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Saturday Rockpile: The Colorado Rockies are banking on Ezequiel Tovar to bring change on and off the field

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, September 24, 2022

Mired in their fourth straight losing season, the Colorado Rockies have tested the patience of their fans in recent years. A huge payday to Kris Bryant in the off-season has kicked-off to a truly terrible start, they’re pacing for one of the worst road records in franchise history and the offense has been generally anemic, especially by Coors Field standards.

But while the...

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Alan Trejo, Rockies post walk-off win over Padres

Alan Trejo's RBI single with one out in the 10th inning gave the Colorado Rockies a 4-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night in Denver. Randal Grichuk homered among his two hits, Yonathan Daza also had two hits and Daniel Bard (6-4) pitched two scoreless innings of relief for the win for Colorado.

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Mac Wilcox

Rockies 4, Padres 3: Trejo’s hit the firework that lights a walk-off win

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Alan Trejo’s game-winner made sure Ezequiel Tovar’s impressive debut ended on a high note

Ezequiel Tovar was very impressive in his MLB debut, and Colorado’s pitching staff was able to keep San Diego’s lineup at bay for most of Friday’s contest. It seemed they may be in danger of a late loss, but Alan Trejo was the extra-innings hero and made sure Rockies fans would celebrate Fireworks Night with a win.

Don’t leave me hangin...

The Rockies...

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Mac Wilcox

Colorado Rockies game no. 151 thread: Sean Manaea vs Ryan Feltner

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It’s #tovartime to #letthekidsplay

It is officially #tovartime.

The exciting shortstop prospect, ranked #1 PuRP and #2 in MLB PIpeline, is set to make his MLB debut when he bats eighth in Friday’s lineup as the Colorado Rockies start their final homestand of the 2022 season against the San Diego Padres. It’s part of Colorado’s continued youth movement that he’s seen the likes of Sean Bouchard, Gavin Hollowell, Wynton Bernard, and Michael Toglia...

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Joelle Milholm

Friday Rockpile: Appreciating the Rockies service off the field

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, September 23, 2022

Even though it’s been 50 years since Roberto Clemente died tragically trying to deliver food and aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, his legacy lives on. The amazingly talented baseball player was just as dedicated to helping others if not more than baseball.

Stories of his impact were seen around the country on Roberto Clemente Day on...

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Justin Wick

Giants 3, Rockies 0: Ureña’s 5 2?3 innings come with little run support

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José Ureña lacks run support; has now allowed four runs in his last 17 innings

For Rockies faithful, this game is better evaluated on the hit totals. San Francisco 10, Colorado 9.

This would suggest far different than a shutout that ensued at Coors Field this afternoon.

A valiant start by José Ureña, now holding a 2.12 ERA over his last three starts, was not enough for a lack of offense with runners in scoring position. Colorado went a...

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Rockies put 2B Brendan Rodgers (hamstring) on IL

The Colorado Rockies placed second baseman Brendan Rodgers on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a left hamstring strain. The move is retroactive to Monday.

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Justin Wick

Colorado Rockies game no. 150 thread: José Ureña vs. John Brebbia

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Ezequiel Tovar is not in the starting lineup, but is available off the bench for his potential MLB debut

Dare we say... an MLB debut off the bench?

Phenom shortstop Ezequiel Tovar was recently called up by the Rockies, and his debut is inevitable over the next few days. He is not in the starting lineup for this afternoon’s game, but he could be available as a later-inning sub.

(At this point in the season, his debut could come in an outright start...

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Evan Lang

Thursday Rockpile: Tovar Time has arrived at long last

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

For months now fans of the Colorado Rockies have been tantalized with idea of “Tovar Time:” the day in which the organization’s no. 2 prospect and no. 28 MLB-wide prospect Ezequiel Tovar would be called up for his major league debut. There was clamoring for his call-up before the All-Star Break, only to have those hopes denied by a nagging groin injury as fans ticked...

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Joelle Milholm

Giants 6, Rockies 1: Colorado bats go cold

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Montero homers to prevent shutout, but Webb and SF bullpen dominates

The Giants recorded three times more hits and six times more runs than the Rockies did on a rainy and chilly night at Coors Field on Wednesday. Add two errors and it’s almost surprising the score wasn’t worse. Meanwhile, San Francisco is 10-5 against the Rockies this season.

