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MLB Playoffs 2018: Every possible final week outcome for the Rockies

MLB Playoffs 2018: Every possible final week outcome for the Rockies

With one week to play, the Rockies have a chance at postseason play and still (barely) control their own destiny Note: This article will be continually updated to take into account game results each day, so continue to check it out and scroll to the bottom to see the latest matrix of outcomes / probabilities. The Colorado Rockies entered the final week of the 2017 season in control of the second Wild Card, but with the Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals right on their heels. In order to keep track of all possible scenarios that would lead them to clinch the Wild Card spot, I wrote an...
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Monday Rockpile: Crunch time for the Rockies

Monday Rockpile: Crunch time for the Rockies

Rockies news and links for September 24, 2018 Rockies sweep Diamondbacks but can’t gain ground in playoff race | Mile High Sports As the Rockies contend for their first division title, the rest of the NL West is not making it any easier. With the win on Sunday, the Rockies eliminated the Diamondbacks, but the Dodgers did not give up much ground, bouncing back after Friday’s loss to stomp the Padres. Sweeping the Diamondbacks was crucial, though, and we now will face two more teams who have already been eliminated from the playoffs. We are still sitting a game and a half behind the...
16 hours ago
Colorado Rockies 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 0: Rockies sweep Diamondbacks out of the playoffs

Colorado Rockies 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 0: Rockies sweep Diamondbacks out of the playoffs

In the finale of three short, well-pitched games, the Rockies swept the Diamondbacks — ending the Snakes’ hopes of a return to the postseason after being eliminated from Wild Card contention by the Cardinals earlier in the game. It all came down to starting pitching for both teams, with the Rockies rotation out-dueling the opposition each time. Between the three of them — Márquez, Senzatela, and Freeland — going seven innings each, they recorded a combined 1.29 ERA by only allowing three earned runs total. Kyle Freeland gets it done In this particular game, there were a few times...
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Colorado Rockies game no. 155 thread: Kyle Freeland vs. Zack Godley

Colorado Rockies game no. 155 thread: Kyle Freeland vs. Zack Godley

Rockies vs. Diamondbacks start time, lineups, discussion It’s Kyle Freeland day in Arizona. The Rockies still need help to get back into the playoff picture, but the most they can do now is just keep winning their own games. Today, they go for the sweep against the Diamondbacks, and Rockies fans probably wouldn’t want anybody else taking the start than Freeland. The Diamondbacks will send Zack Godley to the mound to try and prevent the sweep. Trevor Story worked out on the field today, and the decision to start him delayed the release of today’s lineup card. Ultimately, the Rockies...
Sep 23, 2018
Sunday Rockpile: The Rockies are focused on winning a division title

Sunday Rockpile: The Rockies are focused on winning a division title

Rockies news and links for Sunday, September 23, 2018 ‘We’re not thinking about the wild-card’: With Gerardo Parra providing spark, Rockies are holding out hope | The Athletic ($) After the most disappointing series of the season, which saw the Rockies fall out of first place in the NL West at the hands of their divisional foes from Los Angeles, Bud Black passed along important advice to his reeling club: “find peace in the past, then wrestle with the fates.” According to Nick Groke, that advice sparked a change in his players mindsets and prepared them to battle not just for a...
Sep 22, 2018
Colorado Rockies 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 1: Antonio Senzatela twirls gem in win

Colorado Rockies 5, Arizona Diamondbacks 1: Antonio Senzatela twirls gem in win

The Rockies held their ground in the playoff race with a victory in Arizona. With the teams they are chasing both securing wins, a victory for the Rockies was absolutely critical on Saturday and they delivered with a 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks. Antonio Senzatela pitched seven innings of one-run ball and the Rockies scored four runs against Patrick Corbin in the third inning to take a lead they would not relinquish. Senz-ational With his team needing a win, Antonio Senzatela produced the best start of his career to date. He retired the first 14 Diamondbacks hitters he faced and allowed...
Sep 22, 2018
PDP 149: Road trip woes

PDP 149: Road trip woes

Purple Dinosaur Podcast talks about the rough road trip, and saves some energy to answer listener questions Ah well, this sucks. The Rockies are 1-5 to start the biggest road trip in recent memory including a three-game sweep in Los Angeles that took them from a half-game lead in the National League West to a 2.5-game deficit. There’s really no sugarcoating the fact that All Things Are Bad Again And Nothing Is Good. But while things are terrible for the moment, the season is somehow far from over. This Rockies team has been left for dead no fewer than a dozen times only to rally and shock...
Sep 22, 2018
Colorado Rockies Game No. 154 Thread: Antonio Senzatela vs. Patrick Corbin

