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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 21:11:29 EDTThe Rockies' Nolan Arenado put his game preparation aside and absorbed the ceremony for Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, whom he watched and listened to while growing up in Southern California. Then Arenado sent Scully the gift of his power, hoping Scully will send him a signature.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 01:21:14 EDTRockies third baseman Nolan Arenado became the third third baseman in history to have multiple 40-homer seasons before turning 26 when he went deep against the Dodgers' Josh Fields in the sixth inning Friday night at Dodger Stadium.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:15:00 EDTArt Howe spent 33 years as a player, scout, coach and manager in the Major Leagues, and was able to take part in the postseason seven times. He reflects on those experiences in this week's Q&A.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:39:11 EDTRockies manager Walt Weiss has starred in several stories speculating which managers won't return for 2017, but Weiss won't participate in the rumors because he holds at least part of the answer.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:40:35 EDTVin Scully Appreciation Night started with an emotional pregame tribute for the retiring Hall of Fame announcer and ended with a 5-2 Dodgers win over the Rockies on Friday night, cutting their magic number to win the National League West to two while extending the lead over the Giants to seven games with eight to play.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:07:40 EDTThe moment is permanently etched in Rockies right-hander Jon Gray's memory. Winless in 11 big league starts, having allowed 11 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings in his first two starts this season, Gray began start No. 3 by giving up back-to-back singles to Jon Jay and Wil Myers in San Diego to open the bottom of the first inning May 2, and Matt Kemp doubled them home.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 02:31:16 EDTVin Scully Weekend at Dodger Stadium doesn't officially start until Friday, but the Dodgers got the celebration started early Thursday night with a 7-4 comeback win over Colorado, Yasmani Grandal's two homers cutting the magic number to win the National League West to four.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:20:50 EDTRockies put on a show for fan's 100th birthday
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:19:07 EDTWho do the Rockies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Colorado's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:19:31 EDTGerman Marquez was exceptional in his first Major League start, and Nolan Arenado's grand slam powered the Rockies past the Cardinals, 11-1, at Coors Field on Wednesday. The loss kept the Cardinals tied with the Giants and Mets for the two National League Wild Card spots.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:20:00 EDTEven if his name doesn't appear high on voters' lists for the National League Most Valuable Player Award, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is happy to just keep contributing for his team. Wednesday was no exception, as he led the way offensively in a 11-1 win over the Cardinals with a grand slam in a 2-for-3 afternoon at Coors Field.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:45:00 EDTRockies third-base coach Stu Cole was taken to the hospital after being struck in the head by a ball while throwing batting practice prior to Tuesday night's 10-5 loss to the Cardinals.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:02:06 EDTEnjoy this Cardinals-Rockies pregame standoff
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:50:13 EDTWith a home run in the fifth inning of the Rockies' 10-5 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday night, center fielder Charlie Blackmon set the franchise record for RBIs by a Colorado leadoff hitter.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:00:20 EDTBehind a career-high four RBIs from Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals held on to a National League Wild Card spot with a 10-4 victory over the Rockies on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:39:05 EDTJorge De La Rosa was a 10-year baseball journeyman, who spent the bulk of his time bouncing around in the Minor Leagues with the D-backs, Red Sox, Brewers and Royals, when the Rockies decided to give him a shot. In spring 2008, Colorado acquired him from Kansas City to complete a trade for Ramon Ramirez.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:02:13 EDTIf Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu's plate appearances, which double as clinics in situational hitting, fly under the radar, it's time to recalibrate the device.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:10:40 EDTCarlos Martinez powered himself to his career-high 15th win with a fourth-inning double, as the Cardinals topped the Rockies, 5-3, at Coors Field on Monday and moved into a tie for the second National League Wild Card spot.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:38:58 EDTRockies right-handed prospect Jeff Hoffman, who has struggled with his execution through his first five Major League starts, will finish the season in the bullpen.