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Saturday Rockpile: Winding down the season

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With the Rockies seeking to banish their offensive road woes with one of the largest scoring home stands of the season, it has become fun to be a Rockies fan in September...if you can forget the rest of the season.

Doug Pensinger

Good morning Rockies fans, I hope that you are enjoying your weekend. With the Rockies seeking to banish their offensive road woes with one of the largest scoring home stands of the season, it has become fun to be a Rockies fan in September...if you can forget the rest of the season. Here are your morning Rockies' nuggets.

Rockies chasing walk-off history in 2014 - mlb.com

The team only has two more home games to do it, but with one more walk-off win, they would tie the 2010 club for most in Rockies' history. That record is currently at 10, it would be kind of fun to see the Rockies win back-to-back games in walk-offs to end their home season on a high note and break that record.

Prospect Butler gets call for Rockies vs. Diamondbacks - mlb.com

Or maybe it would be better for Eddie Butler (PuRP 3) to get a win at home...something that would be difficult to do in a walk-off scenario. Eddie overthrew in his big league debut several months ago and then followed that up by going on the disabled list. We can all wish him a better outing this time around.

Rockies' pitcher Eddie Butler directed to go on attack - denverpost.com

This article tells us how the Rockies want Butler to do better this start. Attacking hitters with his fastball that has late life, if the altitude doesn't straighten it out, should be fun to watch.

Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez making slow, steady progress after knee surgery - denverpost.com

A little bit of news on Cargo that was at the bottom of the other Denver Post article but is good info just in case you missed it.

Who will win the batting titles? - espn.com

I don't know where ESPN finds these guys, but they say that Jose Altuve will win it in the American League because his competition is in a pennant race and may be pitched around. Then, in the National League they say that Josh Harrison will win it because being in the competitive games of a playoff race will keep him focused on doing well, better than Justin Morneau who has nothing to play for. Don't worry, though, they gave Morneau a chance since he is playing in Coors Field after all...for two more games even.