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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:43:38 EDTRockies right-hander Antonio Senzatela displayed a solid fastball and plus stuff, even if his command stood sharpening, on Thursday during his latest bid for the starting rotation. But the true test can't be measured in miles per hour or any other metric.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:30:35 EDTThe Rockies optioned right-handed pitcher Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday as they began narrowing the competition for the season-opening starting rotation. The Blue Jays' ninth overall pick in the 2014 Draft, and key to the deal that sent shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to Toronto, Hoffman went 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA in three official Cactus League games this spring.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:52:50 EDTIndians ace Corey Kluber looked sharp during an 8-3 win over the Rockies on Thursday in his continued march toward Opening Day. Cleveland is still trying to determine whether left fielder Michael Brantley will also be ready for the start of the season.
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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:54:30 EDTThird baseman Nolan Arenado finished what had been a difficult World Baseball Classic with two singles in Team USA's 8-0 championship game win over Puerto Rico on Wednesday. The good news for Rockies lefty reliever Jake McGee, also a member of Team USA, was his tournament went well. Bad news was he threw one inning, with one hit and one walk, through the whole tournament.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:15:39 EDTOne of the first things Bud Black said when the Rockies hired him as their skipper was that he "sees the game through the pitcher's eyes," and sometimes those words are meant to be taken literally.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:37:00 EDTRockies lefty Kyle Freeland continued his push for a rotation spot by striking out five in five innings, and delivering a two-RBI single, in a 10-2 victory over the Indians on Wednesday afternoon at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:42:33 EDTRockies catcher Tony Wolters answered questions, via the MLB Fans App and Twitter, in the Edward Jones Chatting Cage on Wednesday.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:03:12 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.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:42:59 EDTRockies left-hander Chris Rusin threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Wednesday morning. It was his first such session since suffering a right oblique strain March 3.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:12:39 EDTWednesday morning started with a mariachi band at the Rockies' camp. But shortly thereafter, disappointed groans filled the air. As former Rockies star and current front office special assistant Vinny Castilla -- a proud native of Mexico -- geared up for the finals of the team's table tennis tournament, a mariachi band strode into the clubhouse playing music in support.
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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:39:08 EDTAstros' No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis is hitting well lately, going 3-for-4 on Wednesday and notching multihit games in three of his past six contests.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:52:49 EDTRockies Nation, baseball fans and, well, good people everywhere received a happy and hopeful tweet before bed Monday night.
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Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:46:59 EDTTyler Chatwood felt a little stuffy, allergies and all. And he was working Tuesday while his Rockies teammates had the day off. But it was a good day.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:30:20 EDTA quick glance around the Rockies' clubhouse Monday morning revealed a roomful of players with wide smiles on their faces. Carlos Gonzalez was back from the World Baseball Classic, and rather than lament the second-round exit by Team Venezuela, he and his teammates reveled in the opportunity to be back together as a team.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:25:28 EDTThe Rockies are working to get a handful of players back onto Salt River Fields at their Spring Training complex, but their thoughts on Monday were with pitcher Chad Bettis.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 20:30:33 EDTAnyone skipping the last two innings at Salt River Fields to beat Monday's rush-hour traffic missed the rush of seeing Rockies reliever Jairo Diaz make his first Cactus League appearance after missing all of last season following Tommy John surgery.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:15:27 EDTThe Cubs and Rockies each got strong performances from starters expected to be stalwarts in their rotations Monday. The teams played a tight game through seven innings in front of a sellout crowd of 13,380 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick before Matt Szczur's two-run homer paced a six-run eighth in a 9-6 Cubs victory.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:06:55 EDTUsing his rising fastball and full complement of secondary pitches, Rockies righty Jon Gray stifled a representative Athletics lineup to the tune of seven strikeouts in five one-run innings of a 9-2 victory Sunday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:12:31 EDTRockies outfielder Gerardo Parra is hitting .371 after a 2-for-3 performance in Sunday's 9-2 victory over the Athletics.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:38:47 EDTThe Rockies are convincing right-handed reliever Jordan Lyles to be a little less civilized. Shifted to the bullpen last season, Lyles saw a bump in velocity and break on his pitches. The next step is for Lyles to adopt a reliever's aggressiveness.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:19:41 EDTRockies right-hander Jason Motte's mission: to figure whether he can return to his former self, or how to adjust if he never achieves the 97.1 mph average fastball velocity he clocked when helping the Cardinals win the 2011 World Series.
Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:56:57 EDTThe sight of Rockies fan Josh Pugh's 16-inch "Mile High Mohawk" is unforgettable, and it earned him a memorable trip to Spring Training on Sunday, thanks to MLB and the "TODAY Show" on NBC.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 15:19:44 EDTCarlos Perez homered and Mike Trout and Albert Pujols drove in one run apiece to help propel the Angels to a 9-3 win over the Rockies on Saturday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 21:42:16 EDTRockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon believes if he can maintain concentration on his hitting plan through Spring Training, he'll be OK for the regular season.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 02:04:30 EDTHarrison Musgrave sustained his hopes of joining the Rockies' rotation by limiting the Giants to one hit in three innings, and Colorado prevailed, 5-1.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 22:03:26 EDTAfter undergoing surgery to repair his broken left hand, Ian Desmond has found a positive in his expected absence of four to six weeks. Call it a first-base study program.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 01:04:32 EDTStephen Cardullo is showing the Rockies once more that a sliver of opportunity is more than enough for him to make an impression.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:30:43 EDTJordan Watson, a pitcher in the D-backs' organization, wishes there were Play Ball events like the one here on Friday morning when he was a kid. Watson had a hardscrabble life growing up in Oklahoma City, Okla., and baseball was his refuge.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:40:54 EDTNick Parson grew up with a fascination of baseball. He is, after all, the great-great-grandson of Harry M. Stevens, the man who created the game program and is also credited with creating what the world knows today as the hot dog.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:25:11 EDTJon Gray was putting in a regular workout in between starts last summer when a member of the Coors Field grounds crew asked what Gray did with his hair when he cut it.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:45:05 EDTRockies manager Bud Black said Thursday that surgery on first baseman Ian Desmond's broken left hand went so well that Desmond could be back in the Rockies' lineup by mid April. Dr. Donald Sheridan conducted the operation in Scottsdale on Wednesday. Desmond was hit Sunday on the second metacarpal of the left hand by a pitch from the Reds' Rookie Davis during Sunday's game. The club didn't initially indicate a timetable, but now Black said it's looking like four to six weeks.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:14:43 EDTBy simplifying his pitch mix, Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg is pushing into contention for a bullpen job. Oberg, 27, whose 2016 season was cut short by blood clots in his right forearm, faced the heart of the Angels' lineup with a one-run lead in the fifth inning of Thursday's 8-7 loss. In 11 pitches, Oberg had a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 20:58:48 EDTDustin Garneau's three-run homer and Rafael Ynoa's solo shot lifted the Rockies early, but the Angels scored four in the ninth inning to win, 8-7, on Thursday in a game featuring solid work by both starting pitchers at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.