6:13 PM EDT, Sun April 22, 2018
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Colorado Rockies game no. 23 thread: Germán Márquez vs. José Quintana

Colorado Rockies game no. 23 thread: Germán Márquez vs. José Quintana

Rockies/Cubs updates and discussion Gerardo Parra (suspended) and Carlos González (DL) are out, and David Dahl and Noel Cuevas are up. The Rockies and Cubs face off in a Sunday afternoon rubber match. Lineups #Rockies lineup vs Cubs today. David Dahl and Noel Cuevas up from AAA pic.twitter.com/YCOWsZrfyT— Jordan Freemyer (@jfreemyer) April 22, 2018
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Rockies recall David Dahl, Noel Cuevas, option Michael Tauchman, Cargo to DL

Rockies recall David Dahl, Noel Cuevas, option Michael Tauchman, Cargo to DL

They replace Carlos González, who was placed on the 10-day DL and Mike Tauchman, who was optioned to Albuquerque DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have recalled outfielders David Dahl and Noel Cuevas from Triple-A Albuquerque and placed outfielder Carlos González on the 10-day disabled list and optioned outfielder Mike Tauchman to Albuquerque. Dahl will see his first big league action since 2016 after missing the 2017 season with a rib injury. “It feels great,” Dahl said of his return. “It hasn’t really sunk in again yet, probably when I get out on the field.” With the Rockies in...
9 hours ago
Sunday Pebble Report: Peter Lambert continues strong start

Sunday Pebble Report: Peter Lambert continues strong start

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Saturday, April 21, 2018 Colorado Rockies pitching prospect Peter Lambert continued his hot start at Double-A Hartford, pitching seven shutout innings in the Yard Goats’ 5-1 win over the Harrisburg Senators. Lambert allowed six hits and no walks in his seven innings, striking out eight. The right-hander and No. 4 PuRP, who turned 21 on Wednesday, now has a 1.69 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in his first three starts at Double-A, having allowed just three runs on 13 hits in 16 innings with four walks and 15 strikeouts....
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Ian Desmond on Ian Desmond’s struggles

Ian Desmond on Ian Desmond’s struggles

Rockies news and links for Sunday April 22, 2018 Desmond not concerned by slow start | Rockies.com Well, that makes one of us. Thomas Harding spoke to Ian Desmond about his early season struggles at the plate. Desmond kept referring back to “feel,” partly about where his hands are in his batting stance. Before the season, Desmond modified his approach and lowered his hands. Now, he’s raising them back up. Harding also talked about Desmond’s fairly typical early season struggles. Those things may be a reason for Desmond’s troubles, but I’m a little more pessimistic. It’s not...
18 hours ago
Rockies 5, Cubs 2: Big inning powers Rockies win

Rockies 5, Cubs 2: Big inning powers Rockies win

Tyler Anderson put together a quality start and the Rockies offense backed him up and got a win. A five-run fifth inning proved to be all the Colorado Rockies needed to snap a two-game skid and secure a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson gave up a two-run double to Willson Contreras in the top of the first, but that is all he would allow in six innings of work in which he surrendered six hits, walked two and struck out six. All of the Rockies’ offense came against Cubs starter Yu Darvish in the fifth. With a man on and two outs, six straight...
23 hours ago
Rockies Game No. 22 Thread: Darvish vs. Anderson

Rockies Game No. 22 Thread: Darvish vs. Anderson

Rockies look to even the series against the Cubs. Coming off of back-to-back lopsided losses, the Colorado Rockies will look to get back on track with Tyler Anderson on the mound at Coors Field tonight against Yu Darvish and the Chicago Cubs. First Pitch: 6:10 p.m. MT Lineups Here is tonight's #Cubs lineup against the #Rockies.Stream on @YouTubeTV: https://t.co/t4XvcdoeJc #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/Itc1Im7ooY— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 21, 2018 Time to power-up! pic.twitter.com/ciJSiC7gJf— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 21, 2018
Apr 21, 2018
Saturday Pebble Report: Brendan Rodgers’ bat is starting to come around

Saturday Pebble Report: Brendan Rodgers’ bat is starting to come around

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Friday, April 20, 2018 Colorado Rockies top prospect Brendan Rodgers had gotten off to a slow start this season. Heading into Friday’s tilt with the Washington Nationals’ Double-A affiliate, the Winter Park, Fla. resident was hitting .208/.224/.396, or OPS-ing less (.620) than he slugged in Lancaster last season (.671). He had just five extra base hits in 12 games. Not exactly what you’d expect from a consensus top-20 prospect in baseball. But since he didn’t make his first appearance until April 24 last...
Apr 21, 2018
Saturday Rockpile: The Gray We Were

