A Rockies bullpen that has shown significant improvement from last season will be without one of its key contributors, as the club placed left-hander Mike Dunn on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with back spasms.
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Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez entered Tuesday's 15-12 loss to the Nationals batting just .214 with one home run in 19 games. But on a chilly and wet night at Coors Field, where a number of drives by Rockies hitters ended in a Nationals glove at the warning track, Gonzalez blasted a 436-foot homer in the second inning off Washington starter Joe Ross.
Rockies manager Bud Black said Tuesday injured first baseman Ian Desmond is "getting close to a [rehab] game" but wouldn't give more details.
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On a damp and frigid Tuesday night at Coors Field, Trea Turner swung the hottest bat, hitting for the cycle and driving in a career-high seven runs in the Nationals' 15-12 victory over the Rockies. Washington has won eight of its last nine games.
Tony Wolters, who made his 11th start in Monday's 8-4 win over the Nationals, elevated his batting average to .351 after going 3-for-4 with his first RBI of 2017, a significant uptick from his .259 clip of a year ago, even with a small sample size thus far.
The anticipation of who would temporarily take Jon Gray's rotation spot ended on Monday, when German Marquez strolled through the clubhouse. Marquez, the Rockies' No. 4 prospect, will start Tuesday's game against the Nats on a 90-pitch threshold, manager Bud Black said.
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Charlie Blackmon extended his hit streak to nine games and hit a go-ahead homer to cap a comeback, and the Rockies powered past the Nationals, 8-4, in the opener of a four-game series on Monday at Coors Field featuring the teams with the National League's best records.
Ian Desmond took roughly 25 cuts in his first batting practice since being hit by a 93-mph fastball in a Cactus League game on March 12 and undergoing surgery. He also ran the bases, shagged fly balls in the outfield and fielded grounders at first.
Posting zeroes has become the norm for Class A Kane County's Jon Duplantier in the first month of the Minor League season. On Monday, the D-backs' No. 8 prospect fired five dominant frames to extend his scoreless innings streak to 20 1/3 to begin the season.
The Rockies had just put the finishing touches on their first three-game sweep of the Giants at home in 15 years. They had matched the second-best start in franchise history, a 13-6 record that is one win shy of that early-season surge in 1997 and in line with what they did to open the 2011 and '13 campaigns.
The Colorado Rockies rewrote club history Sunday while adding another chapter to a season brimming with potential by defeating the San Francisco Giants, 8-0.
In his fourth start, Rockies rookie Kyle Freeland put up seven goose eggs at Coors Field, shutting out the Giants and securing a series sweep with an 8-0 victory, scattering six hits and just one walk while striking out three. He retired the first 11 batters he faced, nine of them on groundouts.
He hasn't played in a game since a Cactus League appearance nearly six weeks ago, but Ian Desmond continues to make headlines as the Rockies await his debut in purple pinstripes and his first regular-season appearance at first base.
For Rockies rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela, facing the Giants spurs growth. On Saturday night -- for the second time in a week -- Senzatela threw seven stellar innings while shutting down the Giants, this time in a 12-3 victory at Coors Field.
Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon said Giants lefty pitcher Matt Moore "mixes it up pretty well and throws a lot of strikes." To prepare for Saturday's clash with Moore, Blackmon took swings in the batting cage from a lefty who could mix pitches with control. That pitcher is Rockies manager Bud Black.
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The Colorado Rockies packed their offense into Friday night's fourth inning, as Trevor Story's grand slam preceded Charlie Blackmon's two-run, inside-the-park homer in a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants.
The Colorado Rockies ran the gamut of home runs in Friday night's fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants, as Trevor Story hit a grand slam and Charlie Blackmon hustled out an inside-the-park job to fuel a six-run outburst and put the Rockies ahead, 6-3.
While the Giants were reeling after the loss of ace Madison Bumgarner to bruised ribs and a shoulder AC sprain following an off-day dirt bike accident in Denver, the Rockies reveled in their strong start despite the number of their own key players on the disabled list.
MLB.com sat down with Rockies senior vice president and general manager Jeff Bridich at Salt River Fields during the final days of Spring Training to discuss his career, why signing a shortstop/outfielder to be the Rockies' new first baseman was a good idea, and why Nolan Arenado may be one of the game's most anonymous superstars.
It was a good night, it was a bad night and it was even a slightly controversial night for Rockies starter Tyler Anderson.
A lineup filled with reserves provided enough support for Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers to beat the Rockies and left-handed starter Tyler Anderson, 4-2, Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left the game vs. the Dodgers on Wednesday night after being struck on the right hand by a Clayton Kershaw pitch in the fourth inning.
If the Rockies were having a sluggish April, they'd have plenty of ways to rationalize it.
Make it three straight scoreless starts for Class A Advanced Buies Creek's Franklin Perez.
This is lofty territory, the terrain generally reserved for the likes of Mike Trout and Bryce Harper: best position player in baseball.
Nolan Arenado homered twice, Trevor Story went deep once and the Colorado bullpen pitched five innings Tuesday night to hold off the Dodgers, 4-3, at Dodger Stadium.
The Rockies made a couple of roster moves prior to Tuesday night's game against the Dodgers, one very expected and one less so.