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Justin Wick

Rockies at Braves Game 3 postponed (rain)

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It will take an adventure for the Rockies to get back to Atlanta.

Thursday’s game between the Colorado Rockies and the Atlanta Braves has been postponed due to “inclement weather and unplayable field conditions.”

Today’s Braves – Rockies Game has been Postponed Due to Inclement Weather and Unplayable Field Conditions: pic.twitter.com/fTfD0ZTzxc

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 16, 2021

Colorado was going for a road sweep in Atlanta...

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Justin Wick

Colorado Rockies game no. 147 thread: Germán Márquez vs. Ian Anderson

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The Rockies are on the verge of a series sweep—on the road.

Wednesday night’s game between the Rockies and Braves ended at 11:41 local time. First pitch for today’s game is scheduled approximately 10 1?2 hours later, and it’s safe to assume neither team took batting practice before today’s contest.

Forget the short rest. The #RoadRockies are going for a sweep today.

Colorado and Atlanta will kick off the final game of a three-game set this...

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Eric Fayeulle

Thursday Rockpile: Who are these Nats we’re about to see?

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Rockies news and links for Thursday, September 16, 2021

The last time the Rockies took on the Washington Nationals was July 25, 2019. What a different world we lived in then. Most of us had never heard of a “coronavirus,” Donald Trump was president, and A-Rod and J.Lo were still together. When the Rockies head to the nation’s capital after they wrap up their series with the Braves today, they’ll square off with a nearly unrecognizable Nats team....

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Daren Gonzalez

Rockies 3, Braves 2: Colorado takes the rainy win in extras

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Win secures Rockies their second consecutive road series win

In rainy Atlanta, the Rockies and Braves battled it out over the late night for over four hours in wet and muddy conditions. Nine innings weren’t enough so they kept going. In the end, the Rockies pulled out the win with a Raimel Tapia RBI single in the tenth.

The win gives the Rockies their second consecutive series win on the road and improves them to 23-51 away from Coors, 68-78 overall...

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Daren Gonzalez

Colorado Rockies game no. 146 thread: Antonio Senzatela vs. Huascar Ynoa

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The Rockies chase back-to-back road series wins

The Rockies are rolling on the road. That’s even a strange sentence to type but it’s true. Colorado is now 7-4 in their last eleven road games, by far their best stretch on the road this season. It’s too little, too late for this season but it can create some positive momentum to carry through the offseason and into next spring.

Trying to help the Rockies earn road win number 23 will be Antonio...

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Mario DeGenz

Wednesday Rockpile: Brendan Rodgers and his reverse splits

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

The Coors Hangover is a well-known issue for Rockies hitters, and as every casual fan takes delight in pointing out, hitters who wear the purple pinstripes often see a massive discrepancy between their Coors Field numbers and their road numbers. This is not news for anyone who follows the team, of course; the 2021 Rockies are hitting an MLB-best .281/.342/.486 at home compared to an...

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Joelle Milholm

Rockies 5, Braves 4: B-Rod comes up clutch, Estévez holds on

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This East Coast road trip continues to be a new feeling: fun

The Rockies have looked like a new team lately. They are hitting homers and the bullpen is hanging on. The result has been four road wins in five days, equating to 18 percent of their total road wins this season. The latest came against the AL East first-place Braves on Tuesday night. The credit goes to Brendon Rodgers and Trevor Story for hitting homers, and Garrett Hampson, who ended up scoring...

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Joelle Milholm

Colorado Rockies game no. 145 thread: Jon Gray vs. Touki Toussaint

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Can the Rockies win two series on the road in a row?

After knocking the Phillies down in the Wild Card race with a 3-1 series win, the Rockies will now travel to Atlanta to take on the NL East’s top team in the Braves for a three-game series. The Rockies and Braves are coming off a 2-2 series split at Coors Field Sept. 2-5.

Jon Gray (7-10, 4.18 ERA) will toe the rubber on Tuesday night, making his second start since being placed on the 10-day IL with...

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Justin Wick

Tuesday Rockpile: Yency Almonte is having an anti-Coors season

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, September 14, 2021

2021 has been a forgettable year for Yency Almonte. He is eligible for salary arbitration next season, but a career-worst 8.37 ERA has shifted his potential payday from what was expected last year.

In 2020, Almonte had the ninth-best bWAR on the entire roster.

Now, he’s at risk of being non-tendered by the Rockies this winter.

A month-long stint on the COVID IL kept Almonte out for almost...

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Evan Lang Skyler Timmins Mac Wilcox

Affected by Altitude: Larry Walker is a Hall of Famer

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Your hosts discuss Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame induction, rookie debuts, Wild Card races, and Jeter’s hype machine.

The Purple Row podcast Affected by Altitude is back for 2021 with all new hosts. Staff writers Evan Lang, Skyler Timmins, and Mac Wilcox are incredibly proud and excited to be lending their voices to more great Purple Row content for you to enjoy.

