10:09 PM EDT, Sun September 15, 2019
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Rockies 10, Padres 5: McMahon homers twice to finish off sweep

Rockies 10, Padres 5: McMahon homers twice to finish off sweep

Photo by Joe Mahoney/ Josh Fuentes also hit a home run The Rockies finished off the sweep against the Padres Sunday afternoon, winning 9-5. Chi Chi’s day Starter Chi Chi González had a pretty poor game, despite only allowing one run. It took González 99 pitches to get through four innings. He allowed four hits, including a home run, and walked five batters. Given where we are in the season, that’s fine and all. It doesn’t change the fact that González is very unlikely to survive the offseason roster crunch. Ryan McMahon continues power surge Entering Sunday Ryan McMahon’s...
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Game no. 150 thread: Chi Chi González vs. Cal Quantrill

Game no. 150 thread: Chi Chi González vs. Cal Quantrill

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Rockies vs. Padres: Start time, lineups, discussion The Rockies will send out another “it’s September and we’re out of playoff contention” lineup Sunday afternoon against the Padres. Chi Chi González starts against righty Cal Quantrill. Start time: 1:10 MT Lineups: #Rockies lineup vs #Padres pic.twitter.com/6iimavNg8s— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) September 15, 2019 #Padres Martini(L) LF Naylor(L) RF Machado(R) 3B Hosmer(L) 1B Myers(R) CF France(R) 2B Urias(R) SS Allen(L) C Quantrill(L) P https://t.co/Q1qiobeqlu— MLB Daily Lineups...
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Sunday Rockpile: Patience is power

Sunday Rockpile: Patience is power

Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports Rockies news and links for Sunday, September 15, 2019 Story, Arenado flourishing as patience pays off | MLB.com Thomas Harding discussed Nolan Arenado’s and Trevor Story’s recent power surge and how it ties in directly to their adjusted approach at the plate—an adjustment made with hitting coaches Dave Magadan and Jeff Salazar, who pointed out to the Rockies All-Star duo they have a nagging tendency to chase pitches in 3-1 and 3-2 counts at the plate. As a result, Nolan and Trevor are walking and reaching base more often, and hitting more dingers,...
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Colorado Rockies 11, San Diego Padres 10: It’s deja vu all over again

Colorado Rockies 11, San Diego Padres 10: It’s deja vu all over again

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ The Rockies won another absurdly high-scoring game at Coors Field. So we’re doing this again, huh? This weekend’s series between the Rockies and Padres is starting to feel an awful lot like the record-setting four-game set between the two teams in June in which they combined to score 92 runs. Things aren’t quite so crazy in this series yet, but the teams have combined for 39 runs in a pair of Rockies wins, including Saturday’s in which they held on for an 11-10 victory. Chuck goes deep Charlie Blackmon started a six-run Rockies rally in the bottom of...
Sep 14, 2019
Colorado Rockies Game No. 149 Thread: Eric Lauer vs. Peter Lambert

Colorado Rockies Game No. 149 Thread: Eric Lauer vs. Peter Lambert

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Start time, lineups, and discussion for Saturday’s game against the Padres For my thoughts on the Rockies lineup tonight, I’ll turn it over to South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp: “I’ll get fined for the rest of my life if I comment on that” - Will Muschamp on the lack of a replay review at the end of the first half. pic.twitter.com/Zt812e36Cc— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 14, 2019 Start time: 6:10 p.m. MT Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, MLB.tv Free Game of the...
Sep 14, 2019
Saturday Rockpile: Aren-automatic

Saturday Rockpile: Aren-automatic

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Rockies news and links for September 14, 2019 ‘It would have been really cool’: Nolan Arenado was agonizingly close to making his greatest play | The Athletic ($)“It would have been pretty cool” is a quote that can be attributed to a number of occurrences in this Colorado Rockies 2019 season. Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado happened to be talking about a play from Thursday’s game that some are saying could have been the best play of his platinum career. I would personally say Arenado has made more sparkling plays than this over the past...
Sep 14, 2019
Colorado Rockies 10, San Diego Padres 8: Rockies win classic Coors Field slugfest

Colorado Rockies 10, San Diego Padres 8: Rockies win classic Coors Field slugfest

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports In a game reminiscent of the teams’ record-setting four-game series at Coors Field in June, the Rockies outscored the Padres in a 10-8 win on Friday night. Nine of the Rockies 14 hits went for extra bases, with four going out of the park, as they survived a five-run Padres sixth to win their third game of the four so far on the homestand. Jairo Diaz earned his fourth big league save in the victory. Nolan goes for 40 With a first inning homer against Padres starter Joey Lucchesi, Nolan Arenado became just the second Rockie and fourth third baseman ever...
Sep 13, 2019
Colorado Rockies Game No. 148 Thread: Joey Lucchesi vs. Jeff Hoffman

