6:04 PM EDT, Mon September 26, 2022
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Affected by Altitude: Zooming Towards Tovar Time

Affected by Altitude: Zooming Towards Tovar Time

John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports Evan, Skyler, and Mac are delighted to announce that Tovar Time has arrived! The Purple Row podcast Affected by Altitude is hosted by staff writers Evan Lang, Skyler Timmins, and Mac Wilcox, who are all incredibly proud and excited to be lending their voices to more great Purple Row content for you to enjoy. This week, Evan, Mac, and Skyler revel in the fact that Tovar Time has finally arrived for fans of the Colorado Rockies. Tovar joins a group of young rookies starting to get frequent playing time and he’s perhaps the most exciting. The...
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Rocking the World: The Rockies and the World Baseball Classsic

Rocking the World: The Rockies and the World Baseball Classsic

Members of the Colorado Rockies discuss their excitement and admiration for 2023’s edition of the WBC As Major League Baseball’s regular season draws to a close, this offseason carries extra weight due to the revival of baseball’s globe-spanning event: the World Baseball Classic. Many fans are ecstatic about the return of the Classic, which had been scheduled for 2021 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now it’s back and bigger than ever, having expanded the field from 16 national teams to 20. Every team from the 2017 iteration of the event is in, as well...
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Pebble Report: Fresno Grizzlies fall short in CAL championship, Brenton Doyle impresses in Triple-A debut

Pebble Report: Fresno Grizzlies fall short in CAL championship, Brenton Doyle impresses in Triple-A debut

Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from September 19-25, 2022 The Colorado Rockies’ Low-A Fresno Grizzlies (2-2 playoffs, 82-49 regular season) had a remarkable 2022 season, but fell just two wins short of calling themselves champions of the California League. After dropping the first game of the championship series against Lake Elsinore last Sunday, the Grizzlies were set to host two must-win games at home on Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, the series didn’t go the full distance as Fresno dropped the second game of the series 3-2 to...
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Monday Rockpile: Where does the Rockies pitching staff go from here?

Monday Rockpile: Where does the Rockies pitching staff go from here?

Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, September 26, 2022 Coming out of 2018, it looked like the Rockies front office had finally started to figure out how to put together a pitching rotation that could have success in Coors Field. The core of Germán Márquez, Kyle Freeland, Jon Gray, and Antonio Senzatela had all put up above average years (by ERA+) in 2017 and Freeland followed it up with a Cy Young worthy performance in 2018. Márquez had led the team in ERA+ in 2017 and was the the de facto “ace” for the group, but...
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Padres 13, Rockies 6: What a (not good) way to go out

Padres 13, Rockies 6: What a (not good) way to go out

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ See you at Coors Field next year! The Rockies had a roller coaster of an ending to the season at Coors Field. It started off not-fun, got fun-ish, and ended not-fun. It’s always a bittersweet ending, but this one was especially bitter. Not-Poetry As poetic as it was for Kyle Freeland to be both the Coors Field Opening and Closing Day starter, the results of the Closing Day start were far from that. Freeland had a rocky start to the game, facing seven Padres and allowing four to reach (one came around to score). He allowed a lead-off double to...
Sep 25, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 153 thread: Mike Clevinger vs Kyle Freeland

Colorado Rockies game no. 153 thread: Mike Clevinger vs Kyle Freeland

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Can the Rockies end things at home on a high note with a series victory? The time has come for the Colorado Rockies to play their final home game of the 2022 season. Regardless of today’s result, the Rockies will finish with a record at home just above .500 (either 41-40 or 42-39) but it would be nice to send the Coors Field faithful home on a high note with a victory against the San Diego Padres. One more time from 20th and Blake pic.twitter.com/FKcb4l35FI— Danielle Allentuck (@d_allentuck) September 25, 2022 The Rockies will...
Sep 25, 2022
Sunday Rockpile: It’s hard being a Rockies fan

Sunday Rockpile: It’s hard being a Rockies fan

Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, September 25, 2022 Each week here at Purple Row, I sit down at my laptop (often still in my pajamas), crack my knuckles, pop in my headphones and crank some ska punk, and try to figure out what interesting headline I could possibly write to draw in readers. Sometimes it takes a while because I get distracted watching Tik Toks about Dragon Ball Z, dogs doing silly things, or someone doing an impeccable Jeff Goldblum impression. Other times I’m scouring stats and...
Sep 24, 2022
Padres 9, Rockies 3: The kids played well, but the bullpen blew it in the seventh

Padres 9, Rockies 3: The kids played well, but the bullpen blew it in the seventh

