Player News - Rockies

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Jon Gray fanned 11 while allowing two runs over six innings Monday against the Padres.

That's better. Gray's rotation spot could have been in jeopardy with another poor performance tonight, but he was really strong after getting his first out tonight. Unfortunately, he allowed two runs before that occurred (the bottom of the first started with a two singles, a two-run double and a walk). Once he did get that first out, he set down 16 in a row through the sixth inning.
May 3 - 1:22 AM

Nolan Arenado blasted his 11th home run of the season on Sunday, powering the Rockies to a 6-3 victory over the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

Arenado got the Rockies on the board with an RBI single as part of a three-run rally in the fourth inning, then tagged Randall Delgado for a two-run bomb in the seventh inning to put the game on ice. He's squarely in the conversation for early-season MVP honors in the National League, slashing .305/.371/.695 with 11 homers and 25 RBI while playing a Gold Glove caliber third base.
May 1 - 8:13 PM

Jake McGee secured his sixth save of the season on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to preserve a three-run lead against the Diamondbacks.

The hard-throwing southpaw made things interesting by allowing a single and walk to bring the tying run to the plate, but he was able to battle back and whiff Welington Castillo to end the contest. While he owns an unsightly 6.23 ERA and 1.85 WHIP, he has managed to convert six of his first seven save chances with the Rockies.
May 1 - 8:10 PM

Chad Bettis logged a quality start in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks, allowing three runs on nine hits over his six frames.

Bettis punched out four and didn't walk a batter on the afternoon. While he wasn't at his best in this one, the Rockies offense did more than enough work to compensate and get him the victory. The 27-year-old will carry a 3.89 ERA and 26/8 K/BB ratio into Friday's matchup against the Giants in San Francisco. He's certainly worthy of consideration as a streaming option in mixed leagues while away from Coors Field.
May 1 - 8:06 PM

Nick Hundley is not in the Rockies' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Tony Wolters is catching in Hundley's place.
May 1 - 1:49 PM

Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports that Major League Baseball is likely to announce their suspension of Jose Reyes this week.

It's been six months since Reyes was arrested in Maui for alleged domestic abuse. The charge has since been dismissed, but MLB still has the power to suspend Reyes as long as they see fit. The suspension is expected to easily exceed the 30-game ban levied against Aroldis Chapman. Reyes' role for the Rockies is up in the air whenever he is reinstated, as Trevor Story has taken hold of the shortstop job.
Source: Denver Post
May 1 - 11:06 AM

Jake McGee continued to walk a tight rope on Saturday, working around two hits to secure his fifth save of the season in a 5-2 victory over the Rockies.

When McGee gave up a lead-off single to Paul Goldschmidt, everyone had flashbacks to his disastrous outing against the Dodgers on April 24. The lefty quickly erased the threat with a double-play ball, but made life hard on himself when Welington Castillo doubled in the next at-bat. Luckily, Nolan Arenado made a nice play on a high chopper to retire David Peralta for the third out. McGee has a 7.04 ERA in 7 2/3 innings with a 3/3 K/BB ratio. He's a low-end closer in fantasy leagues at the moment.
May 1 - 12:25 AM

Trevor Story went 2-for-5 with a double and a triple, driving in three runs in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Story has his unsightly warts, but he calls Coors home and hits for enough power to potentially be an upper-crust option at the shortstop position. His two-run triple in the ninth proved to be the go-ahead hit for the Rockies. He's now hitting .261/.324/.696 in 21 games and has a combined 17 extra-base hits and 20 RBI. Of course, he has those 37 strikeouts in just 102 PA lurking in the background as a potential ball-and-chain.
May 1 - 12:18 AM

Chris Rusin baffled the Diamondbacks in Saturday's victory, tossing five scoreless innings on just one hit, while striking out six.

Rusin was lifted after five innings, as it was only his first start of the year and he’s not yet stretched out, but he was very good in a difficult ballpark. The lefty had a 77.8 percent ground-ball rate and struck out more than a batter per inning. Yeah, he walked three, but getting out of Arizona with only one hit allowed is a job well done -- especially when the other option was trotting Jordan Lyles out for another start. Rusin still isn’t worth picking up in fantasy leagues, even with the strong showing. He has a 1.69 ERA in 16 innings and will face the Giants on the road, if he continues to get the ball every fifth day.
May 1 - 12:03 AM

Tyler Chatwood scattered five hits over 6 1/3 innings and combined with three relievers on a shutout of the Diamondbacks on Friday.

It's not saying a whole lot, but Chatwood certainly looks like the Rockies' ace from here; he's keeping the ball on the ground and he's amassed a 20/7 K/BB in 29 2/3 innings. It's been good for a 3-2 record and a 2.73 ERA to date. We're guessing he'll continue to be an above average starter, but with Coors weighing him down, he's a streaming option in mixed leagues at best.
Apr 30 - 1:22 AM

Trevor Story went 2-for-4 and hit his 10th homer of the year against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Story took over sole possession of the major league lead in homers with his fifth-inning blast off Robbie Ray... for about a minute and a half. Then Nolan Arenado hit his 10th homer, going back-to-back with Story. With the homer tonight, Story has five homers in four games at Chase Field, to go along with four in 11 games at Coors (and one in three games at Great American).
Apr 30 - 1:18 AM

Nick Hundley homered, doubled and drove in three runs Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Hundley hasn't missed a beat since returning from a concussion last weekend. He's hitting .278 with five extra-base hits and seven walks in 36 at-bats.
Apr 30 - 1:14 AM

Rockies optioned OF Brandon Barnes to Triple-A Albuquerque.

He became the odd-man out with Charlie Blackmon returning from the disabled list. Barnes hit .194/.242/.323 with four RBI in 31 at-bats with the big league club. He should find his way back to Colorado again this season.
Apr 29 - 6:43 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Friday.

It's just a regular day of rest for Gonzalez against opposing left-hander Robbie Ray. He's off to a nice start at the plate in 2016, slashing .310/.355/.529 with four homers and 12 RBI in 21 games.
Apr 29 - 6:41 PM

Rockies activated OF Charlie Blackmon from the 15-day disabled list.

Blackmon missed two weeks of action with a toe injury but is back at his regular spot atop the Rockies lineup on Friday. Prior to his injury, Blackmon was hitting just .185/.241/.333 with no homers and three RBI in his first eight games.
Apr 29 - 6:38 PM


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