Colorado Rockies Saturday Shout-Outs: Winnin’ On The Road!


Aug 28, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder C. Gonzalez (5) in the batting cage before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies won a road series (and consecutive road games) for the first time since May with their winner in Atlanta this week. Shout-outs all around! 

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Occasionally, if and when you watch the Colorado Rockies long enough during the course of a season, sometimes they’ll reward you with some wins — and we got that in Atlanta this week, with the club winning its first back-to-back road games in the last three months.

Yay! Your reward… a three-game series against one of the hottest and best teams in baseball, the Pittsburgh Pirates. On the road.


Yeah, anyways, Saturday shout-outs go to…

  • Simon Castro. The reliever got his first Major League victory this week, in a vultured win Wednesday night in Atlanta. Vultured wins still count!
  • The bullpen (yes, the bullpen!). Entering play on Friday night, the ‘pen had thrown scoreless innings in four consecutive games, which for the Colorado Rockies’ bullpen in 2015, is mind bogglingly insane.
  • Carlos Gonzalez and Jose Reyes, for hitting home runs against a tough pitcher Friday night in the Pirates’ Francisco Liriano.
  • Brandon Barnes for grindin’ it out. (But for real, the Rockies need him to get right so that they can take advantage of a speedy right-handed outfielder with strong defensive tendencies to platoon with Carlos Gonzalez, Corey Dickerson, and…
  • Charlie Blackmon, who was on a 12-game hitting streak until Friday. That was the longest active streak in the National League, as well as the longest streak of Blackmon’s career. (He did not start on Friday, instead pinch hitting in the seventh inning and flew out.)
  • The Atlanta Braves, for helping us out a little bit this year. Since July 1, the Colorado Rockies are 6-1 against the Atlanta Braves, and 10-24 against everyone else.
  • The Albuquerque Isotopes, for overcoming a 5-0 deficit the other day with 11 (!) unanswered runs over the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Oh yeah, and they also turned a triple play in that game, so tip your caps to…
  • Rafael Ynoa, Cristhian Adames, and Wilin Rosario for this little gem.
  • Ryan Spilborghs, for joining the Colorado Rockies’ grounds crew. I’m not in Denver, of course, so I won’t be able to see the ROOT Sports segment, but somebody let me know how it goes, OK?
  • And finally, You Guys, for voting on this post. We’ll have more on that soon.

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