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Evan Lang Mac Wilcox Skyler Timmins

Affected by Altitude Episode 1: New Faces, New Problems

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The Purple Row podcast is back with new hosts!

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, the Rockies are somehow one of the leagues’ best home teams and also one of the leagues worst road teams. Hey, at least we’re not the Arizona...

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Samantha Bradfield

Pebble Report: Rockies prospect Mitchell Kilkenny dazzles in High-A debut

Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from June 14-20, 2021

It was another mixed-bag week for the Rockies affiliates, but the High-A Spokane Indians are really starting to turn a corner. After starting the year 2-10, the Indians have gone 17-13 since to bring their season record to 19-23 overall. The Triple-A Isotopes continue to struggle, going 1-5 against the Salt Lake Bees (LAA) and Reno Aces (ARI) this week. They have won only one series so far in...

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Predicting the Rockies’ 2021 first-round draft selection (2.0)

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During the last month, speculation has shifted on the Rockies’ possible selections

We’re less than a month away from the 2021 MLB Draft, and the draft rumors are heating up.

As a refresher, the Rockies have the following draft picks:

First Round: 8th pick Second Round: 44th pick Competitive Balance Round B: 68th pick Third Round: 79th pick Fourth Round: 109th pick

On May 17, I surveyed the first mock drafts to see what the experts had predicted...

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Daren Gonzalez

Monday Rockpile: The emergence of Yonathan Daza

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, June 21, 2021

Let me just start this off by saying I apologize in advance to Yonathan Daza and all Rockies fans for doing this.

I say this because throughout this season, I’ve written about individual players and their improvements like Ryan McMahon and Raimel Tapia, and almost immediately after my pieces on them were published, they went into slumps. For instance, I wrote about McMahon back on April...

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Mac Wilcox

Brewers 7, Rockies 6: Rox show some fight, but Brewers win it late

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Another tough ninth inning spells the end for the Rockies on Sunday

A tale of two outings

Chi Chi González and Eric Lauer had two very different days. González struggled from the first inning, allowing two runs in each of the first two innings to put the Rockies in a quick 4-0 hole. He then allowed two more runs - one in the fourth and one in the sixth before he was lifted - to make it 6-0, and looking like the game may be nearing an inevitable...

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Mac Wilcox

Colorado Rockies game no. 73 thread: Eric Lauer vs Chi Chi González

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Rockies look to take the series from Milwaukee on Sunday

Following a tough late loss on Saturday, the Colorado Rockies will try to bounce back and secure the W in the finale of their four-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Chi Chi González (2-4, 5.76 ERA) has been in and out of the rotation this season, but has done a decent job of filling in while starters Kyle Freeland and Jon Gray have missed time. When last he started, he battled the San...

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Skyler Timmins

Sunday Rockpile: Father and son duos connected to the Rockies

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Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, June 20, 2021

For generations, Father’s Day and baseball have been synonymous with one another. Many folks, myself included, have a large number of baseball memories that are often associated with our father-like figures. Those fathers taught us the basics of the game and passed on their passion for the game and fandom for their favorite team. Baseball is a sport that envokes deep connections between a father...

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Travis Rowland

Brewers 6, Rockies 5: Go-ahead home run sinks the Rockies in the ninth

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The Rockies had their five-game winning streak snapped in dramatic fashion

The Colorado Rockies were unable to claim their sixth straight victory after a go-ahead two-run home run was hit by Willy Adames of the Milwaukee Brewers in the ninth inning.

Gomber removed early

Austin Gomber was removed after two innings pitched and Rockies fans everywhere held their breath expecting the worst. Gomber has been red-hot over the last two months and has looked...

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Rockies’ Austin Gomber leaves game due to forearm tightness

Gomber, 27, carried an outsized spotlight entering the season, as he was the only player with MLB experience amongst the four-player package the Rockies received from the Cardinals in the Nolan Arenado trade.

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Travis Rowland

Colorado Rockies game no. 72 thread: Adrian Houser vs Austin Gomber

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The Rockies look to stay hot at home and pick up their eighth straight home win

After walking it off in the tenth inning last night, the Colorado Rockies will look to win their sixth straight game tonight against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Adrian Houser (4-5, 3.62 ERA) will take the mound for Milwaukee with the unenviable task of facing the Colorado lineup at Coors Field. Houser has been on a bit of a hot stretch, posting a 1.71 ERA over his last four outings...

