With the team on pace for its third 90-loss season in the past four years, have fans finally had enough of the losing? Patrick Saunders writes about his neighbor, who is described as a baseball nut and die-hard Rockies fan. The man, who has held a season-ticket package for years, has given up his tickets not because he is trying to send a message of some sort, but because he is tired of seeing the Rockies lose. Saunders notes average attendance is down to 30,898 and that the announced crowd has often been much higher than the number of people who actually attended. Sure, the weather has been awful at times, but so has the team. The "Coors Field Experience" is nice, but its much nicer when the team doesn't stink.
Cristhian Adames will replace Matt McBride — the outfielder sprained his ankle a few days ago — as the Isotopes' representative on the PCL squad in the 2015 Triple-A All-Star Game. Adames entered last evening's game having gone 23-for-35 (.511) in his last nine games with eight runs scored, four doubles, two home runs, and 12 RBIs. In other words, enough to warrant a call up.
Tommy Murphy has been having himself a nice rebound season following a year in which an injury limited him to just 27 games. He's hitting .249/320/.468 with 13 home runs and 44 RBIs. Murphy has recently been awarded with an Eastern League All-Star selection and a spot on the squad for Team USA for the Pan Am Games, which has got to be nice from him after the struggles of last year. His 13 home runs are tied for the EL's best.
A biographical sort of piece, the article takes a nice look at a guy who the Rockies are going to absolutely need as they move forward.
Oakland has traded C/1B/OF Phil Pohl to the Rockies for cash considerations and has been assigned to New Britain. I know exactly nothing about who he is, but here's a blurb on him I found.