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Trevor Story was dropped from the second to the seventh spot in the Rockies' lineup in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

DJ LeMahieu moved up to the No. 2 spot. Story has been slumping, although he hit a two-run homer Thursday from his new position in the lineup. It remains to be seen whether the change will stick, although the new alignment makes sense with LeMahieu offering more consistency and better on-base skills. Story obviously would lose a bit of fantasy value if he remains in the bottom-third of the order. "Trevor’s handled everything well," manager Walt Weiss said. "He’s a great kid and he’s having a great year. I told him, ‘This isn’t punishment because you are not doing something you are supposed to be doing. It has nothing to do with that.’ This is just me trying to stir things up a little bit."
Source: Denver Post
May 27 - 9:09 AM

Dustin Garneau hit one of three, two-run home runs on the night as the Rockies thumped the Red Sox 8-2 on Thursday.

Garneau's two-run dinger in the fifth inning followed two-run shots by Carlos Gonzalez, who hit his in the fourth, and Trevor Story, whose homer came two batters before Garneau's. The catcher also doubled and scored in the game. The home run was the first of the season for the 28-year-old, and his .270/.317/.459 line while filling in for the injured Nick Hundley could leave the Rockies' front office with a tough decision when Hundley returns.
May 26 - 10:43 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

CarGo jumped on a Clay Buchholz pitch in the fourth inning for the two-run shot. The homer was his sixth of the season, as he oddly has just 15 RBI but 29 runs scored in 45 games. He's been heating up in his last four games, going 8-for-16 to raise his overall line to .287/.328/.455.
May 26 - 10:35 PM

Daniel Descalso went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

Starting at designated hitter in the American League park, Descalso made his manager look smart by singling and scoring in the fifth and seventh innings. It was just his second start and fifth appearance of the season after he missed the first month and a half with a fractured left hand. He'll serve in a superutility role for the Rockies this year and carries no fantasy value.
May 26 - 10:32 PM

Jon Gray limited the Red Sox to two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a win Thursday.

Gray allowed five hits and walked three on the evening, with David Ortiz' two-run homer in the first inning accounting for all the Red Sox' offense. Gray settled in after that, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out six the rest of the way. The righty is 2-2 with a 5.95 ERA that doesn't tell the whole story, as he's pitched much better in the month of May save for one clunker against the Cardinals. Gray will face off against the Reds on Tuesday.
May 26 - 10:29 PM

Chad Bettis was tagged for seven runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Well, there's very little shame in getting lit up by Boston right now. Bettis fell to 4-3 with a 4.90 ERA, but unlike Jorge De La Rosa, he's not going to be losing his rotation spot due to a bad start at Fenway.
May 25 - 10:57 PM

Gerardo Parra went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Parra isn't nearly what he used to be defensively, so he needs to do significantly better than his current .710 OPS in order to help the Rockies. He's now gone a full month since his last walk on April 26, and he's struck out 19 times since then.
May 25 - 10:52 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that Jorge De La Rosa will be moved to the bullpen for the time being.

This shouldn't be considered a huge surprise. De La Rosa was rocked for seven runs over 3 1/3 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday and now holds an 11.41 ERA through six starts this season. He missed almost a month with a strained left groin suffered in late April, but was struggling even before the injury. With De La Rosa shifting to the bullpen, Chris Rusin will join the rotation.
May 25 - 5:18 PM

Rockies activated RHP Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list.

Motte will finally join the Colorado bullpen on Wednesday after missing the first eight weeks of the season with a shoulder strain. He had a 3.18 ERA and five strikeouts in 5 2/3 minor league rehab innings.
May 25 - 4:00 PM

Rockies placed LHP Boone Logan on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation.

Shoulder injuries are always tricky, so it's not worth guessing how long he might be out. Jason Motte has been activated in a corresponding move and will take over the vacant spot in the Rockies' bullpen.
May 25 - 3:58 PM

Rockies 3B prospect Josh Fuentes delivered a career-high five hits Tuesday in a win for Low-A Asheville.

He plated four runs in a convincing 17-7 victory over Greenville. The 23-year-old opened the year in a 1-for-19 rut but has hit .521 over his last 21 games to raise his average from .053 to .411. Despite appearing in only 27 games, Fuentes is tied for third in the South Atlantic League with 14 doubles. A whopping 18 of Fuentes' 37 hits this year have gone for extra bases.
Source: MILB.com
May 25 - 2:41 PM

Jorge De La Rosa was knocked around for seven runs over just 3 1/3 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

It's not exactly the return from the disabled list that De La Rosa pictured, but unfortunately it was a pretty predictable outcome. The veteran left-hander yielded nine hits, walked three and hit a batter. De La Rosa's ERA in six starts sits at 11.41, and he's pitched five innings in just one of those outings. We'll see how many more times the Rockies run him out there, but for now he's in line to face the Giants this weekend at Coors.
May 24 - 11:23 PM

Charlie Blackmon notched a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Blackmon took David Price into the right field bullpen in the third inning. Two of his three longballs this season have come against left-handed pitching. Blackmon is sporting a .300/.351/.475 batting line for the year.
May 24 - 11:17 PM

Rockies activated LHP Jorge De La Rosa from the 15-day disabled list.

De La Rosa will return to the Rockies' starting rotation Tuesday night at Fenway Park after missing the last four weeks with a strained left groin. The veteran southpaw had a 10.18 ERA and 2.07 WHIP over his first five appearances this season and makes for an awful fantasy streaming option against the dangerous Boston offense.
May 24 - 4:37 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Jordan Lyles to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Lyles was lit up for six runs -- four earned -- over just 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Pirates, watching his season ERA rise to 8.55. It might be a while before the right-hander gets another look. Jorge De La Rosa (groin) was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
May 24 - 4:34 PM


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