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Rockies fans fondly remember Yorvit Torrealba as the catcher who helped lead Colorado throughout the 2007 season and hit .500 in the playoffs on the way to the club’s first and only World Series. As a 13-year veteran in major league baseball, the Venezuelan-born backstop has been a valuable member to several contending organizations during his time, including five postseason…

In a fashion seemingly typical for only a player aligned with the Colorado Rockies, Carlos González finished third in the National League MVP voting (2010) before being selected to his first All-Star Game (2012). Against the Pittsburgh Pirates and their manager Clint Hurdle on this day in 2012, González gave the former Rockies’ skipper a taste of what could have…

Following his first season as an All-Star as a 31-year-old, Colorado scooped up outfielder Michael Cuddyer for three-years at $31.5M. While his tenure with the Rockies produced only 280 games, the 32-year-old would eventually be named to the National League All-Star Game squad, selected for a Silver Slugger Award, and win the Tony Gwynn Award for leading the Senior Circuit…

By the time he was 29-years-old, Randy Johnson still had difficulty hitting the broad side of the barn after four-plus seasons in the majors. When he finally tamped down a 5.7 walks-per-nine, the southpaw’s fastball could pierce right through that red-painted maple siding. Later, he would manage the same results with the ash bats held by opposing hitters who dared…

Entering their 22nd season of play, the Colorado Rockies had written the names of only two men onto the Opening Day lineup card at first base: Andrés Galarraga and Todd Helton. When Colorado signed Justin Morneau, few imagined the 33-year-old who suffered from lingering complications surrounding a concussion would be able to rebound and carry the torch of All-Stars. Donning…

On April 5, 1993, the Colorado Rockies played a baseball game in Queens against the New York Mets at the now-gone Shea Stadium. They lost 3-0. Colorado recorded four hits, all from players who would become early faces of the young franchise: Dante Bichette had the first, Eric Young had another, and Andres Galarraga tallied two. Starting pitcher David Neid…...

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When the Colorado Rockies did not sign even one major league free agent this past offseason, it was a reminder they had once invested $172.5M in two starting pitchers. It was December of 2000 and less than three years later, neither would be seen in purple pinstripes ever again. Mike Hampton (eight-years, $121M) and Denny Neagle (five-years, $51.5M) were signed…

As a part of our DNVRWatches series, we’ve been treating ourselves to some classic Colorado Rockies games including some spectacular individual pitching performances. Following up on the DNVR Rockies Podcast, we dove deep into a conversation about the single best-pitched games at Coors Field and in franchise history overall. Lots of guys of a talent level good enough to reach…...

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The indelible mark on our memories is left oftentimes by the sheer rarity of an event or the magnitude of a result. LoDo legends such as Carlos González and Nolan Arenado have their share of heartwarming efforts, but reflecting upon their best single-game performance comes down to their highlight-making cycles in 2010 and on Father’s Day in 2017, respectively. It was…

In a 14-4 drubbing of the Diamondbacks in 2004, the performance of one Rockies player may have gone overlooked in a box score filled with crooked numbers. The onslaught on Arizona starter Elmer Dessens lasted for four innings and nine runs, culminating with two innings and four runs against knuckleball reliever Steve Spark. Five players recorded two or more hits on…

Following an outstanding 2007 season that saw Matt Holliday fall short of winning the second NL MVP in franchise history, the Oklahoma native put forth an equally impressive 2008 in his final year before being traded to the Oakland Athletics. Entering a three-game series at home versus Atlanta, Holliday had a slash line of .182/.280/.364 through the first six games…

Antonio Senzatela has come a long way since signing as a 16-year-old out of Venezuela, both literally and figuratively. After an injury-plagued season at Double-A in 2016, Senzatela made the Opening Day roster in 2017 with a mere seven starts about Class High-A. The 22-year-old tossed five shutout innings in his big league debut to begin the season in Milwaukee…

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