1:26 AM EDT, Thu September 23, 2021
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Rockies 10, Dodgers 5: Offense comes alive against Buehler, Dodgers

Rockies 10, Dodgers 5: Offense comes alive against Buehler, Dodgers

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Rockies score five runs on Walker Buehler, C.J. Cron records four hit game What was expected to be a pitchers duel of two team’s aces (well, Dodgers rotation is full of aces) turned out to be a scoring fest with the Rockies coming out comfortably on top 10-5. The win ends the five game losing streak at Coors Field, the longest of the season, and improves Colorado’s home record to 46-28. Perhaps most importantly, it creates some more work for the Dodgers in their pursuit of the Giants for the NL West crown. The Rockies lit up the Dodgers...
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Colorado Rockies game no. 151 thread: Walker Buehler vs. Germán Márquez

Colorado Rockies game no. 151 thread: Walker Buehler vs. Germán Márquez

Photo by Greg Fiume/ Colorado looks to continue making their presence felt in the NL West division race After last night’s extra innings loss, the Rockies look to rebound and give the Dodgers some trouble in a tight race for the NL West crown. Although the Dodgers have had more head to head victories agains Colorado, these two teams have played each other fairly tight in their last seven matchups. The Rockies have actually outscored Los Angeles by four runs through those seven matchups, six of which were in LA. The Rockies have been putting up a strong fight and look...
13 hours ago
Affected by Altitude: No More Bullpen Blues?

Affected by Altitude: No More Bullpen Blues?

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Your hosts discuss the evolution of the Rockies bullpen, competitive divisions, and the exciting AL MVP race in a new episode of the Purple Row Podcast. The Purple Row podcast Affected by Altitude is back for 2021 with all new hosts. Staff writers Evan Lang, Skyler Timmins, and Mac Wilcox are incredibly proud and excited to be lending their voices to more great Purple Row content for you to enjoy. This week, Skyler, Mac, and Evan discuss the evolution and solidification of the Colorado Rockies bullpen as the season reaches it’s final days....
17 hours ago
Wednesday Rockpile: The starter is dead. Let’s try to fix it.

Wednesday Rockpile: The starter is dead. Let’s try to fix it.

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 You know, I was looking at topics to write about, and the Rockies haven’t done a lot of things that merit their own thing this past week, so let’s do something different. Usually, these pieces are dedicated to player analysis, general Rox topics and other things of the sort, but I’m taking a break from that this Wednesday to talk about something I think about a lot: how in the world do we stop the endless stream of relievers we’re seeing? Let’s kick things off with...
Sep 22, 2021
Dodgers 5, Rockies 4 (10): The big hit was M.I.A. for Colorado

Dodgers 5, Rockies 4 (10): The big hit was M.I.A. for Colorado

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Pujos gets game-winning RBI and Rockies leave 27 on base The Rockies just couldn’t get enough big hits, going 4-for-20 with runners in scoring position. The Dodgers, on the other hand, have Albert Pujos, who still comes up with big hits despite being 41 years old. In the 10th inning with the game tied at 4-4, Pujos drove in the 2,150th run of his career and it ended up being the game-winner. TÍO ALBERT. CLUTCH. pic.twitter.com/OYs6z4xsXh— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 22, 2021 The Rockies had two runners on in the bottom...
Sep 21, 2021
Colorado Rockies game no. 150 thread: Julio Urías vs. Antonio Senzatela

Colorado Rockies game no. 150 thread: Julio Urías vs. Antonio Senzatela

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The Rockies open their final homestand, a 9-game stint, tonight against the Dodgers Tonight, the Rockies begin their last homestand, taking on the Dodgers, Giants, and Nationals in their final Coors Field games of 2021. While the Rockies are not in the playoff picture, the stakes are still high for both Colorado and Los Angeles. For the Rockies (70-79), they are playing the role of spoiler while trying to end with a record close to .500 that’s maybe above the Padres, both of which seemed impossible at the beginning of the season....
Sep 21, 2021
Tuesday Rockpile: Can the Rockies actually catch the Padres?

Tuesday Rockpile: Can the Rockies actually catch the Padres?

