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  • Rockies' bats can't pick up Gray in loss to Cubs
    The Rockies needed right-handed pitcher Jon Gray to find his form and prop up a struggling offense. But Gray, trying to hang on despite not having his slider, could have used some offensive help. The result was a cold, wet and helpless 16-5 loss to the Cubs at Coors Field on Friday night that exposed reasons why the Rockies -- while above .500 at 11-10 -- are in need of a jump-start. In an upside-down April, the usually home-dominant Rockies fell to 2-5 at Coors.
  • Suspension over, Arenado homers in 1st AB
    Having watched way more baseball than he wanted to during a five-game suspension, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado swatted the first pitch he saw from Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks for a two-run homer Friday night.
  • Anderson seeks first win of '18 vs. Yu, Cubs
    Rockies lefty Tyler Anderson gave up three runs (one earned) in his last start Sunday at Washington, walking six over 4 2/3 innings. Anderson (0-0, 4.74 ERA) will start on Saturday at 6:10 p.m. MT against Cubs righty Yu Darvish (0-1, 6.00 ERA), who has never pitched at Coors Field.
  • This is how Gray plans to right ship on the hill
    In Jon Gray's last two starts -- losses at home to the Padres and on the road to the Nationals -- limited but galling mistakes were the difference between a gem and a dud. But Gray (1-3, 6.23 ERA), who will face the Cubs on Friday night at Coors Field, believes he is just as close to overcoming his obstacles.
  • NL West: Checking in on the new guys
    There are plenty of new faces in the National League West, and a handful of new old faces as well. All of them are sure to play pivotal roles in what figures to be one of the sport's tightest division races.
  • Freeland unravels in 4th, 'pen touched in loss
    Rockies left-hander Kyle Freeland demonstrated Wednesday afternoon why two-out walks can get you into trouble. Freeland had a one-run lead in the fourth inning when he missed on a full-count fastball to David Freese. Then Sean Rodriguez homered, and five batters later Freeland was gone from the eventual 10-2 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.
  • CarGo makes five-star catch, but strains hammy
    Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez seems to be making five-star catches a common occurrence. He had another in Wednesday afternoon's 10-2 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park. But Gonzalez paid for this one with a lower right hamstring strain that threatens his availability in the immediate future.
  • Rockies' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who 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.
  • Blackmon proves to be capable No. 3 hitter
    It's not clear if the experiment with Charlie Blackmon batting third in the Rockies' order will continue when the Rockies face the Cubs on Friday night, with the lineup in flux. But Blackmon has shown he can handle it if the club needs it. Wednesday's 10-2 loss to the Pirates marked the end of regular No. 3 hitter Nolan Arenado's suspension for his involvement in last Wednesday's fight vs. the Padres. In five games taking Arenado's spot, Blackmon -- the usual leadoff hitter - has batted .316 (6-for-19) with three home runs and seven RBIs.
  • Bettis twirls gem as Rockies shut out Bucs
    The Pirates gave their fans "thank you" vouchers for sitting through bitter weather at PNC Park on Tuesday night. But the Rockies received the biggest gift -- the cold efficiency of right-handed pitcher Chad Bettis. Needing just 85 pitches to work 7 1/3 innings, Bettis lifted the the Rockies to their sixth victory in seven games -- and their first shutout, 2-0.
  • Ottavino among 5 notable April performances
    It's true that it's only mid-April and there's a lot of unexpected early-season numbers that won't last, because they simply can't. That doesn't mean they don't hold some interest, however. At the very least, it's interesting enough to see some names you might not have thought about carrying some massive numbers. There's five in particular that stood out to us. Which ones will last?
  • Rodgers among top prospect performers
    Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.
  • CarGo develops five-star forte in right field
    With the advent of Statcast™, a new dimension of detail has been added to our understanding of stellar defensive plays in the outfield. Interestingly, Carlos Gonzalez has become a master of a specific type of five-star catch, which has accounted for three of his past four five-star plays in right field.
  • Long ball aids Marquez as Rox roll past Bucs
    Braving light snow and a 27-degree game-time wind chill on Monday night, Marquez held the Pirates hitless until the fifth as the Rockies defeated the Pirates, 6-2, at PNC Park -- their fifth victory in the last six games.
  • LeMahieu consistently attacking lefties' offerings
    Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu insists he hasn't fundamentally changed how he hits, even if the ball has been flying over the fence at a pace he has never seen. LeMahieu said there is no secret beyond studying his spray charts against pitches he was receiving, and applying the lessons.
  • Ottavino has unreal April numbers
    Ottavino has unreal April numbers
  • Blackmon, Desmond power wild win over Nats
    Charlie Blackmon and the rest of the Colorado Rockies had a definitive strategy to attack Stephen Strasburg, a three-time All-Star that can overpower almost any lineup. Blackmon executed the game plan perfectly, hitting a home run and finishing with three RBIs in the 6-5 victory to take three of four games in the series. Ian Desmond had the biggest hit of the day with a game-winning solo homer in the ninth inning.
  • Honoring Jackie special for Rox, Nats
    A chilly, rain-soaked morning in the nation's capital did not put a damper on the pregame festivities in honor of Jackie Robinson Day at Nationals Park. To celebrate, the Nationals played a tribute video to Robinson on the scoreboard before having U.S. Representative John Lewis, Democrat from Georgia, throw out the first pitch. Lewis is widely regarded as a civil rights icon and received a Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Welker makes Pipeline Team of the Week
    MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the first 11 days of the Minor League season. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.
  • Arenado's young career is already in rarefied air
    Arenado's young career is already in rarefied air
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