Rockies remain on hot streak against Mets

Rockies remain on hot streak against Mets

NEW YORK -- The Rockies' flirtation with postseason play has evolved from a midsummer curiosity to something far more serious. With a 7-2 win over the Mets on Saturday night, Colorado reached .500 for the first time since May 21, clouding a National League Wild Card race that now appears to have six legitimate contenders.

Hanging around with different company as recently as last week, the Rockies have won 12 of 16 since the All-Star break to force themselves back into the playoff conversation. That includes three straight wins in this four-game set with the Mets, whom they also swept at Coors Field earlier this season.

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Dahl-ed in: Rockies rookie socks big homer

Two-run blast against Mets helps put Colorado in position for sweep

Dahl-ed in: Rockies rookie socks big homer

NEW YORK -- Never know when you'll rub shoulders with baseball history. Rockies rookie outfielder David Dahl did so Saturday night, in just his sixth career game.

Dahl, 22, watched a pregame ceremony as the Mets retired Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza's No. 31. Then, Dahl faced Bartolo Colon, who played his first pro game at the Rookie level in 1994 -- the year Dahl was born. Both pieces of history landed in Dahl's hands after the Rockies' 7-2 win at Citi Field.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Story could play Sunday with jammed thumb

Story could play Sunday with jammed thumb

NEW YORK -- The Rockies and their fans can breathe a little easier as shortstop Trevor Story's injury during Saturday's 7-2 win over the Mets turned out to be just a jammed left thumb. It could have been worse.

Story, the National League record holder for home runs by a rookie shortstop with 27, actually hurt the thumb twice, in different ways, in the fourth inning.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bettis looking to help Rockies stay tough on Mets

Bettis looking to help Rockies stay tough on Mets

Mike Piazza Weekend at Citi Field will wrap on Sunday when Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard squares off against Rockies righty Chad Bettis in the finale of a four-game set.

In his last start against the Cardinals on Tuesday, Syndergaard (9-5, 2.45 ERA) took the loss despite tossing his 14th quality start of the season. He has gone 5-3 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 games (11 starts) at Citi Field this year.

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Troy Provost-Heron is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Logan hoping to stay with Rox after Deadline

Lefty believes club is moving in right direction coming off All-Star break

Logan hoping to stay with Rox after Deadline

NEW YORK -- Rockies left-hander Boone Logan envisioned a bright future when he signed a three-year $16.5 million contract before the 2014 season. If that promise materializes this season, Logan wants to participate in it.

The Rockies have not been prominent in the rumor mill as the non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches on Monday at 2 p.m. MT, but Logan's name has been attached to the most credible reports. Colorado has heard from multiple teams..

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Castellani among top prospect performers Saturday

Braves' first-rounder continues scoreless streak to begin career; Brewers' No. 1 hits three-run homer

Castellani among top prospect performers Saturday

The Braves have to be pleased with the early return on Ian Anderson.

Selected with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2016 Draft, Anderson fired four more scoreless innings on Saturday for the Braves' Gulf Coast League affiliate, giving him 15 straight scoreless innings to begin his professional career. The Braves' No. 5 prospect allowed just two hits and established a new career best by striking out six hitters.

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Weiss likes Rockies without Deadline moves

Manager says club could get boost from young players in Minors

Weiss likes Rockies without Deadline moves

NEW YORK -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he feels good about his club as constructed, which says volumes.

No telling what general manager Jeff Bridich will do before Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline at 2 p.m. MT. Anybody who predicted Bridich sending shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays last year should be employed as a fortune teller.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

CarGo launches 448-foot rocket, drives in 4

Rockies right fielder runs hitting streak to 11 games with 2 hits vs. Mets

CarGo launches 448-foot rocket, drives in 4

NEW YORK -- Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez appreciated the art and the science that exuded from the stroke of his bat during Friday night's 6-1 victory over the Mets at Citi Field.

Gonzalez gazed lovingly at his three-run ninth-inning homer off Antonio Bastardo that ended the competitive portion of the game. It took a second or two for his eyes to pick the ball up, since it zoomed from his bat at 109.6 mph, according to Statcast™, but he couldn't resist following the flight to the balcony above the bullpen in right-center field, landing a projected 448 feet away from home plate.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Chatwood brings his road show to NY, beats Mets

Chatwood brings his road show to NY, beats Mets

NEW YORK -- Opposing ballparks have been a home away from home for Tyler Chatwood this season, and on Friday night at Citi Field that trend continued as the right-hander dominated the Mets to lead the Rockies to a 6-1 victory.

Chatwood allowed just one run on three hits -- a James Loney home run in the second -- while walking four and striking out four. In nine road starts this season, he is 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA, which is the best road ERA in the National League. He also is the first pitcher in Rockies history to win his first six road decisions in a season.

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Troy Provost-Heron is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Mets on Friday.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page.

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Oberg gets 3 outs on 3 pitches to escape jam

Oberg gets 3 outs on 3 pitches to escape jam

NEW YORK -- Right-handed reliever Scott Oberg extinguished the Mets' hopes in a hurry during Friday night's 6-1 Rockies victory at Citi Field.