This week, Mac, Skyler, and Evan discuss the induction of Colorado Rockies legend Larry...

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Kenneth Weber

Pebble Report: Rockies prospect Alan Trejo has little left to prove in the minor leagues

Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from September 6-September 12, 2021

After 28 games with the major league squad this season, Rockies fans are already familiar with Alan Trejo. The middle infielder has not made a huge splash in 46 at-bats this season in the big leagues, collecting ten hits and amassing an OPS of .586. But what some fans may not realize is Trejo has put together a fine 2021 season at Albuquerque, which is what has earned him the...

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Daren Gonzalez

Monday Rockpile: The role that Charlie Blackmon will play moving forward

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, September 13, 2021

It’s unquestionably been a down year for one of the faces of the Rockies franchise. Charlie Blackmon has seen nearly all his numbers drop to career lows in a full season.

What’s been most notable, and pointed out by Mario DeGenz about a month ago, was his drop in power. The 35-year-old is slugging a career low .411 with just 13 home runs on the year (six of them coming in the last 30 days)...

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Evan Lang

Rockies 5, Phillies 4: get these men some cheesesteaks

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The Rockies depart Philadelphia with a road series win and feelings of a job well done.

The Colorado Rockies may not enjoy having to play spoiler, but they did it well this series against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies beat the Phillies 5-4 this afternoon, earning a rare series win on the road and setting the Phils back three games in the NL WIld Card race.

Still getting a feel for it

Rookie pitcher Ryan Feltner got his second career start...

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Evan Lang

Colorado Rockies game no. 144 thread: Ryan Feltner vs Aaron Nola

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The Rockies look to play spoiler in the City of Brotherly Love and steal a series win from the Phillies.

After winning the first two games against the Philadelphia Phillies in style, the Colorado Rockies dropped game three 6-1 largely due to one bad inning. Today’s the rubber match, where the Rockies can spoil some of the Phillies’ playoff hopes and swipe a series win on the road as a favor to the other National League Wild Card teams.

Starting for the Rockies...

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Skyler Timmins

Sunday Rockpile: That time Jason Giambi was a one-man wrecking crew

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, September 12, 2021

It’s always a memorable event when a player puts the team on their back and basically wins a game almost single-handedly. Earlier this season, we’ve seen guys like C.J. Cron drive in seven runs in a single game or Ryan McMahon blast several home runs in a Rockies victory. As the Rockies finish up their series against the Phillies in Philadelphia, I can’t help but think about one of my...

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Travis Rowland

Phillies 6, Rockies 1: A lack of timely hitting sinks the Rockies

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Not much went right for Colorado in this one

Kyle Freeland struggled at times and the Rockies bats were unable to solve Zack Wheeler as the Colorado Rockies were defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 6-1.

Command issues sink Freeland in the fourth

Kyle Freeland more or less cruised through the first three innings and came out unscathed. However, he put himself behind the eight ball in the fourth inning as three walks and two hits resulted in...

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Travis Rowland

Colorado Rockies game thread no. 143: Kyle Freeland vs Zack Wheeler

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Road Rockies look for their fourth straight win

After winning on Thursday in dramatic fashion and putting the Philadelphia Phillies away convincingly on Friday night, the Colorado Rockies look to win three straight in Philadelphia.

Kyle Freeland (5-7, 4.69 ERA) gets the start for the Rockies coming off a disappointing outing against the San Francisco Giants. Before the game on September 6th, the Rockies had won six straight games in which Freeland...

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Kenneth Weber

Saturday Rockpile: Tyler Kinley’s past month has been excellent...and possibly job saving.

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Rockies news and links for Saturday, September 11, 2021

On August 7th, Tyler Kinley fell apart. Starting a fresh seventh inning with a seven run lead, Kinley was tasked with getting the Rockies three outs closer to an easy victory. One walk, four hits and four runs later, Kinley was pulled from the ballgame without getting through the inning. The Rockies would hold on to win the game 7-4, but Kinley put the team on red alert for the final innings and saw his...

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Mac Wilcox

Rockies 11, Phillies 2: Rockies Phillin’ good, take game two

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The Rockies commanded the game from beginning to end, and collected a very satisfying win on Friday

Behind Germán Márquez’s solid start and some timely hitting, the Rockies cruised to one of their most complete victories away from Coors this season, besting the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Friday.

Márquez turns a corner

Germán Márquez has struggled in his last few starts and has not been his front-of-the-rotation self in the last few weeks. You’d...

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Mac Wilcox

Colorado Rockies game no. 142 thread: Germán Márquez vs Sam Coonrod

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A late-inning comeback victory yesterday should fire up the Rox for game two in Philly

The #roadRockies collected a comeback victory against the Phillies on Thursday, and will try to stay in the win column as they match up for the second of their four-game series in the city of brotherly love.

Germán Márquez (11-10, 4.08 ERA) has struggled some recently. Following his last start against Atlanta, the right-hander has allowed at least three runs...

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