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Colorado Rockies bullpen taking a pounding

The Rockies bullpen has been taking a pounding on the mound and now in the press.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Tight game turns late as Rox can't slow Nats |
Michael Taylor delivered a go-ahead single in the seventh, and Washington tacked on plenty of insurance late, propelling the Nationals to a 15-6 win over Colorado in Tuesday's series opener at Coors Field to end a six-game slide.

Rockies bullpen struggles in loss to Nationals |

After Gonzalez Germen's spotless sixth inning, four Rockies relievers gave up nine runs and walked seven. In all, eight of the 10 batters the Rockies walked would score. Hale's first Major League start since July 4 was hardly the stuff of victory, but the work of the bullpen has become a critical issue.

Rockies Carlos Gonzalez has knee inflammation |

Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez left Tuesday night's 15-6 loss to the Nationals with right knee inflammation. Gonzalez homered for two first-inning runs -- his fourth homer in as many games against the Nats this year, and his 24th homer since June 1 -- off Nats starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, then struck out in his next two at-bats. After striking out in the fifth, he didn't go into the field for the top of the sixth.

Kiszla: Rockies' Weiss doesn't deserve to be fired, but he might be - The Denver Post

After losing 15-6 to the Washington Nationals, Colorado seems doomed to suffer more than 90 defeats for a second consecutive season under the direction of Weiss.

Rockies outfielder Cory Dickerson slowly coming back from injury - The Denver Post


Luck plays an undeniable role in baseball, and it has a place in baseball analysis - Beyond the Box Score

Luck can never be removed from baseball, and we’d be poorer if luck were removed from our analytical vocabulary about the game.

Colorado Rockies: Starting pitching leaves bullpen out to dry…again
Jeremiah Penalfor takes another look at the Rockies 'pen and who is really at fault in all this.

The Cross/Over Episode 6: Life and Times of the Rich and Famous - Baller Mind Frame
In episode 6 of The Cross/Over, DC and Ryan muse about the life and times of the rich and famous. This one includes some Ryan Spilborghs and Jason Hirsh references. Please listen. I'll be your best friend ever.