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Bud Black taught me how to throw a baseball, seriously

  DENVER – It was simple enough, I asked Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black what his best tip for a pitcher of any age would be. Black, a big league manager and 15-year player at the game’s top level responded in his patented dry humor, “how long do we have?” Black, in his first year with the Rockies but in his tenth season overall as a manager, won a World Series as a pitching coach with the Los Angeles Angles. As a player, he had a 121-116 record with a 3.84 ERA in almost 400...

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Rockies host National Play Campaign

About 50 children took part in a two-hour clinic that was part of the National PLAY Campaign -- Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth -- at Coors Field on Saturday. PLAY was started in 2004 by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society.

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Mark Reynolds, still on a Rockies tear, hitting far and near; Nolan Arenado’s “matador”; offense rolling

His manager marveled at Mark Reynolds‘ single to right field as much as his 458-foot home run to left field Friday night. “That’s by design,” Rockies skipper Bud Black said of his veteran first baseman. “He tried to hit the ball far in the eighth and he tried to get a base hit in the fourth. That wasn’t an accident.” Reynolds’ team-leading 13th homer in Colorado’s series-opening 10-0 blowout of the Cardinals at Coors Field on Friday was a deep shot that nearly reached the...

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Greg Holland leads the list of MLB’s best offseason signings for 2017. He turned the Rockies around.

As the slow churn of spring training started to tick by in February, when the names of days became irrelevant because every day is the same, Carlos Gonzalez sidled next to a new teammate, a man he had never met. This name, he knew. Greg Holland’s reputation draws a lot of water. “You know what? You’re gonna like this team,” Gonzalez told Holland. “You’re gonna have a lot of opportunities to be beastly.” “You think that’s gonna be true?” Holland said. “Just wait and...

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Colorado Rockies Hit of the Week: Carlos Gonzalez back on track by making history

  What was the story of the Colorado Rockies 7-3 road trip? The young starting pitching fighting through teams adjusting against them? The bullpen showing warts for the first time? The ridiculous stretch that Charlie Blackmon has been on? All good answers. All wrong! Of course, such things are a bit subjective, but for our money, Carlos Gonzalez breaking out of his month-long slump was the single biggest development of the trip and is best symbolized by his fourth-inning home run in...

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BSN Rockies Podcast: Getting creative with the starting rotation

  On this episode of the BSN Rockies Podcast, Drew Creasman discusses the merits of getting creative with the starting rotation. Should Colorado explore a six-man or “piggyback” rotation? What about starting someone (Tyler Chatwood) only on the road and somebody else only at home? Also, how freaking good is Charlie Blackmon?

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Drop your suspicions, the Rockies are legit (and believing it)

Year after year, it seems that the Colorado Rockies toy with their fans’ emotions at the start of the season. They start out great, then fade quickly. This year is different. With nearly one-third of the season in the books, the Rockies lead the entire National League with a 32-18 record, marking their best start in franchise history. And they show no signs of slowing down. To date, they’ve only lost two series out of 15, and are inexplicably playing better on the road than at home. The...

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The Colorado Rockies show their balance against Cardinals

The Colorado Rockies are not cooling off after coming home from a 7-3 road trip. This club’s offensive terror translated at Coors Field in the first game of a series against the Cardinals. For a majority of this game, pitching was the story line. Heading into the eighth inning the game time was only two hours while […] The Colorado Rockies show their balance against Cardinals - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Colorado Rockies Prospects: Brendan Rodgers goes yard twice

Top prospect continues to destroy the California League

Brendan Rodgers, who already sits among the elite names on every top prospect list, will likely find himself even higher on those lists come midseason. With two home runs in last night’s 8-1 win over Inland Empire, Rodgers now has six bombs alongside his .369 batting average.

Rodgers’ likely midseason jump up the prospect rankings could also coincide with a promotion to Double-A Hartford. While it’s just his 29th game of the...