Photo by Jeff Curry/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Ask yourself this: on January 29, when the Rockies’ universe seemed to be collapsing, would you have ever believe the post-Arenado Rockies would even have a chance at catching the San Diego Padres this year? The Rockies will pass the Padres in the National League West if: Colorado finishes 9-3 San Diego finishes 3-10 When the calendar turned to September, the Padres were tied with the Reds for the National League’s second wildcard slot. They were closely followed by the Phillies...
Sep 20, 2021
Pebble Report: Zac Veen and Drew Romo win top awards for the Fresno Grizzlies

Pebble Report: Zac Veen and Drew Romo win top awards for the Fresno Grizzlies

Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from September 13-19, 2021 Sunday marked the official end of the minor league season, except for the Triple-A teams who finish at the same time as the major league regular season (Oct. 3). Overall, the Rockies farm system had a successful season. The High-A Spokane Indians and Low-A Fresno Grizzlies both clinched playoff spots, and the Grizzlies finished the season atop the Low-A West. The Indians began the season 9-15 in April, and their season was highlighted by a 20-6 August to propel them into the race....
Sep 20, 2021
Monday Rockpile: The future of the outfield looks crowded

Monday Rockpile: The future of the outfield looks crowded

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, September 20, 2021 September baseball for the bottom half of the league isn’t always the prettiest or the most watchable, but this year the Rockies are making it interesting. Not only have they been making it difficult on teams knee deep in playoff races but we’ve also gotten a small glimpse at the future with the debuts of Ryan Feltner, Julian Fernandez, Colton Welker and now most recently Ryan Vilade. Vilade’s debut in left field last Saturday marked him as the ninth different player...
Sep 19, 2021
Nationals 3, Rockies 0: Apparently the bats flew home early

Nationals 3, Rockies 0: Apparently the bats flew home early

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The final game of the road trip was a dud, but the Rockies still finished 7-2 in their last east-coast swing of the season. The Colorado Rockies quest for their first three-game sweep on the road fell short on Sunday, as they dropped the final game against the Washington Nationals 3-0. The pitching staff kept the Rockies in the ballgame, but the offense was silent all afternoon. It was a disappointing way to end a successful east coast roadtrip that saw the Rockies post a 7-2 record. That Juan Soto guy is pretty good Heading into Sunday,...
Sep 19, 2021
Colorado Rockies game no. 149 thread: Jon Gray vs Paolo Espino

Colorado Rockies game no. 149 thread: Jon Gray vs Paolo Espino

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via The Rockies will turn to Gray to secure the road series sweep After Kyle Freeland and the bullpen shut out the Washington Nationals’ lineup on Saturday evening, the Colorado Rockies now sit on the verge of their first six-game winning streak and first road series sweep of the season (second if you count the postponed Atlanta series). On the mound for the Rockies will be Jon Gray. Gray went over a month without earning a win until his last outing in Atlanta, where he allowed two runs over five strong innings. Gray has not...
Sep 19, 2021
Sunday Rockpile: Rockies moments bigger than baseball

Sunday Rockpile: Rockies moments bigger than baseball

Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, September 19, 2021 Baseball is a game deeply rooted in human emotions. It can feature the greatest expressions of happiness and victory or the extreme expressions of anger and defeat. There is a deep emotional intimacy with the sport that you see played out on the field game after game. Pitchers will let out a yell after a big strikeout in a critical moment while a batter will express every bit of emotion with a single bat flip following a home run. However, every once in a while, the emotions and...
Sep 18, 2021
Rockies 6, Nationals 0: It’s a Freeland country

Rockies 6, Nationals 0: It’s a Freeland country

Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports Kyle Freeland hit a career milestone as the Rockies cruised to a series win against the Nationals in DC. The Rockies continued their conquest of the National League East this afternoon with a dominant showing in D.C. against the Washington Nationals. Rock solid pitching and early offensive fireworks kept the Colorado Rockies on top the whole way through with a 6-0 shutout victory. The Land of the Free and the Home of the K Kyle Freeland started today’s ballgame for the Rockies and delivered a great start in our nation’s capital....
Sep 18, 2021
Colorado Rockies game no. 148 thread: Kyle Freeland vs Patrick Corbin

Colorado Rockies game no. 148 thread: Kyle Freeland vs Patrick Corbin

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Rockies’ look to continue their strong road trip in the NL East by securing a series win in DC. The Colorado Rockies’ whirlwind tour of the National League East continued unabated last night with a 9-8 victory over the Washington Nationals for their fourth road win in a row, along with the Rockies’ best road trip of the season. Currently 6-1 on their (now) nine-game east coast road trip, the Rockies look to add another win today and secure the series in our nation’s capital. Starting for the Rockies is Kyle Freeland, looking...
Sep 18, 2021
Rockies call up prospect Ryan Vilade

Rockies call up prospect Ryan Vilade

The Rockies have called up one of their top organizational prospects this afternoon. The Colorado Rockies are calling up one of their top prospects in 22-year old Ryan Vilade (no. 10 PuRP), The Gazette’s Danielle Allentuck first reported. The team has since made the move official: Vilade has had his contract selected and will wear #31 on his uniform when he starts in left field for the Rockies this afternoon. The Rockies announced today that they have selected the contract of OF Ryan Vilade from Triple-A Albuquerque and have optioned RHP Ryan Feltner to Triple-A....