Nolan Arenado hit his NL-leading 41st homer, Chad Bettis pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Friday night.
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Lineup: Rockies (74-85) vs. Brewers (71-88)
- 1. Charlie Blackmon, CF (L)
- 2. DJ LeMahieu, 2B (R)
- 3. Nolan Arenado, 3B (R)
- 4. Carlos Gonzalez, RF (L)
- 5. Nick Hundley, C (R)
- 6. David Dahl, LF (L)
- 7. Stephen Cardullo, 1B (R)
- 8. Daniel Descalso, SS (L)
- 9. Chad Bettis, RHP
Cast your vote on who you think the Colorado Rockies' MVP has been this season.
Johnny Cueto pitched seven uneven innings for his 18th win and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Thursday night, setting up a wild race to the finish for the NL wild card.
Chad Bettis surpassed expectations
Keith Law believed Bettis' future was in the bullpen, but the fact that he has held up for 51 starts over the last two seasons and produced league-average results (which look even better in Colorado) proves he can stick in the rotation. Law: Players I was wrong about (Insider)
Jeff Samardzija gave San Francisco a chance to grab momentum after a big offensive outburst a night earlier, but the playoff-hopeful Giants wasted it with a 2-0 loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.
ESPN Stats and Information
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 3rd player to record back-to-back 40-homer, 130-RBI seasons before turning 26. The other 2, per the Elias Sports Bureau, are Chuck Klein and Jimmie Foxx.
Arenado: 'This season sure hurts more'
The fact that the Rockies flirted with contending earlier this summer before fading down the stretch was a big disappointment to Nolan Areando. "Mentally, I've struggled more this year than last year," he said. "There were more sleepless nights. This year, I made the mistake of having big expectations [for the team]." Denver Post
Weiss to sit LeMahieu for batting tittle?
If it comes down to it, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he would hold DJ LeMahieu out if it means the second baseman finishing with the highest average. "When it comes down to sitting out an at-bat or two, whatever it looks like, I'm willing to do that to get him the batting title," he said. Denver Post
The Rockies third baseman is having another amazing season. How impressive is it? And is there any way to keep him in the ballpark?
Buster Posey homered for his 1,000th hit, Hunter Pence also went deep one batter later and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 12-3 on Tuesday night.
Rockies hold steady in Power Rankings
Losses to Los Angeles over the weekend guaranteed yet another season under .500 for Colorado. However, the future looks bright, as the offense is loaded and the pitching staff is showing promise for once. Week 25 Power Rankings
As the time for managerial change nears, Robin Ventura and Walt Weiss are two of the skippers feeling the heat.
The Dodgers clinched their fourth straight NL West title, winning the crown in Vin Scully's final home game when Charlie Culberson homered in the 10th inning to beat the Rockies 4-3 Sunday.
Clayton Kershaw scattered three hits over seven scoreless innings, Josh Reddick slugged a grand slam in the seventh and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 14-1 on Saturday.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Rockies All-Star 3B Nolan Arenado, who is a native of Southern California and grew up a Dodgers fan, sent the bat with which he hit his 40th HR of the season to Vin Scully hoping he will sign it.
Joc Pederson and Andre Ethier hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday after a pregame ceremony for Vin Scully.
Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer
Not only are all the Dodgers out for the Vin Scully ceremony, the Rockies are all on the top step paying their respects too.
Rockies, Weiss honor Vin Scully
Colorado manager Walt Weiss led a group of players and coaches up to Scully's booth on Thursday and presented him the team-signed letters "LAD" from the Coors Field visitors' scoreboard. Weiss and Scully also joked about the 1988 World Series, where Kirk Gibson's legendary homer came against Weiss' A's. Denver Post
Yasmani Grandal homered twice, including a grand slam in the seventh inning, to rally the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Thursday night.
Rockies vs Brewers
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