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Unbeaten right-hander Jordan Lyles providing Rockies with big lift

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — Jordan Lyles' reputation may not have carried far while playing for the hapless Astros the past three seasons.
  • New: 1 hr 13 min ago

Rockies bracing for 6-game road trip after loss to Giants in 11 innings

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — At this point in the season last year, the Rockies were 15-8 and generating a bit of buzz.
  • 1 day ago
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Hector Sanchez's grand slam pushes Giants past Rockies in 11 innings

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — The San Francisco Giants and Giants replayed "Rocky II" on Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field, complete with all of the barely believable, made-for-movie momentum shifts.
  • 1 day 6 hr ago
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Rockies' Charlie Blackmon has been a hit leading off the order

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Who leads off? Who's in center? Who can get on base? Who can spark the offense? Those were big questions staring at Rockies manager Walt Weiss over the winter after the club shipped Dexter Fowler...
  • 2 days ago
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Rockies defeat Giants behind strong outing by Franklin Morales

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — Franklin Morales got a new hat in the mail last week, a dress western silver Stetson, right out of a big box.
  • 2 days ago
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Pitcher Jhoulys Chacin could return to Rockies as soon as next week

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — With defending National League batting champion Michael Cuddyer going on the 15-day disabled list Monday and all-star left fielder Carlos Gonzalez trying to play through painful tendinitis in his...
  • 3 days ago
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Rockies maul Giants with five home runs

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — The Coors Field water bill went sky high Monday night.The Rockies set off the center-field fountains with five home runs in an 8-2 stomping of San Francisco.
  • 3 days ago
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Rockies Mailbag: Why is there no talk of extending Michael Cuddyer's contract?

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — Denver Post MLB reporter Patrick Saunders responds to your questions in the Rockies Mailbag. In this installment, Patrick takes seven Q's, including one about Michael Cuddyer's contract.
  • 3 days ago
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Rockies place Cuddyer on the disabled list

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — If all reigning National League batting champion Michael Cuddyer had to do was swing a bat, he'd be just fine.
  • 3 days ago
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Rockies' Justin Morneau named N.L. player of the week

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — Morneau, who went 2-for-4 with five RBIs on Sunday, leads the Rockies with 15 RBIs this season, one ahead of Carlos Gonzalez.
  • 3 days ago
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Rockies fall to Phillies in classic Coors Field slugfest

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — In an classic Coors Field scorcher the vetern Phillies got home runs from Ryan Howard (he went 4-for-5 with 4 RBIs) and Jimmy Rollins (3-for-4, 2 RBIs) to outlast the Rockies 10-9 in a 4-hour,...
  • 4 days ago
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Saunders: Yasiel Puig's extraordinary route to big leagues shouldn't be repeated

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — I confess I'm not a big fan of Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers' talented, charismatic and controversial right fielder.
  • 4 days ago
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Kickin' it with Kiz: Troy Tulowitzki's time with Rockies might be running short

Denver Post (Mark Kiszla The Denver Post) — Kiz: We've all heard the buzz about hot-shot pitchers Eddie Butler and Jonathan Gray in the Colorado farm system. Not to put pressure on two guys still in the minors, but if these guys aren't bona...
  • 4 days ago
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Charlie Blackmon starring for Colorado Rockies with beard, hot bat

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — There is a lot going on behind that gnarly beard and that gaudy batting average.Charlie Blackmon is a devout Christian with a degree in finance from Georgia Tech who has a wickedly dry sense
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Rockies defeat the Phillies as Jordan Lyles, Justin Morneau shine

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — Jordan Lyles is 3-0 in four starts for the Rockies with a 3.04 ERA that belongs in Coors Field after creeping into the rotation late in spring training only because Jhoulys Chacin injured his...
  • 5 days ago
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Troy Tulowitzki drives in five as Rockies top Phillies 12-1

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — What pains they were, literally, that pushed the Rockies off course on an unforgiving week-long odyssey through run-snuffing ports in San Francisco and San Diego.
  • 6 days ago
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Walt Weiss hopeful Michael Cuddyer will return to Rockies' lineup

Denver Post (Nick Groke The Denver Post) — Michael Cuddyer hobbled back to Denver with a hamstring strain after a seven-game, seven-day road trip.
  • 6 days ago
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Justin Morneau steps up for Rockies

Denver Post (Patrick E. Saunders The Denver Post) — Justin Morneau is turning out to be the player the Rockies hoped he'd be when they signed him to a two-year, $12.5 million deal.
  • 7 days ago
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Cardinals' Wainwright pitches two-hitter in win over Nationals

Denver Post Adam Wainwright threw his seventh career shutout, chipped in at the plate with a double and single, and St. Louis benefited from four errors by Washington in the Cardinals' 8-0 victory.
  • 7 days ago

Rockies wrap up road trip in right direction

Denver Post (Patrick Saunders The Denver Post) — The Rockies finished their first extended road excursion of the season 3-4, thanks to timely hits and a solid start by left-hander Franklin Morales.
  • 7 days ago
Blog Articles

Purple Row part of 'Rockies blogger panel' event set for May 17

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Come out and talk baseball with us before the Rockies take on the Padres on Saturday, May 17! Members of Purple Row will join writers from other Rockies blogs and local sports entities for a...
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Purple Row Video: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Purple Row (RhodeIslandRoxfan) — In this episode of Purple Row Video, I talk about the lack of production from the front of the Rockies rotation (and why that can actually be viewed as a good thing), what Zack Greinke means...
  • New: 8 hr 43 min ago

