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DENVER – There is a baseball field at 20th and Blake where the air is thin and the outfield is vast. When things started to get a little bit crazy in the late 90s and into the new millennium, they employed a humidor to try to make it more like baseball in other places. It’s still a park that…...

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After a career-worst performance that saw him exiting the first inning courtesy of a shellacking by a weak-hitting Pittsburgh squad Thursday night at Coors Field, starter Chi Chi González had a fantastic outing for Colorado on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium against the National League’s best offense. What difference a week makes. Twirling a shutout through six innings, González got…...

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DENVER – Entering this weekend’s four-game series with the NL Central-worst Pirates, the NL West-worst Rockies were holding steady at 13th place in the National League. Saturday night’s loss, the third-straight at the hands of Pittsburgh and fifth-straight overall, moves Colorado back in the standings to 14th place or, as it’s more appropriate to call it, 2nd-worst in the league.…...

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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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The business of baseball can oftentimes be a very serious one. Still in the aftermath of the trade deadline, it can be easy for everyone from fans to media to the players and managers themselves to think of the game as a series of cold-blooded business decisions made with millions of dollars at stake. It is a game built…...

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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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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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It has been a season for quoting the late, great Yogi Bera. The Colorado Rockies have found themselves once again in a situation perfectly encapsulated by another one of Hall of Fame catchers’ gems. When you come to a fork in the road, take it. The 2019 season has not gone the way anyone associated with the club has…...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In what was originally a matchup of two starting pitchers known as TBD, the Rockies selected young Jeff Hoffman to make his seventh start of the season while the Nationals activated seven-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer for Thursday’s fourth and final game of the series. To say Colorado would have been pleased…...

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On the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing, the Colorado crew witnessed a blastoff that traveled much higher than the 14ers dotting their mountainous state. The on-field temperature felt like playing a game on the launch pad amid liftoff, 94 degrees at first pitch, but with 44% humidity it felt more like 105 degrees. Before the game, Bud Black…...

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When Lawrence Peter Berra uttered one of his many humorous malapropisms, “It’s déjà vu all over again,” major league baseball in Colorado existed purely as a pipe dream. His witticism certainly should be applied to the events at Coors Field this weekend and, perhaps, that of the last few weekends. Though Sunday’s affair started on the right note for…...

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There was nothing that felt normal about the Colorado Rockies second of three against the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night. The game didn’t begin until 9:18pm after a three hour and eight minute weather delay featuring heavy lightning and rain. The after effects made for some questionable defense from both teams and a slew of triples. The back-and-forth affair eventually…...

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On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman and Patrick Lyons break down the first game after the All-Star break, a 3-2 win for the Colorado Rockies over the Cincinnati Reds. More positive signs from Jon Gray and David Dahl, plus can Daniel Murphy be a major factor down the stretch....

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It wasn’t exactly the statement win the Colorado Rockies were looking for out of the break but they got more great signs out of the Wolf of Blake Street and just enough hitting to top the Cincinnati Reds in the first of three by a score of 3-2. The contest featured an excellent and interesting pitching match-up between a pair…...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy The Colorado Rockies suddenly look like a team with no answers,…...

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Editor’s Note: Above is an audio story, designed to give BSN Denver subscribers the option to listen to this story if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! In one of my first forays into the world of analytic baseball writing,…...

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ATTENTION: This is an audio story, meaning that BSN Denver subscribers can listen to it if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy! DENVER – Before the Colorado Rockies series opener with the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on Thursday…...

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ATTENTION: This is an audio story, meaning that BSN Denver subscribers can listen to it if they don’t have time to stop and read it in its entirety. We would love to know what you think about it in the comments. Enjoy!

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