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12 hours ago
Home Run Derby thread: Let’s talk dingers!

Home Run Derby thread: Let’s talk dingers!

2018 Home Run Derby discussion thread The 2018 Home Run Derby takes place on Monday night as part of the All Star Game fesitivites. No members of the Rockies are participating despite the power prowess of the team’s representatives. The good news is that means a night without discussions about Coors and what not. Start time: 6:00 MT Participants: Jesus Aguilar Rhys Hoskins Alex Bregman Kyle Schwarber Bryce Harper Freddie Freeman Max Muncy Javier Baez
18 hours ago
Monday Pebble Report: Rockies prospect Sean Bouchard was a single away from the cycle in Tourists’ win

Monday Pebble Report: Rockies prospect Sean Bouchard was a single away from the cycle in Tourists’ win

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Sunday, July 15, 2018 On Sunday, Rockies affiliates had a very productive day, sweeping their opponents and outscoring them 44-19. The Asheville Tourists outscored the Greensboro Grasshoppers 13-6 and right fielder Sean Bouchard (ninth round, 2017) accounted for three of those runs with a two run homer, a triple, and an RBI double. He was a single shy of the cycle. Shortstop Ryan Vilade (no. 7 PuRP) helped the cause, batting in two runs of his own and stealing his 12th and 13th bases of the year. In Albuquerque,...
20 hours ago
Rockies podcasts to tide you over during the All-Star Break

Rockies podcasts to tide you over during the All-Star Break

Yes, there’s baseball, but not Rockies baseball. Here are some podcasts to check out while the Rockies are off The week of the All-star Game is a break in a long baseball season. (I’ll be catching up on the second season of GLOW.) But after two days, I find myself missing Rockies baseball and needing a fix that isn’t available until Friday. Times like this are what Rockies podcasts are for, and there are a number of choices. For me, ideally, a podcast provides a new perspective, makes me feel like I’m participating in a conversation, and is (generally) consistent in terms of length...
21 hours ago
Rockies enter All-Star Break playing best baseball of 2018

Rockies enter All-Star Break playing best baseball of 2018

The Rockies playoff odds have improved over the past few weeks You’d be forgiven if you woke up on the morning of June 28 having mentally moved on from the 2018 Rockies. Maybe your summer would still include a game or two at Coors Field, but you’d be going for the weather and atmosphere more than competitive baseball. The night before, the Rockies lost their fourth consecutive game, and their record matched a season worst four games below .500. Even worse, it was an entirely winnable game. Kyle Freeland pitched seven scoreless innings against the Giants, but the offense couldn’t...
23 hours ago
Monday Rockpile: Rockies go into All-Star break on a tear

Monday Rockpile: Rockies go into All-Star break on a tear

Rockies news and links for July 16, 2018 A youth baseball coach in Texas fixed Trevor Story’s swing. Now the Rockies’ shortstop is an all-star | Denver Post ($) Brandon Sherard’s text to Trevor Story after it was announced he’d be an All-Star was one that caught Story’s eye. Last year, we saw Story hit a bit of a sophomore slump. His swing was off, and he struck out way too many times. This year we’ve seen quite the comeback, right up to his walk-off home run in Sunday’s game. There are plenty of people to thank for his improvement, like coaches and teammates, but Story gives...
Jul 15, 2018
Trevor Story walk-off homer completes sweep of Mariners

Trevor Story walk-off homer completes sweep of Mariners

It’s a sweep heading into the All-Star Break! It’s a sweep! The Rockies beat the Mariners 4-3 Sunday afternoon, thanks to a walk-off home run by Trevor Story. This dramatic win capped off a three-game sweep against the Mariners — who, by the way, are a really good team. The Rockies will head into the All-Star Break flying high. They’ve won five consecutive games and 13 of their last 16. Baseball vs. the elements There was a steady rain throughout most of the game, and it definitely played a role in the game. Scoring plays in the third and seventh alternately helped the Rockies and...
Jul 15, 2018
Futures Game 2018 thread: Rockies prospects Brendan Rodgers and Jesus Tinoco on opposing sides

Futures Game 2018 thread: Rockies prospects Brendan Rodgers and Jesus Tinoco on opposing sides

It’s the Brendan Rodgers watch for the 2018 Futures Game The 2018 Futures Game is Sunday afternoon at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Futures Game is where you can see the game’s best prospects compete against one another. The teams are separated into a U.S. squad and a World team. Brendan Rodgers is the Rockies representative on the U.S. team, while the World team has pitcher Jesus Tinoco. Tinoco will be available out of the bullpen. Rodgers starts at second base and will hit third, right behind Bo Bichette. Start time: 2:00 MT How to watch: MLB Network,...
Jul 15, 2018
Sunday Pebble Report: Ryan Vilade, Chad Spanberger homer in Asheville win

