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Rockies place Robert Stephenson on COVID-19 IL, recall Ashton Goudeau

Rockies place Robert Stephenson on COVID-19 IL, recall Ashton Goudeau

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Stephenson heads to the COVID-19 IL for the second time this season The Colorado Rockies have placed Robert Stephenson on the COVID-19 injured list, and have recalled Ashton Goudeau from Triple-A Albuquerque, the club announced on Monday. The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Robert Stephenson on the COVID-19 injured list and have recalled right-hander Ashton Goudeau from Triple-A Albuquerque.— Rockies Club Information (@RockiesClubInfo) May 23, 2022 This is the second time this season that...
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Affected by Altitude: Hail to the Chief

Affected by Altitude: Hail to the Chief

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports Back injuries are a pain and the Giants hurt worse, but at least we have the President of the Bullpen to enjoy. 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. Another back injury!? This week, Evan, Mac, and Skyler discuss starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela’s trip to the IL and how the Colorado Rockies will replace him in the rotation until he can...
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Pebble Report: Rockies RHP prospect Karl Kauffman is torching the Eastern League

Pebble Report: Rockies RHP prospect Karl Kauffman is torching the Eastern League

Prospect news and statistics from the Rockies minor league affiliates from May 16-22, 2022 The Colorado Rockies’ farm system had a great week, collectively. The Albuquerque Isotopes were the only affiliate that didn’t win its series, dropping four-of-six to Salt Lake (LAA). The A-Ball affiliates both won five-of-six in their match-ups, with the Spokane Indians taking down the Eugene Emeralds (SF) and Fresno Grizzlies getting the best of Rancho Cucamonga (LAD). Like their younger brothers, the Hartford Yard Goats also notched five wins in their series on the road against the...
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Monday Rockpile: Ryan McMahon’s defense has taken a step back in 2022

Monday Rockpile: Ryan McMahon’s defense has taken a step back in 2022

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, May 23, 2022 Last year, it was as if Ryan McMahon would do no wrong on the defensive side of the ball. Splitting time between second and third base, McMahon seemed to be a more than capable replacement for the recently departed multiple time Gold Glover, Nolan Arenado. RyMac ended the 2021 season as a finalist for the prestigious award at third, eventually getting beat out by his former teammate, but it was not for lack of trying - McMahon led not only the hot corner but the entire league in...
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Mets 2, Rockies 0: The sun showed up but the runs didn’t.

Mets 2, Rockies 0: The sun showed up but the runs didn’t.

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ The Rockies lost the game and the series to the Mets in a quick-paced and well pitched affair. The Colorado Rockies were shutout by the New York Mets in a quick paced pitching duel that lasted just over two hours and thirty minutes. The Rockies have been shutout for the first time at home in 86 games, and have now dropped three straight series at Coors Field. Their record falls to 19-21 and they retake last place in the NL West. The Great Gombito Despite the final score, Rockies starting pitcher Austin Gomber was terrific today. He made it...
May 22, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 40 thread: Taijuan Walker vs Austin Gomber

Colorado Rockies game no. 40 thread: Taijuan Walker vs Austin Gomber

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ The Rockies have a chance to win the series and build momentum before hitting the road on Monday. The sun is out, it's slightly warmer, and there’s no snow on the ground. After splitting yesterday’s double header against the New York Mets, the Colorado Rockies have the opportunity to win this home series this afternoon. They have lost their last two series at Coors Field and need to correct that trend. Austin Gomber will be toeing the rubber for the Rockies in this afternoon affair. Gomber has four quality starts and has gone at least six...
May 22, 2022
Sunday Rockpile: CronSaw is Ready

Sunday Rockpile: CronSaw is Ready

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Sunday, May 22, 2022 Since 2021, C.J. Cron has quickly become one of my favorite Colorado Rockies. It’s not necessarily that he does something out of the ordinary, but it’s the fact that he is just a fun player to watch and that he’s been an under-the-radar type of player his whole career. Last season was a great bounceback from a knee injury that robbed him of a full 2020 season, and when the Rockies signed him to a two-year extension at the end of 2021, I was over the moon about the prospect of...
May 21, 2022
The Rockies and Mets split the doubleheader

The Rockies and Mets split the doubleheader

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Márquez wavered and the Rockies offense never got it going in the first game, but then the offense exploded in game two. Game 1: Mets 5, Rockies 1: A tough way to start the day Between the Rockies bats being unable to figure out the Mets arms and Germán Márquez not having his best command, there was very little to get excited about for Rockies fans in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader, as they fell to the visiting Mets 5-1. Márquez misses, but recovers Germán Márquez has struggled with fastball command all season, and that didn’t...
May 21, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 39 thread: Trevor Williams vs Ty Blach

