May 21, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; A general view of Coors Field in the ninth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies defeated the Phillies 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants will play four games in three days beginning tonight in Denver. Here are some pertinent links on the team, the series, and baseball in general.
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The good news: the Colorado Rockies split a series with the Philadelphia Phillies. The bad news: the Colorado Rockies split a series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Obviously, the Phils are bad, and the Rox might be worse, so splitting a series with that club is better than being swept… right?
Whatevs. Either way, the Rockies now face a good club in the San Francisco Giants this weekend in Denver. And, of course, the two teams are playing four games in three days thanks to an April rainout that is giving the Rox a Saturday doubleheader. Yay pitching depth! (Not.)
Series preview coming later this morning, but for now, links, notes, you know how this all goes:
The Asheville Tourists are worth traveling to see (Purple Row).
The Asheville Tourists are definitely worth traveling to see – in fact, the entire South Atlantic League is a helluva minor league. Long bus rides, full season ball in the Deep South… that’s baseball, man. (I used to have season tickets to the Kannapolis Intimidators when I lived in North Carolina, so maybe I’m a little biased.)
Rockies hint Justin Morneau (concussion) isn’t ready to return (ESPN).
That’s awful news, and not even for the team or the win-loss record, but specifically and only for Morneau, who dealt with concussion issues several years ago and nearly retired because of it. Let’s hope he feels better very, very soon.
Giants help fulfill AT&T Park ice cream vendor’s dreams (Around the Foghorn).
That’s really cool, Giants. You go, Giants. (Now be nice to us this weekend, mmmkay?)
San Francisco Giants shut out Dodgers for the entire three game sweep (LA Times).
Zero runs, as in, not a single run. None. Zilch. ZERO, OK? So… when the Rockies offense struggles to get into gear against Phillies pitchers, just know that it could’ve been worse. Now we’ll see what happens this weekend as the Giants come to Denver…
Tim Lincecum’s mysterious hat causes a stir on social media (Around the Foghorn).
Oh, Internet. You give us life and then you take it away. You are so great in a single moment of space and time, and then at once so mysteriously bizarre. I love you.