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Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez sits out Game 2 vs. Braves with knee injury

CarGo is still day to day after crashing into the wall on Monday.

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Carlos Gonzalez out of Tuesday's Rockies game with right knee soreness - The Denver Post
CarGo sat out the Rockies' win over the Braves on Tuesday with a sore right knee, an injury that occurred when the star outfielder slid into the wall while making a catch in the third inning of the series opener.

Gonzalez was pulled from that game in the sixth inning, briefly sending Rockies Twitter into a frenzy of waiver trade speculation. But with only five days left to make a trade during the period that would allow a team to place Gonzalez on its postseason roster, it's highly likely that No. 5 remains in purple pinstripes for the remainder of this season.

DJ LeMahieu keeps on hitting for Rockies | MLB.com
John Donovan has a short profile on DJ LeMahieu, who is hitting .314/.371/.406 and still hasn't experienced the regression that just about everyone thought he would. It's now Aug. 26, so it's probably time to start accepting the fact that LeMahieu can actually hit at this level, albeit with not a ton of power.

Our Ryan Freemyer dug deeper into LeMahieu's breakout campaign this morning.

Colorado Rockies to host 3rd annual Brew Fest on Sept. 5
The Giants are in town for the Rockies' third Brew Fest attempt at Coors Field. Let us know how it is if you're planning on going, and don't forget to try the Apricot Hefeweizen from Utah's own Wasatch Brewery.

On a related note, I came across an article, which can only be described as a steaming pile of doo doo, on a local radio website yesterday about how the Rockies are a big joke because they have a lot of promotions at the ballpark down the stretch. Nevermind for a minute that (1) every team does this when kids go back to school, and (2) if the Rockies purposely did it because they knew they wouldn't be playing relevant baseball, it would actually be one of the most promising things they've done in years. Why? It signifies the acknowledgement of the front office before the season that a rebuild was/is necessary.

Rockies’ Ben Paulsen gets home game | www.ajc.com
Thomas Stinson writes about the homecoming of Paulsen, a former Atlanta-area high school baseball star.

Blogpile

Colorado Rockies Tinder: Deep In The Heart Of Dixie - Rox Pile
Bobby DeMuro is swiping right on Charlie Blackmon, Yohan Flande and others. Among the group he's dismissing? Christian Friedrich and Jose Reyes.

Colorado Rockies get great start from Bettis, bullpen hangs on
Chad Bettis didn't have great command, but the result was favorable for the Rockies, writes David Martin.