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Monday Rockpile: Jordan Lyles moved to 60-day DL

The Rockies' best pitcher over the first two months of the season suffered another setback that will keep him out longer than anticipated. #2014

Dustin Bradford

Lyles has setback, transferred to 60-day DL | News
Jordan Lyles' broken left hand isn't healing like it should be, according to's Cody Ulm, so the Rockies moved him to the 60-day disabled list in order to activate Brett Anderson prior to Sunday's game. Lyles apparently also was involved in a car accident over the weekend, though the minor injuries he suffered in that are unrelated to the hand issue.

Rockies' Charlie Blackmon reinvents game on way to first All-Star Game - The Denver Post
Nick Groke spotlights the Rockies' bearded All-Star, who made himself into a contact hitter while rising through the system, an approach that has paid huge dividends at the big league level. Blackmon might not be the most deserving All-Star selection, but he's ours and we love him.

Top 25 Prospects: A Midseason Update | FanGraphs Baseball
Jon Gray slid from No. 16 to No. 23 in Marc Hulet's top 25 prospect rankings. That's not a surprise given Gray's struggles at Tulsa, but it's really unfortunate that those struggles are even happening in the first place as a result of the Rockies' developmental plan.

Baseball Prospectus | Minor League Update: Games of July 11-13
Jeff Moore has notes on Asheville outfielders David Dahl and Raimel Tapia, who are really taking the baseball scouting world by storm.

Finally, this from Thomas Harding:


Rockies Review - A Colorado Rockies Blog: First half mercifully comes to an end for Colorado Rockies
David Martin writes about the gruesome end to the first half for the Rockies, basically rehashing every post-game article he's written for the last two months. That's not at all a knock on David, but rather the same-stuff, different-day tale of the 2014 Rox.

Building A Better Rockies Brand | Rockies Zingers Colorado Rockies Baseball
Richard Bergstrom reviews the Rockies' rocky week off the field and gives a few suggestions on how things can change for the better.

Around the league

Drunk fan charges field to fight minor league pitcher -
Things didn't go well for this walking disaster who thought it would be a good idea to pick a fight with a Midland Rockhounds pitcher.

Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey launch grand slams -
Bumgarner leads the world in pitcher grand slams.