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Chet Gutwein

Sim Rockies 5, Sim Brewers 2: Trevor Story carries the load in Rockies’ win

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Rockies put an end to five-game skid with come from behind victory

The Rockies relied heavily on the bat of Trevor Story in Friday night’s matchup against the Brewers. In the top of the sixth, with two runners on base, Story slammed a three-run homer to put the Rockies up 3-2. It proved to be the game-winning hit as Rockies’ pitchers would go on to shutout the Brewers for the remainder of the game. The win puts an end to a five-game losing...

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Justin Wick

Tuesday Rockpile: Bud Black’s pitching decisions are a lot easier with a DH

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, July 11, 2020

‘I’ll miss the National League game’: NL managers weigh in on the universal DH | ESPN

Bud Black on the universal designated hitter: “This might be a good thing really in the long run.”

ESPN’s Marly Rivera writes this piece featuring quotes from all 15 National League managers. Black speaks on his own playing career as a pitcher, as well as his traditionalist views. “I grew to...

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Samantha Bradfield

Sim Brewers 5, Sim Rockies 0: Raimel Tapia musters the team’s only hit

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Kyle Freeland pitched well, but it wasn’t enough

The Sim Rockies’ losing streak stretches to four after being shutout by the Sim Brewers on Thursday night. Kyle Freeland pitched toe-to-toe with Freddy Peralta, but the Sim Rockies offense was dormant for the duration of the duel.

One hit cannot rule them all

The Sim Rockies were not no-hit, but they were held to a single hit. That hit belonged to none other than Raimel Tapia — a single in the third...

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Joelle Milholm

Friday Rockpile: If Blackmon’s not ready, Rockies have versatile outfielders aplenty

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Rockies news and links for Friday, July 9, 2020

Rockies have options if Blackmon isn’t ready | MLB.com

Bud Black gave some updates on Charlie Blackmon on Thursday, saying that he believes the four-time All-Star could be ready to play with the Rockies when they officially start Summer Camp action on July 24 against the Texas Rangers. News broke that Blackmon had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 23. He had been working out and training at Coors...

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Samantha Bradfield

Colorado Rockies simulation game thread no. 93: Kyle Freeland vs. Freddy Peralta

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Time for a new series against the Brew Crew

After being swept by the Sim Diamondbacks in their last series, the Sim Rockies travel up north to take on the Sim Brewers.

Kyle Freeland (3-7, 4.23 ERA) will be on the hill for the Sim Rox. Last time Freeland was on the mound was against the Sim Giants last week and pitched pretty well — only allowing four hits and three runs in his 5 1?3 innings, but the poor defense behind him handed him the loss. He will be up...

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Joelle Milholm

Sim Diamondbacks 9, Sim Rockies 6: Comeback wasted as Colorado suffers sweep

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After erasing 5-run deficit, bullpen blows lead

After the top of the fourth inning, the Sim Rockies were down 5-0. By the bottom of the fifth, the Rockies had climbed back to take a 6-5 lead. But it was Sim Arizona who had the final comeback, dropping the Rockies to 40-52 to fall further into last place in the NL West. Arizona, meanwhile, improved to 46-47, but are still in fourth place in the division.

Snakes hammer Senzatela

In...

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Becca Guillen

MLB releases 2021 schedule

Rockies to have Opening Day at Coors Field

Major League Baseball has released the schedule for the 2021 season, just days after announcing the 2020 schedule. Opening Day for the Colorado Rockies will be on April 1, 2021 and for the first time since 2011, they will open the season at home with a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Rockies will be at home for Father’s Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Larry Walker’s #Retire33 weekend will be rescheduled to 2021, though no...

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Renee Dechert

What Matt Kemp believes he brings to the Rockies

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Kemp explained his 2019 season and why he’s happy to be in Colorado

It was weird, okay?

Seeing Matt Kemp in a Colorado Rockies hoodie takes some getting used to because as Rockies fans, we have seen what Kemp is capable of — generally in service of the opposing club. But in a media availability on Wednesday, Kemp explained why he’s with the Rockies now, what he thinks he brings, and why he’s believes the Rockies are for real.

Previously in...