Colorado Rockies Game No. 148 Thread: Joey Lucchesi vs. Jeff Hoffman

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Start time, lineups, and discussion for the series opener against the Padres Start time: 6:40 p.m. MT Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, MLB.tv Free Game of the Day Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish) Lineups: Here’s tonight’s #Padres lineup to start our weekend series against the Rockies: pic.twitter.com/okWhMYMMaP— San Diego Padres (@Padres) September 13, 2019 #FridayThe13th pic.twitter.com/sWKcCmdeJa— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) September 13, 2019
Sep 13, 2019
Friday Rockpile: Shaking things up for 2020

Friday Rockpile: Shaking things up for 2020

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Rockies news and links for September 13, 2019 What will the Colorado Rockies do at first base in 2020? | Rox Pile First base has been a tricky spot to fill for a while for the Rockies, and this year was no exception. Daniel Murphy was the main pick up in the offseason, and he was expected to be an offensive force. His early injury led to three other players, Mark Reynolds, Josh Fuentes, and Yonder Alonso all starting at first base. The spot was disappointing in 2019, and now it’s time to think about 2020. Daniel Murphy is still an option, and he was...
Sep 12, 2019
Cardinals 10, Rockies 3: At least Josh Fuentes hit his first major league home run

Cardinals 10, Rockies 3: At least Josh Fuentes hit his first major league home run

Photo by Russell Lansford/Icon Sportswire via The Purple Pinstripes were unable to sweep the Red Birds They won the series, but the Rockies were unable to complete the sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals, losing 10-3 and still needing one victory to avoid a 100-loss season. They have not swept a series against the Cardinals in nine years. The Red Birds scored in each of their first four innings and the Rockies scored in each of their first three, but then things went quiet until the ninth inning. No Melville Magic today Tim Melville had a rough outing, allowing lead off home runs in each...
Sep 12, 2019
Game no. 147 thread: Tim Melville vs. Miles Mikolas

Game no. 147 thread: Tim Melville vs. Miles Mikolas

Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post Start time, lineups, and discussion for the series finale in the Denver sunshine against the Cardinals It’s the season-series finale for the Rockies and Cardinals today in a Coors Field matinee. Tim Melville (2-1, 3.66 ERA) looks to continue his Cinder-fella story, considering he was the starting pitcher in three of the last four Rockies victories (and, yes, that is very very sad). Miles Mikolas (8-13, 4.25 ERA) has also pitched well of late, recording 22 strikeouts while allowing just four runs over his last 17 innings spanning three...
Sep 12, 2019
Rockies fans don’t trust the front office to make good roster decisions

Rockies fans don’t trust the front office to make good roster decisions

There’s no positive spin to these poll results The 2019 season has been bad for the Colorado Rockies, both on and off the field. It’s no surprise, then, that the weekly FanPulse surveys about the confidence in the team have been so poor. The most recent one has it at 8% confidence in the direction of the team. Last week, we held our own poll. Rather than asking a yes/no question about the direction of the team, I thought it would be illuminating to ask about trust in the front office. I asked the question according to the best practices of my day job, which sometimes involves writing...
Sep 12, 2019
How Tim Melville is finding success in Denver

How Tim Melville is finding success in Denver

Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports The Rockies righty seems to have found the key that unlocks his arsenal of pitches. Let’s face it, there haven’t been many fun stories for the Rockies in the second half of the 2019 season. How can there be for a team that is 18-39 since the All-Star Break and just recently won back-to-back games for the first time in nearly a month? Perhaps the most fun story for the Rockies recently has been the performance of pitcher Tim Melville. The right-hander has made four starts with the Rockies this season, posting a 3.66 ERA in 19 2⁄3 innings, walking...
Sep 12, 2019
Thursday Rockpile: Is the Rockies front office behind the times?

Thursday Rockpile: Is the Rockies front office behind the times?

Rockies news and links for September 12, 2019 Rosenthal: After the team’s second half collapse, would it be preposterous to trade Nolan Arenado? Well... | The Athletic ($) First of all - yes, it would be preposterous to trade Arenado. Asked and answered. But Ken Rosenthal raises some other questions in this piece about how the Rockies are run that require further concern. Perhaps the most damning item in this reporting is the overall feel that the players themselves feel like Rockies management is falling behind the rest of the league. There are concerning questions here about the...
Sep 11, 2019
Rockies 2, Cardinals 1: Rockies shutdown Redbirds again

Rockies 2, Cardinals 1: Rockies shutdown Redbirds again

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Another low-scoring affair went the Rockies way on Wednesday night On Tuesday, the Rockies defeated the Cardinals by a score of 2-1 on the back of a starter going six innings, a huge home run, and a shutdown bullpen. One day later, the Rockies defeated the Cardinals by a score of 2-1 on the back of a starter going six innings, a huge home run, and a shutdown bullpen. Tonight, it was Antonio Senzatela, Ian Desmond, and Wes Parsons playing the roles of Chi Chi Gonzalez, Nolan Arenado, and Bryan Shaw while Carlos Estevez and Jairo Diaz reprised their role from...