Bailing out a beleaguered bullpen, rookie Raimel Tapia propelled the Rockies to a walk-off, 10-9 win over the Giants on Thursday to regain sole possession of first place in the National League West.
Nolan Arenado launched a career-high three doubles in Colorado’s 10-9 win over San Francisco on Thursday, including two to the deepest point of right-center, to finish with a season-high four RBIs.
Right-hander Jeff Hoffman has been nothing short of a revelation since joining the Rockies’ rotation in May. The 24-year-old seeks his fifth straight win in Thursday’s series opener against Matt Moore (2-7, 5.28 ERA) and the Giants at Coors Field.
Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was absent from Colorado’s starting lineup in Wednesday’s game against the Pirates.
The Rockies began their 2017 MLB Draft with a high school player — infielder Ryan Vilade of Stillwater, Okla., in the second round — then didn’t take another high schooler the rest of the Draft.
The Pirates were on a roll entering Wednesday night, but the Rockies’ pitching held their red-hot lineup in check.
Rockies right-hander Jon Gray fanned five in four scoreless innings in his first injury rehab start.
Left-handed pitcher Lucas Gilbreath grew up in Westminster, Colo., roughly 20 minutes from Coors Field, and it seems forces worked together to make him the Rockies’ seventh-round pick Tuesday in the 2017 MLB Draft.
The Colorado Rockies brought a potent attack to PNC Park for their three-game series with the Pirates, but the home team also has been cooking up some offense of its own.
The Rockies began the second day of the MLB Draft by selecting starting pitchers in rounds 3-5.
Both Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen have struggled at times this season. But they didn’t show any symptoms Tuesday night. The right-hander Cole earned his first quality start since May 17, and McCutchen homered twice in the Pirates’ 5-2 win over the Rockies at PNC Park.