Colorado Rockies Links: Monday, May 4


May 3, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) cannot catch a double by left fielder Justin Upton (not pictured) during the fourth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Links, news, and notes from around Major League Baseball and the Colorado Rockies for Monday, May 4th.

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The Colorado Rockies have now lost five straight games, and are 11-13 as their home stand begins in earnest tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field.

We’ll see if, as the calendar turns to May, the Rockies turn once again into pumpkins as they have so many years before, or if 2015 is somehow different and the Rockies can right the ship, see .500 again, and compete in the NL West beyond May 1st.

Nevertheless, here are some important and interesting links from around baseball and the Rockies on this beautiful Monday afternoon:

Cast your 2015 All-Star Game ballot (
We’ve asked about All-Star Game voting on this site earlier this week, but if you do want to go vote for the Rockies (or, well, anyone else) for the All-Star Game this year, you should start doing that. Vote DJ early, vote DJ often.

The Rockies are as bad as their record, but not as bad as their last 15 games (Purple Row).
You hadn’t heard? The starting pitching in Denver is BAD. Here’s how bad. Plus, Purple Row has a poll about what to do with Kendrick this year, similar to what we asked last week.

Projection vs. Performance: Taking Stock After April (Rockies Zingers).
Sarah Ford has a good run-down of what we all kinda knew about April, but looking at the bigger picture: who did well (LeMahieu, Hundley), who did poorly (Tulo, CarGo), who did what we thought they’d do (Arenado, Dickerson).

The Cincinnati Red Stockings played the first professional baseball game 146 years ago (
The Reds are, of course, baseball’s original team, playing the first organized professional game nearly a century and a half ago. Their inaugural season included a 57-game road trip – ouch – where they went 57-0 against amateur clubs.