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DJ LeMahieu is not in the Rockies starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Giants.

Getting a day off against Madison Bumgarner isn't the worst possible thing in the world for LeMahieu and his fantasy owners alike. Christian Adames will start in his place and bat seventh for the Rockies on Saturday.
May 28 - 1:12 PM

Gerardo Parra is not in the Rockies starting lineup on Saturday.

It's a good time to get Parra a day off against opposing southpaw Madison Bumgarner. Ryan Raburn will start in his place and bat sixth for the Rockies on Saturday.
May 28 - 1:10 PM

Tyler Chatwood allowed just an unearned run over seven innings in Friday’s 5-2 win over the Giants.

And at Coors Field, to boot. Chatwood allowed just four hits and walked none while striking out three batters. He’s the first Rockies pitcher to throw seven innings or more with zero earned runs and zero walks at Coors Field since Juan Nicasio did it on July 15, 2011. Yep, it has been a while. Chatwood entered Friday’s action with a 6.65 ERA in four starts at home this season, so we wouldn’t say that he has turned a new leaf here. While the peripherals aren’t overly impressive, he has managed a 2.69 ERA through 10 starts overall. He remains a decent matchup play, though this start won’t change the fact that he’s best utilized on the road.
May 28 - 12:35 AM

Jake McGee notched a one-out save Friday against the Giants.

McGee was called upon after Miguel Castro gave up a two-out RBI single to Gregor Blanco to bring the Giants to within three runs. He only faced one batter and got pinch-hitter Kelby Tomlinson to pop out to third base to end it. Fantasy owners will happily take the save. The 29-year-old hasn’t allowed a run in nine straight appearances and owns a 3.38 ERA with 14 saves in 16 chances.
May 28 - 12:33 AM

Trevor Story went 2-for-4 with two RBI against the Giants on Friday.

Story doubled in the fourth to knock in a run before adding an RBI single in the eighth. The 23-year-old has hit out of the No. 2 spot all season, but his recent struggles have pushed him down to the seventh spot in back-to-back games. It’s not a sure thing to continue, but Rockies manager Walt Weiss is going with the contact-oriented DJ LeMahieu out of the No. 2 spot instead.
May 28 - 12:32 AM

Nolan Arenado had an RBI double Friday against the Giants.

Arenado entered Friday’s action hitting just .178 (8-for-45) over his last 12 games. Hopefully getting back to Coors Field will get him rolling again. Despite the recent struggles, he’s still tied for the NL lead with 36 RBI.
May 28 - 12:32 AM

Trevor Story was dropped from the second to the seventh spot in the Rockies' lineup in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

DJ LeMahieu moved up to the No. 2 spot. Story has been slumping, although he hit a two-run homer Thursday from his new position in the lineup. It remains to be seen whether the change will stick, although the new alignment makes sense with LeMahieu offering more consistency and better on-base skills. Story obviously would lose a bit of fantasy value if he remains in the bottom-third of the order. "Trevor’s handled everything well," manager Walt Weiss said. "He’s a great kid and he’s having a great year. I told him, ‘This isn’t punishment because you are not doing something you are supposed to be doing. It has nothing to do with that.’ This is just me trying to stir things up a little bit."
Source: Denver Post
May 27 - 9:09 AM

Dustin Garneau hit one of three, two-run home runs on the night as the Rockies thumped the Red Sox 8-2 on Thursday.

Garneau's two-run dinger in the fifth inning followed two-run shots by Carlos Gonzalez, who hit his in the fourth, and Trevor Story, whose homer came two batters before Garneau's. The catcher also doubled and scored in the game. The home run was the first of the season for the 28-year-old, and his .270/.317/.459 line while filling in for the injured Nick Hundley could leave the Rockies' front office with a tough decision when Hundley returns.
May 26 - 10:43 PM

Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

CarGo jumped on a Clay Buchholz pitch in the fourth inning for the two-run shot. The homer was his sixth of the season, as he oddly has just 15 RBI but 29 runs scored in 45 games. He's been heating up in his last four games, going 8-for-16 to raise his overall line to .287/.328/.455.
May 26 - 10:35 PM

Daniel Descalso went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Red Sox.

Starting at designated hitter in the American League park, Descalso made his manager look smart by singling and scoring in the fifth and seventh innings. It was just his second start and fifth appearance of the season after he missed the first month and a half with a fractured left hand. He'll serve in a superutility role for the Rockies this year and carries no fantasy value.
May 26 - 10:32 PM

Jon Gray limited the Red Sox to two runs over 7 1/3 innings in a win Thursday.

Gray allowed five hits and walked three on the evening, with David Ortiz' two-run homer in the first inning accounting for all the Red Sox' offense. Gray settled in after that, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out six the rest of the way. The righty is 2-2 with a 5.95 ERA that doesn't tell the whole story, as he's pitched much better in the month of May save for one clunker against the Cardinals. Gray will face off against the Reds on Tuesday.
May 26 - 10:29 PM

Chad Bettis was tagged for seven runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Well, there's very little shame in getting lit up by Boston right now. Bettis fell to 4-3 with a 4.90 ERA, but unlike Jorge De La Rosa, he's not going to be losing his rotation spot due to a bad start at Fenway.
May 25 - 10:57 PM

Gerardo Parra went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Parra isn't nearly what he used to be defensively, so he needs to do significantly better than his current .710 OPS in order to help the Rockies. He's now gone a full month since his last walk on April 26, and he's struck out 19 times since then.
May 25 - 10:52 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said that Jorge De La Rosa will be moved to the bullpen for the time being.

This shouldn't be considered a huge surprise. De La Rosa was rocked for seven runs over 3 1/3 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday and now holds an 11.41 ERA through six starts this season. He missed almost a month with a strained left groin suffered in late April, but was struggling even before the injury. With De La Rosa shifting to the bullpen, Chris Rusin will join the rotation.
May 25 - 5:18 PM

Rockies activated RHP Jason Motte from the 15-day disabled list.

Motte will finally join the Colorado bullpen on Wednesday after missing the first eight weeks of the season with a shoulder strain. He had a 3.18 ERA and five strikeouts in 5 2/3 minor league rehab innings.
May 25 - 4:00 PM


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