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MILWAUKEE – Tyler Anderson had a solid run of games during the same where he pitched his best baseball of the season, recording quality starts in eight of nine starts between June 7 and July 24. In July, he had a 2.16 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP. When the calendar flipped to August, Anderson had a setback during a start in...

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MILWAUKEE – On Wednesday’s Workout Day, manager Bud Black shared his views on a wide range of topics, much of which is well known to Rockies fans, particularly to those points pertaining to his own players. Black addressed several areas of concern as it dealt with the Brewers pitching, Christian Yelich and the strategies to a five-game series. In Game…...

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DENVER – It didn’t take long to realize on Sunday that Colorado would need to travel to Los Angeles for game 163. After two runs in the first inning against San Francisco and another seven in the third, it was clear that neither the Giants nor the Nationals would decide the fate of the National League West. While San Francisco…...

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DENVER – Soon after 1:12 PM first pitch at Coors Field, it became apparent that Colorado would need to travel to Los Angeles for a one-game playoff in order to claim the National League West. But they would still need to win to force it. In the process of getting to game 163, Tyler Anderson emerged as the third horse…...

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DENVER – David Dahl’s solo blast in the sixth inning Friday night capped a 5-2 victory,  punching a ticket to the playoffs for Colorado and marking the first time in franchise history the team has made consecutive playoff appearances. After the team’s brief celebration, Dahl returned to the clubhouse before Saturday’s game to praise the Rockies and keep an eye…...

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DENVER – The Dodgers secured their place in the 2018 MLB Playoffs with a victory on Saturday afternoon, dashing the hopes of a celebration at Coors Field before the first pitch. With the Rockies 12-2 loss to the Nationals, A sellout crowd of 47,781 in attendance backed Jon Gray in support, with hopes that he could shake the label as a…...

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DENVER – Here’s a taste of today’s pre-game banter by manager Bud Black with the press before the Rockies game two against the Diamondbacks: On Trevor Story’s ability to step up for the club and seeing him step up: “For Trev, it’s great to see improvement over the last couple of years. I know that in 2016, he had a…...

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DENVER – When Rockies manager Bud Black filled out his lineup card for game two of a pivotal NL West series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, one rather notable player was missing: Nolan Arenado. Plagued by soreness in his right shoulder for the past month, Arenado has seen his production at the plate drop off drastically in the past two…...

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DENVER – The first words out of Bud Black’s mouth Wednesday night summing up Trevor Story’ record-setting three home-run game: “That was awesome, wasn’t it?” The trio of home runs marked only the seventeenth time a Rockies player had accomplished such a feat. Immediately after the game, Carlos Gonzalez wanted to mark the occasion with a celebratory beverage and made…...

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DENVER – Here’s a taste of today’s pre-game banter with manager Bud Black before the Rockies look to finish of a three-game sweep of the Giants: On the aggressiveness of base runners coming from the players or coaching staff: “Kind of a combination. We’ve been in the type of games now that enable us to do that, whether close or…...

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SAN DIEGO – Sparked by the heart of the Rockies lineup in the fourth inning, Jon Gray’s steady six-innings of work, and three scoreless frames by the bullpen, Colorado snapped a two-game skid and entered their biggest month of their season with a 4-2 victory over the Padres. With only two runs scored in two games this series against the…...

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DENVER – Last season, Major League Baseball introduced Players’ Weekend, a three-day affair allowing players to wear personalized gear and nicknames across the back of Little League style jerseys adorned by a patch honoring those who have aided in their career. Around Coors Field for the Cardinals series, fans observed Nolan Arenado as “NADO”, David Dahl as “BABY DAHL”, Tony…...

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DENVER – Here’s a taste of the yesterday’s post-game and today’s pre-game banter before the rubber match of a three-game series with the Cardinals: Bud Black on German Marquez’s performance in game two: “He threw great. I told him that was one of the best games he’s pitched this season. I thought his fastball had life, it had hop through…...

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DENVER – In between Sunday’s four-game road sweep of the Atlanta Braves and Tuesday’s game one of a six-day homestand, Rockies players enjoyed an off day on Monday, only their second day of rest in more than three weeks. While it seems like a day away from baseball activities might be the healthiest thing for any ballplayer whose season lasts…...

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DENVER – Author Thomas Wolfe surmised, “you can’t go home again” in his 1940 posthumous novel of the same name. Matt Holliday and the Colorado Rockies don’t care much for that idiom. After nine years away from the Colorado Rockies with stops in Oakland, St. Louis and New York, Holliday has returned to Colorado, his home for the first five…...

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DENVER – Here’s a taste of the discussion between Bud Black and the media before game one of a three-game series with the San Diego Padres: On continuing the momentum of recent play against tough opponents: “First of all, you have to pitch well. I think that’s the thing that’s been the common theme the last month-and-a-half. I think the…...

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The name most Rockies fans hope to see in the lineup in the first game against the Houston Astros for game one of a two-game series is an obvious one. Nolan Arenado, winner of the last three Silver Slugger Award for best offensive third baseman in the National League, has been missing from the lineup for the past two games…...

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DENVER – Friday night’s win against the Los Angeles Dodgers came off the heels of the bullpen providing 3.1 innings of shutout baseball against the NL West leaders, tying the series at one apiece. Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray had surrendered four earned runs in five innings of work and was approached the one hundred pitch mark having already thrown…...

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DENVER – Rookie Ryan McMahon came through with the game-winning hit for the second consecutive night. This time it was a walk-off three-run home run in front of 47,633 fans, the eighth largest crowd at Coors Field this season. Without their closer Kenley Jansen, lost to the disable list due to an irregular heartbeat, the Dodgers looked to their bullpen…...

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DENVER – Before each game at Coors Field, manager Bud Black addresses the media in the Rockies first base dugout. The focus typically pertains to the daily goings-on of Colorado, but can oftentimes touch on varied topics around the sport. Here’s a taste of what some of that discussion was focused upon before game two of a four-game series with…...

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