John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports The offense was also not great when it needed to be The Rockies dropped the second game of the series, falling 9-3 to the Padres. Chad Kuhl hit an important milestone and “the kids” had a good night, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a seventh-inning bullpen collapse. That’s Kuhl Chad Kuhl had a solid outing, limiting the Padres to three runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out five. And on his second strikeout of the night, he hit an important milestone: career strikeout number 500! I would show you the video of him striking out...
Sep 24, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 152 thread: Yu Darvish vs Chad Kuhl

Colorado Rockies game no. 152 thread: Yu Darvish vs Chad Kuhl

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Can the Rockies win their final night-home game? Tune in tonight to find out! The Colorado Rockies continue their final home stand of the season against the San Diego Padres, who are currently sitting in the third Wild Card spot behind the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. Last night the Rox snapped their five-game home losing streak with a 4-3 extra-inning Alan Trejo walk-off — his first career walk-off, and first career hit in extra innings. The win also clinched a home winning record for the Rox (41-38). The win was also...
Sep 24, 2022
Saturday Rockpile: The Colorado Rockies are banking on Ezequiel Tovar to bring change on and off the field

Saturday Rockpile: The Colorado Rockies are banking on Ezequiel Tovar to bring change on and off the field

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, September 24, 2022 Mired in their fourth straight losing season, the Colorado Rockies have tested the patience of their fans in recent years. A huge payday to Kris Bryant in the off-season has kicked-off to a truly terrible start, they’re pacing for one of the worst road records in franchise history and the offense has been generally anemic, especially by Coors Field standards. But while the product on the field of 20th and Blake has shown little to no improvement, there has been progress...
Sep 24, 2022
Rockies 4, Padres 3: Trejo’s hit the firework that lights a walk-off win

Rockies 4, Padres 3: Trejo’s hit the firework that lights a walk-off win

John Leyba-USA TODAY Sports Alan Trejo’s game-winner made sure Ezequiel Tovar’s impressive debut ended on a high note Ezequiel Tovar was very impressive in his MLB debut, and Colorado’s pitching staff was able to keep San Diego’s lineup at bay for most of Friday’s contest. It seemed they may be in danger of a late loss, but Alan Trejo was the extra-innings hero and made sure Rockies fans would celebrate Fireworks Night with a win. Don’t leave me hangin... The Rockies seemed to have a good sense for Sean Manaea’s pitches as they put ball after ball into...
Sep 23, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 151 thread: Sean Manaea vs Ryan Feltner

Colorado Rockies game no. 151 thread: Sean Manaea vs Ryan Feltner

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports It’s #tovartime to #letthekidsplay It is officially #tovartime. The exciting shortstop prospect, ranked #1 PuRP and #2 in MLB PIpeline, is set to make his MLB debut when he bats eighth in Friday’s lineup as the Colorado Rockies start their final homestand of the 2022 season against the San Diego Padres. It’s part of Colorado’s continued youth movement that he’s seen the likes of Sean Bouchard, Gavin Hollowell, Wynton Bernard, and Michael Toglia make their debuts in recent months. That movement culminates with Friday’s batting...
Sep 23, 2022
Friday Rockpile: Appreciating the Rockies service off the field

Friday Rockpile: Appreciating the Rockies service off the field

Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, September 23, 2022 Even though it’s been 50 years since Roberto Clemente died tragically trying to deliver food and aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua, his legacy lives on. The amazingly talented baseball player was just as dedicated to helping others if not more than baseball. Stories of his impact were seen around the country on Roberto Clemente Day on Sept. 15 and in seeing each team’s Roberto Clemente Award nominee, including Kyle Freeland for the...
Sep 22, 2022
Giants 3, Rockies 0: Ureña’s 5 2⁄3 innings come with little run support

Giants 3, Rockies 0: Ureña’s 5 2⁄3 innings come with little run support

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ José Ureña lacks run support; has now allowed four runs in his last 17 innings For Rockies faithful, this game is better evaluated on the hit totals. San Francisco 10, Colorado 9. This would suggest far different than a shutout that ensued at Coors Field this afternoon. A valiant start by José Ureña, now holding a 2.12 ERA over his last three starts, was not enough for a lack of offense with runners in scoring position. Colorado went a combined 1-for-7 in those situations, leaving seven total runners on base. The applause of the day...
Sep 22, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 150 thread: José Ureña vs. John Brebbia

Colorado Rockies game no. 150 thread: José Ureña vs. John Brebbia

Photo by Quinn Harris/ Ezequiel Tovar is not in the starting lineup, but is available off the bench for his potential MLB debut Dare we say... an MLB debut off the bench? Phenom shortstop Ezequiel Tovar was recently called up by the Rockies, and his debut is inevitable over the next few days. He is not in the starting lineup for this afternoon’s game, but he could be available as a later-inning sub. (At this point in the season, his debut could come in an outright start after getting acclimated today, however.) The San Francisco Giants will play their final game at...