With the Rockies leading, 3-1, Oberg entered after Jake McGee had given up two singles to start the eighth inning. Three pitches later, the inning was over.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rodgers among top prospect performers Friday

Cubs prospect hits first grand slam in four-hit effort; Rockies infielder hits timely homer

Rodgers among top prospect performers Friday

Another day, another monstrous offensive performance for Eloy Jimenez.

The Cubs' No. 3 prospect was at it again on Friday night as he delivered the first grand slam of his career as well as a pair of doubles in what was his third four-hit game of the season. Jimenez ultimately fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle, finishing 4-for-5 with four runs scored and four RBIs to power Class A South Bend past Lake County, 11-7.

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Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Move to first base in future plans for CarGo?

Outfielder believes he can extend career by switching positions at some point

Move to first base in future plans for CarGo?

NEW YORK -- He's not there yet, but as he grows older Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez believes he can extend his career by playing his childhood position, first base.

No one is manufacturing the CarGo first baseman's mitt just yet. Gonzalez played some first during Spring Training when the Rockies were practicing various situations. But Gonzalez and manager Walt Weiss both said Friday that the subject hasn't come up since the season began.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rox rally in 9th, hand Mets un-Familia-r feeling

Rox rally in 9th, hand Mets un-Familia-r feeling

NEW YORK -- A Mets team that has not won consecutive games in three weeks is reeling. A Rockies club looking to establish itself as a postseason contender was more than happy on Thursday to take advantage.

The Rockies scored the game-tying run on a fielding error and the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the ninth inning at Citi Field, tagging Jeurys Familia for his second blown save in as many days in a 2-1 win over the Mets.

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Anthony DiComo has covered the Mets for MLB.com since 2008. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDiComo and Facebook, and listen to his podcast.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page.

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Rodgers, Rockies rise on Top 100 Prospects list

No. 1 Colorado prospect among five in organization on new rankings; not much shakeup in team's Top 30

Rodgers, Rockies rise on Top 100 Prospects list

NEW YORK -- Rockies Class A shortstop Brendan Rodgers has improved four spots to No. 8 on the latest MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list. Advancement is a common theme among the organization's highest-ranked prospects.

Rodgers, who turns 20 on Aug. 9 and was the 2015 No. 3 overall Draft pick out of Lake Mary, Fla., is playing at Class A Asheville and hitting .278 with a team-leading 13 home runs and 52 RBIs entering Thursday.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Richard Justice

The 5 toughest 'buy or sell' dilemmas

Royals, Yankees, Mariners, White Sox, Rockies have decisions to make before Trade Deadline

The 5 toughest 'buy or sell' dilemmas

No general manager faces a tougher couple of days than Dayton Moore of the Royals. He has a team on the fringe of the postseason race and veteran players who might bring a bounty of young talent.

Buy or sell?

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Richard Justice is a columnist for MLB.com. Read his blog, Justice4U. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Focused Anderson keeps rotation line moving

Deflecting talk of poor run support, rookie extends stretch of Rockies quality starts

Focused Anderson keeps rotation line moving

NEW YORK -- Rockies rookie left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson's first nine starts have taught him to care only about what's important -- upholding his part of what's become a solid starting pitching staff.

He doesn't care that he didn't receive the win in the Rockies' stirring 2-1 victory over the Mets on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field. But Anderson does show up in an important stat.

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Murphy, Marquez among top prospect performers Thursday

Rockies catcher continues torrid month; Yankees' first-round pick hitting .429 at Pulaski

Murphy, Marquez among top prospect performers Thursday

Tom Murphy is likely hoping July never ends considering the Rockies' No. 11 prospect has raised his batting average over 100 points in 16 games so far this month.

Murphy went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored in Triple-A Albuquerque's 8-3 win over Salt Lake.

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William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hundley, Dahl homer to back Gray in victory

Hundley, Dahl homer to back Gray in victory

BALTIMORE -- Rockies rookie Jon Gray pitched a dominant seven innings to lead a red-hot Colorado team to Wednesday's 3-1 series win over the American League East-leading Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Fresh off a series sweep against Atlanta, the Rockies have now won six of their past seven games.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore and covered the Rockies on Wednesday.

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Prospect Dahl blasts first Major League HR

Prospect Dahl blasts first Major League HR

BALTIMORE -- Two batters after Nick Hundley's two-run homer ended Orioles starter Dylan Bundy's no-hitter in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 3-1 win, Rockies No. 2 prospect David Dahl blasted his first career home run -- a two-out solo shot -- to give Colorado a 3-0 lead. It chased Bundy from the game.

Dahl smacked a first-pitch changeup to dead center that left the bat at 100 mph and traveled an estimated 401 feet from home plate, according to Statcast™.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Gray feeds off Descalso's early clutch catch

Gray feeds off Descalso's early clutch catch

BALTIMORE -- Rockies starter Jon Gray was rolling through three innings on Wednesday night, but the Orioles nearly derailed his start in the fourth. With runners at the corners and no outs, Manny Machado lofted a shallow fly ball to left field that looked like it was going to drop in.

