Rockies right-hander Jon Gray, in his firs start since April 13, became the 10th big-league pitcher to strikeout Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt three times in a game. And he didn’t waste a lot of time, striking out Goldschmidt in the first, third and fifth innings, and needing a total of 12 pitches. Continue reading “Gray Ks Goldschmidt x 3”
It was Game No. 82, and Jon Gray, the Rockies Opening Day starter picked up win No. 1, setting the stage for Greg Holland’s record-tying 26th pre-All-Star save. Gray was dominating for six innings in his return from the disabled list, helping the Rockies snap an eight-game losing streak that had seen them fall from first to third in the NL West. Continue reading “Gray Starts Rockies Off Right; Holland Wraps It Up”
There is something about Bud Black’s birthday that brings the best out in the teams he managers. In Black’s first year as a manager of the Rockies, the team snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory at Arizona on Friday night. Black, who turned 60 on Friday, is now 7-2 as a manager (6-2 with the Padres and 1-0 with the Rockies). Continue reading “Black Celebrates Birthday With A Win — Again”
The Rockies are the eighth team since 1901 to have a winning percentage of .640 or better at least 70 games into a season, and suffering a losing streak of at least eight games, according to Stats., Inc.
And what happened to the other seven? Continue reading “Did You Know: History on Rockies Side”
The Rockies look to bring an end to their eight-game losing streak on Friday night against Arizona. The Diamondbacks started the Rockies fade from first to third in the NL West. Arizona took the final two games from the Rockies at Coors Field June 21-22, and the Rockies have since been swept in three-game series at the Dodgers and at the Giants. Continue reading “On Deck: Rockies at Diamondbacks”