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Eric Fayeulle

Thursday Rockpile: Jon Gray is ready

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Rockies news and links for Thursday, July 9, 2020 

Barring any unexpected surprises, albeit in a year defined by surprises, it’s just two weeks until Major League Baseball’s Opening Day (and 15 days until the Rockies open their season in the brand new ballpark of the Texas Rangers, Globe Life Field). Finally!

Bud Black suggested on Tuesday that it will be Germán Márquez taking the mound that evening, with the expectation that Jon Gray will...

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Ubaldo Jimenez intends to keep pitching despite exclusion from Rockies' 60-player pool

“No, I’m not thinking about retirement yet,” Jimenez tells said. “I’ve been blessed with a healthy arm, and I still have a lot of passion for the game.”

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Ubaldo Jimenez Intends To Keep Pitching

A potential comeback story popped up out of the blue in February when the Rockies signed former star hurler Ubaldo Jimenez to a minor league deal. In

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Sim Rockies get swept in Tuesday doubleheader

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Home runs from Tapia and Dahl weren’t enough to mount comebacks in either game

Game 1: Sim Diamondbacks 5, Sim Rockies 3

As was the case on Sunday, the Rockies were unable to mount a comeback after giving up five early runs in Game 1 of the doubleheader yesterday. Jon Gray was heavily out-dueled by Madison Bumgarner, who pitched seven scoreless innings and earned Player of the Game honors.

The Gray Wolf gets snakebitten

Five was the number for Jon Gray...

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Emily Leclair

Wednesday Rockpile: Quirks of a 60 game season, but Bud Black isn’t worried

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Major League Baseball announced the 2020 season schedule yesterday, and I don’t know about anyone else, but looking at a 60-game season feels kind of weird.

Or at least weird to picture. Like every other club in baseball, the Rockies will play their 60 games in the span of 10 weeks (or 66 days). Playing 60 games in 66 days can either go really well, or not so well. The Athletic’s Nick...

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Samantha Bradfield

Colorado Rockies simulation game thread no. 91: Zac Gallen vs. Jack Wynkoop

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Start time, lineups, and discussion thread for the second game of today’s doubleheader and Jack Wynkoop’s MLB debut

The Sim Rockies take on the Sim Diamondbacks this evening in the second game of the #PurpleRowSim Doubleheader.

Jack Wynkoop (no affiliation with the LoDo Brewery) will be making his MLB debut against the Snakes. Wynkoop was the Rockies’ sixth round pick in 2015, He rocketed through the ranks, making it to...

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Rockies Release Zac Rosscup

The Rockies recently released southpaw Zac Rosscup, according to the latest Baseball America transactions log. It seems the organization determined he would not be a part of the 60-man player pool and was not otherwise worth keeping under contract.

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Rockies Sign Matt Kemp

July 4: The club has announced the move, which is now official. Kemp has been added to the Rockies’ 60-man player pool. June 30: The Rockies have struck a deal with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter).

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Emily Leclair

Colorado Rockies simulation game thread no. 90: Madison Bumgarner vs. Jon Gray

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Rockies open up three-game series at home against Sim Diamondbacks

After losing the series to the Sim Giants last week, the Sim Rockies are looking to take this home series against the Sim Diamondbacks before hitting the road later this week.

The Sim Rockies are currently 40-49, which is last place in the NL West and 2.5 games behind the Sim Diamondbacks (43-47).

Madison Bumgarner will take the mound for the Sim Diamondbacks (9-4, 2.97) and Jon...

Yardbarker: Colorado Rockies

Bud Black talks 2020 schedule, challenges

On Tuesday morning, Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black offered his thoughts on some of the more interesting points of the condensed 2020 schedule. We now know when and where the Colorado Rockies will be playing in what will be a very different 2020 campaign.

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Ryan McMahon on possibly playing different positions in 2020

At the end of Monday’s workout, Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon spoke with the media, including Rox Pile. In 2019, the Colorado Rockies deployed Ryan McMahon at second base more than double that of anyone else.

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Justin Wick

Tuesday Rockpile: Colorado’s schedule may lead to a hot start

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

MLB schedule release: Opening Day games, key dates and the big matchups we’re circling | ESPN

19 of Colorado’s first 21 games are against teams that didn’t make the postseason last year.

Bring on the weird! pic.twitter.com/KIPy1G8Yl1

— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) July 6, 2020

Games 22-28 for the Rockies, however, are against the reigning AL champion...

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