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Wednesday Rockpile: Elehuris Montero is showing he belongs

Wednesday Rockpile: Elehuris Montero is showing he belongs

Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 It’s tough being the main prospect piece in a trade involving a superstar. Right or wrong, the Nolan Arenado trade will always loom over Elehuris Montero for some during his time as a Rockie. Montero teared through the upper Minors in 2021 with an improved approach, as he became more disciplined than he had been in years past, taking more walks and seeing more pitches, and ended up hitting .278/.360/.529 across Double-A and Triple-A as a 22-year-old, with 28...
Aug 10, 2022
Wednesday Rockpile: Riley Pint could be close to the Majors

Wednesday Rockpile: Riley Pint could be close to the Majors

Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, August 10th, 2022 There’s some player movement going on in the Rockies Minor League system: A trio of former top draft picks are on the move. #Rockies top prospect Zac Veen (2020 first round pick) is being promoted to Double-A, while Michael Toglia (2019) and Riley Pint (2016) are heading to Triple-A— Danielle Allentuck (@d_allentuck) August 9, 2022 Two of those are standard procedure. Zac Veen (No. 1 PuRP) is arguably their best prospect, and he’s...
Aug 7, 2022
Rockies 4, D-backs 6: The bullpen falters and the rally falls short

Rockies 4, D-backs 6: The bullpen falters and the rally falls short

Photo by Norm Hall/ For the second time in the series, the D-Backs got to Alex Colomé in the 8th inning. Can’t say the Rockies didn’t have their opportunities to take the series. Twice they held a lead after six frames, twice they couldn’t bring it home, twice mainly as a result of the Diamondbacks getting to Alex Colomé. The lineup had one explosive inning in this one and then couldn’t do much in the other eight frames, and the result is a disheartening 6-4 loss that puts the Rockies further down in the NL West basement. The Rox waste opportunities early The...
Aug 7, 2022
Colorado Rockies Game no. 111 thread: José Ureña vs Zach Davies

Colorado Rockies Game no. 111 thread: José Ureña vs Zach Davies

Photo by John Fisher/ The Rockies will look to take the series in Arizona after yesterday’s late inning heroics. In what will be the last of their stretch of 18 games in 17 days before a day off tomorrow, the Rockies (48-62) will play the rubber match against the Diamondbacks (47-59), having split the first two ballgames before today. Arizona came back in the late innings to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the first contest and Colorado returned the favor yesterday, first tying the game in the 8th inning with Elehuris Montero’s first big league homer and...
Aug 3, 2022
Wednesday Rockpile: A trade deadline recap

Wednesday Rockpile: A trade deadline recap

Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 So. MLB’s trade deadline expired yesterday, at 6 PM ET, and it was a chaotic one. There were some huge trades, some puzzling trades, and a couple of teams not making moves at all. Let’s recap the bigger moves and storylines from the past few days. The Rockies are the only team not to make a single trade Of course, let’s first talk about the news (or lack thereof) related to the Colorado Rockies. During last year’s deadline, the only move the Rockies made was trading Mychal Givens to the Reds, and this year...
Jul 27, 2022
Wednesday Rockpile: Have the Rockies found their stopper?

Wednesday Rockpile: Have the Rockies found their stopper?

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, July 27, 2022 It’s been a difficult season for Austin Gomber. After showing lots of great flashes as a starter in 2021, he opened the season as an undisputed part of the Rockies rotation and was solid enough through eight starts even without a lot of strikeouts; his ERA sat at 4.11, his FIP matched it at 4.19 and he was making strides when it came to control. Right after May 22nd, however, it all went sideways. Gomber started getting hit hard, giving up a whopping 31 hits and 24 runs in his...
Jul 25, 2022
Colorado Rockies game no. 97 thread: Kyle Freeland vs Aaron Ashby

Colorado Rockies game no. 97 thread: Kyle Freeland vs Aaron Ashby

Photo by Norm Hall/ After three tough losses, the Rockies are trying to salvage the final game of the series against the Brewers The series loss is already in the books, and the Rockies will now fight to avoid a series sweep in Milwaukee. They’ve lost four in a row overall, and the already distant hope of a second half run that could lead into the postseason for the first time since 2018 looks more distant than ever. The Rockies have the toughest remaining schedule in the Majors, and if they want to stop the season from spiraling out of control, a win today is a...
Jul 20, 2022
Wednesday Rockpile: Brendan Rodgers and the shadow issue

Wednesday Rockpile: Brendan Rodgers and the shadow issue

Photo by Norm Hall/ Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, July 19, 2022 Brendan Rodgers is having one of the weirdest seasons of any Major Leaguer in 2022. Entering May, he was hitting an unbelievably bad .078/.172/.098 and had been benched for a few ballgames towards the end of the month. Then, like flipping a switch, he started raking, hitting .313/.351/.514 in May and June and looking every bit like the top prospect he was not that long ago. He’s scuffled in July, however, hitting .233/.309/.367. The overall line comes out to .260/.313/.420, a...

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