Player News - Rockies

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Jon Gray struck out eight over six scoreless innings Monday in a defeat of the Dodgers.

Just when it seemed like Gray was out of gas, he's come back with a couple of nice starts. He's struck out as many batters in his last two outings (18) as he did in his previous four. The Rockies will want to be careful for Gray in September, which could mean shutting him down a little early. He's currently slated to face the Diamondbacks on Sunday, but the Rockies have Thursday off and could shuffle their rotation some.
Aug 30 - 12:44 AM

DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI versus the Dodgers on Monday.

The Rockies have played a lot of home games this month, and LeMahieu is taking advantage, having hit .444 with 10 extra-base hits, 16 RBI, 17 walks and 22 runs scored in 23 games. He should have a shot at player of the month honors, but Kris Bryant is the clear favorite.
Aug 30 - 12:41 AM

Nolan Arenado was perfect in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Nationals, finishing 4-for-4 with a two-run home run and three total RBI.

Arenado opened his immaculate afternoon with an RBI single in the first inning. He would crunch a two-run homer in the third. The star third baseman finished a double shy of the cycle. For the 2016 campaign as a whole, he is hitting a beautiful .291/.361/.576 with 35 homers and 111 RBI over 495 at-bats. On the micro level, he has homered in five of his last 10 games.
Aug 28 - 6:35 PM

Chad Bettis was marvelous in Sunday's win over the Nationals, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings.

Bettis struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. Both runs on his line scored via solo homers. Trea Turner and Wilson Ramos burned him in the first and seventh innings, respectively. Despite Sunday's fine overall results, the 27-year-old right-hander still holds a 5.17 ERA and 1.48 WHIP for the season as a whole. A home start against the Diamondbacks shows next on his schedule.
Aug 28 - 6:19 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 3-for-6 and clobbered a pair of home runs as the Rockies dispatched of the Nationals 9-4 in 11 innings in Washington on Saturday afternoon.

Blackmon's solo shot off of Alex Cole in the third inning opened the scoring in the contest. He then blasted a game-changing two-run homer off of Yusmeiro Petit in the 11th inning that proved to be the difference in the ballgame. Blackmon finished the afternoon 3-for-6 with three runs scored and three RBI and is now hitting .318/,378/.540 with 23 long balls, 63 RBI and 15 stolen bases on the season.
Aug 27 - 5:58 PM

Jorge De La Rosa racked up eight strikeouts over five innings of three-run ball in a no-decision against the Nationals on Saturday.

De La Rosa gave up eight hits on the afternoon while walking one. He also contributed with his bat, delivering an RBI single in the fourth inning that increased the Rockies' lead to 3-0. The veteran southpaw has struggled for most of the season, compiling a 5.09 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 90/51 K/BB ratio over 115 frames. He'll do battle against the Diamondbacks his next time out at home on Friday.
Aug 27 - 5:58 PM

D.J. LeMahieu has returned to the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.

LeMahieu has been sidelined since Monday due to inflammation in his left wrist. The 28-year-old is having an outstanding season at the plate, slashing .344/.416/.501 with 10 homers, 50 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Aug 27 - 10:35 AM

Nick Hundley had a nice day at the dish in Friday's loss to the Nationals, going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and four RBI.

Hundley tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth inning with an RBI double. He then tagged Shawn Kelley for a three-run blast in the ninth inning, pulling the Rockies to within three runs at 8-5. The hard-hitting backstop is now batting .251/.322/.421 with seven homers and 37 RBI on the season.
Aug 26 - 10:37 PM

Jeff Hoffman logged a quality start in Friday's loss to the Nationals, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits over his six innings of work.

Hoffman walked four and struck out three on the evening. The Nationals were never able to mount a major rally against him, but scratched out single runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings. Now 0-2 on the year, he'll look to improve upon an 8.10 ERA and 1.80 WHIP when he does battle against the Dodgers at home on Wednesday. He can safely be avoided for fantasy purposes, especially when pitching at Coors Field.
Aug 26 - 10:34 PM

DJ LeMahieu (wrist) remained out of the Rockies' lineup Friday.

He hasn't played since Monday because of inflammation in his left wrist. The good news is LeMahieu is available off the bench and should be back in the lineup Saturday. Daniel Descalso is at second base in his place. The Rockies also have Ryan Raburn over David Dahl in left field with the Nationals starting southpaw Gio Gonzalez.

Rockies transferred RHP Scott Oberg from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Stephen Cardullo. Oberg is now officially done for the season with axillary artery thrombosis.
Aug 26 - 3:04 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of INF/OF Stephen Cardullo from Triple-A Albuquerque.

A cool story here, as Cardullo spent 2012-15 in independent ball before catching on in the Rockies' organization this season. The 28-year-old batted .308/.367/.522 with 17 homers and 72 RBI for Albuquerque to earn a promotion. Cardullo could see the occasional start against lefties.
Aug 26 - 3:01 PM

Rockies optioned 1B/OF Ben Paulsen to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Paulsen got a shot at the first base job with Mark Reynolds (hand) going down but picked up just three hits in 26 at-bats. It appears the Rockies will go with Gerardo Parra and Ryan Raburn at first now.
Aug 26 - 8:27 AM

Tyler Anderson struck out 10 batters over five innings but took a loss Wednesday versus the Brewers.

Anderson gave up two earned runs on two walks and three hits and then the Colorado bullpen did him one better, surrendering five more runs on two walks and seven hits. Anderson has shown good flashes at times this year. He's sitting on a 4-5 record, 3.69 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 77/20 K/BB ratio through 83 innings.
Aug 24 - 5:17 PM

DJ LeMahieu (wrist) is out of the Rockies' starting lineup Wednesday versus the Brewers.

LeMahieu was a late scratch Tuesday due to left wrist inflammation and is apparently still dealing with some discomfort. Daniel Descalso will start at second base and bat sixth on Wednesday afternoon against Zach Davies.
Aug 24 - 12:26 PM


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