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Evan Lang Skyler Timmins Mac Wilcox

Affected by Altitude: Hit the Road, Jack? I Want to Hit More Jacks on the Road!

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Road Rockies have reared their ugly heads in 2022, and the lads sit down to discuss what’s wrong and what needs to be fixed. Plus we look into how some old friends are doing.

The Purple Row podcast Affected by Altitude is hosted by staff writers Evan Lang, Skyler Timmins, and Mac Wilcox, who are all incredibly proud and excited to be lending their voices to more great Purple Row content for you to enjoy.

This week, Evan, Mac, and Skyler discuss the...

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Giants vs. Rockies Prediction and Odds for Monday, May 16 (Giants Maintain Dominance over Rockies)

The 17-16 Colorado Rockies host the 20-13 San Francisco Giants tonight at 8:40 p.m. EST after a disappointing series loss to the Royals. San Francisco is coming off a disappointing loss of their own, getting clobbered 15-6 by the Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball last night.

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Renee Dechert

What should fans do when their team is bad (on a number of levels)?

A new book examines fandom and offers some advice

Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-industrial Complex at Its Own Game

By Craig Calcaterra

Belt Publishing

232 pages

I got off to a bad start with Rethinking Fandom: How to Beat the Sports-Industrial Complex at Its Own Game.

Here’s the passage that did me in, which is on the second page of the “Introduction”: “There was talk about the possibility of superfan groups like the Seattle Seahawks’ famous ‘Twelfth...

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Kenneth Weber

Pebble Report: Rockies prospect Hunter Goodman has big league power

Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from May 10-15, 2022

It was an up-and-down week for the Colorado Rockies’ system. The Spokane Indians continued to try and push through tough weather conditions, but it got the best of their bats this week as they dropped five-of-six in Hillsboro (ARI). In the upper levels, the Albuquerque Isotopes split a set at home against Sugar Land (HOU) while the Hartford Yard Goats took their home series against Portland...

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Robert Walgren

Monday Rockpile: A tale of two bullpens

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, May 16, 2022

Remember when the Rockies bullpen was performing as one of the best in the league? I don’t, and they may not either.

Through the first two weeks of the season the back end was lights out - leading the majors with an ERA of 0.68, earning saves in four games, and wins in four. Since then? Well the regression has been steep.

Most of these stats are redundant. If a bullpen strands 97.2% of...

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Mac Wilcox

Royals 8, Rockies 7: Bard’s blowup mars amazing comeback

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The Rockies mustered one of the unlikeliest comebacks of the season, but a blown save gave the Royals the victory on Sunday

One of the most amazing comebacks in recent history was a potential high point of the season for the Rockies, but a ninth-inning meltdown was more than they could overcome as the Royals took the finale of their three-game series, 8-7 on Sunday.

Gomber dukes it out

Austin Gomber was looking to improve upon a not-great start...

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Mac Wilcox

Colorado Rockies game no. 34 thread: Daniel Lynch vs Austin Gomber

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The Rox will try to secure a series victory from the Royals on Sunday

After a rough road trip in which the lineup’s offense could be charitably described as impotent, the Colorado Rockies offense has since found life against the Kansas City Royals, having scored 20 runs in the first two games of their three-game series. They’ll try to keep that going in Sunday’s finale and climb to two games over .500.

Austin Gomber (2-3, 4.36 ERA) gets...

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Royals vs. Rockies Prediction and Odds for Sunday, May 15 (Rockies With Key Matchup Advantage)

The 17-16 Colorado Rockies host the 11-20 Kansas City Royals today at 3:10 PM EST after splitting the first two contests of the three-game series. Kansas City enjoyed its finest offensive performance of the season in the first game, scoring 14 runs.

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Skyler Timmins

Sunday Rockpile: A memorial for foregone Rockies jerseys

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, May 15, 2022

A week ago we learned from MLB.com’s Thomas Harding that the Rockies have taken the black vest jerseys out of rotation in preparation for the reveal of the new Nike City Connect uniforms in the coming weeks. Now, there is a fairly sizable difference of opinions on this uniform with some celebrating the move and others lamenting the iconic look. Personally, I always liked the black vests, as it was a...

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Samantha Bradfield

Rockies 10, Royals 4: Much better

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Charlie Blackmon, Sam Hilliard and Ryan McMahon all homered in the offensive explosion

Today was indeed a new day. After last night’s craziness, the Rockies snapped their five-game losing streak and put a beat down on the Kansas City Royals 10-4. Márquez was sharp and everyone contributed on offense. They were a grand slam away from a home run cycle, but otherwise it was a very good day.

