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Corey Dickerson and his bat have returned to the Colorado Rockies' lineup

Corey Dickerson logs two hits and a walk in his first game with the Rockies since June 16th.

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Corey Dickerson returns to Rockies’ lineup - The Denver Post

Dickerson started the game in left field Friday night, going 2-3 with a walk before being pulled in favor of pinch runner Brandon Barnes in the bottom of the eighth. It was only Dickerson’s 38th game of the season, having done two stints on the disabled list due to plantar faciitis in his left foot. Manager Walt Weiss told reporters that the plan to keep Dickerson healthy for the remainder of the year will be regular rest, a manageable task with both Brandon Barnes and Drew Stubbs available off the bench in his place.

Freeland shines in season debut for Grand Junction -

Better late than never for the Rockies’ #3 prospect, Kyle Freeland who made his first appearance of the 2015 season yesterday for the Grand Junction Rockies. Freeland threw three hitless innings, surrendering just one walk while striking out three. Shoulder fatigue cut Freeland's first professional season short a year ago, before an elbow surgery earlier in the year pushed his highly anticipated return deep into the summer. The 22-year old left hander is anxious to get back into a rhythm, but knows he has arm strength to rebuild before working deep into games.

Seventh Inning: The Stretch - The Denver Post

Appropriately, in his seventh installment of the Nine Innings series, Benjamin Hochman heads to Colorado Springs to sing a song at a minor league ballpark. He sight sees, sings and speaks with fans of the Sky Sox before heading back up to Denver where more stretch time brings him to a new set of stories entirely on the history -- both personal and national -- of the seventh inning stretch. Another great read.

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Thoughts on Colorado Rockies’ reliever Rex Brothers’ release points - RoxPile

Bobby DeMuro of RoxPile takes a look at the struggling lefty’s mechanics in search of what really seems to have broken Rex Brothers. Don’t rack your brain too hard, though, Brothers was returned to Triple-A Albuquerque upon Corey Dickerson’s activation. Hopefully answers (and results!) are on the desert horizon.

Purple Dinosaur Podcast: Episode 53 - Purple Row

Anthony Masterson and Tyler Maun debate who on the Rockies’ roster would make the best player manager in this episode of the Purple Dinosaur Podcast. Additionally, Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post joins the show to talk "Nine Innings" and offer even more stories on the journey the series has taken him on.