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Rockies beat Padres, pad lead for 2nd WC

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:32:46 EDT

Pat Valaika delivered a pinch-hit RBI double in the sixth inning, then blasted a solo homer to improve the Rockies' playoff hopes with an 8-4 victory over the Padres at Petco Park on Sunday.

Rox balance may serve them well in final week

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:06:44 EDT

At this point for the last couple of years, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado found himself discussing the chase for the National League RBI and home run titles. Now neither matter, and he's fine with that.

Arenado day to day with right hand injury

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:06:37 EDT

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado suffered an injury at the base of his right hand, beneath the thumb, and left Sunday's 8-4 win over the Padres after five innings.

Rockies continue WC push vs. Stanton, Marlins

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:03:24 EDT

The Rockies are pushing toward a National League Wild Card spot, and Giancarlo Stanton is tracking toward 60 home runs. Those will be two of the most watched storylines when the Marlins open a three-game series at Coors Field on Monday. The Rockies will send Tyler Chatwood to the mound, with Miami going with Odrisamer Despaigne.

CarGo dealing with sore shoulder

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:15:41 EDT

Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez did not start Sunday afternoon's game against the Padres because of a left shoulder injury he suffered while making an unsuccessful diving catch attempt in Saturday night's 5-0 loss at Petco Park, manager Bud Black said.

Bettis' improvement a bright spot for Rox

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 01:26:41 EDT

Saturday night's 5-0 loss to the Padres didn't help the Rockies realize their postseason hopes. But at least right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis kept his own playoff dream alive, if the team holds onto a Wild Card berth.

#AwardWorthy: Vote for Arenado

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:06:23 EDT

Nolan Arenado is up Best Defensive Player, Best Performance, Best Play, Offense, and Best Play, Defense, in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.

Freeland ready for any role to help Rockies

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:47:57 EDT

Rockies rookie lefty and Denver native Kyle Freeland was 13 during the club's 2007 World Series run and 15 during the next -- and last -- time the club made the postseason. He lets himself dream.

Rockies' WC lead down to 1 after SD shutout

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 02:31:48 EDT

Jhoulys Chacin showed his old Rockies teammates Saturday night just how much he's enjoying his home. Chacin didn't give up a hit until the sixth -- his final inning -- as the Padres took their second shutout in three games, and sent the Rockies to their third shutout in the last four with a 4-0 victory at Petco Park.

Rockies' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:03:12 EDT

Who do the Rockies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Colorado's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Gray proves too much for Padres again

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:52:32 EDT

Rockies right-hander Jon Gray didn't need to say or hear anything. Settling the team in times of trouble is just what he does. Gray used mostly his fastball, but mixed in judicious breaking balls, en route to eight strikeouts in six innings of the Rockies' 4-1 victory over the Padres at Petco Park on Friday night.

Q&A: O'Dowd reflects on '07 Rox, '97 Indians

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:44:53 EDT

Twenty years ago, Dan O'Dowd was the director of baseball operations/assistant general manager for an Indians team that won its third consecutive American League Central title and advanced to the World Series for the second time in three years.

Early cuts: Arenado has energy for extra BP

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:47:10 EDT

Nolan Arenado had played in all but three of the Rockies' 153 games this season. Guys like that usually save their energy. But five hours before Friday night's game with the Padres, Arenado was sweating in the Petco Park batter's box.

Homers help Rockies increase NL WC edge

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:11:26 EDT

Jon Gray allowed one run over six innings and the Rockies got home runs from Nolan Arenado, Ian Desmond and Trevor Story, as they moved 1 1/2 games up on the Cardinals for the second NL Wild Card. Jordan Lyles retired the first 12 batters he faced for the Padres before allowing the homer to Arenado. Lyles also had an RBI single.

Senzatela returning to his first-half form

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:06:15 EDT

Should the Rockies claim the second National League Wild Card spot, rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela wants to make sure he's a part of the bullpen. Going into Friday's game against the Padres, he hadn't been scored upon in his last four outings.

Rox drop fourth straight, but maintain WC spot

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:30:58 EDT

Padres left-hander Clayton Richard celebrated his fresh two-year, $6 million contract extension by increasing the Rockies' stress.

LeMahieu's gritty at-bat inspires Rockies

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:18:00 EDT

At a time when results matter most, the best the Rockies could do Thursday night was appreciate second baseman DJ LeMahieu's competitiveness with one out and two aboard in the eighth inning of a 3-0 loss to the Padres.

Blackmon hits the books to adjust to pitchers

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:51:32 EDT

Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon has always embraced study. One doesn't graduate with highest honors from Georgia Tech, in finance, without it. But truth be told, he believes the increased homework that pitchers are forcing him to do is for the birds.

Rockies planning to expand netting in 2018

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:35:06 EDT

The Rockies announced Thursday that they will extend protective netting down each foul line at Coors Field starting next season.

Rockies hit stumbling block but still control fate

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:52:00 EDT

With 10 games remaining on Colorado's regular-season schedule, the Rockies still control their postseason fate. That much is for certain.

