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Purple Row Jun 18, 2019
Tuesday Rockpile: Rockies learn from interesting series

Tuesday Rockpile: Rockies learn from interesting series

Rockies news and links for June 18, 2019 Colorado Rockies: Three things that stood out during the homestand | Rox Pile The four-game series that the Rockies split with the Padres had many takeaways. The Rockies celebrated Flag Day and Father’s Day and went on some roller coaster rides during the games. One thing that deserves some attention is the success that Ian Desmond found. Between a grand slam and an inside the park home run, Desmond’s finally working his way into Rockies’ fans’ hearts. He delivered for the team in a big way, something that many have been waiting for. The next...
Purple Row Jun 16, 2019
Colorado Rockies 14, San Diego Padres 8: Rockies outfielders shine in win

Colorado Rockies 14, San Diego Padres 8: Rockies outfielders shine in win

The top six hitters in the Rockies lineup each had multi-hit games against the Padres. The Colorado Rockies kept up their offensive barrage against the Padres in a 14-8 win at Coors Field on Saturday. The Rockies had 19 hits on the night, with each of the top six hitters in the order having multi-hit games. Charlie Blackmon set a Rockies record with his third consecutive four-hit game, going 4-for-6 with a double, three runs scored and a pair driven in. Combine Blackmon’s performance with the Rockies other two outfielders, Ian Desmond and David Dahl, and it comes to 9-for-14 with eight...

Blackmon has 4 hits, Desmond hits slam as Rockies top Padres

Charlie Blackmon finished with four hits for the third straight game, Ian Desmond hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 14-8 on Saturday night in another wild Coors Field game.
The Denver Post Jun 16, 2019
Ian Desmond grand slam highlights Rockies’ run-fest in bounce-back win over Padres

Ian Desmond grand slam highlights Rockies’ run-fest in bounce-back win over Padres

A day after he had an electric inside-the-park, three-run homer, Desmond did damage with the lumber again via a fifth-inning grand slam that ended up being the catalyst in Colorado's 14-8 win.
The Denver Post Jun 11, 2019
Ian Desmond’s 486-foot homer, the longest in MLB this year, left teammates “in awe”

Ian Desmond’s 486-foot homer, the longest in MLB this year, left teammates “in awe”

"I know I was in awe," Daniel Murphy said. "He walloped that one pretty good with a good swing and a good at-bat, with a big swing for us as well, too."
Purple Row Jun 9, 2019
Sunday Rockpile: Raimel Tapia’s golden opportunity

Sunday Rockpile: Raimel Tapia’s golden opportunity

Rockies news and links for Sunday, June 9, 2019 Raimel Tapia is showcasing his talents with consistent playing time | Mile High Sports Aniello Piro discusses Raimel Tapia’s rise on the Rockies depth chart and how he is fitting into a team that is gradually turning to its youthful talent for production instead of aging veterans. Tapia has seen much more playing time over the past few weeks and made the most of it as the Rockies primary leadoff hitter, slashing .289/.337/.454 in the month of May. Of course, Raimel got this opportunity because Charlie Blackmon was injured and Ian Desmond was...
New York Post Jun 8, 2019

Rockies trying their best to accept Drew Gagnon’s ‘accident’

The pitch was a 1-1 fastball, all of 91 mph, and it landed square between the numbers on Ian Desmond’s back. The Rockies center fielder stopped on his way to first base, staring at Mets reliever Drew Gagnon, as the two exchanged words. There was reason for Desmond to believe Gagnon had thrown with intent....
NorthJersey.com Jun 7, 2019
Drew Gagnon discusses hitting Ian Desmond with pitch

Drew Gagnon discusses hitting Ian Desmond with pitch

Drew Gagnon said he did not mean to hit Ian Desmond.        
NorthJersey.com Jun 7, 2019
Jacob deGrom discusses a moment with Ian Desmond during the benches-clearing incident

Jacob deGrom discusses a moment with Ian Desmond during the benches-clearing incident

Jacob deGrom and Ian Desmond had a moment during a benches-clearing incident in the eighth inning.        
The Denver Post Jun 7, 2019
Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela outpitched Jacob deGrom to beat Mets

Rockies’ Antonio Senzatela outpitched Jacob deGrom to beat Mets

Forget the hubbub when the benches emptied in the eighth inning after Colorado's Ian Desmond got drilled in the back by reliever Drew Gagnon.
Purple Row Jun 4, 2019
Affected by Altitude: Recalibrating the Colorado Rockies

Affected by Altitude: Recalibrating the Colorado Rockies

The Purple Row podcasters talk about what they’ve changed their mind about so far in 2019 We thought we knew a lot about this team on Opening Day. The rotation would be rock solid, the offense would be frustrating, and Ian Desmond would continue to get booed at Coors Field. What a difference 58 games makes. In episode 5 of Affected by Altitude, Ben Kouchnerkavich, Sam Bradfield, Eric Garcia McKinley, and Nick Hertzog discuss the Rockies hot offense, their concerns about the rotation and bullpen, and the unexpected emergence of Tony Wolters, Ian Desmond, and others who are contributing...
Rox Pile Jun 1, 2019

Colorado Rockies: Forget misconceptions, Ian Desmond has been good

It was a great month to be the Colorado Rockies and Nolan Arenado. Both had an unbelievable month of May, as the Rockies are finally back over .500 after going 16-10 and Arenado is in prime position to win the NL Player of the Month which will soon be announced. However, Nolan Arenado‘s performance and […] Colorado Rockies: Forget misconceptions, Ian Desmond has been good - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile May 31, 2019

The Colorado Rockies are winning because of their young talent

Whether it was Ian Desmond, Gerardo Parra, or any other number of veterans the Colorado Rockies have chosen to play everyday instead of younger players, the cry from fans was always the same.  When are we finally going to see this team’s young talent on full display? Many fans, myself included, could barely watch as […] The Colorado Rockies are winning because of their young talent - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row May 29, 2019
Wednesday Rockpile: Having fun and winning games

Wednesday Rockpile: Having fun and winning games

Rockies news and links for Wednesday, May 29, 2019 While Ian Desmond and the Rockies waited for another walk-off win, a measure of their potential came into view | The Athletic ($) The Rockies are fighting for wins like their season depends on it—and, well, it might. Nick Groke digs into the team’s recent stretch of walk-off wins that have inched them closer to .500 and a fresh start. With the passing of Memorial Day, the 2019 season is about one third of the way complete, and the contenders are beginning to separate themselves from the pretenders. The Rockies could fall into either...
The Denver Post May 28, 2019
Chris Iannetta’s two-run homer leads Rockies past Diamondbacks in freezing rain

Chris Iannetta’s two-run homer leads Rockies past Diamondbacks in freezing rain

Ian Desmond and Chris Iannetta did the cold, dirty work needed for a team to keep bootstrapping its way back into the playoff picture.

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  • Antonio Senzatela

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  • Raimel Tapia

    Raimel Tapia’s in a terrible slump

  • David Dahl

    Colorado Rockies 14, San Diego Padres 8: Rockies outfielders shine in win

  • Chris Iannetta

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