Rockies News

  • Rockies undone by slam in homer-filled loss

    Hector Sanchez hit two of the Giants' six and the team's combined nine homers Wednesday. The second was an 11th-inning, two-out grand slam that gave his team a 12-10 victory over the Rockies.

  • Rockies give CarGo a breather vs. Giants

    Rockies manager Walt Weiss resisted the temptation to play slumping outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on Wednesday.

  • Rockies looking for road success in set with Dodgers

    Rockies manager Walt Weiss wants to dominate at home and at least hold their own on the road, especially within the National League West. That brings Colorado to Friday's opener of three against the Dodgers and six within the NL West. Righty Jordan Lyles will start the opener against Dodgers righty Josh Beckett.

  • Aggressiveness working for Rox's Brothers

    Lefty reliever Rex Brothers is doing little thinking and even less caring, and it's working out for the Rockies.

  • Rockies' Barnes making most of opportunities

    The next time Rockies manager Walt Weiss starts right-handed-hitting Brandon Barnes in the leadoff spot, instead of sizzling Charlie Blackmon, it just might not set off a social media and fantasy player firestorm.

  • Rockies prospect Gray flirts with perfection

    Right-hander Jon Gray retired the first 17 batters he faced Wednesday, only to lose his perfect game, no-hitter and, ultimately, the game.

  • Morales in control to win duel over Bumgarner

    Fashioning his second straight stellar start, Franklin Morales held the Giants to one run in seven innings and made solo homers by Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado stand, as the Rockies won for the fifth time in six games, 2-1, at Coors Field on Tuesday night

  • Ringolsby: Hawkins more than just a closer

    LaTroy Hawkins is the Rockies' closer -- for the time being. He's the guy the Rockies signed off the free-agent market last winter not only to get the final outs of victories but also to help lefty Rex Brothers develop into the reliever the Rockies believe he can be: their long-term answer to the challenges of the ninth inning.

  • Blackmon red-hot batting leadoff for Rockies

    As last season ended, Rockies manager Walt Weiss told outfielder Charlie Blackmon he wanted him to prepare to be a leadoff hitter. It turns out that with Blackmon making a slight modification to his approach, he has found a home.

  • LeMahieu shines for Rockies with runners on

    Regularly batting No. 8 in the Rockies' lineup, DJ LeMahieu carried a respectable batting average into Tuesday night's game against the Giants. But with men on, his average improves significantly.

  • Rockies prospect McMahon hits eighth homer

    Third baseman Ryan McMahon, the Rockies' No. 5 prospect, hit a two-run home run to lead Class A Asheville to a 4-2 victory Tuesday at Greenville. The home run was his eighth of the season, the second most in the Minor Leagues.

  • Barnes, Stubbs in Rox lineup vs. tough lefty

    Rockies manager Walt Weiss saw Tuesday night's game against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner as an opportunity to play right-handed-hitting outfielders Brandon Barnes, who batted leadoff, and Drew Stubbs, who hit seventh.

  • Cuddyer hits DL; Culberson recalled

    The Rockies announced Monday that the club has placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 18) with a left hamstring strain. In addition, the club has recalled infielder Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

  • Ringolsby: Rox pleased with all-around efforts

    The Rockies have tried several formulas to building a successful roster, and this winter they took a new approach. Putting the focus on roster depth, the club likes what it's seen in the first month of the season, writes columnist Tracy Ringolsby.

  • Rockies taking look at Arenado in No. 2 spot

    Nolan Arenado has spent nearly two weeks being a headache for pitchers who already were dealing with strength in the top half of the Rockies' lineup. Now, with Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list, it appears Arenado will have chances at the No. 2 slot.

  • Blackmon belts two of five Rox homers in rout

    On the day that Michael Cuddyer was placed on the disabled list, Charlie Blackmon led the Rockies' home run binge en route to an 8-2 victory over the Giants at Coors Field on Monday night.

  • CarGo gets wish after texting plea to start

    Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez texted manager Walt Weiss Sunday evening -- not long after being removed from a 10-9 loss to the Phillies with left knee tendinitis -- requesting to start Monday night against the Giants.

  • Red-hot Morneau is NL Player of the Week

    For the second time in three weeks, a Rockies player has been named the National League Player of the Week. This time, it was first baseman Justin Morneau, who won the award on Monday.

  • Chacin to approach 80 pitches in rehab start

    Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin will make a rehab start of 70-80 pitches Thursday for Triple-A Colorado Springs, and it could be his last or next-to-last rehab start.