Rockies to upgrade scoreboard for 2018

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:30:44 EDT

The Rockies will roll out a few noteworthy Coors Field improvements next season to celebrate their 25th anniversary in the Majors.

Ringolsby: Rox rotation set up to finish strong

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:06:10 EDT

Check out that Rockies rotation for the final two weeks of the season. Tyler Chatwood started the series finale against the Giants at AT&T Park on Wednesday and then, if the alignment remains in place, the Rockies take their battle to hang on to the second National League Wild Card spot to San Diego with a projected starting quartet of Tyler Anderson, Jon Gray, Chad Bettis and rookie German Marquez.

Rox shut out by Giants, keep 1-game WC lead

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:50:41 EDT

Should the Colorado Rockies miss qualifying for the postseason, their season-ending tale of woe likely will include their 4-0 loss Wednesday to the San Francisco Giants. The outcome sealed a two-game series win for the Giants, who hampered the Rockies' bid to secure the National League's second Wild Card.

Walk-off loss trims Rox's Wild Card lead to 1

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:28:19 EDT

The Colorado Rockies' grip on a postseason berth slipped somewhat Tuesday night as Hunter Pence's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the ninth inning lifted the San Francisco Giants to a 4-3 victory. Colorado's fourth loss in six games trimmed its lead to a game over Milwaukee, a 1-0 winner over Pittsburgh, for the National League's second Wild Card spot.

Blackmon first to reach 200 hits this season

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:48:14 EDT

Charlie Blackmon's terrific season reached another milestone Tuesday. Blackmon roped a two-out, two-RBI double in the second inning for hit No. 200 of the season, becoming the first Rockies player to reach that plateau since Matt Holliday had 216 hits during the 2007 campaign.

Behind ace, rest of Rox rotation finding groove

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 19:53:35 EDT

For much of this season, Chad Bettis was inspiring all with his battle with testicular cancer, Tyler Anderson was dealing with surgery and rehab for a left knee injury, and Tyler Chatwood was on a long, winding quest for control that took him to the bullpen. But with a dozen games left in the Rockies' attempt to secure a playoff berth, they're right where they expected to be.

Inbox: Rockies' chief concern vs. D-backs?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:49:01 EDT

Sundays' 4-3 home loss to the Padres was deflating for Rockies fans, especially since it reduced the lead over the Brewers for the second National League Wild Card to 2 1/2 games -- with Milwaukee having a chance to trim it further Monday night, with the Rockies off. But in perspective, the blown save charged to righty Scott Oberg in the eighth inning was the Rockies' first since Aug. 24

Rockies feel squeeze in loss to Padres

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:15:54 EDT

Austin Hedges dropped a successful squeeze bunt in the top of the ninth as the Padres defeated the Rockies, 4-3, at Coors Field on Sunday to avert a three-game sweep.

Rain delay dampens Gray's stellar effort

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:53:08 EDT

Rockies right-handed pitcher Jon Gray saw one of his best games slip away because of a rain delay on Sunday. Gray had struck out seven in five scoreless, dominant innings against the Padres before being forced from the game by a 1-hour, 23-minute rain delay.

Blackmon, Arenado earning MVP buzz

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 02:36:09 EDT

Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon are in the thick of the conversation for the National League MVP Award, and the Rockies teammates are making quite a case for themselves, particularly after what they accomplished in a 16-0 win over the Padres on Saturday night at Coors Field.

McMahon on list of prospects with soaring stock

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:27:27 EDT

The 10 hitters listed made the biggest jumps forward in 2017, with many not even on the Top 100 prospects list to start the year rankings, but now all firmly on the list, from the top 10 on down.

Rox roll to 16-0 rout after Anderson dazzles

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:13:00 EDT

On a record-breaking night for Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado, the Rockies cruised to a 16-0 victory behind a sensational start from Tyler Anderson, who tossed six innings of two-hit ball.

Desmond's timing disrupted by DL stints

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 20:22:53 EDT

Ian Desmond, who turns 32 on Wednesday, has been on the disabled list three times in a disappointing first season with the Rockies.

Rockies honor historic 2007 squad

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 22:20:48 EDT

Todd Helton was shocked a decade had passed since the Rockies' miracle march to the World Series. But when he saw his old teammates during Friday's 10-year reunion at Coors Field, the years melted away.

Black has special perspective on '07 tiebreaker

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 00:13:52 EDT

Rockies manager Bud Black's pregame media session was a little different before Colorado's series opener with San Diego at Coors Field on Friday night. Prior to the contest, the club honored its 2007 National League championship team 10 years after it began a furious run to the postseason that culminated in the franchise's first World Series appearance.

Chatwood continues hot streak vs. Padres

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 01:25:00 EDT

Tyler Chatwood held the Padres to one run over 5 2/3 innings in the Rockies' 6-1 victory over the Padres at Coors Field on Friday night. In his three starts since returning to Colorado's starting rotation, Chatwood has posted a 0.66 ERA (one run in 13 2/3 innings).

Rockies, D-backs shaping up for Wild finale

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:49:02 EDT

No two Major Leagues teams are more familiar with each other than the D-backs and Rockies.