Colorado Rockies

Blackmon hitting more opposite-field homers
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Even Rockies leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon isn’t sure what to make of a recent happy trend. He opened Friday night’s 8-4 victory over the Brewers with his career-high-tying 29th homer. It went the opposite way to left-center field — which is becoming less unusual.

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Leader Watch: Blackmon on pace for 30-30-15
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The Rockies dropped a 10-4 matinee to the Braves on Thursday, but that didn’t stop Charlie Blackmon from doing his thing.

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Rox option Hoffman, McMahon to Triple-A
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Jeff Hoffman and Ryan McMahon were sent down to the Minors as part of a series of roster moves, the Rockies announced Friday.

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Improved Senzatela poised to rejoin rotation
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The Rockies are about to spring rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela from the pitching lab. Senzatela, 22, unexpectedly made the season-opening rotation and had a 2.86 ERA through his first seven starts. But inexperience and the demands of the Major League season led to some rough times, and convinced the Rockies to reduce his workload.

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Bettis faces Brewers in second start back
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The Rockies will hope Chad Bettis’ second start after recovering from testicular cancer is as good as his first. Bettis gets the start Saturday against the Brewers, five days after holding the Braves scoreless for seven innings Monday in his first start of the season. The emotions of returning to the big leagues, which ran […]

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Arenado: Getting hits better than taking them
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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado wants to lift his team to the postseason so bad it hurts. But despite being hit on the left hand twice in the last week, he had a two-run triple Friday against the Brewers.

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Homers carry Rockies into Wild Card lead
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Charlie Blackmon, Gerardo Parra and Carlos Gonzalez each hit home runs to lead the Rockies over the Brewers in the first game of a four-game series Friday at Coors Field. The Brewers got a trio of homers as well, as Domingo Santana, Keon Broxton and Orlando Arcia each went deep. German Marquez got the win […]

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Marquez first up as Rockies welcome Brewers
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The Brewers will welcome back catcher Stephen Vogt from the disabled list Friday when they begin their nine-game West Coast road trip with a three-game series at Colorado. Right-hander Matt Garza will start for Milwaukee, while Colorado will counter with right-hander German Marquez.

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Adversity no roadblock to resilient Rox
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In the pregame media session on Thursday morning, Rockies manager Bud Black was asked a couple questions about postseason possibilities.

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Bats can't provide enough in loss to Braves
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Ender Inciarte homered twice and the Braves launched four solo shots off Rockies rookie starter Jeff Hoffman in a 10-4 victory at Coors Field. The result pushed the Rockies into a tie with the D-backs for the top National League Wild Card spot.

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Hoffman struggles with command, illness
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Rockies right-hander Jeff Hoffman woke up Thursday not feeling good, but didn’t think much of it.

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Story the headline in Rox offensive splurge
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Trevor Story homered twice — his first multi-homer game this season — while driving in a career-high six runs in the National League Wild Card-leading Rockies’ 17-2 victory over the Braves on Wednesday night.

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