The Colorado Rockies are enjoying a strong start to the season, but things hit a bit of a snag in the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game against Arizona. The team surrendered 10 runs to the D-Backs’ sluggers before managing to record three outs.
What do the three best teams in the National League all have in common? They all play in the NL West. As of Tuesday, the Diamondbacks have won seven games in a row, the Rockies have won five in a row, and the Dodgers have won four in a row. In their last 10 games, these teams are 9-1, 7-3, and 9-1, respectively.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado completed a cycle today in the most dramatic possible fashion: with a three-run walk-off dinger in the bottom of the ninth inning. Dig it:
Here is a really slick, gorgeous double play from the boys in sky blue:
After falling behind 9-1 to the Rockies by the seventh inning, the Giants stormed back to tie the game—only to ultimately fall short, as Colorado walked off with a run in the bottom of the ninth.
After splitting a four-game series with the Dodgers over the weekend, the Colorado Rockies are 24-15 and in first place in the NL West. At this point in 1997 and 2014, the Rockies were 23-16. They finished 83-79 (not bad) and 66-96 (bad), respectively, and missed the playoffs both times. A few other Rockies teams held…
Whenever the Cubs travel to Denver to play the Rockies, the stadium is full of Cubs fans. This is just a part of life—Cubs fans are everywhere at all times, and especially in Colorado, where fans were forced to turn to WGN for shitty Cubs baseball in the days before they had their own team—and nothing worth getting…
Clayton Kershaw dominated the Rockies last night because he is the best pitcher in the world and striking out 10 guys in seven innings is something he can do while hungover. He’s good enough that a momentary delay at the start of the game shouldn’t bother him too much, and yet such a delay really bothered him last…
The above is a snapshot from today’s spring training matchup between the Rockies and the Padres. What, pray tell, is going on here? A terrible game of hide and seek? A few guys choosing a weird time to practice their “stop, drop and roll” skills? Nope. Just a good old-fashioned swarm of bees:
Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis underwent surgery last November after he learned he had testicular cancer, and said in January that he had been cleared by doctors. Bettis was supposed to be part of the team’s rotation at the beginning of the season. After a recent checkup, however, he learned that the cancer had…
Fresh off a sub-.500 season, the Colorado Rockies are reportedly replacing Walt Weiss, who managed the team to no higher than a third-place finish in four years, with Bud Black. Although the hiring has yet to be confirmed, several outlets are reporting based on sources close to the issue. This is fine, I guess.
Giants first baseman Brandon Belt had three hits in his team’s 12-3 demolition of the Colorado Rockies last night, and he would have had four hits if not for the presence of Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu:
One of the strategies that’s been suggested for speeding up baseball is eliminating the pitches in intentional walks. Which would be a shame, because then we’d all miss out on glorious fuck-ups like this:
Weather, as weather is wont to do, fucked shit up earlier tonight at the Colorado Rockies’ park before the team’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays. The field looked completely unusable, until the grounds crew worked their magic.
The Colorado Rockies are known purveyors of the “Two Guys, One Base” strategy and tonight, they took it too far when Trevor Story ran into Gerardo Parra like an enthused golden retriever going for a ball. He did not get the ball, but he did take out Parra.
Oh, so your baseball team uses defensive shifts? They sometimes put the shortstop on the other side of the infield when a lefty is at the plate? Wow. Cool. How revolutionary.
This is part of an occasional series of slightly belated MLB season previews.
Last night in Colorado, whispers rode on the winds coming from the mountains in the west. Those who listened closely could hear a call to action. “Dingers,” the whispers said. “Slake our ancient thirst. Bring us... dingers.”
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred just announced that Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes will be suspended through May 31. Reyes was arrested for allegedly grabbing his wife by the throat and shoving her into a sliding glass door this past Halloween. He was placed on leave by the Rockies on February 23, and was kept there while…