Player News - Rockies

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DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

LeMahieu tied the game up at 3-3 with his RBI single in the seventh inning. Alas for the home faithful, the Brewers would score thrice in the ninth to break that newly forged tie. For his part, LeMahieu is now slashing .314/.374/.394 with four homers and 52 RBI in 116 games played. While he offers little in the power department, he is on track to finish with his third straight season with a .300 batting average so long as he does not hit any sort of prolonged slump over the next month-plus.
Aug 19 - 11:40 PM

Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Story has collected 16 doubles on the season, now. After turning in a masterful rookie campaign (albeit injury-shortened), the 24-year-old shortstop has fallen back to earth in a big way this year. He is hitting just .227/.305/.425 with 18 homers and 56 RBI across 362 at-bats and has struck out 145 times in that space.
Aug 19 - 11:34 PM

Chad Bettis allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

All three of the runs Bettis allowed in the contest scored in the third inning, when he coughed up an RBI triple to Eric Thames, a sacrifice fly to Ryan Braun and a solo home run to Travis Shaw. Bettis struck out six and walked one over his seven innings of work. He will carry a sharp 1.93 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into a road start against the Braves next time he takes to the mound.
Aug 19 - 11:26 PM

Antonio Senzatela will return to the Rockies' rotation Wednesday against the Royals.

Senzatela has spent most of the last two months see-sawing between the bullpen and the Rockies' starting rotation. It's anyone's guess how long he'll last this time, though Senzatela gets a winnable matchup against the slumping Royals, who have lost six of their last 17 since August 1. The rookie has gone 10-4 with a 4.93 ERA over 18 starts this season.
Aug 19 - 4:44 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday as the Rockies topped the Brewers 8-4.

Gonzalez is up to .293 with two homers and 13 RBI in 16 games this month. 11 of those 16 games have come at Coors, which helps a bunch. We wouldn't go so far as to say he's figured it out, but those who have held on to him are reaping some modest rewards.
Aug 19 - 12:40 AM

Rockies recalled OF Mike Tauchman from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Tauchman had two hits in nine at-bats in his brief time with the big club earlier this season. He doesn't figure to play much.
Aug 18 - 5:15 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Scott Oberg from Triple-A Albuquerque.

Oberg holds a 5.91 ERA over 42 2/3 innings out of the Rockies' bullpen this season. He'll work in middle relief.
Aug 18 - 5:14 PM

Rockies optioned INF Ryan McMahon to Triple-A Albuquerque.

McMahon went 2-for-9 in his brief time with the big club. He's a good young talent, but there's just not room for playing time for him right now.
Aug 18 - 5:14 PM

Rockies optioned RHP Jeff Hoffman to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Hoffman has been knocked around in his last two starts and is also on pace for a career high in innings, so it makes some sense to give him a little break. The Rockies figure to put Antonio Senzatela back in the rotation.
Aug 18 - 5:12 PM

Nolan Arenado (hand) is in the Rockies' lineup Friday.

Arenado was lifted from Thursday's game after a grounder struck him in the same spot on his left hand where he was hit by a pitch earlier this week. However, X-rays came back clean and he's feeling well enough to give it a go.
Aug 18 - 5:09 PM

X-rays on Nolan Arenado's left hand came back negative.

Arenado escaped with just a bruise after taking a hard grounder off his left hand in Thursday's loss to Atlanta. It's the same hand Arenado injured on a hit-by-pitch earlier this week. For now, consider the All-Star third baseman day-to-day.
Aug 17 - 7:40 PM

Jeff Hoffman gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Braves.

All of the runs came on solo homers. Hoffman's velocity was down some today, and he struck out just one of the 21 batters he faced. The Rockies should have some concerns.
Aug 17 - 6:49 PM

Charlie Blackmon homered and doubled twice Thursday against the Braves.

Nolan Arenado is still the Rockies' best player, but Blackmon has been their best hitter; he currently has the better OPS by 60 points. Arenado has 27 more RBI than the leadoff man, but Blackmon has 34 more runs scored and even one more homer (28 to 27) at the moment.
Aug 17 - 6:45 PM

Ryan McMahon doubled in a run and scored Thursday against the Braves.

Even though Mark Reynolds had a fine game Wednesday, McMahon got the nod at first base today. He later moved to third after Nolan Arenado got hurt again. If Arenado is forced to the DL this time, McMahon could have some value in mixed leagues.
Aug 17 - 6:43 PM

Nolan Arenado left Thursday's game against the Braves with an apparent hand injury.

He bowed out in the seventh inning after taking a hard grounder off his glove hand. It's the same hand that Arenado bruised when he was hit by a pitch Sunday against Miami. Rookie Ryan McMahon replaced Arenado at the hot corner while Mark Reynolds came off the bench to play first base. Arenado went 1-for-2 with a walk and a double before exiting.
Aug 17 - 6:08 PM


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