3:20 AM EDT, Tue September 26, 2017
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Rockies comeback comes short in 5-4 loss to Miami

Rockies comeback comes short in 5-4 loss to Miami

The Rockies dug themselves an early hole and almost got out of it, but dropped the series opener to the Marlins. A four-run deficit proved to be too much for the Rockies to overcome as they lost the series opener to Miami, 5-4, at Coors Field. The loss dropped their lead over Milwaukee for the second Wild Card to 1 1⁄2 games with five games to play. It was scoreless through three innings, but the Marlins got on the board in the fourth when J. T. Realmuto singled home Marcell Ozuna. After Derek Dietrich singled to load the bases, Miguel Rojas cleared them with a double that just glanced...
7 hours ago
Colorado Rockies Game No. 157 Thread: Odrisamer Despaigne vs. Tyler Chatwood

Colorado Rockies Game No. 157 Thread: Odrisamer Despaigne vs. Tyler Chatwood

Tyler Chatwood takes the mound as the Rockies look to move a step closer to the postseason. Lineups A look at tonight's lineup, starting our final road series of the season:⏰: 8:40PM : @FOXMarlins : @940WINZ, @radiomambi710#LetsGoFish pic.twitter.com/dB3NOTTesr— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) September 25, 2017 Rockies vs. Marlins. 6:40 pm MT. Coors Field.Let's do this! pic.twitter.com/7bliFSnjsa— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 25, 2017 TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky MountainRadio: 850 KOAMLB.com Gameday link
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MLB Playoffs 2017: Every possible result in the race for the second NL Wild Card

MLB Playoffs 2017: Every possible result in the race for the second NL Wild Card

Breaking down every Wild Card possibility for the final week of the season The final week of the baseball regular season is upon us, and by far the most exciting playoff race right now is for the second Wild Card spot in the NL, where there are three teams currently battling it out for the privilege of facing Zack Greinke and the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix on Oct. 4. The Colorado Rockies currently have a 2 game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers and a 2.5 game lead over the St. Louis Cardinals, but given that the Brewers and Cardinals will play each other this weekend, exactly how secure...
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Rockies control their playoff destiny with one week to go

Rockies control their playoff destiny with one week to go

What you need to know about the chase for the final National League playoff spot After salvaging a disappointing split against the Padres, the Rockies currently sit two games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers for the second Wild Card spot while Arizona has now clinched home field advantage in the playoff game. Here’s how the playoff odds stack up for the Wild Card contenders. Colorado Rockies Record: 84-72 Wild Card 2 games ahead: 2 BP playoff odds: 76.5% BP Strength of Schedule: .571 (2nd hardest in MLB) Remaining schedule: vs. Marlins (3), vs. Dodgers (3) (6 at home) Stat to ponder: Since...
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Nolan Arenado ‘Sandblaster’ t-shirt now available

Nolan Arenado ‘Sandblaster’ t-shirt now available

Nolan Arenado most certainly is “The Sandblaster” Nolan Arenado is entering the final week of his assault on the rest of the National League. The Colorado Rockies’ third baseman has emerged as a possible—perhaps, depending on who you ask, even probable—MVP candidate as a result of good, timely hitting and his usual brand of out-of-this-world defense. Arenado’s value has been fully on display this month; the superstar is hitting .307/.429/.547 through 23 games in September, helping to carry the Rockies to a multi-game lead over the two closest teams behind them in the Wild Card...
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Rockies vs. Marlins series preview: Probable pitchers, game times, and analysis

Rockies vs. Marlins series preview: Probable pitchers, game times, and analysis

What you need to know about the Rockies and Marlins series Let’s just say that wasn’t the road trip Rockies fans were hoping for, getting swept in a two-game series by the lowly Giants and splitting a four-game series with the almost-as-lowly Padres. Fortunately, they still hold a two-game lead in the chase for the final wild card spot. Now the Miami Marlins (73-82) come into town and the Rockies need a series win to maintain their position. Of course, the games will be played with an everpresent reminder that baseball is not the most important thing. One year ago today, Marlins star...
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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...
Sep 24, 2017
Rockies bolster Wild Card chances with 8-4 victory over Padres

