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Mom to thank for Paulsen's development as ballplayer

Each time that Rockies first baseman Ben Paulsen coils his 6-foot-4 frame to take in a groundball, you see a little bit of his mother, Leslie Paulsen. In a sense, every game he plays is a Mother's Day present.
Via mlb.com
2 hours ago

Tony Wolters and the Art and Feel of Catching

Tony Wolters hasn’t been a catcher for very long, but there’s no question that he’s picked up the necessary skills for success behind the plate in a hurry. Wolters, who overcame long odds to even make the Colorado Rockies roster coming out of spring training, has quickly proven himself as a valuable piece of the […] Tony Wolters and the Art and Feel of Catching - Rox Pile...
Via Roxpile
2 hours ago

By not fanning, Arenado now a fan darling

Nolan Arenado sometimes gets lost in the shuffle of baseball's elite young players, but after becoming a star in 2015, he's taken even larger stops forward this year. Thanks to improving plate discipline, he's hitting the right pitches and crushing them all.
Via mlb.com
3 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Use Chatwood, Small Ball to Down Padres

Needing to find a way to manufacture some offense in a ballpark that has been less than kind to them in recent games, the Colorado Rockies got just enough runs to avoid a three-game sweep in San Diego. The Rockies scored their only two runs of the day on fielder’s choices and Tyler Chatwood continued […] Colorado Rockies Use Chatwood, Small Ball to Down Padres - Rox Pile - Rox...
Via Roxpile
16 hours ago

Colorado Rockies Continue to Struggle in San Diego

San Diego is a beautiful city with great weather and a lot of charm. However, for the Colorado Rockies, the city has been a house of horrors in recent times. With Tuesday night’s 6-3 loss, the Rockies have now lost 20 of their past 26 contests in San Diego. That includes two consecutive losses where […] Colorado Rockies Continue to Struggle in San Diego - Rox Pile - Rox Pile...
Via Roxpile
21 hours ago

Padres goes for first sweep of season over Rockies

After showing plenty of promise before having Tommy John surgery, Tyler Chatwood has quickly recaptured that form in his return to the Colorado Rockies.While the Rockies hope to end their offensive woes at Petco Park, the right-hander will try to continue staking his claim as the club's much-needed ace Wednesday when it looks to salvage a win in its three-game series with the San...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Butler shows improvement in Rockies 6-3 loss to Padres

The Colorado Rockies got out to a 3-0 lead but couldn’t hold on late, losing to the Sand Diego Padres for 6-3 in disappointing fashion. For the second consecutive day, the Rockies got a positive outing from a young pitcher hoping to factor into the team’s future. Eddie Butler did not allow a base-runner until he had two outs in the fourth at which point he surrendered back-to...
Via BSN Denver
1 day ago

Eddie Butler ready to take place in Rockies rotation

When Eddie Butler takes the mound in San Diego Tuesday night, he will become the eighth starting pitcher used by the Colorado Rockies in only 26 games. “That’s about what we do,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “Our starting depth always gets tested, every year.” Injuries to Jon Gray (who has returned from an abdominal strain) and currently-disabled top starter Jorge...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Rockies pitching prospects drive success on the road for Double-A Hartford

Weekly updates, quotes, news, and notes from the Hartford Yard Goats, the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the Colorado Rockies. Weather seems to be the only thing that can consistently stop the Hartford Yard Goats. Despite having their nine-game winning streak ended on Monday, Hartford continues to lead all of minor league baseball with a record of 18-5. Prior to that loss it...
Via Purple Row
1 day ago

Jordan Patterson continues to dominate for the Albuquerque Isotopes

The Colorado Rockies' minor league affiliates went 1-2 on Monday. Monday was the fifth straight day the Colorado Rockies had one of their affiliates get a game rained out, so just three of their four full season clubs were in action yesterday. The Albuquerque Isotopes were one of those three teams, and despite their 7-3 loss to the Sacramento River Cats, they got another great performance...
Via Purple Row
2 days ago

Arenado hits 11th, Parra homers as Rockies sweep Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) Nolan Arenado has a power-hitting rookie for a teammate who has grabbed a lot of the headlines for the Colorado Rockies this season. Of course, Arenado's performance has been praise-worthy as well. The 2015 All-Star had two hits, including his major league-leading 11th home run, and three RBIs in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is hitting .305 and...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Trevor Story ties MLB rookie record for home runs in month

Trevor Story blasted his tenth home run in April and etched his way into the record books on Friday night. He went two-for-four at the plate, and one of those hits left the park in the fifth inning of the game at Chase Field. Story connected with a pitch from Robbie Ray and showed he’s not slowing down anytime soon. His tenth round-tripper in the month tied Jose Abreu’s MLB record...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Story ties rookie mark with 10th HR in April

PHOENIX (AP) Trevor Story is undoubtedly the story of the Colorado Rockies' first month of the season. The shortstop tied a major league rookie record with his 10th home run in April, a two-run shot that helped the Rockies cruise to a 9-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. In hitting his 10th home run in 21 games, Story tied George Scott in 1966 as the fastest...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies reignite fierce debate over whether a hot dog is a sandwich

Is a hot dog a sandwich? It's a divisive topic, and on Wednesday the Colorado Rockies sparked a spirited debate on Twitter with one very well crafted and troll-ish tweet. Things quickly got very heated in the Rockies' mentions.Evidence that a hot dog is a sandwich: It's "meat" corralled by bread.Evidence that a hot dog is not a sandwich: It's a hot dog.
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

They’ve Adjusted to Trevor Story

They say you can’t predict baseball, but that’s nonsense. You can’t predict all of baseball, but you can definitely predict some of baseball. One of those predictions that any one of us could’ve made: There was no way Trevor Story was going to keep that up. It was so obvious that even saying it would’ve been empty. Pointless. The prediction was essentially implied by the...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado Looks Like He’s Up to Something

We’ve gotten to see many sides of Nolan Arenado over the past two years. The maker of ridiculous defensive plays. The hitter of a multitude of home runs. The effusive trotter of the base paths. With regard to his plate discipline, however, Arenado hasn’t changed much since he got to the majors. To call him a “free swinger” doesn’t really do him justice: between 2014 and...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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