Charlie Blackmon hit two home runs, including the go-ahead shot in the 11th inning, as the Colorado Rockies beat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak.
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How does Estevez rank in pitching tools?
Carlos Estevez throws heat, but is his fastball velocity good enough for No. 1 in our rankings? Keith Law breaks it down. Ranking pitching tools (Insider)
Lineup: Rockies (74-53) at Rockies (60-67)
- 1. Charlie Blackmon, CF (L)
- 2. DJ LeMahieu, 2B (R)
- 3. Carlos Gonzalez, RF (L)
- 4. Nolan Arenado, 3B (R)
- 5. David Dahl, LF (L)
- 6. Gerardo Parra, 1B (L)
- 7. Nick Hundley, C (R)
- 8. Daniel Descalso, SS (L)
- 9. Jorge De La Rosa, LHP Daily lineups
Jayson Werth and Daniel Murphy hit solo homers and drove in two runs each, and Gio Gonzalez earned his 100th career victory as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 8-5 on Friday.
The Colorado Rockies called up Stephen Cardullo from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, the first time the 28-year-old infielder-outfielder has been on an active major league roster.
Will Walt Weiss stay Rockies manager?
GM Jeff Bridich almost made a managerial change last season but decided to stick with Weiss. If the Rockies finish below .500 again -- they've flirted with the mark this season -- it's likely that the organization will make a change in the offseason, Bowden: Managers on the hot seat (Insider)
How do Rockies rank in intangibles?
He hasn't quite shown off his speed yet at the major league level, but David Dahl has a serious set of wheels. And is catcher Nick Hundley one of baseball's most disciplined hitters? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)
Eastern League gives Hartford ultimatum
The president of the Eastern League gave an ultimatum to Hartford, Connecticut to finish its stadium or the league will pull the Rockies' Double-A affiliate out of the city, Steve Goode reports. The Hartford Yard Goats have played the entire season on the road due to construction delays. Hartford Courant
Is Arenado MLB's top defensive infielder?
Not only is Nolan Arenado smooth as butter at third base, but he's got an absolute cannon of an arm to match. Does Keith Law rank him No. 1 with either the arm or the glove? Best fielding/throwing tools (Insider)
Ryan Braun hit two home runs and the Milwaukee Brewers tied a season high with their fourth straight win, beating the Colorado Rockies 7-1 Wednesday.
With the playoffs no longer a realistic possibility, the Rockies could look to trade veteran reliever Boone Logan.
Hernan Perez hit a two-run triple in the seventh inning, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-4 comeback win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Nolan Arenado on bench for Team USA?
Kris Bryant would be David Schoenfield's ideal starter at third, leaving Arenado as a lethal power bat off the bench. Regardless, he would be a valuable addition to the squad if the best U.S. players were allowed to participate. 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team
Chris Carter homered and Jimmy Nelson won for the first time in seven starts as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Colorado Rockies 4-2 on Monday night.
The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-handed reliever Carlos Estevez from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Nolan Arenado sure enjoys Coors Field
Sunday marked the third time this year that Arenado has hit two homers and driven in five runs in a game at Coors. The only other player to do that three times in a season at the ballpark was Andres Galarraga (four in 1996). The week in unusual stats
Rare RBI feat for Nolan Arenado
By driving in six runs on Sunday, Arenado once again became the first player in the NL to reach the century mark in RBIs. The last time a player did that in consecutive seasons before turning 26 years old was Joe Medwick in 1936-37.
Rockies hold steady in Power Rankings
If you want the definition of a middle-of-the-pack team, look no further than the Rockies. Colorado has a winning record against MLB teams that currently have a losing record (30-26) and a losing record against winning teams (30-38). Week 20 Power Rankings
Another big day in the books for Arenado
Nolan Arenado went 4-for-5 with two homers and six RBIs on Sunday, his second game this season reaching those totals in hits and RBIs. Only five other NL players have had multiple games like that in a single year, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
- Jim Bottomley (1929)
- Chick Hafey (1931)
- Smoky Burgess (1955)
- Mike Piazza (1995)
- Jeff Cirillo (2000)
Sunday's longest home runs
Coors Field was its usual launchpad self on Sunday, as four of the day's five longest homers were hit in Colorado. The lone exception was Justin Upton's 442-foot blast in Detroit.
Rockies @ Nationals
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