Colorado Rockies Links: A Brave New World


Jul 9, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies manager W. Weiss (22) and catcher M. McKenry (8) help pull the tarp over home plate during a weather delay in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies are trying to find some semblance of, you know, quality baseball in the last four games before the All-Star break. Let’s link up. 

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The Colorado Rockies could use a few wins, but until that happens (if it ever happens?), we’ll all be placated by a few links to news, notes, and information around baseball. The Rockies’ series with the Braves continues through the weekend, by the way, until the club gets four days off for the All Star break beginning Monday and going through next Thursday. Hooray!

‘Coors Field effect’ not limited to games in Denver (ESPN Insider – $).
That’s a subscriber only article, but a really, really good one from Eno Sarris about hitters and their approaches at Coors Field. It’s a start when you look at accounting for home-road splits for the Rockies, and more generally, the home-road strategies for all players on various teams, and worth a read for people who entirely discount Coors Field alone as a hitter’s paradise without understanding what Major League hitters actually go through.

Chris Rusin doing his best to stabilize the Rockies’ rotation (Purple Row).
Bryan Kilpatrick beat me to it on this post, and he’s exactly right. In a year with a lot of dark spots (especially in the rotation), and a few “can’t wait to see ’em” options (Jon Gray Jon Gray Jon Gray), Rusin has quietly enjoyed a really, really solid and important role with the Rockies that will probably go unnoticed outside of hardcore baseball fans. That’s a shame.

Rockies claim Gonzalez Germen, place Justin Morneau on 60-day DL (Purple Row).
Poor Justin. We’ll discuss Germen in another day or two, so be on the lookout for that post if you’re interested in bullpen depth options. But as for Morneau, well, his season may be over. We’ve written about the problem that has caused the Rockies before.

Tulowitzki hits in 19th straight (CBS Sports).
That streak has continued since then, of course. Tulo’s hot! You can still vote for him to make the All Star Game, too, and you probably should do just that — you have until 2pm MT on Friday. Besides, if you don’t, you’re a Dodger fan.

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