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Skyler Timmins

Sunday Rockpile: Five players we’d like to see in the 2021 Home Run Derby

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, April 11, 2021

As we all know, the All-Star Game is coming to Coors Field this summer. The realization that the Home Run Derby will again be in the Mile High City has folks salivating at the idea of seeing the game’s premier sluggers compete in the event. Ken Griffey Jr. dominated the 1998 Derby by beating out sluggers such as Mark McGwire, Jim Thome, and Colorado’s own Vinny Castilla. Speculation will run rampant in...

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Rockies place utilityman Chris Owings on 10-day IL with thumb sprain

The Rockies announced that utilityman Chris Owings has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left thumb sprain.

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Travis Rowland

Giants 4, Rockies 3: Brandon Crawford strikes again

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The Giants’ shortstop’s three run home run proved to be the difference

Brandon Crawford has been a thorn in the side of the Colorado Rockies for as long as he’s been in the league. This afternoon was no different as Crawford his a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Giants a 4-3 lead. This came after Chi Chi González gave a solid outing, lasting five innings and allowing just one run while scattering four hits. Ryan McMahon...

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Travis Rowland

Colorado Rockies game no. 9 thread: Chi Chi González vs Logan Webb

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The Rockies bats look to rebound in San Francisco

It was a typical first game of a west-coast road trip for the Rockies as the bats couldn’t find any traction after three straight games of excellent offensive output at home. Johnny Cueto had total control as the Rockies were only able to generate four hits and one run in his 82?3 innings of work in the loss.

Chi Chi González is making his first start of the 2021 season after starting the year in...

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Renee Dechert

Alan Trejo added to the 40-man Rockies roster while Chris Owings placed on IL

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The Rockies announced a series of roster moves before Saturday’s game against the Giants

On Saturday, the Colorado Rockies continued to make roster adjustments in light of player injuries.

INF Alan Trejo has been selected to the Major League roster. Trejo will wear No. 13.

INF/OF Chris Owings has been placed on the 10-day IL (left thumb sprain) and LHP Phillip Diehl has been designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/zi8RcHkMOy

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Rockies place Chris Owings on 10-Day IL

The Rockies announced that utilityman Chris Owings has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a left thumb sprain.  Infielder Alan Trejo has had his contract selected and will replace Owings on the active roster.

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Kenneth Weber

Saturday Rockpile: A prospect wish list for the 2021 Futures Game

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, April 10, 2021

As we all know by now, the 2021 MLB All-Star Game is coming to Coors Field. The relocation has brought unexpected enthusiasm to baseball fans in Denver and figures to be one of the brightest spots of the season for fans in the Rocky Mountain region.

The game itself is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the event calendar, though. From July 11-14, fans will have the...

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Mac Wilcox

Giants 3, Rockies 1: Gomber Good, Cueto Better

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Austin Gomber improved in his second start, but Johnny Cueto shimmied his way to victory

Austin Gomber was much-improved in his second start of the season, but Johnny Cuento was downright untouchable, and the Rockies were unable to mount any significant offense against the Giants on Friday.

Gomber and Cueto Go Toe-to-Toe

The contest was a pitcher’s duel, as both starters were just about unhittable for most of the game. Neither allowed a hit until the fifth...

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Reviewing the Rockies' offseason

The Rockies traded one of the best players in franchise history without adding much in the way of major league talent this offseason. That would seem to indicate the franchise is headed for a full rebuild, but the Rockies have held on to the rest of their top players so far.

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Mac Wilcox

Colorado Rockies game no. 8 thread: Austin Gomber vs Johnny Cueto

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The Rockies look to continue their offensive outburst

The Rockies (3-4) begin their first roadtrip of the season against the San Francisco Giants (3-3). Following his rocky debut last week, Gomber hopes to get back on the right track in the seaside air of Northern California as the Giants celebrate their home opener.

The Rockies offense is hoping to get their fans some taco’s for the fourth straight game, after scoring eight, eight, and seven runs...

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Travis Rowland

Untangling the Nolan Arenado drama

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Arenado made some comments yesterday that didn’t sit well with Rockies fans

It hurts.