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 22:29:36 EDTMark Reynolds smacked a two-run homer, and the Rockies used their patience to chase Jarred Cosart before he could finish the fourth inning, as Colorado topped the Padres, 6-3, at Coors Field on Sunday for their first sweep of the Padres since Aug. 5-7, 2014.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 20:57:30 EDTRockies first baseman Mark Reynolds left Sunday's game against the Padres after Jose Dominguez hit him on the left wrist in the fifth inning.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:54:55 EDTSunday afternoon, like most games this time of year against teams with expanded rosters, was another chance for Rockies closer Adam Ottavino to address his greatest weakness.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:37:13 EDTAfter early-season struggles, Rockies rookie catcher Tom Murphy has become a new hitter. With mechanical adjustments to his swing, Murphy has become a major threat at the plate and a potential long-term piece for the team.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 02:23:18 EDTRockies starter Jon Gray set a club record with 16 strikeouts -- including a club record six straight in the second and third innings -- and catcher Tom Murphy led the Colorado offense with a pair of home runs and five RBIs.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 01:08:08 EDTThe punch-outs came in record-setting bunches for Rockies rookie Jon Gray, who achieved a club single-game record 16 strikeouts in his first career shutout and complete game -- an 8-0 victory over the Padres on Saturday night.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:51:17 EDTNolan Arenado's 444-foot homer turned heads Saturday night, but it may have gotten an extra boost from the "Coors Field Effect."
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 19:54:53 EDTOutfielder Raimel Tapia expected to experience some firsts when the Rockies called him up this month. But Friday night's unexpected hailstorm during the ninth inning of an 8-7 victory over the Padres wasn't on his list.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 02:38:41 EDTJust when it seemed the Rockies were headed for yet another loss to the Padres, lightning struck. After the ninth inning was delayed 38 minutes by a storm of hail, rain and, yes, lightning, pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso capped off a ninth-inning comeback with a single to deep center for an 8-7 victory.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:22:00 EDTRockies infielder Daniel Descalso has been extremely valuable in the second and final year of his $3.6 million deal. Friday was another example of his strong play with a pinch-hit walk-off single off the center-field wall in the Rockies' 8-7 win over the Padres at Coors Field.
Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:20:38 EDTJerry Weinstein is an admitted baseball lifer, always looking for a new challenge, even as he nears his 74th birthday.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 20:20:14 EDTA large part of the Rockies' resurgence this season can be credited to the emergence of their young pitchers. Last August, Colorado called up 2013's No. 3 overall pick, right-hander Jon Gray, who made nine starts at the end of the season. This August, they turned to the ninth pick of the 2014 draft, right-hander Jeff Hoffman.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:19:11 EDTOutfielder Raimel Tapia captured Rockies fans' imaginations long before he arrived in the Majors on Sept. 2 and caught their eye.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 02:28:23 EDTFor the second straight night, Jean Segura smacked a pair of home runs to key an offensive outburst by the D-backs, who beat the Rockies, 11-6, on Wednesday night to record their first series sweep at Chase Field this season.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:20:29 EDTThe Rockies' 2017 schedule begins April 3 with the start of a four-game set at Milwaukee -- where they'll open for the fourth time in seven seasons. The club also has decided to begin their Sunday day games an hour earlier than they did this season.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 20:54:23 EDTSlight left elbow soreness limited Rockies rookie David Dahl to one at-bat in three games going into Wednesday, another game he didn't start. But Dahl is generally proud of how he has held up through the most playing time of his career.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:54:51 EDTVeteran reliever Jason Motte retired the only batter he faced Tuesday in the eighth inning of a loss to the D-backs, as he returned to the mound for the first time since July 25. He had been on the disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:58:11 EDTJean Segura hit two home runs and Brandon Drury added another as the D-backs rolled to victory over the Rockies on Tuesday. The Rockies took a 3-0 lead in the first and also got a home run from Charlie Blackmon, but it went for naught in the loss.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:24:21 EDTLast year, Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis went 4-2 with a 3.33 ERA from July 12 to season's end, and compiled a 1.50 ERA in his final four starts. This year, from June 15 to Monday, Bettis was 8-1 with a 3.99 ERA. His wins were tied for third-most among National League starters.