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Michael McKenry smacked a two-run homer in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Phillies.

It broke a tie in the bottom of the fifth and the Rockies never looked back. McKenry also walked three times and scored two runs. The home run was his first of the season. The 30-year-old posted some nice numbers with the Rockies last season, but he's clearly Nick Hundley's backup right now and likely won't play enough to offer much in the way of fantasy value.
May 21 - 6:44 PM

Jorge De La Rosa yielded three runs over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Thursday.

De La Rosa had his best start of the season last time out before leaving with a minor groin injury, but he followed it up with yet another poor outing. The veteran southpaw surrendered five hits and three walks, including a solo homer to Ryan Howard. He has thrown five innings or fewer in five out of his six starts this season and now owns a brutal 6.51 ERA. He'll get the Reds in Cincinnati next time out.
May 21 - 6:43 PM

Brandon Barnes went 4-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored Thursday against the Phillies.

Barnes was making his first start since being recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday. He's already two hits away from Drew Stubbs' total from the entire season thus far. Stubbs was just 6-for-51 (.118) with 31 strikeouts prior to being demoted this week. With Corey Dickerson on the disabled list, Barnes certainly has the opportunity to have value in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues right now.
May 21 - 6:41 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Thursday that Justin Morneau will not be activated from the 7-day concussion disabled list Friday when first eligible.

Morneau was placed on the 7-day DL on May 16 after suffering a cervical strain (and some concussion symptoms) on a diving play. Weiss told reporters that the veteran first baseman needs "at least a few more days." Morneau has a littered history with concussions, so the Rockies will play it safe.
May 21 - 1:33 PM

Nolan Arenado is not in the Rockies' lineup Thursday.

It's just a day of rest for the star third baseman. Daniel Descalso is handling the hot corner as the Rockies wrap up a four-game series at home against the Phillies.
May 21 - 12:12 PM

Rockies recalled OF Brandon Barnes from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Barnes was batting just .205/.266/.364 in 33 games at the Triple-A level, but he has good speed and a little power and the 29-year-old could take on value in deeper mixed fantasy leagues if he begins seeing regular playing time while Corey Dickerson (foot) is out. Drew Stubbs was optioned to the minors in a corresponding move Wednesday.
May 20 - 5:18 PM

Rockies optioned OF Drew Stubbs to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Stubbs was batting just .118/.182/.255 through 56 plate appearances this season. Brandon Barnes has been recalled in a corresponding move to provide outfield depth while Corey Dickerson rests his plantar fasciitis. Stubbs is very good defensively and has posted strong overall offensive numbers since joining Colorado, so he should be back up as soon as he shows some life on the farm.
May 20 - 5:15 PM

Rockies second base prospect Forrest Wall cracked two homers Tuesday in a win for Low-A Asheville.

It was Wall's first multi-homer game in the minor leagues. The promising 19-year-old has hit safely in nine of his last ten contests, batting .333 with only four punch-outs over that stretch. Wall is fifth in the South Atlantic League in RBI (24) and seventh in slugging percentage (.492). He's Colorado's sixth-best prospect according to
May 20 - 4:43 PM

John Axford disposed of the Phillies in a scoreless ninth inning, earning his fifth save as the Rockies eked out a 6-5 victory on Tuesday.

Axford got ground outs from Cesar Hernandez and Ben Revere before getting Freddy Galvis to fly out to center to end the game. The lowly Rockies have won only three games dating back to April 28, so Axford has seen few save chances. He's 5-for-5 with a 1.13 ERA and a 7/4 K/BB ratio in eight innings.
May 20 - 12:06 AM

Chad Bettis left with a no-decision after holding the Phillies to three runs in six innings as the Rockies won on Tuesday.

The Rockies staked Bettis to an early 3-0 lead, but the right-hander gave two of them back on three doubles in the second inning. He allowed another double followed by a single to knot the game at 3-3. Bettis gave up eight hits but neglected to walk a batter while striking out five. Bettis has made only two starts thus far. He'll take the ball again at home against the Giants over the weekend.
May 20 - 12:04 AM

Nick Hundley's tie-breaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Rockies to a win over the Phillies on Tuesday.

The catcher finished 2-for-4 on the evening. He knocked in the Rockies' third run in the first inning with a single to left field. With the game tied at 5-5 in the eighth, he drilled a Justin De Fratus offering over the fence in left-center to put the Rockies on top. Hundley has hit well thus far, batting .307/.349/.465 with three home runs and 11 RBI.
May 19 - 11:57 PM

Jorge De La Rosa (groin) has been cleared to make his scheduled start on Thursday versus the Phillies.

De La Rosa had to leave his last outing after tweaking his left groin, but he threw on Tuesday with no issues. The lefty shut the Dodgers out over 7 1/3 innings in his last start before exiting.
May 19 - 10:33 PM

Rockies recalled 1B/OF Ben Paulsen from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Paulsen was batting .256/.340/.424 with three home runs and 15 RBI in 36 games this season at the Triple-A level. He'll act as first base and corner outfield depth.
May 19 - 5:21 PM

Rockies placed OF Corey Dickerson on the 15-day disabled list with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

The plantar fasciitis has been bothering Dickerson for much of the season and flared up again on him over the weekend. Colorado will hope that some extended rest will finally do the trick. Dickerson has a .306/.342/.523 batting line with five homers, 16 RBI, and 15 runs scored in 33 games this season. He'll obviously be missed.
May 19 - 5:18 PM

Jordan Lyles took the loss against the Phillies on Monday after yielding four runs in six innings.

Lyles held the Phillies to one run over his first five innings, but faltered in the sixth in a three-run frame. He gave up seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. It was a solid performance considering he was hit on the hand in his previous start against the Angels. Lyles has a 4.53 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a 24/19 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. He'll match up against the Giants at home next.
May 19 - 12:04 AM

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