Wednesday Rockpile: A deeper look into the struggles of Nolan Jones
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by Skyler Timmins
10h ago
Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Wednesday, April 17, 2024 During spring training in 2023, the notable flaw in newly acquired Nolan Jones’s game was an overabundance of strikeouts. His inability to put the ball in play led the Colorado Rockies to option him to Triple-A Albuquerque to begin the year where he worked extensively with hitting coach Jordan Pacheco and other coaches to curb the habit, or at least counter it, and become a productive bat. He blew up in Albuquerque and eventually was called up to the Rockies where he established himself as a capab ..read more
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Colorado Rockies game no. 18 thread: Austin Gomber vs Ranger Suárez
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by Samantha Bradfield
10h ago
Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images The Rockies will look to bounce back after yesterday’s extra-inning loss The Colorado Rockies will likely want to quickly move on from last night’s extra-inning loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, especially after a thin bench led to a potential injury to No. 1 starter Kyle Freeland. A good chunk of the Rockies’ bench was out due to a stomach bug, so Freeland was used as a pinch runner. While trying to score the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the ninth inning, Freeland was tackled by old friend Jeff Hoffman, but it was determined that there was no obstructi ..read more
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Tuesday Rockpile: Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black addresses the “pandemic” of pitcher injuries
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by Renee Dechert
1d ago
Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images Colorado Rockies News and Notes for Monday, April 15, 2024 Every day, in the early part of the 2024 MLB season, it’s the same. Wake up in the morning. Check the headlines. Notice another pitcher is probably headed to the IL with an arm issue. For Colorado Rockies fans, it feels a bit like the rest of baseball is finally catching up to a 2023 that saw first Lucas Gilbreath and later Germán Márquez, Antonio Senzatela, Gabriel Hughes, and Jackson Cox undergoing Tommy John surgery — the last four in the span of a few weeks. Just last week, Eury Pérez, Shane Bieber ..read more
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Colorado Rockies game no. 17 thread: Cal Quantrill vs Aaron Nola
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by Evan Lang
1d ago
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images The Rockies are in the City of Brotherly Love to start a three game set against the Philadelphia Phillies The Colorado Rockies have yet to win their first series of the 2024 season, or even string together consecutive wins. They look to change their fortunes against the 8-8 Philadelphia Philles in a three game set at Citizen’s Bank Park to wrap up their road trip. On the mound for the Rockies is right-handed pitcher Cal Quantrill, who spun a Quality Start his last time out. Against the Arizona Diamondbacks he gave up three earned runs on eight hits and st ..read more
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Affected by Altitude: Occasionally I’ll be quirky
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by Evan Lang
1d ago
John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Skyler and Evan discuss the Rockies rotation, slumping players finding their way, and the Rockies farm system! For more information on the future of podcasts here at Purple Row, please click here! ★ ★ ★ The podcast Affected by Altitude is hosted by Purple Row staff writers Evan Lang and Skyler Timmins, who are incredibly proud and excited to be lending their voices to more great Rockies content for you to enjoy. Joining Evan and Skyler is a rotating cast of guests hosts to talk shop about everyone’s favorite purple baseball team. Skyler and Evan record on Mo ..read more
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Series Preview: Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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by Renee Dechert
1d ago
Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images In their second game of a six-game roadtrip, the Rockies will look to add to their win column. Coming off a three-game stand in Toronto that saw the Colorado Rockies go 1-2 with a season record of 4-12, the team will head south to The Land of Nolan Jones to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have had an okay, if un-flashy, start. Currently, they are 8-8, two games behind the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves. With the caveat that stats at this point are largely meaningless, the Phillies’ are underwhelming. They have a collective 84 wRC+, which inclu ..read more
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Monday Rockpile and Weekly Pebble Report: The Spokane Indians’ rotation is off to a special start
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by Evan Lang
2d ago
Photo by Jill Weisleder/MLB Photos via Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, April 15th, 2024 While the Colorado Rockies starting rotation is still bad—mired in the muck of a rotten start in which their dead-last ranked combined ERA is almost a full point worse than the 29th ranked team—it’s important to look to the farm system and towards a hopeful future. Last week I pointed out that Chase Dollander and a group of 2023 drafted starting pitchers across the four minor league affiliates represented that hopeful future as they got off to a strong start. Dollander and Sean Sull ..read more
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Colorado Rockies game no. 16 thread: Kyle Freeland vs. José Berrios
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by Samantha Bradfield
3d ago
Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The Rockies will try to conquer the team up north The Colorado Rockies will look to win their first series of the season today. They bludgeoned the Toronto Blue Jays 12-4 on Friday, but lost 5-3 yesterday. Friday’s victory marked the Rockies’ first-ever win in Toronto, and a win today would mean their first series victory of 2024. However, they have not won a road series since taking two of three against the St. Louis Cardinals from August 4-6, 2023. If they can score early and often, that could really help. The Rockies have scored first just once through the ..read more
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Colorado Rockies game no. 15 thread: Dakota Hudson vs. Yariel Rodriguez
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by Renee Dechert
3d ago
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images Today, the Rockies will try to win the series in Toronto. Today, the Colorado Rockies (4-10) will face the Toronto Blue Jays (6-8) in Game 2 of a three-game stand, looking to pick up where they left of in last night’s 12-4 rout, the Rockies first win in Toronto. The Rockies have not won two in a row on the road since July 21-22, 2023, at Miami; they have not won a series on the road since taking two of three in St. Louis on Aug. 4-6, 2023. Taking the mound for the Rockies will be Dakota Hudson, whose 2024 season is off to a strong start. He’s got a 2.38 ERA ..read more
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This Week in Purple: The Great Purple North
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by Samantha Bradfield
4d ago
Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images Colorado Rockies recap and discussion thread for Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, 2024 The weekend is a great time to kick back and reflect. This Week in Purple is the place to catch up on the news from our team at Purple Row. You’ll find links to Rockpiles and other content below as well as a platform for community discussion in the comments. ★ ★ ★ The Colorado Rockies are 4-10 on the young season with a lot of miscues and growing pains, but they did explode for 12 runs against the Toronto Blue Jays yesterday! Nolan Jones and Ezequiel Tovar each hit ..read more
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