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Nolan Arenado went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 2-1 win over the Giants.

Immediately after Carlos Gonzalez hit homer No. 36 in the first inning, Arenado hit No. 35 of his own against Chris Heston. The modern day Bash Brothers both have a shot at 40 taters, which is more or less the only reason to watch the 56-78 Rockies at this point. The 24-year-old Arenado has now homered in five straight games. He maintains a beautiful .288/.324/.576 triple-slash with the 35 homers and 103 RBI.
Sep 5 - 1:13 AM

Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in Friday's win over the Giants.

Gonzalez homered off Giants starter Chris Heston in the first inning. Nolan Arenado would follow with a solo shot of his own and Jorge De La Rosa would take that 2-0 lead and spin it into a victory. Gonzalez's power turnaround has been absolutely remarkable. In 82 games prior to the All-Star Break, he hit just 13 bombs. He's cracked 23 and driven in 50 over 44 post-break contests. For the season, he's slashing .276/.322/.567 with 36 homers and 85 RBI.
Sep 5 - 1:04 AM

Jorge De La Rosa pitched a gem for the second start in a row, limiting the Giants to one run on six hits over seven innings in Friday's 2-1 win.

De La Rosa shutout the Pirates in his last start and almost did likewise to the Giants. The only run to score against him on Friday came home on an RBI single by Angel Pagan in the sixth inning. In addition to the one run allowed, he also struck out seven without walking a batter. The veteran southpaw will carry a 4.24 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into his next outing, a Thursday afternoon road showdown with the Padres.
Sep 5 - 12:47 AM

Rockies recalled INF Rafael Ynoa from Triple-A Albuquerque.

The 27-year-old struggled in his time with the Rockies earlier in the season, slashing a mere .225/.250/.270 in 89 at-bats. He'll provide depth off the bench for the final month of the season.
Sep 4 - 7:09 PM

Rockies designated 1B/OF Matt McBride for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the return of Justin Morneau. McBride had just seven hits in 42 at-bats while up with the big club.
Sep 4 - 4:52 PM

Rockies activated 1B Justin Morneau from the 60-day disabled list.

It's cool to see Morneau make it back this season after battling more concussion issues as well as a neck injury for much of the year. The Rockies will surely be careful with him down the stretch, though. He's starting at first base Friday.
Sep 4 - 4:41 PM

Corey Dickerson (ribs) began a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.

Though it has been a lost season for the Rockies, Dickerson is still doing everything in his power to make it back before the end of the regular season. A wide array of injuries has limited Dickerson to just 43 games this season, in which he has slashed .315/.346/.507 with five homers and 18 RBI.
Sep 4 - 12:33 AM

Carlos Gonzalez had another spectacular game Thursday, going 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBI in an 11-3 drubbing of the Giants.

Gonzalez had a career-high seven RBI in a two-homer game against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He's the seventh player this year to have consecutive two-homer games, which is particularly impressive since he was also the fourth back on July 25-26. Gonzalez is now tops in the NL with 35 homers, one more than teammate Nolan Arenado. He's hit 31 of those in his last 76 games.
Sep 4 - 12:10 AM

Chris Rusin went the distance against the Giants on Thursday, allowing three runs in his second career complete-game victory.

Rusin had a shutout against the Padres last month, so this makes him the team's first pitcher to throw two complete games at Coors Field in the same season since Aaron Cook in 2008. He's still just 5-7 with a 4.78 ERA overall, but that's better than anyone would have expected going into the year.
Sep 4 - 12:03 AM

Nolan Arenado went 3-for-5 with his 34th homer and 34th double against the Giants on Thursday.

And he was overshadowed by Carlos Gonzalez again. Arenado has homered in four straight games, and he's up to 102 RBI for the season.
Sep 3 - 11:57 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss confirmed Thursday that Tyler Chatwood (elbow) will not return to the big league club this season.

Chatwood is in the process of recovering from a second Tommy John surgery, and the team is taking every possible precaution with him. Rather than rush him back for a few meaningless games in September, he'll be fully healthy and ready to roll for spring training.
Sep 3 - 6:10 PM

Carlos Gonzalez had a grand slam, a two-run homer and a sac fly to power the Rockies to a 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Gonzalez is the eighth player to drive in seven runs in a game this year. He's now just one away from matching his career high of 34 homers, and with 80 RBI, he has a chance to reach the century mark for the second time in his career. It's too bad for his fantasy value that he doesn't try steals any more, but his owners will make that trade off in return for continued health.
Sep 3 - 12:54 AM

Jon Gray surrendered four runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

With a 6.15 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP through six starts, Gray is pitching about as well as his minor league numbers suggested he would. This was the first one of his starts that the Rockies managed to win, though Gray wasn't involved in the decision.
Sep 3 - 12:50 AM

Justin Miller recorded his first career save with 1 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Miller was brought into a 7-4 game in the eighth and left in once the Rockies made it 9-4. He's probably not going to be a candidate for additional saves.
Sep 3 - 12:49 AM

Jose Reyes went 3-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored versus the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Despite batting second in the lineup, Reyes had scored just 10 runs through 28 games with the Rockies, three of those coming on his own homers. It was nice to see him get driven in for a change tonight.
Sep 3 - 12:48 AM

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