starting rotation set and the struggles the relievers have experienced over the past three weeks. In his...

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Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Yency Almonte is impressing all the right people this spring training as he vies for a higher spot on the depth chart or, if he keeps producing like he has and the right dominos fall, a spot in the team’s starting rotation. The 23-year-old right-hander made his third appearance of the preseason on March 5, taking...

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