Rockies Rumors & News

  • Nolan Arenado ties Bryce Harper for home run title, Rockies beat Giants to finish season

    Denver Post "Nolan Arenado is going to the playoffs. Although he'd rather get dusty and sweaty flagging down groundballs at third base and hitting home runs, he'll soon be sitting and watching the playoffs. "I know some people say, 'I'm not watching the playoffs because I'm not in them,' but I'm a fan..." October 05

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    Word on #Rockies Tom Murphy after MRI. No structural damage in left shoulder. Strain and contusion. He will not play in Arizona Fall League.

  • Three Giants homer in win over Rockies

    CSN Bay Area "Jake Peavy has talked for weeks about how he can’t wait for a healthy 2016. The Giants hope his finish in 2015 is a sign of things to come. Peavy breezed through five innings of a 3-2 win over the Rockies and the bullpen held on from there. The win was the fifth straight for Peavy, who has been..." October 04

  • Nolan Arenado takes NL lead in home runs as Rockies rout Giants

    Denver Post "AT&T Park is not a hitter's paradise. In other words, it's not Coors Field. But that didn't stop Nolan Arenado from slamming another home run Friday night and taking his place in the record book next to some of baseball's brightest stars. He drove an 87 mph sinker from Giants starter..." October 03

  • Nolan Arenado sets extra-base hits record "In his first two at-bats, Arenado inked his name in the record book. The second-inning leadoff homer and his two-run double in the third increased Arenado's extra-base hit total to 88, most in a season by a third baseman. He entered the night tied with the Braves' Eddie Mathews (87 in 1953) for..." October 03

  • Wilin Rosario Open To Trade

    Denver Post ""The Bull" is getting restless. Wilin Rosario, the Rockies' backup first baseman and former starting catcher, wants more playing time and more at-bats. If those don't come in Colorado, he's ready to move on. "If they want to move me, I'm good with it," Rosario said before Thursday night's..." October 02

  • Diamondbacks lock down Rockies hitters in victory

    Arizona Republic "RHP Chase Anderson finished his year on a good note, tossing 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball as the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Wednesday night at Chase Field. The bullpen combined to throw shutout ball over the final 3 2/3 innings, the second night in a row the relievers..." October 01

  • Baseball's culture clash: Vast majority of brawls involve differing ethnicities

    USA Today "A scene from the Texas Rangers’ clubhouse at Oakland's Coliseum last week neatly captured the blending of cultures that’s so prevalent in baseball. As Shin-Soo Choo highlights flashed on a TV screen, a group of seven Latin players sitting around a table – some born in the U.S., others abroad –..." October 01

  • Phil Gosselin hits walk-off as Diamondbacks beat Colorado Rockies

    Arizona Republic "PH Phil Gosselin’s single to right field drove home 1B Paul Goldschmidt with the game-winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night at Chase Field. The Diamondbacks loaded the bases when Rockies RHP Brooks Brown issued three..." September 30

  • Nolan Arenado blasts 41st home run as Rockies defeat Dodgers

    Denver Post "Years from now, the record book will show that the 2015 Rockies' home season was one of the worst in franchise history. Bullpen meltdowns, Kyle Kendrick's string of stumbling starts, foolish baserunning and inconsistent offense were the primary symptoms of the letdown in LoDo. But none of that..." September 28

  • MLB will allow iPads in dugouts with limitations

    Baseball Essential "In a world that is constantly seeing technology become more advanced with each passing day, it’s good to see sports leagues apply that technology during games and practices. The NFL was the first league to begin using tablets last season when they struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft to..." September 28

  • Carlos Gonzalez hits a two-run walk-off home run to beat the Dodgers

    Denver Post "The Rockies' dynamic duo left the mighty Dodgers feeling mighty blue Saturday night at Coors Field. Carlos Gonzalez launched a two-run, walk-off homer off Yimi Garcia in the ninth inning, lifting the Rockies to an 8-6 victory. DJ LeMahieu opened the inning by drawing a walk. Colorado's..." September 27

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies lineup vs. #Dodgers for Saturday.

  • Rockies defeat soon-to-be National League West champion Dodgers in series opener

    Denver Post "Prior to Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, manager Walt Weiss was asked about the Rockies' woeful home record. "We just haven't played well enough at home," said Weiss, who in the past has said that the Rockies must win 50 to 55 games at Coors Field to be contenders. "I don't..." September 26

  • Alvarez's clutch 3-run homer helps Pirates extend winning streak

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pitchers Jeff Locke and Bobby LaFromboise were in the trainer's room Thursday afternoon at Coors Field, watching on television as the Pirates scuffled to get anything going against the Colorado Rockies. Even though the Pirates trailed by two runs in the eighth inning, Locke sensed it wasn't..." September 25

  • Jon Gray shut down after reaching innings limit

    Hardball Talk "Rockies manager Walt Weiss announced Wednesday at Coors Field that 23-year-old right-hander Jon Gray has been shut down for the remainder of the 2015 season after hitting his designated innings limit in his last start Monday against the Pirates. The news comes from beat writer Nick Groke at the..." September 24