Colorado Rockies Game No. 154 Thread: Antonio Senzatela vs. Patrick Corbin

Lineups, discussion, and updates from Saturday’s game between the Rockies and Diamondbacks The Colorado Rockies are looking to secure a series win tonight in Arizona behind Antonio Senzatela. Senzatela has performed well on the road lately, with a 1.64 ERA in 22 innings in his last four outings away from Coors Field. Start time: 6:10 p.m. MT Listen: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM Watch: ATTSN-RM Streaming: MLB.TV Lineups: Ready to get after it again tonight. Let's mash!#HuntForRocktober ️ pic.twitter.com/CcThTYDEeb— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 22, 2018 Another Saturday night at...
Sep 22, 2018
Bridich responds: It’s about responsibility

Bridich responds: It’s about responsibility

Bridich elaborated on the comments he made to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN PHOENIX, AZ — On Friday Purple Row’s Jordan Freemyer posted an article detailing Rockies GM Jeff Bridich’s apparent philosophy when it comes to the team’s young hitters. We quoted a portion of what Bridich told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN in an interview about DJ LeMahieu and his possible return next season: ”We’re taking things step by step, because you never know what can happen. We very much believe in the abilities of [Rodgers and Hampson] and even more guys in our system. But we’re not in the business of...
Sep 22, 2018
Saturday Rockpile: Momentary Lapse of Season

Saturday Rockpile: Momentary Lapse of Season

Rockies news and links for September 22, 2018 The Rockies are on the brink of their most disappointing season ever | BSN DenverIt’s hard to argue for a collapse greater than that of the 2010 Colorado Rockies season. It won’t be as mathematically disastrous if the Rockies don’t make it in 2018, but the fact that the current iteration of the Rockies is one of, if not the most talented in franchise history, means it will hurt. Despite the crushing sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rockies are not dead yet. “The Colorado Rockies season has died more times than...
Sep 22, 2018
Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 2: Colorado gets a valuable win

Rockies 6, Diamondbacks 2: Colorado gets a valuable win

So the Rockies do have an offense, who knew? The Rockies did exactly what they needed to in Arizona tonight. They got a win 6-2 to keep their playoff hopes alive. After falling apart in Los Angeles, the team finally bounced back and got a win. They followed a familiar formula, get a great start from their starting pitching, get one big inning from the offense and let the bullpen bring it home. It’s a bird, it’s a place, it’s Superman Germán Márquez took the mound tonight with the Rockies desperately needing a win and he delivered in a big way once again. In his 11th straight quality...
Sep 21, 2018
Colorado Rockies Game No. 153 Thread: German Marquez vs. Zack Greinke

Colorado Rockies Game No. 153 Thread: German Marquez vs. Zack Greinke

Lineups, discussion, and updates from Saturday’s game between the Rockies and Diamondbacks The Rockies need a win in the worst way tonight if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. Thankfully they’ve got the right guy on the mound tonight and they’re no long facing the Dodgers so a win seems possible. Here’s to the Rockies starting a 10-game winning streak to end the season tonight. Start time: 7:40 PM MT Listen: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM Watch: ATTSN-RM Streaming: MLB.TV Lineups: Gearing up for basball in the dessert. Lets go! pic.twitter.com/DZVVgaPl5Y— Colorado Rockies...
Sep 21, 2018
Rockies GM reveals troubling philosophy with young hitters

Rockies GM reveals troubling philosophy with young hitters

Young position players seem to have an unclear path to playing time On ESPN.com today, Jerry Crasnick had a nice profile on Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, his importance to the team, and his possible future in Colorado. The piece was a good one, giving some behind the scenes info on what LeMahieu means to the Rockies clubhouse and what the plans might be for the Rockies at second base going forward. Crasnick also spoke to Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich about LeMahieu and what the team’s plans at second base might be in 2019, given that LeMahieu will be a free agent and...
Sep 21, 2018
The Rockies are preparing to face the Diamondbacks for the final time in 2018

The Rockies are preparing to face the Diamondbacks for the final time in 2018

Playoff hopes hinge on how the Rockies perform in this final road series of 2018 After a disappointing 1-5 start to the final regular season road trip of 2018, which included a devastating sweep at the hands of the Dodgers on Wednesday night, the Rockies now head to Phoenix before heading home on Monday to finish out the season. As it stands right now, the Rockies are 2.5 games out of first place in the NL West behind the Dodgers and 1.5 out of the second wild card spot behind the Cardinals. The Diamondbacks are six games back in the division and five back in the wild card, but aren’t...
Sep 21, 2018
Vote for the story you want us to pursue

Vote for the story you want us to pursue

We asked, you answered. Now, vote for your favorite story to take into the clubhouse Yesterday, we asked our Purple Row, Twitter, and Facebook what questions they’re interested in having us take into the Rockies clubhouse this weekend. While we completely understand that the timing for this call was unfortunate, we also wanted to extend our a thank you to those of you who submitted thoughtful questions. Now, we have one more request. After extensive deliberation, we have selected four story finalists and need you to vote for your favorite. The poll will close at 5:00 MDT, and the article...