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Rox Pile May 20, 2018

Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon is in a “Nazty” slump

Lost in the shuffle of all the offensive struggles the Colorado Rockies have faced this season, there is one player who is currently in the midst of a slump that has been overlooked. Whether it’s because other players are having a much harder go of it, most notably Ian Desmond and Carlos Gonzalez, or because […] Colorado Rockies: Charlie Blackmon is in a “Nazty” slump - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row May 20, 2018
Sunday Rockpile: Ian Desmond feels a heavy burden, but won’t give up hope

Sunday Rockpile: Ian Desmond feels a heavy burden, but won’t give up hope

Rockies news and links for Sunday, May 20, 2018 Ian Desmond opens up at the plate — and about the burden of his vexing slump | The Athletic ($) On Friday night, after going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI, Ian Desmond opened up to the media about the burden of his contract and lack of production during his tumultuous 2018 campaign. Ian knows as well as anyone how poorly he’s hitting, and it’s frustrating for him, too. He’s a professional and undoubtedly a good teammate, but that doesn’t cover up the fact that he’s dragging this poor offense down, and the excuses have to...
Rox Pile May 19, 2018

Colorado Rockies: Here is the cold, hard truth about Ian Desmond

Colorado Rockies fans, it’s time you faced the truth about Ian Desmond. He isn’t going anywhere any time soon and he is not going to be benched any time he isn’t hitting the ball. Those are the cold, hard facts. Trust me, I’ve seen the rants on Rockies Twitter. I’ve seen the traffic that has […] Colorado Rockies: Here is the cold, hard truth about Ian Desmond - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Denver Post May 19, 2018
Ian Desmond’s bat comes to life as Rockies beat Giants

Ian Desmond’s bat comes to life as Rockies beat Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Some disgruntled Rockies fans have cast Ian Desmond as Darth Vader, but on "Star Wars Night" at AT&T Park, Desmond played the part of Luke Skywalker.
www.bostonherald.com May 19, 2018
Ian Desmond has HR, 4 RBIs in Rockies' 6-1 win over Giants

Ian Desmond has HR, 4 RBIs in Rockies' 6-1 win over Giants

SAN FRANCISCO — Slumping Ian Desmond homered and drove in four runs to back another strong start by Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Friday night.Desmond came into the game in a 3-for-33 rut with one RBI in his previous nine games before providing the offensive boost that improved the Rockies to 18-9 on the road this season.The night didn't start off well for Desmond, who hit into fielder's choice with a man on third and one out in the second to cost Colorado a chance to score. But he quickly made up for it by hitting a three-run homer in the...
The Mercury News May 19, 2018
Giants keep the ball on the ground in third straight loss

Giants keep the ball on the ground in third straight loss

Ian Desmond entered with a .167 average and drove in four runs for the Rockies.
Purple Row May 19, 2018
Rockies 6, Giants 1: Ian Desmond, Kyle Freeland carry Colorado to victory

Rockies 6, Giants 1: Ian Desmond, Kyle Freeland carry Colorado to victory

Kyle Freeland is really good y’all The Rockies won yet another road game with their patented 2018 formula to pull within half a game of the NL West division lead. Combine an outstanding outing from your starting pitcher with timely home runs and then let the bullpen bring things home. After allowing a lead-off home run to the Giants’ Gorkys Hernández, Kyle Freeland spent the rest of his night ruining the Giants dreams. Ian Desmond decided to hit the pause button on his season-long slump again and drove in the first four Rockies runs. He hit a Earl Weaver special, the three run homer,...
Rox Pile May 17, 2018

Colorado Rockies: Does hitting coach Duane Espy deserve some blame?

