7:09 PM EDT, Sat May 25, 2019
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Get your Rockies shirts during BreakingT’s Memorial Day Sale

Get your Rockies shirts during BreakingT’s Memorial Day Sale

You too can go about your business ‘con mucho swagger.’ You’re enjoying your long weekend. You’re planning to watch the Colorado Rockies as they build on their exciting win Friday night to play a good weekend of baseball. What better time to add to your collection of Rockies t-shirts? Our friends at BreakingT are having a Memorial Day sale. There are a number of great options for Rockies fans. Our recent Raimel Tapia shirt comes to mind. You can also throw back to shirts that have Nolan Arenado and/or Tony Wolters. Here are the details: 20% off everything in the...
11 hours ago
Saturday Rockpile: Post-Draft Free Agency Spending?

Saturday Rockpile: Post-Draft Free Agency Spending?

Rockies news and links for May 25, 2019 The Team-By-Team Draft Cost of Signing Dallas Keuchel or Craig Kimbrel | FanGraphsDallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel were among the top 10 free agents on the 2018-2019 market. They are still free agents. And at this juncture, teams are likely waiting until after the June draft to sign either player. Both rejected qualifying offers from their previous teams and are tied to draft pick compensation. With May almost over, both pitchers are likely going to require a decent amount of time to get stretched out to the point where they are ready to participate...
18 hours ago
Colorado Rockies 8, Baltimore Orioles 6: Story and Nolan carry the Rockies

Colorado Rockies 8, Baltimore Orioles 6: Story and Nolan carry the Rockies

The Rockies rallied from a 5-1 deficit and walked off against the Orioles. Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado each hit a pair of home runs as the Rockies rallied to take down the Baltimore Orioles. Arenado’s first home run got the Rockies on the board in the first inning and Story’s second was a walk-off against Orioles closer Mychal Givens. We're back home and we brought that LoDo Magic back with us!! #RoxWALKOFF pic.twitter.com/kQz1Rr6NKG— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 25, 2019 The other two home runs from Story and Arenado were back-to-back in the seventh that brought the...
23 hours ago
Colorado Rockies Game No. 49 Thread: John Means vs. Jeff Hoffman

Colorado Rockies Game No. 49 Thread: John Means vs. Jeff Hoffman

The Orioles visit Coors Field for the first time in 15 years. Brendan Rodgers will make his Coors Field debut tonight as the Rockies welcome the Baltimore Orioles to Denver for the first time since 2004. Jeff Hoffman also returns to the rotation tonight to take on the Orioles. Start time: 6:40 p.m. MT Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, MLB.tv Radio: KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM; KNRV 1150 (Spanish) Lineups: The last time the Orioles played at Coors Field, Twitter wasn't even invented so we didn't have a job. :( pic.twitter.com/yz2F35WYBa— Orioles on MASN...
May 24, 2019
This Week in Purple: Watching the Rockies youngsters come through

This Week in Purple: Watching the Rockies youngsters come through

The Rockies avoided a very bad road trip. What else was kind of good this week? The Colorado Rockies were at risk to have a disastrous East Coast road trip after the Philadelphia Phillies swept them. Thankfully they were able to win the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and avoid disaster. That was good. Honestly, who’s going to complain about a 3-5 road trip? It’s not great, but in the big picture, it might be just fine. I’ll choose to look on the bright side, starting with something I saw in the Rockies’ ugly loss on Thursday afternoon. What was good Catching up on the rally...
May 24, 2019
Friday Rockpile: Success on the mound still not found

Friday Rockpile: Success on the mound still not found

Rockies news and links for May 24, 2019 Rockies Insider: The Rockies’ pitching rotation is a disaster -- minus German Marquez | Denver Post ($) With the exception of German Marquez, the Rockies’ rotation has been struggling. Kyle Freeland is missing that special factor he had last season when he was in contention for the Cy Young Award. Jon Gray, while improving from last year, hasn’t been very consistent, and neither has Antonio Senzatela. Tyler Anderson is likely going to have knee surgery, taking him out for this season. While we can’t say it’s entirely the fault of pitching,...
May 23, 2019
Purple Dinosaur Podcast: The Rockies next chance to make up ground

Purple Dinosaur Podcast: The Rockies next chance to make up ground

Plus, PDP take your questions with an #AskPDP segment The Rockies have played pretty middle-of-the-road ball as of late. After starting the season nine games under the .500 mark through their first 15 games, they’re five over ever since. Still, there isn’t a lot going great at the moment, and there isn’t a lot going terribly. On this week’s episode of your favorite Colorado Rockies podcast, we discuss this strange road trip, the Rockies’ recent struggles with heaps of strikeouts, and the possibility that they can finally make up some ground with a homestand coming against some of...
May 23, 2019
Pirates 14, Rockies 6: Rockies unable to complete the sweep

Pirates 14, Rockies 6: Rockies unable to complete the sweep

Bucs countered a six-run Rockies rally with one of their own The Rockies dropped the series finale in Pittsburgh, 14-6, on Thursday afternoon. After rallying in the sixth to make it 8-6, Carlos Estevez gave up three home runs in the seventh to give the Pirates a 14-6 lead. The victory helped the Pirates to avoid the sweep and the Rockies head home with a 3-5 roadtrip. Should we call it a comeback? The Rockies were dead in the water with one out in the sixth inning. Down 8-0 with the top of the lineup, seven of the next eight hitters reached base, including two-run singles from Brendan...
May 23, 2019
Colorado Rockies podcast: What’s with Kyle Freeland and the crowded infield?