  • Rockies head to 2016 with pitching numbers to dig through

    Denver Post "Tyler Chatwood's long slog back to the major leagues will take him through the Dominican instructional league sometime in January. And when he's done globe-trotting, the Rockies right-hander will return to a pitching rotation drastically different from when he left. The Rockies might not have a..." September 24

  • Pirates pull away from Rockies, return to playoffs for 3rd straight year

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates punched their ticket to the playoffs for the third year in a row Wednesday, but it was not easy. After nearly blowing a six-run lead, the Pirates poured it on late and routed the Colorado Rockies, 13-7. “It's much better to be drinking champagne than it is to be preparing for the..." September 24

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies manager Walt Weiss says LHP Jorge De La Rosa is done for the season. LHP Yohan Flande has a possibility to start again this year

  • Pirates collect 4th consecutive victory by defeating Rockies

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates traded high-fives on the field Tuesday night to celebrate a 6-3 victory against the Colorado Rockies that moved them to the brink of clinching a third straight trip to the playoffs. Then they packed up and quietly slipped out of Coors Field. Beating the Rockies reduced the..." September 23

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Jorge De La Rosa has been scratched from his Wednesday start with right Achilles tendinitis. Christian Bergman will start instead.

  • Burnett, Pirates move closer to playoff spot with victory over Rockies

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A.J. Burnett did not notch his milestone 2,500th strikeout Monday, but No. 2,499 was still really important. With the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth inning, the Colorado Rockies sent Nolan Arenado — who leads the National League with 114 RBIs and is second with 39 homers — to the plate...." September 22

  • Walt Weiss might not be back with the Rockies in 2016

    Purple Row "Today's Rockpile is going to be brief since I got a very late start on it, but something interesting did happen off the field on Sunday. Jeff Bridich did an interview with MLB Network radio and was asked about Walt Weiss' future with the Rockies. In this case, Bridich says it best when he says..." September 22

  • Padres homer four times, blast Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres' final multi-city road trip of the season began 10 days ago with a festive flight to San Francisco. Continuing an annual tradition of light-hearted hazing, the team's veterans boarded the plane dressed as law enforcement. The rookies took their seats as prisoners. Interim manager Pat..." September 21

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    A left patella tendon bruise for Yohan Flande. X-rays negative for breaks. #Rockies

  • Rockies pound Padres behind Christian Bergman, dodge 100-loss season

    Denver Post "The Rockies are a rarity in baseball. They tip-toed up to the ledge again and again, but the Rockies never fell off the cliff of 100 losses. They're one of just two teams never to reach triple-digit defeats in a season, along with the Angels of Anaheim. And for a time this year, the Rockies..." September 20

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Jordan Lyles will pitch a sim game tomorrow at Rockiesville

  • Chad Bettis helps Rockies beat Padres to start final homestand of season

    Denver Post "That fall-like chill that cooled down Coors Field on Friday came five days early for the equinox. The Rockies, whose season was put on ice a long time ago, are racing toward the end — if only to get it over with. "It's weird," manager Walt Weiss said. "The days seem long, but the season goes..." September 19

  • Alex Wood brilliant as Dodgers shut out Rockies

    True Blue L.A. "Alex Wood had a terrific bounce-back game and was remarkably efficient, leading the Dodgers to a 2-0 win over the Rockies on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. The win gave the Dodgers seven straight series wins, the longest active streak in baseball, and lowered their magic number to clinch..." September 17

  • Nolan Arenado hits winning HR in 16th, survives rough slide to beat Dodgers

    Denver Post "They were scufflin' and tusslin' when third basemen Nolan Arenado and Justin Turner bickered on the basepaths Tuesday in the rain. Turner flipped him horizontally like a bowling pin. His late slide took out Arenado's right leg. It's September baseball, with the Los Angeles Dodgers cruising..." September 16

  • The minor leaguers’ minimum wage lawsuit was dismissed

    Hardball Talk "In early 2014 several minor leaguers filed a putative class action lawsuit against Major League Baseball alleging that minor leaguers are underpaid and exploited and that the Uniform Player Contract unfairly takes advantage of them. The upshot: excluding bonuses which only a few minor leaguers..." September 16

  • Dodgers, Rockies set records for players, pitchers used in single game

    Sporting News "This is September baseball: The first-place Dodgers, with everything to play for, and the last-place Rockies, with nothing to play for, went 5 hours, 23 minutes — Tuesday into Wednesday local time — in a soggy 16-inning marathon that was baseball this month in all its competitive good but..." September 16

  • Clayton Kershaw continues roll, Dodgers take opener from Rockies

    True Blue L.A. "Clayton Kershaw continued his second-half run with seven strong innings on Monday night, leading the Dodgers to a 4-1 win over the Rockies in the series opener at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers' third straight win lowered their magic number to 12 to clinch the National League West. Kershaw..." September 15

  • Kyle Kendrick back home on the mound, leads Rockies past Mariners

    Denver Post "Depending on the wind, the removable roof over Safeco Field takes 12 to 18 minutes to roll away. During "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Sunday, with the morning rain having passed, the cover was lifted and the sun suddenly shone on Kyle Kendrick. The Rockies' veteran starter — a durable figure..." September 14

