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Carlos Gonzalez (wrist) doubled twice in five trips to the plate in his return to the lineup Saturday.

CarGo left Thursday's game and sat out Friday with a minor wrist ailment, but he appears to be good to go. He's sporting a .314/.358/.551 batting line this season.
Jun 26 - 8:13 AM

DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored as the Rockies pounded the Diamondbacks 11-6 on Saturday.

LeMahieu had one of the team's three home runs on the day, his fifth homer of the year. The second baseman has been terrific in his last six games, going 13-for-28 with four RBI and five runs scored. The good stretch is a microcosm of what has been a stellar first half for the 27-year-old, who's batting .328/.392/.500 with 46 runs scored overall.
Jun 25 - 10:42 PM

Tony Wolters had a huge game Saturday, going 3-for-3 with a home run and four RBI in a win over the Diamondbacks.

Wolters didn't have a hit in his previous 12 at-bats before assaulting Shelby Miller and company, hitting a two-run homer off Miller in the sixth inning and finishing a triple shy of a cycle. The homer was Wolters' first of the season. He's still batting just .217/.303/.321 in 36 games, even after Saturday's outburst.
Jun 25 - 10:28 PM

Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Blackmon led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot, a bad omen for Diamondbacks starter Shelby Miller. The outfielder also had an RBI single and a run scored in the eighth. He's a ridiculous 12-for-29 with four home runs, eight RBI and eight runs scored in a six-game hitting streak, raising his overall line to .300/.363/.506.
Jun 25 - 10:23 PM

Jorge De La Rosa earned his fourth consecutive win Saturday, holding the Diamondbacks to one run over six innings.

It wasn't De La Rosa's most dominant start, as he gave up six hits while walking five, but he minimized the damage en route to his fifth win of the year. He hasn't lost a decision since May 24, and the southpaw now has a 1.80 ERA since that last loss. De La Rosa will try to keep the winning streak going Friday against the Dodgers.
Jun 25 - 10:12 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of RHP Yohan Flande from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Flande, 30, owns a 4.25 ERA and 27/14 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings over one start and 17 relief appearances this season in Triple-A. He'll provide some bullpen depth after Friday's marathon.
Jun 25 - 2:06 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Miguel Castro to Triple-A Albuquerque.

The Rockies needed a fresh arm after their bullpen was taxed heavily on Friday. Castro should be back soon.
Jun 25 - 2:03 PM

Carlos Estevez blew a save after giving up two runs in the ninth Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Technically, it's Estevez's third blown save, though it's his first in six chances since he replaced the injured Jake McGee in the closer's role. It's just the second time in 11 appearances in June in which he's allowed a run. He should remain the primary option there until McGee returns.
Jun 25 - 1:37 AM

Jon Gray (shoulder) has been cleared to start Monday versus the Blue Jays after getting through a 14-pitch bullpen session Friday with no issues.

Gray had to be pulled from his last start because of shoulder fatigue, but it's apparently no big deal. He'll face a stiff test in going up against the tough Toronto offense at Coors Field.
Jun 24 - 5:48 PM

Jake McGee (knee) will begin a rehab assignment if a bullpen session Sunday goes well.

McGee threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday with no issues. It's unclear how many rehab appearances the closer will need before being activated, but McGee isn't far off.
Jun 24 - 5:14 PM

Gerardo Parra (ankle) hit off a tee Friday.

Parra is a little over a week removed from a left ankle sprain. He's tracking toward a return early next month.
Jun 24 - 5:13 PM

Carlos Gonzalez (wrist) is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

CarGo tweaked his right wrist on a swing Thursday and had to be lifted from the game. It looks like a minor thing at this point, but he could need a few days off. Ryan Raburn is in right field.
Jun 24 - 5:12 PM

Carlos Gonzalez suffered a right wrist injury in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

CarGo struck out with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and was then removed in a double switch in the ninth. Rockies team doctor Tom Noonan looked at Gonzalez after the game and believes the injury is minor, but the outfielder will be re-evaluated on Friday. "I sprained it a little bit, and it’s sore," Gonzalez said Thursday. "We will see how it feels tomorrow, but I don’t think it’s anything major."
Source: Denver Post
Jun 24 - 11:46 AM

Mark Reynolds went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Reynolds connected for a solo homer off Zack Greinke in the second inning. It was his seventh homer of the year and pushed his RBI total to 28. The veteran first baseman is slashing .291/.359/.457 across 224 at-bats. The average is particularly impressive -- and out of character -- given that Reynolds is a career .232 hitter.
Jun 24 - 12:37 AM

Eddie Butler was annihilated in Thursday's no-decision against the Diamondbacks, surrendering six runs on 11 hits over five innings.

By all rights, Butler should have taken the loss, but the Rockies rallied to tie the game in the eighth inning and saved him from the outright defeat. Four of the six runs on his line came home in the third inning, when Socrates Brito and Jake Lamb both socked two-run homers off the 25-year-old right-hander. Butler has now allowed at least six runs in two of his last three starts, dragging his ERA from 4.13 to 6.71 in that short space. He will try for better results in a home start against the Blue Jays next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 24 - 12:31 AM


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