Sunday Pebble Report: Ryan Vilade, Chad Spanberger homer in Asheville win

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Saturday, July 14, 2018 A pair of prospects homered to propel the Asheville Tourists to an 8-7 win over the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday nighth. Shortstop Ryan Vilade hit his fifth of the season in the second inning and first baseman Chad Spanberger hit a game-winning three-run homer in the eighth, his 22nd of 2018. Spanberger has backed up a strong performance in Grand Junction in 2017 with a breakout season with the Tourists. He is hitting .323/.361/.602 this season with 22 home runs and 73 RBIs in 84...
Jul 15, 2018
Game no. 96 thread: Tyler Anderson vs. Mike Leake

Game no. 96 thread: Tyler Anderson vs. Mike Leake

Rockies vs. Mariners start time, lineups, and discussion The Rockies are winners of 12 of their last 15 games, and today they’ll try to head into the All-Star Break with a sweep of the 58-38 Mariners. It’s Tyler Anderson vs. Mike Leake. Bring your brooms to the ballpark! Go Rockies! Start time: 1:10 MT Lineups: #Rockies vs. #Mariners pic.twitter.com/vTWRhAyM6c— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 15, 2018
Jul 15, 2018
Sunday Rockpile: Better call Dahl

Sunday Rockpile: Better call Dahl

Rockies news and links from Saturday, July 14, 2018 The Rockies already have a deadline addition in waiting, in a way: David Dahl | The Athletic ($) Heading into the All-Star break, the Rockies find themselves in the thick of competition for both a Wild Card berth and a division title. The trade deadline is fast approaching, which means teams are deciding whether they’ll be sellers and begin planning for 2019, or if they’ll be buyers and bolster their rosters for a chance at playing in the Postseason. According to Nick Groke of The Athletic, Bud Black already has a good idea of who the...
Jul 15, 2018
Rockies 4, Mariners 1: Gray dominant in return from Triple-A

Rockies 4, Mariners 1: Gray dominant in return from Triple-A

Jon Gray looked like the flamethrower of old after two-weeks away The Colorado Rockies are playing their best baseball of the season right as they prepare to head into the All-Star break. They won again on Saturday night by a score of 4-1 over the Mariners. They have won 12 of 15 games dating back to June 27, including four in a row. With Saturday’s victory they clinched their fifth consecutive series win (for the first time since 2014) and pulled within 2.5 games of the Diamondbacks for the NL West lead. Gray returns On June 28 Jon Gray was demoted to Triple-ABQ following a disatrous...
Jul 14, 2018
Rockies game no. 95 thread: LeBlanc vs. Gray

Rockies game no. 95 thread: LeBlanc vs. Gray

Jon Gray returns from minor league exile to make the start against the Mariners Apparently Jon Gray got enough of a reset in Triple-A, as he is making the start tonight for the Rockies in the second of their three-game set against the Seattle Mariners. Wade LeBlanc will take the hill for Seattle. The Rockies are trying to make it five series wins in a row after coming from behind to win 10-7 on Friday night. The Rockies have won 11 of 14 since I moved back to Colorado. Let’s keep it going. DJ LeMahieu was a late scratch from the lineup and Pat Valaika will get the start at second in his...
Jul 14, 2018
Saturday Pebble Report: Forrest Wall is double trouble for Yard Goats

Saturday Pebble Report: Forrest Wall is double trouble for Yard Goats

Prospect news and game results from the Rockies minor league affiliates from Friday, July 13, 2018 Colorado Rockies prospect Forrest Wall hasn’t had the career trajectory many expected of him when he was drafted in the competitive balance round in 2014 out of Winter Park, Florida. After a good debut with Rookie League Grand Junction followed by a good .280/.355/.438 the following season in Low-A. He stalled out a bit in the Cal League in 2016 with a .264/.329/.355 followed by an injury shorted 2017. The current no. 16 PuRP has turned things around a bit in 2018. In his third turn in the...
Jul 14, 2018
PDP 141: Rox surge just in time to make the trade deadline difficult

PDP 141: Rox surge just in time to make the trade deadline difficult

Purple Dino Podcast 141 talks the Rockies excellent weeks of baseball, and decisions for the trade deadline With their season on the line, the Rockies have responded with some of their best ball. That might all be hyperbole, but it doesn’t feel like it. At the end of June, Colorado looked dead in the water in the National League West. What has followed is four straight series wins including a big series victory over the D-backs this week at Coors Field. We’ll talk about the resurgence and what has keyed some of it. Plus, the major league All-Star Break is later than ever this year. That...
Jul 14, 2018
Saturday Rockpile: It’s Not Confidential, They’ve Got Potential

Saturday Rockpile: It’s Not Confidential, They’ve Got Potential

Rockies news and links for July 14, 2018 Up-and-down first half disappointments, suggests potential for Rockies second half | Mile High SportsThe first half of 2018 has been marked by ups-and-downs in the standings and inconsistent performances for the Rockies. The Mile High Sports radio team all shared their thoughts on how the season has played out so far. The consensus was that there is a lot of potential for the second half of the season, even if there was disappointment to be had in the first half. Bud Black’s prediction is coming true after the Rockies finally sneak a series from...