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How German Marquez’ “little whip” has made him into a stud

DENVER – Well before the season even began, the 2017 version of the Colorado Rockies were defined by their remarkably young, yet clearly talented, starting pitching rotation. From the offseason when the possibility of acquiring a veteran for the staff was a major talking point among fans and the media, to the first day of spring training — and then the regular season — to the moment you are reading this, questions have been raised about how far Colorado can go considering their...

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Rockies outfielder Gerardo Parra has minor injury

Rockies news and links for July 24, 2017

Rockies Gerardo Parra sits with swollen calf | MLB.com
On Saturday, it seemed like Gerardo Parra was just getting the day off. Then the Rockies held Parra out of the lineup on Sunday, too. Now we know why. He was suffering from a minor injury, a bruised calf. He's not expected to land on the disabled list.

Monday Morning Ten Pack: July 24, 2017 | Baseball Prospectus ($)
Jeffrey Paternostro has a first hand scouting report of Rockies pitching prospect...

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Rockies’ Chad Bettis gains feel for curve ball in rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque

Bettis’ command wavered on Sunday but he took a big step forward with his best secondary pitch.

SALT LAKE CITY—In one major area, Chad Bettis’ 63-pitch rehab start for the Albuquerque Isotopes on Sunday night was a success.

“It feels a lot better,” a smiling Bettis said of his curve ball, which operated at 71-73 mph and induced several awkward swings from the Salt Lake Bees’ lineup in a 9-8 win for the Isotopes. “It was something I really wanted to have be a big step here...

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The Buyer`s Guide: Gerardo Parra by Eric Roseberry

Parra is hotter than Georgia asphalt (only in Colorado) right now. But how long will it last, and what will he offer the fantasy player from here to October?

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Bettis feels strong, 'motivated' after rehab start

Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis' rehab start Sunday night for Triple-A Albuquerque at Salt Lake City wasn't the smoothest. But it provided information as he continues his comeback from testicular cancer, which has kept him out of the Majors this season.

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Trevor Story is “back to normal,” and with Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies have a “huge boost”

A loud out can be a pushy motivator. After Trevor Story ripped a line drive to the left side in the fourth inning Sunday, only to have it swept up by Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer, the Rockies’ second-year slugger grew eager. “It’s not always fun when you get hits taken away from you,” Story said. “But it kind of gives you a boost for the next at-bat. And it was a good at-bat, the next one.” Two innings later, Story blasted another hit in the same direction, only higher and...

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Freeland continues solid success at Coors

As collective velocities and strikeouts rise across the baseball landscape, Kyle Freeland is OK with being grounded, in every sense of the word.

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Senzatela looks to establish rhythm in opener

The Rockies and Cardinals open a three-game series on Monday at Busch Stadium to wrap their 2017 regular season slate. Colorado took two of three from the Cardinals in Denver during the final weekend of May, outscoring them, 18-7.

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Rockies erupt for 13 runs to overpower Bucs

Riding another strong performance from rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland, and supplemented with an offensive outburst, the Rockies powered to a 13-3 on Sunday at Coors Field to clinch their first home series win over the Pirates since July 2014.

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Kyle Freeland breezes through the Pirates, Mark Reynolds homers twice in Rockies’ blowout win at Coors Field

A nagging apprehension still nibbled at the Rockies on Sunday morning, easily explained by seven seasons without even a hint at the postseason, six of them on the losing side of even. If hope dies by annual installments in Colorado, it finds life in a flash. Kyle Freeland, the Rockies’ rookie southpaw, saw so many summers tick away into the trivial while growing up in Denver, but with every weak ground ball he forced from the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ lineup Sunday, any leftover despair this...

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Rockies can kill two birds with one trip to St. Louis

The Colorado Rockies can kill two birds with one trip to St. Louis. They head to the Gateway City for three games with the Cardinals starting Monday. First, they can give themselves a chance to pick up at least one easy win in the series (and probably a series win). More importantly, they can grab a frontline starter they very much need if they are going to make a run to and in the National League playoffs. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday reported that the Cardinals are “open for...

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Rockies hit 5 home runs in 13-3 drubbing of Pirates

Mark Reynolds hit two of the Rockies’ five home runs in Sunday’s win

The Rockies hit five home runs in a 13-3 drubbing of the Pirates today. The win gave the Rockies the series and wrapped up a successful 5-1 home stand.

Kyle Freeland got off to a great start. He held the Pirates hitless through the first two innings, which caused some serious as well as not so serious whispering about him tossing a no-hitter. In the top of the second, Freeland helped himself in that cause with an...

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Kyle Freeland Dazzles Again: Rockies conquer, colonize Pirates

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies won back to back ballgames and ended with a 5-1 six game homestand as they pounded the Pirates 13-3 on Sunday afternoon. Colorado has now powered themselves to 74 runs on 98 hits in the past seven ballgames. Kyle Freeland, who is right at home in his hometown of Denver with a 2.78 ERA at Coors Field after his performance against Pittsburgh threw six strong, allowing just six hits en route to another really solid performance. The young lefty nabbed win No. 10...

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Rockies bats super versus Nova, Pirates ‘pen in series finale

Four different Rockies left the yard a total of five times on Sunday afternoon against Ivan Nova and the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 13-3 victory in the series finale at Coors Field. The win secured a series win for Colorado, their 19th series win of the season. After game No. 100 of the season and No. 50 at Coors Field, Colorado is 58-42 overall and 31-19 at home. The Rockies pounded out 15 hits on the day, including nine against Nova (10-7, 3.62). Charlie Blackmon (24), Trevor Story (13), Pat...

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WATCH: Kyle Freeland is just an amazing athlete, period

Kyle Freeland keeps finding new ways to amaze Rockies fans. He did it again in the second inning of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Fans will remember his first Major League win, which came against the NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers in the Rockies’ 2017 home opener. He wowed them at the plate with his first career home run against Cincinnati back in May. They surely won’t forget his near no-hitter to close out the first half of the 2017 season against the Chicago White...

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Red-hot Parra (calf) held out of starting lineup

A bruised right calf shelved Gerardo Parra from the starting lineup for the second straight day on Sunday, though the Rockies outfielder is expected to dodge the disabled list.

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Wolters still adjusting to everyday grind

Rockies catcher Tony Wolters bolted from his crouch to barehand the weak roller from the Pirates' Starling Marte on Friday night. His throw -- balletic, if awkward in catcher's gear -- was reminiscent of his days as a middle infielder.

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Colorado Rockies: Bud Black talks about high walk rates

The walk rate for some Rockies pitchers are at an alarming rate. The Rockies pitching staff has walked 348 batters entering Sunday, which is fifth-worst in all of baseball. This equates to 3.5 walks per nine innings. This is particularly bad for pitchers Adam Ottavino, Tyler Chatwood, Mike Dunn, Greg Holland, Scott Oberg, and Jon […] Colorado Rockies: Bud Black talks about high walk rates - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Colorado Rockies: Kyle Freeland returns to the starting rotation

Freeland has not made a start since July 9 when he nearly threw a no-hitter against the Chicago White Sox on the Sunday before the All-Star break. On Sunday, Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland will return to the rotation to face the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. He was briefly moved to the bullpen to reduce his […] Colorado Rockies: Kyle Freeland returns to the starting rotation - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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BSN Rockies Podcast: German Marquez shoved and it said everything

On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Jake Shapiro and Drew Creasman talk about German Marquez’ stellar day and how the Colorado starters have done. They discussed the offense and it’s uptick and how the recent Tyler Anderson news impacts the team.

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