Jon Gray glad to grow on "mental side" of playing in the majors - The Denver Post
Jon Gray was shut down on account of an innings limit after making just nine starts for the Rockies. Gray finished the year 0-2 with a 5.53 ERA in his first taste of the big leagues, but the numbers don’t reflect the invaluable knowledge Gray will now take with him into next season.
Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post spoke with Gray and manager Walt Weiss on the strides he has taken in 2015. For Gray, throwing each pitch with the outcome in mind has been the biggest adjustment to his game this season since pitching in Triple-A Albuquerque. And it’s an adjustment he’ll need for success in the majors.
The further development of Gray’s slider is something both he and Weiss mentioned in the interview. Though it has come along way this year, Weiss believes Gray has the ability to make it a wipeout addition to his repertoire.
Arenado’s record night sparks romp vs Giants - Rockies.com
With a homerun and a double in his first two at bats Friday night, Nolan Arenado passed both Eddie Mathews and Chipper Jones on the all-time list for most extra-base hits by a third baseman with 88. At 130 RBI, Arenado needs just one more to tie Vinny Castilla (2004) for the most RBIs in a season by an NL third baseman.
LeMahieu looking to end season strong - Rockies.com
DJ LeMahieu did not start in Friday’s series opener with the Giants. The reason? Shoulder fatigue. And that he’s flirting with the first .300 season of his career, a number that the All-Star second baseman deserves on his resume after the year he’s had for the Rockies. As believes Walt Weiss, who is aware of LeMahieu’s current .302 mark. He could go 0-3 before touching .300.
LeMahieu will start in tonight’s contest against Jake Peavy.
Does Colorado Rockies’ wine make Rockies’ games better? - The Denver Post
Joe Nguyen of The Denver Post tested out the Rockies’ signature wine for the sake of science and journalism during Thursday night’s loss to the Diamondbacks. The wine, a red blend, is one of 19 belonging to an MLB franchise. Nguyen’s taste analysis explores the best and worst of food pairings, as well as the red’s reaction to its team’s 93rd loss of the season. Cheers!
Plenty of questions in today’s Rockpile, this time a look at what lefty reliever Rex Brothers has done for the Rockies since his most recent call-up in early September. Bobby DeMuro of Rox Pile takes a look at the glimmers of hope Brothers has brought with him in his return to the Rockies' bullpen, and what his role there may be moving forward.