Back on the Márq

Germán Márquez recorded his best start since...

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Samantha Bradfield

Colorado Rockies game no. 33 thread: Carlos Hernández vs. Germán Márquez

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Today is a new day

After a Coorsy thrashing last night at the hands of the Kansas City Royals, the Colorado Rockies will look to stop their five-game skid in Game 2. Some Rockies notes:

The Rockies have been outscored 42-18 in those five games and last night was the first time they’ve scored 10+ runs and lost since June 16, 2019 vs. San Diego — a 14-13 loss. The Rockies committed multiple errors for the ninth time last night (had 10 such games...

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Kenneth Weber

Saturday Rockpile: Ezequiel Tovar and the chance of Rockies’ history

Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, May 14, 2022

There is undoubtedly a youth-movement on the horizon for the Colorado Rockies. We got our first glimpse with the brief promotion of Elehuris Montero to the major league roster at the end of April, but the players in the A-ball levels are where the zenith of this generation of prospects is expected to come from. In between the two is Ezequiel Tovar, who sure looks like he wants to fast-track this process.

Tovar started with top...

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Evan Lang

Royals 14, Rockies 10: I thought we were supposed to be good at home?

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In a long, ugly, and sloppy slugfest, the Rockies fell to the Royals in what was expected to be an easy win.

It was long, it was ugly, and it was stupid. Both teams played sloppy baseball but it ended up haunting the Colorado Rockies the most as they fell to the Kansas City Royals 14-10. The Rockies fall to an even .500 on the season in what should have been a rebound at home after a miserable road trip.

Freeland isn't Free

Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland...

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Evan Lang

Colorado Rockies game no. 32 thread: Zack Greinke vs Kyle Freeland

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The Rockies retreat home after another miserable road trip and look to re-establish dominance against the 10-19 Royals

After another miserable road trip and getting stomped in the Bay Area, the Colorado Rockies return to Coors Field looking to turn things around in the safety of their home ballpark. The Rockies are kicking off a nine-game homestand with a three-game weekend set against the scuffling Kansas City Royals. The Royals are as good a team as any to face...

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Royals vs Rockies Prediction and Odds for Friday, May 13 (Rockies Screaming With Value)

We've got a battle between struggling squads tonight as the 16-15 Colorado Rockies host the 10-19 Kansas City Royals at 8:40 PM EST. Colorado has lost four straight, all by multiple runs, as their offense has managed just eight runs total in that stretch.

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Joelle Milholm

Friday Rockpile: Can las cucarachas become las mariposas for the Rockies?

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, May 13, 2022

Back in 2019, despite being a disappointing season after back-to-back playoff appearances, September turned out to have some unexpected highlights.

It was the days of “las cucarachas,” and Rockies fans were being treated to home runs, timely hitting, and great fielding by prospects like Sam Hilliard, Garrett Hampson, Raimel Tapia, and Yonathan Daza. It was also Ryan McMahon’s first...

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Evan Lang

Thursday Rockpile: Yonathan Daza is seizing his opportunity in a crowded outfield

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, May 12th, 2022

There’s no mistaking that the outfield for the Colorado Rockies is a crowded place. The Rockies are carrying at least six outfielders on their active roster with a seventh currently on the injured list. 28-year old center fielder Yonathan Daza has already had to scrape together appearances where able since his debut in 2019, and admittedly I wasn’t sure where he fit on this team this...

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Joelle Milholm

Giants 7, Rockies 1 : Beatdown in the Bay

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Bad hitting, bad pitching, and bad fielding = San Francisco sweep

The numbers are ugly. Five losses in six games. Outscored 33-13. Eight errors in six games. Ten straight losses to the Giants. Fifth place in the NL West. After the latest defeat, a 7-1 beatdown on Wednesday, the Rockies have painfully ended another terrible road trip.

This road trip was so bad that not even Chad Kuhl, the Rockies best starter of 2022 who entered the day undefeated,...

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Joelle Milholm

Colorado Rockies game no. 31 thread: Chad Kuhl vs. Alex Cobb

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Can the Rockies please just win one game in SF?

In the midst of a 1-4 road trip and having lost nine straight to the Giants (and also giving up at least 10 hits in each of those losses), the Rockies will look to their best pitcher so far in 2022 to get back on the winning track. Chad Kuhl, the only undefeated Rockies starter at 3-0, will be on the mound for the Rockies in the series finale today.

Boasting a 1.82 ERA in 29 2?3 innings, Kuhl has...

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Pivotal Game 5s in NBA, NHL playoffs offer great value

It's a great night of postseason action once again, with betting angles worth following.

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