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Kyle Freeland scattered six hits and three runs over four innings Wednesday in the Rockies’ loss to the Pirates.

He walked two and struck out two while throwing just 56 of his 91 pitches for strikes. Freeland blanked Pittsburgh over his first three frames but unraveled in the fourth by allowing three runs including two on a home run by Sean Rodriguez. The left-hander will take an 0-3 record into his next start Tuesday against the Padres.
Apr 18 - 4:58 PM

DJ LeMahieu contributed two hits Wednesday in the Rockies’ loss to Pittsburgh.

He reached in three of his five plate appearances, adding two singles and a walk while bumping his season average from .297 to .308. The two-time All-Star is tied for fifth in the NL with five homers. Surprisingly, all five of his long balls have come away from hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Apr 18 - 4:57 PM

Chris Iannetta slugged his second home run of the season Wednesday in the Rockies’ loss to the Pirates.

Iannetta launched a solo bomb to deep center off Chad Kuhl, staking Colorado to a short-lived 1-0 lead in the third inning. The catcher went hitless with a strikeout in his other four at-bats as the Rockies fell by a 10-2 margin. Iannetta holds some intrigue in NL-only and two-catcher formats and should benefit from playing half his games at Coors Field, though his home run Wednesday came in Pittsburgh.
Apr 18 - 4:55 PM

Carlos Gonzalez tweaked his right hamstring on Wednesday afternoon against the Pirates.

Gonzalez pulled off a tremendous diving catch in the PNC Park outfield in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Gerardo Parra hit for him in the top of the fifth and finished the game in right field. Rockies manager Bud Black said the extent of the injury is unknown, but some Colorado beat writers are calling it a hamstring strain and that could mean a trip to the disabled list.
Apr 18 - 4:00 PM

Carlos Gonzalez was removed from Wednesday's game against the Pirates with an apparent injury.

CarGo made a nice diving catch in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Gerardo Parra hit for him in the top of the fifth. There should be an update soon from PNC Park. Gonzalez was 1-for-2 with a single before exiting.
Apr 18 - 2:12 PM

David Dahl (illness) returned to the lineup at Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday.

Dahl spent seven days on the Triple-A disabled list with an illness. The 24-year-old outfielder went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in his return, but he is 4-for-13 (.308) with four RBI in three games this season for Albuquerque. He should get another look at the major league level at some point this summer, though it might take some injuries for him to slide into a starting spot.
Apr 18 - 12:31 PM

Chad Bettis lowered his ERA on the season to 1.44 following 7 1/3 shutout innings in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Pirates.

It was snowing in Pittsburgh but that didn't seem to affect Bettis, who yielded just five hits and a couple walks in the gem. He did require a little help from the bullpen after being pulled with a runner on third with one out in the eighth, and Bryan Shaw and Jake McGee came through. While it's great to see Bettis' shiny ERA, three of his four starts have been on the road and he has a 15/10 K/BB ratio over 25 frames. He'll take on the Padres in Denver next.
Apr 17 - 10:00 PM

Wade Davis had a perfect ninth inning Tuesday versus the Pirates to notch his eighth save of the season.

Davis had to face the heart of the Pirates' order as he tried to preserve a two-run lead, and the ball didn't leave the infield. The closer is 8-for-9 in save opportunities with his new club, with the eight saves pacing all of baseball. He's surrendered just three hits over nine appearances.
Apr 17 - 9:55 PM

Ryan McMahon drove in a run with an RBI single Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Carlos Gonzalez had an RBI fielder's choice in the first inning and McMahon plated a run with his base knock in the fourth and that was all of the scoring in this one. McMahon has now started five of the last seven games, but that's due in large part to Nolan Arenado's suspension. Arenado has one more game to serve.
Apr 17 - 9:50 PM

Trevor Story went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the Rockies' victory over the Pirates on Monday.

Story's three-run shot off Pirates starter Steven Brault pushed Colorado's lead to 5-0 in the top of the fourth inning. The 25-year-old shortstop also drew a walk and stole a base in the top of the seventh. He's up to four homers and three steals in 18 games this season despite a somewhat underwhelming .200/.288/.415 overall batting line.
Apr 16 - 9:57 PM

German Marquez held the Pirates to two earned runs over six innings Monday for his first win of the season.

Colin Moran drove in a run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth and Starling Marte plated another on an RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth, but Marquez was otherwise sharp on a very cold night at PNC Park. He allowed just two total hits and two walks while striking out six. The 23-year-old right-hander will carry a 1-1 record and 4.34 ERA into his next start at home against the Cubs.
Apr 16 - 9:48 PM

Charlie Blackmon hit his seventh home run of the season Monday in the Rockies' 6-2 defeat of the Pirates.

It was an eighth-inning solo shot off Pirates right-hander Tyler Glasnow, on a frigid night at Pittsburgh's PNC Park. Blackmon also plated a run on a groundout in the bottom of the first and singled to lead off the top of the sixth, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. He's been tremendous on the road so far in 2018 and is slashing .314/.397/.784 across 51 total at-bats.
Apr 16 - 9:45 PM

Rockies manager Bud Black said Monday that he will consider keeping DJ LeMahieu at leadoff and Charlie Blackmon in the heart of the order when Nolan Arenado is back from suspension.

Black floated the idea of batting Blackmon in the heart of the order before spring training but ultimately decided to keep him in the leadoff spot. However, the center fielder has been in the No. 3 spot while Arenado serves his suspension. The Rockies offense is struggling, so it might make sense to shake things up.
Apr 16 - 5:02 PM

Charlie Blackmon hit a double and a homer in a win over the Nationals on Sunday.

The homer came off of Stephen Strasburg, and it gives him six on the season. While Blackmon is better -- by a considerable margin -- at home, he's certainly not an automatic out when away from Coors Field, or anything close to it. He's well worth DFS consideration even when the Rockies are playing on the road.
Apr 15 - 5:09 PM

Tyler Anderson was able to allow just one run in 4 2/3 innings despite walking six on Sunday in a no decision against the Nationals.

Anderson allowed just two hits -- one of them a solo blast by Bryce Harper -- and he also struck out six. Still, he's very fortunate to have allowed just one run, as he threw only 47 of his 94 pitches for strikes. He'll look to keep missing bats but keep the walks to a dull roar against the Cubs on Saturday.
Apr 15 - 5:06 PM


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