De La Rosa was bumped from the Rockies' rotation, but his value could remain strong in a weak free-agent market next winter.
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Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his major league-best hitting streak to 29 games, Xander Bogaerts homered to extend his hitting streak to 18 games and the Red Sox beat the Rockies 10-3 on Wednesday.
Rockies improving quicker than expected
While the season is only about a quarter of the way over, Colorado is hovering around .500 and is proving to be a stronger team than many projected it to be. And a look at the numbers shows that the Rockies are actually taking big steps forward. Rockies Zingers
Lineup: Rockies (21-23) at Red Sox (28-17)
- 1. Charlie Blackmon, CF (L)
- 2. DJ LeMahieu, 2B (R)
- 3. Nolan Arenado, 3B (R)
- 4. Carlos Gonzalez, RF (L)
- 5. Mark Reynolds, 1B (R)
- 6. Gerardo Parra, LF (L)
- 7. Ryan Raburn, DH (R)
- 8. Tony Wolters, C (L)
- 9. Cristhian Adames, SS (S)
- SP: Chad Bettis, RHP Daily notes
Rockies rookie Tony Wolters, a 23-year-old converted middle infielder, is already among the best catchers in baseball at turning balls into strikes.
The former Cardinals closer will make his Rockies debut this week but will not be rushed into any high-leverage situations.
David Price scattered five hits over seven innings and Jackie Bradley Jr. had a pair of hits to extend his streak to 28 games as the Boston Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3 on Tuesday night.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
The Rockies are hoping Jordan Lyles can avoid an emotional carryover from hitting Pittsburgh's Ryan Vogelsong in the face with a pitch. "It's certainly something that can shake you up as a pitcher when that happens,"" said manager Walt Weiss. "You just have to tell yourself it was one pitch that got away from you, and you need to turn the page.'' Lyles was optioned to the minors to make room for Jorge De La Rosa on Tuesday.
Rodgers moves into prospect list top 10
While SS Brendan Rodgers is currently on the DL because of a hamstring injury, he had been off to the best start of any major high school prospect from last year's draft. Law: Top 25 MLB prospects (Insider)
Francis to rep Rockies at draft
Former Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis will represent the team at this year's MLB draft. Francis spent eight of his 11 years in the majors with Colorado and helped lead the club to a World Series appearance with his 17-9 record in 2007.
Pittsburgh Pirates starter Ryan Vogelsong was carted off the field after getting struck in the head by a pitch in the second inning of a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Monday.
Rockies drop in power rankings
Hitting with runners in scoring position has been an issue for the Rockies, and they need to find a solution if they want to stay competitive in the NL West. Week 7 Power Rankings
Parra making Rockies baseball fun
From his performance on the field to the accordion he plays in the clubhouse, Gerardo Parra has been a big reason behind the good times in Colorado this year. “I just want to play my baseball happy and play my baseball for the team,” Parra said. “It's good when you see people happy." Denver Post
Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong was taken to a hospital after being hit by a pitch from the Rockies' Jordan Lyles.
The game between the Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday was postponed because of rain after one inning.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
Some prominent hitters are slumping badly in May. The list includes Josh Donaldson (a .194 BA this month), Joe Mauer (.190), Prince Fielder (.188), Carlos Gonzalez (.183), Joey Votto and Matt Kemp (.169), Mark Teixeira (.154) and Curtis Granderson (.143). And Giancarlo Stanton looks lost, with a .156 batting average and 28 strikeouts in 64 ABs this month. Paging Barry Bonds ...
Eric Longenhagen takes a comprehensive look at each NL West organization's strengths/weaknesses heading into the 2016 draft and possible draft fits.
Christian Adames' first career homer capped a four-run ninth inning as the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat closer Mark Melancon and the Pirates 5-1 on Saturday.
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