  • Mariners make it look easy in 7-2 win over Rockies

    Seattle Times "The Mariners don’t have many of these games. You know— the drama-free, nondescript, easy wins where the game won’t be decided late on one pitch. On most nights this season, it’s been an inning-by-inning grind that leaves manager Lloyd McClendon wishing he didn’t shave his head so he would..." September 13

  • Dustin Garneau's big home run lifts Rockies over Mariners

    Denver Post "A marine layer off the Puget Sound, they say, sits over left field here like a barnacle, gnawing away at hard-hit balls and sinking them into easy outs. Safeco Field is like Coors Field's no-fun flipside. This season, Nelson Cruz became just the second Mariners hitter since Alex Rodriguez in..." September 12

  • Nick Hundley done for season due to neck injury "The Rockies have placed catcher Nick Hundley on the 60-day disabled list with a cervical neck strain and purchased the contract of Minor League catcher Tom Murphy, the club announced Friday. Hundley, who left in the sixth inning of Sunday's game with neck pain, had his best year at the plate,..." September 12

  • Rockies hit four solo home runs, beat San Diego 4-3 to split series

    Denver Post "Apparently, the Rockies like high heat. And humidity. The Rockies hit four solo home runs Thursday afternoon against the San Diego Padres, the ball carrying in unusually hot and humid weather here. Daniel Descalso's homer leading off the eighth inning against reliever Joaquin Benoit made..." September 11

  • Kemp's streak continues in Padres romp of Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Entrenched in the worst month of his career, Matt Kemp didn’t panic. He didn’t stumble upon a grand revelation, either, so much as endured (grinded, worked through) the sort of down-cycle that can torpedo an entire season. The hitter who emerged on the other side of a gut-wrenching May is very..." September 10

  • Padres walk off against Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Padres rookie Colin Rea walked a tightrope in his sixth major league start on Tuesday. Somehow, he made it across seven innings. The final result was his best yet. Rea threw more balls (49) than strikes (47), yet didn't give up a run as he zipped past his previous career high of 5 2/3 frames...." September 09

  • MLB announces tentative 2016 schedule "Major League Baseball on Tuesday released its tentative 2016 regular-season schedule, starting with the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game on April 3 with a matchup to be announced, and then featuring 13 games on the first convergence of Opening Day and Square Root Day: April 4, 2016. The 13 games..." September 09

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies activate @MCoreyDickerson from the disabled list.

  • Jon Gray aims to limit mistakes while looking for first win

    Denver Post "Rockies rookie right-hander Jon Gray is eager for his first major-league victory, but he isn't anxious about it. Gray makes his seventh career start Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres in search of that first win. He had a shot at it three weeks ago against the Padres. He left the game..." September 08

  • Kyle Kendrick leads Rockies past Padres, hitting his first home run

    Denver Post "Kyle Kendrick had not won a baseball game in six weeks. And Kendrick had never hit a home run in a game. It was easy to see which made him more excited in the Rockies' 6-4 over the San Diego Padres on Monday at Petco Park. Kendrick hammered a 1-0 fastball from Padres starting pitcher Ian..." September 08

  • Giants ride five-run fifth past Rockies, Bumgarner wins No. 17

    CSN Bay Area "The Colorado Rockies ran out of second chances against Madison Bumgarner. Buster Posey connected for his 100th career home run and Matt Duffy hit a tiebreaking, two-run triple in a five-run fifth, backing a gritty effort from Bumgarner as the San Francisco Giants beat the Rockies 7-4..." September 07

  • Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez could be next to be traded

    Denver Post "Nolan Arenado is rarely at a loss for words, gleefully gushing forth on just about any topic. When the subject turns to the future of Rockies teammate Carlos Gonzalez, Arenado becomes a waterfall of words. He leaves no doubt he wants Gonzalez to stay in Colorado. "I would love to see him..." September 07

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    Dargan Southard @Dargan_Southard

    #Rockies catcher Nick Hundley left the game with neck stiffness. He is day-to-day.

  • Giants end skid, pound out 15 hits in win over Rockies

    CSN Bay Area "The San Francisco Giants stopped their losing streak, but they keep losing players. Jake Peavy doubled twice and pitched into the sixth inning, and the banged-up Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Saturday night to end a seven-game losing streak. Angel Pagan and Gregor Blanco homered..." September 06

  • Rockies' Nolan Arenado homers in sixth straight game

    CBS Sports "Six straight games hitting at least one home run: Nolan Arenado of the Rockies is two away from tying the major league record, which is shared by Ken Griffey (in 1993), Don Mattingly (1988) and Dale Long (1956). Only three players have ever hit a home run in seven straight games -- Jim Thome..." September 06

  • De La Rosa's gem, homers by CarGo and Arenado lead Rockies past Giants

    Denver Post "The winning formula is really quite simple. Have your best pitcher performing near the peak of his ability. Add home runs by two of the hottest sluggers on the planet. Cap it off with a shutdown performance from the bullpen. And, perhaps most important of all: don't allow a single walk. It..." September 05