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With Colorado’s lone silver lining of Sunday’s 11-4 loss and four-game sweep by St. Louis game being Nolan Arenado’s 3-for-5 performance, which included his 33rd home run of the season, the perennial Gold Glover recorded his 100th run batted in of the year, his fifth-straight season at the century mark. As for the more lurid details of the affair, it all…...

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If it’s become a chore to listen to the play-by-play details of another disappointing loss or view the box score for any Rockies’ game, you now have permission to shift your focus to their Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes. Last night, for example, the ‘Topes won handily against the Washington Nationals top affiliate, 17-7. You’ll first notice that LHP Chris…...

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Baseball and the supernatural may not have a lot in common, but walks and ghosts are very similar: both will come back to haunt you. Rockies starting pitcher German Márquez threw six strong innings of four run ball, but a leadoff walk in the sixth scored immediately thereafter on a homer to reduce Colorado’s lead to one. That lead was…...

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With hopes of starting another four-game winning streak on Tuesday night, Kyle Freeland delivered a solid start until departing unexpectedly with a groin injury in the sixth. A late comeback was not enough after Bryan Shaw couldn’t steady the ship during a five-run inning that sank the Rockies, 8-7. Freeland retired the first six batters of the game in hopes…...

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In this original BSN Denver series, we take a look at some of the best Rockies’ photography of the last week as well as the top shot in the game of baseball....

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DENVER – Sunday morning before their 1:10 pm ballgame, the Colorado Rockies placed closer Scott Oberg on the 10-day Injured List with a blood clot in his right arm, retroactive Saturday, August 17. “Yesterday afternoon we became aware of Scott’s situation,” manager Bud Black said of the issue with Oberg before a crowd of reporters in the Rockies dugout. “His…...

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DENVER – Las Cucarachas don’t die easily. If you were one of the 38,181 at Coors Field who witnessed any of Colorado’s three comebacks on Sunday, you know the cockroaches usually have the last laugh. The 7-6 win wasn’t how the Rockies would have drawn it up, but Garrett Hampson’s walk-off single in the tenth inning punctuated Colorado’s fourth-straight victory and secured…...

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In a season-opening rematch between the Rockies Jon Gray and the Marlins Sandy Alcantar, it would be a reversal of fortune for all involved, especially the Wolf of Blake Street. On Friday night, the 3-0 victory was the exact opposite of the Colorado loss on March 31 in Miami. Instead of a six-inning, three run outing, Gray was electric, even…...

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In this new series, BSN Rockies reporters Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons battle for supremacy discussing various hot topics in-and-around the game of baseball. Creasman vs Lyons… who you got? Extending the game of baseball across the globe Topic #1: Should MLB concern itself with holding games in smaller venues or in other countries? Lyons:  As much as season…...

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DENVER – When the Rockies came up to bat in the bottom half of the first inning on Bark at the Park Day, the score was 5-0 and spot-starter Jeff Hoffman’s performance was lackluster, at best. Some suggested it was ruff. The one highlight worth mentioning above all else was the Major League debut of catcher Dom Nuñez. Selected from…...

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DENVER – Ahead of Tuesday’s game against Arizona, the Colorado Rockies will have a new batter than previously expected only 24 hours ago. Scheduled starting pitcher Jon Gray has been scratched due to an ankle sprain sustained in San Diego on the dugout steps of Petco Park; in his place, Jeff Hoffman has been recalled to make the spot…...

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Even with the rise of home runs across the board this season – including on pitches that have historically been outs – the baseball adage that good pitching beats good hitting is still accurate in 2019. The rate of homers is higher than ever, but throughout the game several starting pitchers and relievers have been able to suppress scoring,…...

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Queuing up to be the fifth-straight loss on a six-game road trip, Colorado got a taste of victory with pinch hit two-run home run in the seventh before Manuel Margot tagged a center cut fastball 415 ft to put San Diego ahead for good to extend the losing streak. Jairo Díaz struck out all three hitters in the heart of…...

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The last time the Rockies lined up against the Padres, Jon Gray was entering the game in the 9th inning of a 13-13 game during a weekend in which the two clubs broke the modern era record with 92 runs scored in a four-game series. Gray gave up a bases loaded walk to a pitcher and Colorado lost 14-13; that…...

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When Colorado signed a minor-league deal with Yonder Alonso on July 10, the 32-year-old had batted .178 in 258 at bats with the Chicago White Sox and the deal appeared to be of minimal consequence for both sides. The Rockies front office and manager Bud Black knew Alonso had more good baseball left in him, especially as the latter…...

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With a two-run home run into the left field bleachers on Sunday, Trevor Story put his club ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the first and provided a big shot in the arm to starting pitcher Kyle Freeland, who gave up a leadoff home run to put the Rockies behind early. “(We) just tried to switch the momentum a…...

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DENVER – While it took only two pitches for the Rockies to fall behind the Giants on Sunday, LHP Kyle Freeland settled down to deliver five innings of solid work in a 6-2 win. On a day when the first 15,000 fans at the ballpark received his bobblehead, Freeland waggled for five frames, surrendering only two runs, both on solo…...

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DENVER – On a day closer Wade Davis was relieved of his ninth-inning duties, it was the removal of David Dahl that came as the biggest surprise Friday night when the 25-year-old was carted off the field with a right ankle sprain. Colorado won 5-4 on Friday night, but it was the health of Dahl serving as the memorable moment.…...

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After an incredibly slow build going into July 31, a lot of trades occurred on what will be baseball’s only trade deadline. Without the ability to deal players placed on revocable waivers as in seasons past, it was all or nothing once the clock struck 2pm MST. In the American League, juggernauts like the New York Yankees and Boston…...

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At 50-58 entering Wednesday’s 2pm MST trade deadline, the Colorado Rockies and their General Manager Jeff Bridich could not plausibly justify adding to an underperforming, yet solid roster. Bridich was able to swing two trades, both of which were not on anyone’s radar nor will have any major impact on the 2019 season. In more of a seller’s mode,…...

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