Colorado Rockies game no. 39 thread: Trevor Williams vs Ty Blach

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Let’s see how the Rockies fare in game two of this doubleheader. It’s time for game two today! The Colorado Rockies will send Ty Blach (1-0, 5.68 ERA) to the mound in game two of today’s doubleheader. Blach has given up 12 runs and three home runs in 19 innings pitched. This will be Ty Blach's first MLB start since Sept. 10, 2019 (he got Tommy John surgery a few months after), and his first for the team he grew up cheering for https://t.co/HQMNnsMKXc— Danielle Allentuck (@d_allentuck) May 21, 2022 Opposite Blach the New York...
May 21, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 38 thread: Carlos Carrasco vs Germán Márquez

Colorado Rockies game no. 38 thread: Carlos Carrasco vs Germán Márquez

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ The Rockies will try to start their doubleheader with a victory on Saturday After a postponement yesterday due to inclement weather, the Rockies and Mets will start their series with a doubleheader on Saturday, the first game of which will take place in the early afternoon. Getting the ball for the first-place Mets is Carlos Carrasco (3-1, 3.73 ERA). A longtime stalwart of Cleveland’s rotation, he’s now in his second season with New York. His last outing was in New York against the Mariners, in which he allowed eight hits in 4 1⁄3...
May 21, 2022
Saturday Rockpile: One surprise performance at each Colorado Rockies minor league affiliate

Saturday Rockpile: One surprise performance at each Colorado Rockies minor league affiliate

Photo by Katharine Lotze/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Saturday, May 21, 2022 We are roughly ¼ of the way through the 2022 minor league season. This is a sweet-spot junction because there is clearly a lot of baseball left to be played, but there is enough data available to start drawing strong impressions about which players are seeing significant changes in their stock. Time will tell whether these changes are for real, but for now let’s take a look at one player from each level that has jumped out to a hotter start than expected. Albuquerque...
May 20, 2022
Friday Rockpile: Rockies need more production from No. 3 spot

Friday Rockpile: Rockies need more production from No. 3 spot

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Colorado Rockies news and links for Friday, May 20, 2022 The Colorado Rockies have played 37 games this season and used 35 different lineups. A variety was expected with a rotating DH and to best align to right- and left-handed starters, but 35 is likely even higher due to injuries to Kris Bryant and Brendan Rodgers. Despite some ups and downs, and the usual road woes, the Rockies offense is one of the best in MLB. Through Wednesday’s game, the Rockies have the best team average at .263 and have the fourth-best on-base percentage at .328....
May 19, 2022
Rockies option Ashton Goudeau, make room for Kris Bryant's return

Rockies option Ashton Goudeau, make room for Kris Bryant's return

Photo by Dustin Bradford//Icon Sportswire via Ashton Goudeau’s struggles in the crowded bullpen makes room for Kris Bryant to return from injured list. Following Wednesday's 5-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants, the Rockies announced they have optioned RHP Ashton Goudeau to Triple-A Albuquerque. The move makes room for Kris Bryant to be reinstated off the injured list and rejoin the club on Friday. Following today’s game the Rockies announced that they have optioned right-handed pitcher Ashton Goudeau to Triple-A Albuquerque.— Rockies Club Information...
May 19, 2022
Jordan Pacheco is new cherishing his coaching opportunity

Jordan Pacheco is new cherishing his coaching opportunity

The Albuquerque native is settling into his role with his hometown team Jordan Pacheco was drafted by the Rockies in the ninth round of the 2007 draft from the University of New Mexico. He debuted September 6, 2011 and would play for the Rox for four seasons until being DFA’d in June 2014. He then spent time in Arizona and Cincinnati at the major-league level, but then signed minor-league deals with the Twins and Mariners before officially retiring in August 2021. In his six-year MLB career, Pacheco slashed .272/.310/.365 with just 10 home runs; with the Rockies, he slashed...
May 19, 2022
Thursday Rockpile: Highlighting some pitchers shining with the High-A Fresno Grizzlies

Thursday Rockpile: Highlighting some pitchers shining with the High-A Fresno Grizzlies

Photo by Hyoung Chang/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Colorado Rockies news and links for Thursday, May 19th, 2022 We’re about a quarter of the way through the 2022 baseball season, and the less said about the Colorado Rockies’ pitching woes, the better. Fortunately, there is hope for the future both in the short and long term. In the short term, Kyle Freeland’s strong start on Wednesday helped snap a 12-game losing streak to the San Francisco Giants and hopefully set the team on the right course following a rough skid. In the long term, there’s oodles of...