Colorado Rockies News, Rumors, Injuries & Recruiting
Career home run number 200 for Nolan.Here's to many more! https://t.co/KvuI9o9XsI
Denver Post: Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon on his right calf: "I'm not 100 percent unavailable"
Charlie Blackmon might have tweaked his right calf. But that hasn't stopped him from tweaking reporters in the Rockies clubhouse.
"I'm not 100 percent unavailable," Colorado's all-star outfielder told The Denver Post late Saturday afternoon before Colorado hosted the Baltimore Orioles at Coors Field. "I'm just not starting."
The Rockies' 32-year-old right fielder injured the back of his right leg after fouling a pitch off the calf last Thursday in Pittsburgh. He then aggravated the injury while running in the field during the bottom of the third inning of the 14-6 loss to the Pirates.
It's a beautiful night for some baseball! https://t.co/m36fDO0WQz
Fansided: Colorado Rockies: Injury update on Charlie Blackmon
Blackmon originally injured his calf in the Colorado Rockies' series finale loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.. He fouled a pitch off his calf in the third inning against former Rockies pitcher Jordan Lyles and was removed from the game two innings later.
Before Saturday's home game against the Baltimore Orioles, Colorado manager Bud Black gave members of the media, including Rox Pile, and update on Charlie Blackmon's condition and said there is no timetable for Blackmon's return.
"He's feeling better than he did yesterday," Black said.
Denver Post: Saunders: What are the best MLB ballparks for architecture, food and fans?
PITTSBURGH - I am, I willingly admit, a baseball park geek.
The perfect infield diamonds, manicured emerald grass, quirky angles of outfield walls, giant scoreboards, kids wearing miniature jerseys of their big-league heroes, smorgasbords of ballpark eats, seat colors, organ music, public address announcers, in-game promotions and tradition ... I take it all in.
Little wonder that my recent trip back east -- through Boston's Fenway Park, Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park and Pittsburgh's PNC Park -- was a little slice of baseball heaven.
Earlier this season, I made my first trek to Atlanta's SunTrust Park, and I also ventured inside Tropicana Field for the first time in many years.
And the #Rockies come home in style! -@jackcorrigan2#CRSoundOff https://t.co/LyqTSN6GTf
Fansided: Colorado Rockies must win more close games to get back in hunt
From a starting rotation that is last in the National League in ERA, to a sporadic offense that continues to strikeout and drive in runners during clutch situations, the excuses for the Colorado Rockies' 23-26 record have changed on a daily basis. However, there is a much more simpler explanation for their early struggles: The Rockies have failed to win tight baseball games.
This season, the Rockies are 5-9 in one-run games, which is the second-worst record in the National League. To put that record into perspective, the NL-leading Los Angeles Dodgers currently hold a 9-5 record in such games.
4 HR and 6 RBI, not bad #TrevNado!And a BIG #TipOfTheCap to the girl who caught Trev's walk-off bomb! https://t.co/I9fuxWJVV2
Fansided: Colorado Rockies: Rotation issues must be solved from within
The Colorado Rockies not only have a problem that sits between them and a third straight playoff appearance but their solutions have become unclear. It starts at the end really. Outside of German Marquez and Jon Gray's 132 innings, the Rockies five other starters have combined for a 7.35 ERA over 138.1 innings.
Even Kyle Freeland who was quite literally the best player on the entire team this year has struggled, though nobody has suggested taking him out of the rotation. And Tyler Anderson struggles can be ignored since he'll miss the rest of the season.
Purple Row: Could Keuchel or Kimbrel help the Rockies?
The Team-By-Team Draft Cost of Signing Dallas Keuchel or Craig Kimbrel | FanGraphs
Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel were among the top 10 free agents on the 2018-2019 market. They are still free agents. And at this juncture, teams are likely waiting until after the June draft to sign either player. Both rejected qualifying offers from their previous teams and are tied to draft pick compensation. With May almost over, both pitchers are likely going to require a decent amount of time to get stretched out to the point where they are ready to participate in game action.
Denver Post: Trevor Story's second homer, a walk-off, caps Rockies' comeback over Orioles
Sometimes, even against the worst team in baseball, you've got to rely on your big guns to get the job done.
That's exactly what the Rockies did Friday against the Orioles at Coors Field, when freshly recalled right-hander Jeff Hoffman was hit around but ultimately bailed out by two homers apiece from Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story. Story's second dinger was a two-run, walk-off shot to complete Colorado's 8-6 comeback win.
Arenado got the Rockies going with a solo homer in the first, but the Orioles struck right back by plating three off Hoffman in the second.
Purple Row: Colorado Rockies 8, Baltimore Orioles 6: Story and Nolan carry the Rockies
Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado each hit a pair of home runs as the Rockies rallied to take down the Baltimore Orioles. Arenado's first home run got the Rockies on the board in the first inning and Story's second was a walk-off against Orioles closer Mychal Givens.
The other two home runs from Story and Arenado were back-to-back in the seventh that brought the Rockies from a 6-3 deficit to a 6-6 tie. The Rockies also got solid work from their bullpen, as four relievers combined to allow a run on three hits in four innings with no walks and seven strikeouts.
Welcome to the Sto Show!#RoxWALKOFF #StoryTime https://t.co/SEHUVe0lga
Denver Post: WATCH: Trevor Story hammers 100th home run, fastest shortstop in MLB history to that mark
Rockies all-star shortstop crushed his 100th career homer Friday at Coors Field against the Orioles. The blast was a mammoth shot that had some history behind it as Story is now the fastest shortstop on MLB history to 100 home runs.
It took Story 448 games to accomplish the history feat. The previous mark was set by Alex Rodriguez who hammered his first 100 dingers 470 games.
The only other player to get the job done in under 500 career games was Nomar Garciaparra at 491.
.@Tstory2 is the fastest shortstop ever (448 games) to 100 career HR, surpassing @Arod's record from 1998.
We're back home and we brought that LoDo Magic back with us!! #RoxWALKOFF https://t.co/kQz1Rr6NKG