Brad Hawpe picked up where he left off the night before. Hawpe doubled home a run in the first and then singled to drive in a run in the third, providing an early lift in the 6-2 victory. That came the night after he drove in both runs in the Rockies 2-1, 14-inning victory against the Padres, the final run on a 14th-inning home run. Continue reading “10 Years Ago Today: Hawpe Doubled Down”
Alex Gordon delivered MLB’s record-setting 5,964th home run of the 2017 season in Toronto on Tuesday night, and by Thursday morning, an additional 59 homers had been hit. Surprised? Don’t be. It’s really just an effect of the change in approach that Major League hitters have taken to the game. Players are bigger and stronger, and they’re swinging harder with less discipline than at any time in Major League history. Continue reading “Big Swings = HR and K’s”
The Rockies have been working on expanding netting at Coors Field to protect fans. They have begun discussions on the method of protection.
The Rockies in general, and Nolan Arenado in particular, are in a funk. That’s why they should welcome a chance to spend four games, beginning Thursday night, playing the Padres. The Padres do seem to bring out the best in the Rockies in general, and Nolan Arenado in particular. Continue reading “Rockies Look To Get Well at Petco”
Rockies have won the season series from the Padres in 14 of 25 seasons, and went .500 in three others. They are 10-5 against the Padres this year, winning seven of the last eight games. Continue reading “On Deck: Rockies at San Diego”