But Daniel Descalso, usually an infielder, came charging in from left field to make a sensational diving catch for the first out of the inning. Gray then got the final two outs to strand the runners in what proved to be a pivotal series of events in his strong outing of the Rockies' 3-1 win at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rockies place Motte on DL, reinstate Rusin

Rockies place Motte on DL, reinstate Rusin

BALTIMORE -- The Rockies placed right-hander Jason Motte on the 15-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain and reinstated lefty Chris Rusin (left shoulder strain) from the DL before Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Orioles.

Motte, who started the season on the DL with a right shoulder strain and didn't make his debut until May 25, pitched a clean inning on Monday. But when Motte came out of the game, trainer Keith Dugger asked him if he felt OK because something looked off.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rockies' bats, Bettis best O's in Baltimore

Rockies' bats, Bettis best O's in Baltimore

BALTIMORE-- The Rockies used a four-run third inning to deny Oriole ace Chris Tillman his 15th win and snap first-place Baltimore's five-game win streak with Tuesday's 6-3 victory at Camden Yards.

Colorado had four consecutive two-out hits, including Carlos Gonzalez's two-run double that looped just inside the foul line. They sent eight men to the plate in that critical third. Tillman went five innings, allowing nine hits and six runs to raise his season ERA to 3.47.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Rockies on Tuesday.

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Weiss: Two-out RBIs sign of clicking club

Gonzalez, Story string together clutch hits for Rockies' fifth win in six games

Weiss: Two-out RBIs sign of clicking club

BALTIMORE -- Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez took a moment to collect himself after a borderline outside fastball was called for a strike in the third inning Tuesday. If he let another go by, he'd allow Orioles starter Chris Tillman to complete a high-wire act escape from a bases-loaded jam.

Gonzalez dug back in, and when Tillman tried to go back outside three pitches later, he shot the fastball down the left-field line for a two-run double. Trevor Story, the next batter, added a two-run single as part of four crucial two-out RBIs in their 6-3 win over Baltimore.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hoffman among top prospect performers Tuesday

Rays' No. 13 prospect knocks in career-high five runs, Reds' No. 18 scores winning run and hits for cycle

Hoffman among top prospect performers Tuesday

Justin Williams tied his career high for homers in a season and set a career high for RBIs in a game. Not bad for a day's work.

Williams, the Rays' No. 13 prospect, went 3-for-4 with five RBIs Tuesday as he led Double-A Montgomery to a 10-5 win over Pensacola.

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William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Dahl in a day's work: Rockies prospect debuts

Outfielder collects first hit, scores run during loss to Orioles

Dahl in a day's work: Rockies prospect debuts

BALTIMORE -- After a lengthy day of cross-country travel, Rockies prospect David Dahl finally arrived at Camden Yards on Monday just before 5:00 p.m. ET, ready to make his Major League debut.

The travel issues, complete with a 90-minute delay in Fresno, Calif., and a missed connection, may have been the only thing that could have ultimately delayed Dahl's ascent to the big leagues.

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Ben Raby is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rockies fall to Orioles on 10th-inning error

Rockies fall to Orioles on 10th-inning error

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles have had a flair for the dramatic the past two days at Camden Yards.

It wasn't as pretty as Nolan Reimold's two-out walk-off homer in the ninth inning Sunday, but the Orioles walked off for the second straight game on a ground ball back to the pitcher in a 3-2 win over the Rockies in 10 innings on Monday night. Adam Jones, off from third on contact, came racing down the line on Manny Machado's tapper back to the mound. And after Jordan Lyles muffled the catch, catcher Nick Hundley couldn't handle the throw that allowed Jones to score the winning run.

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Ben Raby is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore and covered the Rockies on Monday.

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Lyles takes blame for tough loss in extras

Rockies reliever botches ground ball back to mound as O's secure walk-off win

Lyles takes blame for tough loss in extras

BALTIMORE -- Reliever Jordan Lyles didn't mince words after his error allowed Adam Jones to score the winning run in the Orioles' 3-2 victory over the Rockies in 10 innings Monday night.

"We lost because of me," he said after Colorado saw its four-game winning streak snapped in walk-off fashion. "I've got to field my position better next time."

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Dahl, Story represent House of Homers

Finally Major League teammates, young Rockies bonded as roommates in Minors

Dahl, Story represent House of Homers

DENVER -- Trevor Story, now the record holder for home runs by a National League rookie shortstop (27), spent last offseason in Scottsdale, Ariz., when he was just a prospect trying to take advantage of the Rockies' Salt River Fields at Talking Stick facility. And Monday he welcomed one of his offseason housemates to the Majors.

Outfielder and Rockies No. 2 prospect David Dahl has blown through Double-A Hartford and Triple-A Albuquerque this season with a combined .314 batting average and 18 home runs. Don't be surprised if a rental property isn't advertising itself as the "House of Homers."

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Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb, listen to podcasts and like his Facebook page. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.