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Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies tarting lineup on Saturday.

The Rockies are giving Morneau plenty of days off early in the season to keep him fresh for the long haul. Daniel Descalso is starting in his place at first base and hitting sixth for the Rockies.
Apr 25 - 3:38 PM

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

It's just a day of rest for the struggling outfielder who is hitting just .197/.231/.328 with an 11/3 K/BB ratio in 61 at-bats. Drew Stubbs is starting in his place against opposing right-hander Tim Hudson.
Apr 25 - 3:36 PM

Charlie Blackmon hit a solo home run in the third inning of Friday's win over the Giants.

Blackmon finished the game 2-for-5. In addition to the home run, he also hit a single. Blackmon's slashing .269/.342/.478 in April, with two home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored. He continues to have value in mixed leagues thanks to his position in the lineup leading off and his speed, though he was thrown out trying to steal in Friday's contest. In 2014, Blackmon swiped 28 bags in 38 attempts.
Apr 25 - 3:33 AM

D.J. LeMahieu hit an RBI single and an RBI double in Friday's win over the Giants.

LeMahieu picked up both of his RBI against Giants starter Chris Heston. He finished the game 3-for-4 with two doubles and a single. Despite the hot game, LeMahieu hits seventh in the Rockies lineup and his current .414/.452/.552 slash bears little resemblance to any of his career marks. Outside of NL-only leagues, he's not fantasy relevant.
Apr 25 - 3:23 AM

Eddie Butler improved to 2-1 on Friday, though he did allow four runs on nine hits over six innings.

It wasn't a great outing for the 24-year-old Butler, but Chris Heston was slightly worse and the Rockies managed to come away with a 6-4 win. Butler struck out three and walked two in the contest. The Giants scored runs on a two-run homer by Justin Maxwell in the second, an RBI single by Angel Pagan in the third and an RBI double by Brandon Belt in the fifth. Butler currently holds a 3.27 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP across 22 innings. If you're willing to dance on the edge of a WHIP knife, the pitcher does have some upside. He'll take on the Diamondbacks in a road outing next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 25 - 2:56 AM

Troy Tulowitzki is not in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

It appears to just be a day of rest. Daniel Descalso is starting at shortstop Friday in Tulowitzki's place.
Apr 24 - 4:20 PM

Adam Ottavino is currently dealing with slight soreness in his lower triceps.

The Rockies said that Ottavino was unavailable on Thursday due to general soreness, and now the area for concern is known. John Axford filled in admirably in a save chance Thursday and would stand to benefit the most if Ottavino was forced to miss any significant amount of time.
Apr 23 - 7:26 PM

John Axford picked up his second save of the season on Thursday with a scoreless ninth inning, polishing off the Rockies 2-1 victory over the Padres.

Regular closer Adam Ottavino was given the day off due to what he described as "usual pitcher's soreness". Axford worked around a one-out walk of Yonder Alonso by striking out Will Venable and Alexi Amarista. Ottavino has been superb as the Rockies' regular closer, but Axford should be expected to perform reasonably well when presented with the odd save chance. Given how few and far between those opportunities will come, though, he's not worth stashing as long as Ottavino is healthy and getting the job done.
Apr 23 - 6:17 PM

Jordan Lyles earned his second win of the season, holding the Padres to one run over 6 2/3 innings on Thursday.

Lyles allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out four in the sterling effort. Yonder Alonso was the only batter to do damage against the right-hander, knocking in a run with a single in the fourth. Despite a propensity for the walk and a lackluster ability to miss bats, Lyles has had a successful start to the season, sporting a 2.92 ERA. However, his 14/11 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings is concerning. Combined with his home ballpark, he's a risky play going forward. He'll toe the rubber in Arizona against the Diamondbacks next.
Apr 23 - 6:13 PM

Corey Dickerson's fifth-inning solo home run proved the difference in Thursday's victory against the Padres.

Dickerson broke a 1-1 tie with a fifth-inning blast to right-center off of Tyson Ross. It turned out to be the deciding factor as both teams failed to score the rest of the way. Dickerson homered twice on Wednesday despite dealing with plantar fasciitis. The 25-year-old is hitting .321/.367/.679 with five home runs and 13 RBI.
Apr 23 - 6:05 PM

Carlos Gonzalez is getting a day off Thursday.

Charlie Blackmon will start in right field and Drew Stubbs will cover center in the matinee versus the Padres.
Apr 23 - 12:21 PM

Justin Morneau is not in the Rockies' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Padres.

Wednesday's walkoff hero, Daniel Descalso, will get the start at first base instead. This is just a day of rest for Morneau, who's hitting .231/.259/.327.
Apr 23 - 11:56 AM

Adam Ottavino notched the win in relief after the Rockies came back to beat the Padres 5-4 on Wednesday.

Ottavino worked a perfect ninth in a tie game before Daniel Descalso won it in the bottom of the ninth. Ottavino is off to a ridiculous start, with just one hit allowed and 12 strikeouts in 8 1/3 scoreless innings.
Apr 22 - 11:52 PM

John Axford pitched a scoreless eighth inning in his return to the Rockies Wednesday against the Padres.

It was a quick 10-pitch inning for Axford, with one strikeout mixed in. He could be next in line for saves in Colorado if Adam Ottavino falters, though that's showed no signs of happening.
Apr 22 - 11:51 PM

Corey Dickerson homered twice and walked from the second spot in the order Wednesday against the Padres.

Homers are especially good for a player with a sore foot. We're still nervous about Dickerson's plantar fasciitis, but that the Rockies are letting him play through indicates that it's not bad.
Apr 22 - 11:47 PM


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