My most recent article “Looking at the Roller Coaster 2018 Season,” received a great comment from reader John.  John wondered why the coaching staff, specifically hitting coach Duane Espy, has not gotten any blame for the Colorado Rockies’ offensive woes? Most of the focus, to this point, has been on the struggles of Ian Desmond, Carlos Gonzalez, […] Colorado Rockies: Does hitting coach Duane Espy deserve some blame? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Denver Post May 17, 2018
Rockies podcast: Outfielder David Dahl on his journey to the big leagues

Rockies podcast: Outfielder David Dahl on his journey to the big leagues

Rockies outfielder David Dahl joins Denver Post reporter Kyle Newman to talk about his journey to the major leagues and more. And Patrick Saunders breaks down his 10 hot topics surrounding Rockies baseball, from the hate surrounding Ian Desmond to Colorado's slumping offense.
Purple Row May 15, 2018
Rockies 6, Padres 4: Gerardo Parra’s 3-run homer is the difference

Rockies 6, Padres 4: Gerardo Parra’s 3-run homer is the difference

Rockies continue their odd trend, hit three more road homers Earl Weaver would have been proud. With the game tied at three in the sixth inning, the Rockies got back to back singles from Ian Desmond and Chris Iannetta. Gerardo Parra strode to the plate and hit a three run home run that was the difference maker for the Rockies. Tyler Anderson pitched a strong 5 2⁄3 innings for the Rockies and outside of Bryan Shaw allowing the inherited runner to score, the bullpen was able to shut down the Padres for the rest of the game. Notable home runs While Parra’s three-run homer was the deciding...
Rox Pile May 14, 2018

Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond is on pace to have the worst season ever

There have been 19,248 players in Major League Baseball history. Many of those players wish to have careers like Ian Desmond has had. He’s twice been an All-Star, thrice been awarded a Silver Slugger and has been on a playoff team four times. This season, Ian Desmond is doing something else, something that if he did it, […] Colorado Rockies: Ian Desmond is on pace to have the worst season ever - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Purple Row May 13, 2018
Sunday Rockpile: The Rockies have put themselves in a tough spot

Sunday Rockpile: The Rockies have put themselves in a tough spot

The Rockies’ roster makes any first base solution difficult Saunders: First base used to be a Rockies’ strength, now it’s their chronic problem | Denver Post Patrick Saunders sets up this critical look at the Rockies’ first base situation with a view to the past — for more than 20 years it was mostly either Andrés Galarraga or Todd Helton. But he also looks to the more recent past and a decision the Rockies didn’t make. Rather than bringing Mark Reynolds back for 2018, they added more depth to the outfield and pushed Ian Desmond back to first base. Reynolds wasn’t great in...
The Denver Post May 12, 2018
Kickin’ it with Kiz: In this age of snark, is it cool to boo Ian Desmond, or any player, in his home ballpark?

Kickin’ it with Kiz: In this age of snark, is it cool to boo Ian Desmond, or any player, in his home ballpark?

In this age of snark, is it cool to boo Ian Desmond, or any player, in his home ballpark?
Purple Row May 11, 2018
On the Rockies and magical thinking

On the Rockies and magical thinking

You just know they’re gonna...oh never mind I’ve been pondering Ian Desmond, magical thinking, booing fans, and Jeff Bridich. Let’s begin with this agreed-upon point: Ian Desmond is a hard-working (well paid), all-around nice guy. The Purple Dino Pod referred to him as a “personal all-star.” My intention here is not to add to an already-substantial “Ian Desmond Pile-on”; rather, I’d like to point to a different problem, which is front office denial. When it comes to their struggling first baseman, the Rockies remain ever hopeful in the face of mounting contrary evidence....
Purple Row May 10, 2018
PDP 132: Patience, pitching, and Ian Desmond

PDP 132: Patience, pitching, and Ian Desmond

It’s episode 132 of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast — eat it up! For all the hand-wringing and consternation over certain things in Rockies Land, your strong, fighting costumed Colorado baseball men are five games over-.500 and positioned well right behind the D-backs in the National League West. The Giants are old as heck, and the Dodgers are dealing with injuries to just about anyone who has set foot on the field. The Rockies, despite a struggling lineup and struggling bullpen, won six straight prior to a series-ending loss to the first-place Angels. Why? Starting pitching. The Rockies’...

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