Colorado Rockies podcast: What’s with Kyle Freeland and the crowded infield?

Episode 4 of Affected by Altitude focuses on Kyle Freeland’s struggles and the playing time crunch around the infield What’s up with Kyle Freeland? The Cy Young contender from a year ago has looked nothing like the ace he has shown the capability of being. Is there anything from beyond the results that we can point to as a reason for his struggles? And with top prospect Brendan Rodgers called up, how will playing time be balanced around the right side of the infield? Sam Bradfield, Ben Kouchnerkavich, Eric Garcia McKinley and Adam Peterson are all on the case. AxA is a bimonthly...
May 23, 2019
Game no. 48 thread: Senzatela at Lyles

Game no. 48 thread: Senzatela at Lyles

Start time, lineups, and discussion the series finale in the Steel City The Rockies (22-25) look to complete their first three-game sweep on the road as they take on the Pirates (24-22) this afternoon morning in Pittsburgh. Game time is set for 10:35am MT so I hope you set your alarm clocks (or are prepared to pay only nominal attention to your actual work). Antonio Senzatela takes the mound for the Rockies coming off a solid five inning performance on Saturday in which he allowed just two Phillies runs (one earned) en route to a loss. Opposite him is Jordan Lyles—remember him?—who...
May 23, 2019
Thursday Rockpile: Wade Davis placed on injured list

Thursday Rockpile: Wade Davis placed on injured list

Rockies news and links for May 23, 2019 Diaz’s emotional road culminates with callup | MLB.com That’s Jairo Diaz, who is on his way to join the Colorado Rockies to replace closer Wade Davis. It’s an incredible and sad story, as Thomas Harding writes about Diaz spending time away from the team after his wife passed away from stomach cancer in 2017. We all would have been cheering for him anyway, but this lends some extra weight to his call-up. Diaz, with the organization for a few years now, is known for his 100+ MPH fastball. He has been dominating in Triple-A so far. As for Davis, he...
May 22, 2019
Rockies 9, Pirates 3: All cylinders were firing in rout of Bucs

Rockies 9, Pirates 3: All cylinders were firing in rout of Bucs

Offense, defense, and pitching were outstanding tonight The Rockies followed up last night’s 5-0 shutout with another fantastic 9-3 win over the Pirates. It marks the fourth time that the Rockies have won a series in Pittsburgh since PNC opened in 2001. Every Rockies batter notched at least one hit, including Jon Gray and pinch hitter David Dahl. Alpha Gray Wolf Jon Gray was brilliant today. Other than giving up another solo homer in the second inning — which landed on the fly in the Allegheny River — he pitched a gem for seven innings. With Gray’s start, that marked the first time...
May 22, 2019
Colorado Rockies game no. 47 thread: Jon Gray vs. Montana DuRapau

Colorado Rockies game no. 47 thread: Jon Gray vs. Montana DuRapau

Can the Rockies start a winning streak today? After a 5-0 shutout victory in which German Márquez only relinquished three hits on 104 pitches, the Rockies will look to start a winning streak today with Job Gray on the mound. Gray will go up against Montana DuRapau, The 27-year-old minor league journeyman will make his sixth start for the Pirates this season. He boasts a 1.35 ERA in 6.2 innings this season and has been used primarily in an opener-type role with his longest start being two innings against the Padres on May 18th. Start time: 5:05pm MT TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain,...
May 22, 2019
Wednesday Rockpile: Patience is a virtue

Wednesday Rockpile: Patience is a virtue

Rockies news and links for Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Sinking and sliding, the Rockies are choosing patience in a losing road trip, but for how long? | The Athletic ($) Nick Groke hits us with another piece that examines the mindset of this team amidst a tough road trip that, entering Tuesday, saw the Rockies fall a season high 9.5 games back of the division leading Dodgers. Groke frames this frustrating stretch of baseball with a comparison to the Mets—which is depressing in itself—but explains why the Rockies still feel good about their chances and aren’t reeling into clubhouse chaos,...
May 21, 2019
Rockies 5, Pirates 0: German Márquez dominates as the Rockies get the win

Rockies 5, Pirates 0: German Márquez dominates as the Rockies get the win

The Colorado Rockies got an outstanding start from one of their starting pitchers and got their offense back on track enough to cruise to an easy win on Tuesday as they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0. German Márquez dominates Eight innings. Seven strikeouts and just three hits and a single walk. No runs. All on 104 pitches. He even got a hit, because of course he did. Márquez was simply brilliant. He commanded his fastball and curveball to near perfection. It wasn’t just that he was throwing strikes. Márquez was locating within the zone. Pirates’ hitters couldn’t get anything...