Rockies bolster Wild Card chances with 8-4 victory over Padres

The Rockies magic number is down to 5 The Rockies found their bats and the bullpen was nails in the club’s 7-4 win over the Padres Sunday afternoon. The win reduced their magic number to five. The game was closer than the final score suggests. The Rockies scored a run in the first inning, which was pretty uncharacteristic of play lately, but the Padres took the lead back in the bottom half of the inning. The Rockies tied it in the second and took the lead with two more runs in the third. Another run in the sixth gave the Rockies a 5-2 lead, but the Padres scored two in the bottom half of...
Sep 24, 2017
Game No. 156 Thread: Rockies at Padres, Germán Márquez vs. Luis Perdomo

Game No. 156 Thread: Rockies at Padres, Germán Márquez vs. Luis Perdomo

Rockies and Padres score updates and discussion Go Rockies. Please win. Last road game of the regular season. Let's get this one! pic.twitter.com/AjPuAwNAhN— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 24, 2017 Luis Perdomo gets the nod vs. Rockies at 1:40pm today for the final home game of the season! Here's the full lineup: pic.twitter.com/E6XZDzam4s— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 24, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland could thrive in bullpen role

Rockies pitcher Kyle Freeland could thrive in bullpen role

Rockies news and links for September 24, 2017 Rockies' Kyle Freeland ready for any role | MLB.comThe Rockies used Kyle Freeland out of the bullpen yesterday, Thomas Harding asked him about how he feels about a new role. Freeland said he's happy and ready to contribute out of the bullpen. If the Rockies do end up playing in the NLDS, that's likely where we'll see Freeland. Saunders: Casting my vote for NL MVP will be no easy task | The Denver PostPatrick Saunders doesn't reveal who he will vote for for the NL MVP, but he lays out his thought process and how he'll eventually decide. It sounds...
Sep 24, 2017
Rockies shut out in 5-0 loss to Padres

Rockies shut out in 5-0 loss to Padres

Almost every Rockies position player reached base, none reached home plate. The Colorado Rockies were shut out 5-0 by ex-Rockies ace Jhoulys Chacin and the San Diego Padres. Anyone who tells you the Rockies offense hasn’t been a problem doesn’t know a problem when they see it. Forget the Dodgers, the Diamondbacks, the Brewers and the Cardinals for a second, if you can. Perhaps it is the playoff pressure for a young team, but the offensive struggles have been a recurring theme all year, even when the team was winning yet manager Bud Black was noting the offense wasn’t clicking on all...
Sep 23, 2017
Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Game 155 Thread: Bettis vs Chacin

Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Game 155 Thread: Bettis vs Chacin

Colorado Rockies face ex-Rockies starter Chacin The Colroado Rockies close out the last game of the four game series against the Padres today. The Milwaukee Brewers were able to beat the Chicago Cubs in extra innings, putting both the Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals a game and a half back of the Rockies for the second Wild Card spot. The Cardinals are scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Pirates while the Rockies play the Padres. Rockies right hander Chad Bettis takes the hill for his first start of the year against the Padres. In his last start on September 14th, he only retired one...
Sep 23, 2017
Colorado Rockies trying to hold on after second half regression

Colorado Rockies trying to hold on after second half regression

Rockies news and links for September 23, 2017 October Is Better With the Rockies, but They’re Throwing Away a Playoff Spot | The Ringer As we know, the Rockies banked a lot of wins early when they charged out to first place in the National League West and were more than 20 games over .500. They are still enjoying the benefits of banking those early wins as they cling to a 1.5 game lead in the wild card race despite an unsteady second half. We know the star players have kept playing like stars. It is the group of players who were surprisingly very good early who have come back to earth....
Sep 23, 2017
Rockies go deep three times in 4-1 victory

Rockies go deep three times in 4-1 victory

Arenado, Story and Desmond homered in the win. For four innings on Friday night, it seemed like the Rockies would never score again. Jordan Lyles, of all people, hadn’t allowed so much as a baserunner through the first twelve batters he faced. Then the bats finally woke up to the tune of three home runs in a 4-1 victory that preserved a 1 1⁄2 game lead over the Cardinals in the NL Wild Card. Jon Gray pitched well and earned his ninth victory of the season. In the bottom of the fifth, Nolan Arenado finally broke the 24-inning scoreless drought (and broke up Lyles’s perfect game) with...
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.