Saturday Rockpile: The Gray We Were

Rockies news and links for April 21, 2018 Colorado Rockies: We have to talk about Jon Gray | Rox PileBefore Friday night’s game, Rockies ace Jon Gray’s numbers were marked by a stark contrast between bottom-line results and peripherals. Although an ERA of 6.23 through his first 21 2/3 innings left much to be desired, Gray’s Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP) mark of 3.64 and xFIP number of 3.19 indicated that Gray was running into a good deal of misfortune. 23 strikeouts against 5 walks made for very encouraging numbers, with the three home runs representing the biggest area of which...
Apr 21, 2018
Cubs 16, Rockies 5: At least Nolan Arenado is back

Cubs 16, Rockies 5: At least Nolan Arenado is back

Rockies/Cubs final score On Friday, the Rockies played a game in which the opposing broadcasters were able to say, in the seventh inning, “a run scores, but more importantly the Cubs got the second out.” The Rockies lost to the Cubs 16-5 in a game that had very few positives (Nolan Arenado had three hits, including a home run and nobody got injured). The Cubs outplayed the Rockies in every aspect of the game, from pitching to defense to hitting. The Rockies record falls to 11-10 in the still young season. Pitching bad Jon Gray wasn’t fooling anybody Friday. In 5+ innings, he allowed...
Apr 20, 2018
Colorado Rockies game thread no. 21: Jon Gray vs. Kyle Hendricks

Colorado Rockies game thread no. 21: Jon Gray vs. Kyle Hendricks

Rockies/Cubs discussion and updates. After a successful road trip, the Rockies return to Denver to start a three game series against the Chicago Cubs. Jon Gray gets the start for the Rockies. He’ll try to rebound from that “third time through the order” start in Washington. Kyle Hendricks gets the start for the Cubs. There are a couple notable tidbits from the lineup. First, Nolan Arenado is back, and that is very welcome. Second, DJ LeMahieu will lead off and Charlie Blackmon will hit third. Rox Pile’s Jake Shapiro tweeted before the game that Bud Black likes DJ in the leadoff...
Apr 20, 2018
FanPost Friday: Best/Worst case scenarios for the 2018 Rockies

FanPost Friday: Best/Worst case scenarios for the 2018 Rockies

Go ahead, speculate wildly We’ve had over two weeks worth of games to digest and so now it is officially time to speculate wildly about the 2018 season. What is the best (or worst) case scenario for the 2018 Colorado Rockies? You answer to this question can be based solely off the results we’ve gotten so far, or you can extrapolate from spring training stats, or you can take a realistic approach (if you must). The important thing here is to paint the picture for us of what this utopia/hellscape will look like and how will we get there. Don’t just say “Everybody gets hurt and we lose...
Apr 20, 2018
Friday Pebble Report: Hoffman has a strong start for Albuquerque

Friday Pebble Report: Hoffman has a strong start for Albuquerque

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Thursday, April 19, 2018. All four of the Colorado Rockies’ full season minor league affiliates were in action on Thursday and collectively had quite the struggle, scoring just three total runs on the day—all by the Lancaster JetHawks. In a piece of better news, Jeff Hoffman had a strong start for Triple-A Albuquerque in what was technically a rehab start. Hoffman is working his way back from a shoulder injury suffered in spring training and, while he doesn’t currently have a spot in the Major League...
Apr 20, 2018
Friday Rockpile: Jon Gray still struggling

Friday Rockpile: Jon Gray still struggling

Rockies news and links for April 20, 2018 Jon Gray still searching for answers as Rockies prepare to host Cubs | Denver Post ($) When you look at the things he has to offer, Jon Gray seems like an incredible threat. He can give us a 96-mph fastball, a deadly slider, and a stunning curveball. When he’s got it together, he’s nearly unstoppable. Individually looking at these elements, it’s a bit confusing to see that he has a record of 1-3. In the offseason, we were hoping to see unquestionably dominant pitching, yet Jon Gray has not lived up to that hype. Gray is frustrated with his...
Apr 19, 2018
PDP Episode 129: The Rockies are good, kind of

PDP Episode 129: The Rockies are good, kind of

Purple Dinosaur Podcast discusses how the Rockies are succeeding despite causes for concern The Rockies are the owners of the worst-hitting offense in the National League. They went like 1-for-1,000,000 with runners in scoring position over the last two series. They have only gotten taco’s once this year. Ian Desmond has three hits in his last 49 at-bats. Nolan Arenado just served a five-game suspension, and Gerardo Parra could be up next. Charlie Blackmon’s leg is falling off. And yet they...just...won five out of seven in Washington and Pittsburgh? What? Things are weird but going...
Apr 19, 2018
Thursday Pebble Report: Sam Hilliard and Garrett Hampson power Goats to victory

Thursday Pebble Report: Sam Hilliard and Garrett Hampson power Goats to victory

With Brendan Rodgers on the roster, Sam Hilliard and Garrett Hampson are a little overlooked by many following the Yard Goats for prospect power. But the duo refused to be footnotes last night, powering four of the nine Hartford runs and anchoring an offensive explosion for the Goats who, after starting 0-6, have started to regain their footing in the Eastern League. Hampson, an infield prospect from Long Beach State (sounds familiar), was 2-for-3 on the night with three RBI and two walks. He was a pain on Portland pitching the entire night and upped his average to .304 with the strong...