Colorado Rockies

Chatwood pitches well, but bats can't get going
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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.

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LIVE Draft Tracker: Follow every Rockies pick
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Stay up to the minute with live Day 2 Draft results from Rounds 3-10, including player info, scouting video, sortable data and more on every selection. Day 3 will air live Wednesday on MLB.com, beginning at noon ET.

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At 70, Rockies tab Virginia righty Doyle
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The Rockies chose University of Virginia right-hander Tommy Doyle — a 6-foot-6, 235-pounder with a fastball-slider combination — with the 70th overall pick in the Competitive Balance Round B on Monday night.

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Chatwood seeks his 4th straight road victory
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Expected to regain his 2015 All-Star form after battling injuries last season, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole pitched effectively during the first 1 1/2 months, but has since gone backward entering Tuesday’s start at PNC Park. Right-hander Tyler Chatwood, winner of three straight road starts, is the Rockies’ scheduled starter.

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Rockies duo make Prospect Team of the Week
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MLBPipeline.com’s Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

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Arenado needs ASG support to overtake Bryant
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The Rockies won the first three games of a four-game set against the Cubs at Wrigley Field over the weekend. But Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado — despite having in his favor stats that can’t be attributed to playing at Coors Field — couldn’t gain ground against Cubs star Kris Bryant, according to Monday’s 2017 […]

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Freeland's rough start sinks Rox in Pittsburgh
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With Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon making a triumphant return to the mound five weeks after cancer surgery, Josh Harrison supplied early run support as the Pirates rolled to a 7-2 win over the Rockies on Monday night at PNC Park to open a three-game series.

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Rockies tab RHP Doyle with 70th overall pick
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The Rockies chose University of Virginia right-hander Tommy Doyle — a 6-foot-6, 235-pounder with a fastball-slider combination — with the 70th overall pick in the Competitive Balance Round B on Monday night.

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Rox take HS 3B Vilade in 2nd round of Draft
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The Rockies used their second-round pick — No. 48 overall and the club’s first in the 2017 MLB Draft — to select Ryan Vilade, a third baseman from Stillwater (Okla.) High School who made his mark with power on the summer circuit.

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Freeland, Rox take on Bucs in opener
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A month ago, Jameson Taillon was hoping for continued good news from doctors at Allegheny General Hospital. Now, he’s hoping to get the Pirates a win against the National League West-leading first-place Rockies, who will start rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland — who is 4-0 with a 3.18 ERA in in six road starts.

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DJ finding groove hitting to opposite field
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The heat map for Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu is either a work of art, astronomy or both. It looks as if a mass of golden gas drifts from center field toward right. In right, there is a thin reddish panhandle.

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Rogers: Will Cubs see the Rockies in October?
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Young love is the subject of The Happening’s 1966 hit “See You in September.” So we’re going to have to take some poetic license here.

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