One-hit Webb

The Rockies offense was quite delayed, just like the start of the game. Through five innings, starter Logan...

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Rockies to promote their No. 2 prospect Ezequiel Tovar

Tovar has a strong reputation for his speed, bat-to-ball skills and shortstop defense.

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Joelle Milholm

Colorado Rockies game no. 149 thread: Logan Webb vs. Germán Márquez

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Rockies are 9-24 against the Giants in 2021 and 2022. Can they get win 10 tonight?

For the last two seasons, the Rockies have struggled mightily against the Giants.

In 2021, the Giants were 107-55 and actually beat out the Dodgers for the NL West crown. Last season, the Rockies went 4-15 against San Francisco. This year, the Giants are 71-77, which is seven games ahead of the Rockies, but 32 games back in the NL West and 9.5 back in the NL Wild Card race. Even...

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Giants look to take third game of set vs. Rockies

When German Marquez signed a five-year, $43 million contract extension before the 2019 season, it showed the faith the Colorado Rockies had in the young righty.

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Mario DeGenz

Wednesday Rockpile: The Many Faces of Daniel Bard’s slider

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, September 21st, 2022

Do me a favor and watch the video below from Bard’s 32nd save of the season in the final game of the Rockies’ Chicago road trip. In particular, focus on the first two pitches. Both of them are strikeouts looking on sliders over the outside corner.

Daniel Bard pitches a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts and notches his 32nd save of the season pic.twitter.com/X3Rz7Q8b0m

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Mac Wilcox

Giants 6, Rockies 3: Cron’s bat is sole offense in loss

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Kyle Freeland had a solid start and C.J. Cron did his best to back him up, but the Giants prevailed at Coors once again

The San Francisco Giants were once again too much for the Colorado Rockies to overcome on Tuesday. Their bullpenning effort kept Colorado’s bats quiet (minus C.J. Cron), and the Coors faithful were once again left wanting as their team fell 6-3.

An odd opening salvo

Kyle Freeland allowed the game’s first run, but it was one in which the box...

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Mac Wilcox

Colorado Rockies game no. 148 thread: John Brebbia vs Kyle Freeland

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The Rockies will try to shake off the sting of last night’s loss with a return to the win column on Tuesday

Last night’s 10-7 loss was a tough pill for the Colorado Rockies to swallow as it officially dashed their (admittedly precarious) playoff aspirations. Now they play only for themselves and their fans, and will try to end the season on a high note starting with their second clash with the visiting San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

John Brebbia (6-2,...

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MLB Odds: Giants vs. Rockies prediction, odds, pick – 9/20/2022

The San Francisco Giants take on the Colorado Rockies. Check out our MLB odds series for our Giants Rockies prediction and pick. John Brebbia will be the opener for this game from the Giants’ bullpen, while Kyle Freeland starts for the Rockies.

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Renee Dechert

Revisiting the Colton Welker DFA

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The Rockies’ thinking seems fairly straightforward.

As the 2022 season winds down, let’s turn back the clock and reconsider the Colorado Rockies’ decision to DFA Colton Welker back in early July.

The Rockies announced today that have selected the contract of RHP José Ureña and have optioned RHP Justin Lawrence to Triple-A. Additionally, INF Colton Welker has been designated for assignment.

Ureña will wear #51.

— Rockies Club Information...

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Justin Wick

Tuesday Rockpile: It’s time to play (limited) spoiler

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, September 20, 2022

As of Monday night, the Colorado Rockies have been mathematically eliminated from the 2022 postseason.

The fate of elimination was pretty much inevitable at some point this week — the club entered Monday 16 games out of a wildcard spot with 16 to play — but with the fate now sealed, the conversation officially turns to what is left.

It’s time to play spoiler: against...

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Rockies shoot to shake off collapse vs. Giants

The San Francisco Giants took their lumps against their heated rivals over the weekend, and the aftereffects of the three-game sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers were evident early in their Monday contest.

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