According to a report from the New York Post, Major League Baseball officials are looking into whether Diamondbacks assistant coach Ariel Prieto used an internet-enabled watch for espionage purposes during last night’s Wild Card win over the Colorado Rockies. Prieto can be seen above wearing some sort of watch with a…
One can not savor the highest highs without attendant lows, something Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley learned last night in the biggest game of his career.
The Diamondbacks got out to an early 6-0 lead, watched it disappear, and proceeded to trade scoring opportunities with the Rockies through the final few innings of a wacky game that ended with Fernando Rodney making it through a shaky ninth to give Arizona an 11-8 victory in the NL wild card game.
You may have checked out of baseball once your team’s season turned into a trash heap, but that’s okay! You’ve come back just in time for the best month of the year, as all the highest-stakes games with top-quality talent begin. Here’s a guide to the NL players you need to pay attention to as the postseason begins.
The Reds, Padres and Mariners announced today that they would be expanding protective netting at their ballparks, while the Rockies said that they were in talks to set official plans to do so. The announcements came one day after a young girl was struck by a line drive at Yankee Stadium and hospitalized.
Pat Neshek, who currently plays for Colorado Rockies, has been a top-notch reliever over the past six years. He’s made two All-Star appearances, including one this season (while with the Phillies). He’s a good pitcher!
Holy smokes, get a load of this full-extension snag and throw by Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, to snatch a hit away from Kansas City’s Alcides Escobar in the third inning last night:
What’s better than baseball or dogs? Baseball and dogs. The Rockies held a Bark at the Park event last night, wherein canines barked at their park while the Rockies beat up on the Braves. I’m sure it was a good time for everyone, except maybe the Braves, who lost by 15 runs, but at least they got to hang out next to a…
Last night, Rockies starter Chad Bettis made his first start of the season since his testicular cancer returned in March. After weeks of chemotherapy, Bettis took the mound in front of the home crowd and shut out the Braves for seven innings, helping his team to a 3-0 win. As the bottom of the seventh inning began,…
Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon is quietly having one of the best seasons for an outfielder, but he was not been quiet about giving the business to the Indians during their two-game series in Cleveland.
An easy way to measure an athlete’s influence on his or her sport is to consider what they meant to different groups of fans. Don Baylor, who died of cancer today at age 68, was many things to many people.
Charlie Blackmon is one of the best center fielders in baseball and has an extremely large beard. Both of these things have put him in good position to be a favorite among Rockies fans, and it looks like the formula is working for him:
You root for a no-hitter, even as a disinterested fan; they’re rare and they’re exciting. But there were extra reasons to root for Kyle Freeland’s no-hit bid against the White Sox. He’s a rookie, for one, and was making just his 18th big-league start. He’s a Denver native, and was bidding to become only the fourth…
The Colorado Rockies got some unlikely offense early in Wednesday’s game against the Reds, as young and tall starter Jon Gray went yard in the second inning. Gray sent the ball 467 feet deep into center field, and he got off a bit of a Sammy Sosa hop exiting the batter’s box.
Rockies relief pitcher Adam Ottavino entered the seventh inning of Sunday’s game with two outs, two men on, and a two-run lead. He walked Dodgers second baseman Austin Barnes, and then everything fell apart.
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.