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Purple Row Oct 10, 2017
Ian Desmond had a forgettable first season with the Colorado Rockies

Ian Desmond had a forgettable first season with the Colorado Rockies

And there’s a long way to go with that five-year contract Welcome to the 2017 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at the in-season contributions of every player to don the purple this past season. The goal wasn’t and isn’t to quibble with order. Instead, it’s to get a snapshot of a player along with a look forward. For that reason, we simply sorted by Baseball-Reference’s Wins Above Replacement (rWAR) and will start at the bottom and end up at the top. No. 40, Ian Desmond (-1.1 rWAR) Ian Desmond ended 2017 by reminding us why any team would have considered...
Purple Row Oct 4, 2017
MLB Playoffs 2017: Rockies, Diamondbacks lineups for NL Wild Card

MLB Playoffs 2017: Rockies, Diamondbacks lineups for NL Wild Card

Three MVP candidates in tonight's lineups The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks have announced their lineups for tonight’s National League Wild Card game. There are no real surprised in either lineup as both teams are going with what got them here. #rockies and #DBacks starting lineups for #NLWildCard game at 6pm MT (TBS) pic.twitter.com/lsRQFGr4Ja— Jenny Cavnar (@jennycavnar) October 4, 2017 For the Rockies, Ian Desmond will be one the bench to start the game as Bud Black decided to go with Mark Reynolds at first base and Gerardo Parra in left field. While Parra’s bat...
Purple Row Sep 27, 2017
Ian Desmond and Jon Gray pace Colorado Rockies in 15-9 win over the Miami Marlins

Ian Desmond and Jon Gray pace Colorado Rockies in 15-9 win over the Miami Marlins

The Rockies picked up a big win on Wednesday afternoon. The Colorado Rockies were able to take care of business and get a much needed win on Wednesday afternoon, blowing out the Miami Marlins by a final of 15-9. It was a well rounded offensive performance that saw them get 24 baserunners behind another quality start from Jon Gray. With the win, the Rockies’ shrunk their magic number for clinching their first postseason berth since 2009 to just three. The Rockies chased Marlins’ starter Adam Conley from this one early. After a 1-2-3 first inning, he dug himself a hole in the second by...
Purple Row Sep 25, 2017
Ian Desmond set to take over as Rockies starting first baseman

Ian Desmond set to take over as Rockies starting first baseman

Rockies news and links for September 24, 2017 Ian Desmond has taken over a starting spot in the Rockies’ lineup, right before a stretch run | The Denver PostNick Groke writes that Bud Black is set on Ian Desmond as the team's starting first baseman for the rest of the season. He'll finish, then, where he was supposed to start. Once Desmond returned from his spring training hand injury, Mark Reynolds had entrenched himself at first base. But over the past several weeks Reynolds of 2017 began hitting more like Reynolds of 2014. That's to say, a good bat to have on the team, but not in the...
Ian Desmond has taken over a starting spot in the Rockies’ lineup, right before a stretch run

Ian Desmond has taken over a starting spot in the Rockies’ lineup, right before a stretch run

Bud Black penciled in a lineup card Saturday but he could have used a copy machine. The Rockies trotted out the same lineup in back-to-back nights against the Padres at Petco Park. It is the lineup that will likely carry them through the rest of this season.
Purple Row Sep 22, 2017
Colorado Rockies Game No. 154 Thread: Jon Gray vs. Jordan Lyles

Colorado Rockies Game No. 154 Thread: Jon Gray vs. Jordan Lyles

Rockies have a 2-0 lead in San Diego. Sorry we’re late, folks, but Nolan Arenado and Ian Desmond have solo homers to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead.

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