Nolan Arenado is a full-fledged member of the St. Louis Cardinals, hitting clutch home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals, and making curtain calls as a St. Louis Cardinal.

He also reportedly has been recruiting himself to the St. Louis Cardinals for the past two years:

Adam Wainwright said over the last two years, Arenado would send Wainwright videos...

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Joelle Milholm

Friday Rockpile: Can the Rockies continue hot offensive start on the road?

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, April 9, 2021

Through seven games, the Rockies are off to a 3-4 start. That seems pretty predictable, especially considering they opened the season with a four-game series against the World Series Champions. It could even be an improvement to many projections for the Rockies.

However, if you dive into the offensive numbers, there are some exciting findings about this 2021 team. In several categories, including...

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Rockies 7, D-Backs 3: Jon Gray takes no-hitter into seventh inning

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Rockies win their first series of 2021

Fresh on the heels of Antonio Senzatela’s eight shutout innings, Colorado right-hander Jon Gray silenced the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon. He allowed a single earned run in 6 2?3 innings, lowering his early-season ERA to a mere 1.54.

Gray’s final line: 6 2?3 IP (W), 2 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K

Arizona finished the game with just five hits to Colorado’s 10. The Rockies have allowed a mere three runs in their last...

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Justin Wick

Colorado Rockies game no. 7 thread: Merrill Kelly vs. Jon Gray

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Gray looks to further his 2021 campaign with five strong innings under his belt—and a restocked bullpen behind him

The Rockies (2-4) are set to take on the Diamondbacks (2-4) in the Thursday afternoon rubber match of a three-game set. After a 13-inning Tuesday marathon, Colorado has replenished their bullpen thanks to eight shutout innings from Antonio Senzatela on Wednesday night.

Jon Gray takes the ball for the Rockies on the heels of a five-inning,...

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Eric Fayeulle

Thursday Rockpile: Once he’s healthy, where will Rodgers play?

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Rockies news and links for Thursday, April 8, 2021

If the sport of baseball is America’s pastime, then overreacting to the first week of the season is America’s backup pastime. In that vein, the Rockies have only played six games so far this year, and I’m already a little worried about where Brendan Rodgers will fit in the lineup when he returns from an injury to his right hamstring.

There’s no doubt I’m getting a little ahead of myself here. Bud...

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Daren Gonzalez

Rockies 8, D-Backs 0: Senzatela shuts out Arizona

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Owings, Hampson ambush Bumgarner

The Colorado Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in what was an absolute gem of a performance from the starter Antonio Senzatela. The Rockies win stops the four game losing streak that began last Friday night and is the first win since Coors Cat appeared (Twilight Zone music plays). The win gives the Rockies a 2-4 record and now ties the series up at one a piece with the rubber match coming tomorrow.


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Minor MLB Transactions: 4/7/21

The latest minor moves from around baseball, all courtesy of Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of Baseball America: The Rockies recently signed first baseman Matt Adams to a minor-league deal.

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Daren Gonzalez

Colorado Rockies game no. 6 thread: Madison Bumgarner vs. Antonio Senzatela

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Senzatela and the Rockies look to end a 4-game skid

After a tough loss in frigid extra innings last night, the Rockies will look to tie the series up in game two against the Diamondbacks. Coming off such a lengthy game where over half of each teams’ bullpens were used, both teams would undoubtedly like to see their starters work as deep into the game as possible. Something both starters failed to do in each of their last starts.

Madison Bumgarner (0-0,...

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Mario DeGenz

Wednesday Rockpile: Baseball’s reliever craze

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, April 7, 2021

1,458. That’s the number of innings you can expect a Major League pitching staff to have to toss throughout a 162 game season, give or take a few frames. That’s exactly 2.7 times the amount of innings teams had to prepare for in 2020’s 60-game affair, which seems like a difficult task to achieve. Teams were already more cautious than ever about pitcher workloads and the transition from a...

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Evan Lang

Remembering the 1998 All-Star Game

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With the 2021 All-Star Game coming to Coors Field, we look back at the last time Denver hosted the event.

Its official: the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. On July 13th, the National and American League All-Stars will take the field in Denver for the first time since 1998, in front of what will hopefully be a roaring full-capacity crowd.

The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is coming to...

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