Rockies head to Los Angeles with dreams of being stars

Purple Row (Jay Tymkovich) — Juan Uribe and Dee Gordon have the highest fWAR on the Dodgers . The next time someone tells you he knows something about baseball, just smile, nod, and let him have his delusions. Because...
  • New: 8 hr 51 min ago

Purple Row on The Press Box, 4/23

Purple Row (Russ Oates) — In the first edition of Purple Row's weekly segment on The Press Box, Bryan discusses the Rockies' depth, state of the pitching rotation and why Ubaldo Jimenez isn't considered an all-time fan...
  • New: 11 hr 19 min ago

Analyzing the Rockies' geographical footprint

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — The Rockies' footprint is large in area but small in population. There's an opportunity to change that, and the team would benefit greatly by taking advantage of it. The New York Times on...
  • New: 11 hr 43 min ago

Upcoming road trip will be true test for Rockies

Purple Row (Jordan Freemyer) — The Rockies get a chance to prove themselves this week when they hit the road to face the first-place Dodgers and last-place Diamondbacks. Sitting at 12-11 after a 4-2 homestand, the Rockies ...
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Rockies prospects: Jon Gray loses perfect game in 6th inning of 1-0 loss

Purple Row (Bryan Kilpatrick) — Good thing the big-league club scored a bunch of runs on Wednesday because the affiliates, including Jon Gray's Tulsa Drillers, were completely shut out. Double-A Tulsa:  L 1-0 Jon Gray was...
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Thursday Rockpile: Rockies Bullpen struggles, Project 5183 is back

Purple Row (Jordan Freemyer) — Rockies' bullpen - with Bettis, Belisle and Brothers - battered by Giants - Denver Post Rockies beat writer Nick Groke discusses the struggles of the Rockies' bullpen in Wednesday's game...
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Five key numbers for the Rockies so far

Purple Row (Jeff Aberle) — We're 23 games into the season and the Rockies are a game out of first place in the NL West. Here are five numbers that help explain why. Despite a few close losses and numerous injuries to the...
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Rockies’ bullpen — with Bettis, Belisle and Brothers — battered by Giants

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Nick Groke) — A Rockies bullpen that was stellar in two victories over the Giants this week got blown around the yard Wednesday at gusty Coors Field.
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Rockies fall to Giants in 12-10 stinker

Purple Row (Jay Tymkovich) — Well, that just sucked. In one of the most all-time obnoxious baseball games I've ever witnessed, the Rockies dropped the series finale to the Giants , 12-10. In lieu of trying to construct a...
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Game 23 Overflow

Purple Row (RhodeIslandRoxfan) — Bonus Baseball!!!! Extra innings overflow
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Piggyback pitching rotation has returned after radical Rockies experiment

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Nick Groke) — The piggyback is back in baseball, although really it never left. The radical Rockies experiment of 2012 faded from Colorado. In Houston, it's gaining steam
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Rockies prospects: Ryan McMahon is unstoppable

Purple Row (Jay Tymkovich) — Ryan McMahon homers again and Tyler Matzek throws five wild innings. New Orleans 7, Colorado Springs 2 Tyler Matzek had his most Matzekian start of the season yesterday, working 5.2 shutout...
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Tyler Chatwood takes on Matt Cain in today's matinee series finale agains the Giants

Purple Row (Jay Tymkovich) — Get your brooms ready Yesterday the Rockies locked up their fourth straight home series victory, and today they will try to complete the sweep of the San Francisco Giants . Roll that sentence...
  • 1 day 13 hr ago

NL West Report: Dodgers take division lead as Arizona's tailspin continues

Purple Row (Jordan Freemyer) — Stumbles from the Giants and Padres have allowed the Dodgers and Rockies to ascend to the top of the division while the Diamondbacks' negative spiral continues. The NL West now looks like most...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Wednesday Rockpile: Charlie Blackmon is a beast, Franklin Morales makes his case for rotation slot

Purple Row (Jeff Aberle) — Charlie Blackmon is having himself a fantastic start to 2014, while Franklin Morales was excellent last night for the Rockies. Plus, a hilarious swing by Elvis Andrus. The Rockies begin the day...
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Rockies 2, Giants 1: Morales, solo home runs power Rockies to win

Purple Row (RhodeIslandRoxfan) — Not many runs, but a boatload of compelling story lines surround this game. For the eighth time in the last nine meetings between the Giants and Rockies, the game was decided by just a single...
  • 2 days ago

Rockies’ Rex Brothers comes through, justifies Weiss’ faith in him

Denver Post: All Things Rockies (Patrick Saunders) — One pitch made all the difference. With the Rockies holding a 2-1 lead over the Giants Tuesday night, Rex Brothers entered the game and got the job done.
  • 2 days ago

Purple Hazed Ideas No. 12: Umpire Mics

Purple Row (Drew Creasman) — We should mic up MLP umpires the way we do NFL referees. It's a quick hit today for the 17 people who need their Purple Hazed Ideas fix. I've got a few good big ones in the works that should be...
  • 2 days ago