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Blackmon’s best baseball going hand in hand with Rockies’ best baseball

The Colorado Rockies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in a 10-0 blowout Friday night. The game was a great one all around for the Rockies, who extended their National League best record to 32-18. It’s no coincidence that the Rockies are playing so well, given the tear that their leadoff hitter is on to start the season. While the entire lineup was in sync for Colorado on Friday, Charlie Blackmon took things to another level. Blackmon entered the game hot as can be, owning the Major...

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Charlie Blackmon’s near cycle lets us in on why he just keeps getting better

  DENVER – Charlie Blackmon was never touted as one of the best prospects in baseball or even one of the best in the Colorado Rockies system. Blackmon was a failed college pitcher and not only was he humbled by elbow problems but he remained humble despite being drafted in the second round and receiving honors for his career at Georgia Tech. The candid, bearded and mullet-ed centerfielder is now one of the best players in baseball but the drive that it took a failed and overlooked college...

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Colorado Rockies hope to get Tom Murphy and Jon Gray back soon

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Colorado Rockies injury news: Tom Murphy takes part in drills | Rox Pile

The Rockies are humming along in first place and with the best record in the National League. It’s easy to forget, then, that we haven’t seen some of their young exciting players yet this season. Count Murphy in that group as he works his way back from a forearm fracture. Kevin Henry has an update on the situation as Murphy participated in drills on the field on Friday.

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Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela in complete control in strong bounce back performance

Just one opposing hitter reached second base in a stellar outing by the rookie righty.

DENVER—The keys to success on Friday for Antonio Senzatela were simple: command the fastball, mix in secondaries effectively. Eight scoreless innings and a Colorado Rockies victory later, it’s safe to say that the young right-hander accomplished his goal.

Senzatela kept St. Louis Cardinals hitters off balance all night in what was a close game that eventually snowballed into a 10-0 laugher in favor of...

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Colorado Rockies: Mark Reynolds talks All-Star ballot absence

Mark Reynolds of the Colorado Rockies is having an All-Star type of season. Considering he was signed to a minor league contract before the season began by the Rockies, it’s amazing to think how far the 33-year-old’s season has pivoted since that fateful February day. Entering Saturday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field, […] Colorado Rockies: Mark Reynolds talks All-Star ballot absence - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Senzatela seizes control, sizzles for 7th win

Rockies rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela didn't want to merely live by the fastball. He wanted to pitch with a pinpoint fastball.

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Saunders: Todd Helton “jealous” of pitching talent he sees on 2017 Rockies

Todd Helton is jealous. From his home in Knoxville, Tenn., No. 17 keeps close tabs on the Rockies. He reads about them, checks box scores daily, watches games whenever he can, and checks out highlights on MLB Network. There’s been a lot to celebrate. The Rockies, in first place in the National League West, entered a weekend series against the Cardinals with a 31-18 record, legitimized by a 7-3 record on their just-completed 10-game road trip “I’m impressed,” Helton said by phone...

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Blackmon leads charge as Rox roll vs. Cards

Charlie Blackmon tripled, homered and drove in three runs and Mark Reynolds stayed on Blackmon's heels with three RBIs of his own as the National League West-leading Rockies opened a five-game homestand with a 10-0 victory over the Cardinals at Coors Field on Friday night.

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Freeland leads red-hot Rockies vs. Cards

The first-place Rockies will send the second of three consecutive rookie starting pitchers against the Cardinals for Saturday's middle game in their three-game set, with Denver native Kyle Freeland (5-2, 3.31) climbing the hill for Colorado opposite veteran Adam Wainwright.

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Colorado Rockies playing good baseball, get good win against Cardinals

  DENVER – The Colorado Rockies are good. The Colorado Rockies played good baseball last road trip. The Colorado Rockies played good baseball Friday. Most of this goodness starts with Charlie Blackmon, who was good tonight, going four-for-four as Antonio Senzatela was good on the mound too. Jake Shapiro recapped the good game.  

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