The Rockies lead the National League with 104 homers, and more than half of those have come from their power trio of Nolan Arenado (21), Trevor Story (19) and Carlos Gonzalez (18).
Jorge De La Rosa will pitch for the Rockies against Bud Norris, who will make his Dodgers debut, stepping in for the injured Clayton Kershaw, in the series opener on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. Norris was acquired in a five-player trade with Atlanta on Thursday.
Video study of catching idols has helped Rockies catcher Tony Wolters climb from relative anonymity as a Spring Training waivers claim to one of the best statistical receivers in the game as a Major League backup.
Pitching reinforcements are coming, which means the Rockies will do some roster shuffling.
The Rockies entered Tuesday night with aspirations of winning. But by Wednesday’s wee hours, the goals became finishing the game and having enough players for Thursday afternoon.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story are making their final pushes for starting National League positions for the July 12 All-Star Game presented by MasterCard — with fewer than 30 hours left in the voting.
The Rockies’ Cristhian Adames rolled his eyes and head in disbelief as home-plate umpire Nic Lentz’s third-strike call, with the bases loaded, ended the Rockies’ 5-3 loss to the Blue Jays on Wednesday at Coors Field.
Aaron Sanchez twirled eight strong innings and the Blue Jays held off a late rally by the Rockies for a 5-3 victory on Wednesday to win their first series at Coors Field.
The Blue Jays and Rockies wrap a three-game Interleague series at Coors Field on Wednesday afternoon on short rest, after Tuesday night’s game was delayed nearly three hours by a hailstorm.
Troy Tulowitzki started a six-run fourth-inning rally with a home run in his former home, and the Blue Jays defeated the Rockies, 14-9, at Coors Field on Tuesday night after a 2-hour, 41-minute pregame delay for hail, rain and lightning.
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story tested his bruised right middle finger, and second baseman DJ LeMahieu tested his left knee contusion Monday. Both may be available soon.