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Kenneth Weber

Saturday Rockpile: Coors Field time capsule: June 18, 2000

Rockies news and links for Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Rockies are fresh off a home sweep of the rival San Diego Padres that provided a few memorable moments. The first game of the set saw Austin Gomber deliver his best performance yet as a member of the organization, throwing eight shutout innings while only allowing three batters to reach base. This dominant performance was done in just 95 pitches and was good for an 80 game score, the highest by a Rockies starter this season.

It was a...

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Evan Lang

Rockies 6, Brewers 5: Can we stay at Coors Field forever?

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The Rockies walk off the Brewers in a hard fought battle for their fifth win in a row.

If you only looked at the Colorado Rockies at home, you’d think they were world-beaters. Tonight they walked off the contending Milwaukee Brewers for a 6-5 victory, It was their fifth win in a row (the longest streak in over two years), their seventh consecutive win at home, and they improved their record at Coors Field to an NL-best 25-14. Now they have a chance to...

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Evan Lang

Colorado Rockies game no. 71 thread: Corbin Burnes vs Antonio Senzatela

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The delightful and exciting home Rockies look to make it five in a row against the Brew Crew

Of the two faces that the 2021 Rockies have, the home face is by far the most fun. The Colorado Rockies comfortably defeated the Milwaukee Brewers last night 7-3 for their fourth win in a row, fresh off sweeping the San Deigo Padres in three games. The Rockies are 10 games over .500 at Coors Field with a record of 24-14 (tied for the best home mark in the NL) but due to...

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Joelle Milholm

Friday Rockpile: Tapia is a double machine right now

Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, June 18, 2021

Every time Raimel Tapia gets a hit, I am filled with joy. It’s not just because Rockies hits haven’t been in abundance this season either. It’s mostly because when Tapia starts running, it’s only a matter of time before his helmet will go flying off his head. You don’t know when or where, but it’s going to happen.

The best is when Tapia dives into second for a double because the helmet is always jettisoned somewhere...

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Mac Wilcox

Rockies 7, Brewers 3: Colorado is hot, and so are the Rox

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The Rockies move to 4-0 on the homestand as they rough up the Brewers

As the state continues to see record highs this week, the Rockies are turning up the heat as well, as they move their winning streak to four games after besting the Brewers and their ace on Thursday.

Germán Márquez vuelve a ser un as

Germán Márquez was hit hard in his last outing, but looked like a world beater on Thursday. The Venezuelan right-hander tossed six strong shutout...

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Assistant GM Jon Weil, Rockies mutually agree to part ways

Weil has been with the organization since 2005 and in his current role since 2014.

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Rockies place righty Mychal Givens on 10-day IL with lower-back strain

Givens has a 2.78 ERA/3.98 SIERA over 22 2/3 innings for Colorado this season, with an above-average 26.6% strikeout rate but an 11.7% walk rate.

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Rockies Place Mychal Givens On 10-Day Injured List

The Rockies placed right-hander Mychal Givens on the 10-day injured list due to a strain in his left lower back, the team announced.  Right-hander Justin Lawrence was called up from Triple-A to take Givens’ spot on the active roster.

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Mac Wilcox

Colorado Rockies game no. 70 thread: Brandon Woodruff vs Germán Márquez

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Rockies look to ride the W wave against the struggling Brew Crew

Following a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres, the Rockies will continue to keep their momentum going at Coors as they face off against the NL Central-leading Brewers.

Germán Márquez (4-6, 4.60 ERA) seemed to really be finding his groove lately, pitching to a 1.89 ERA over his previous six starts before getting beat up by the Cincinnati Reds this past Saturday. The eight earned runs...

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Evan Lang

RHP Mychal Givens to 10-day IL, RHP Justin Lawrence recalled from Triple-A

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The Rockies lose another arm to injury in an already rough season

The Colorado Rockies announced this afternoon that righty reliever Mychal Givens has been sent to the 10-day injured list with a lower back strain. Per The Athletic’s Nick Groke, the pain has been bothering Givens a for a few days and the Rockies would like to give him time to recover.

The Rockies announced today that they have placed RHP Mychal Givens on the 10-day IL with a left...

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