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Jordan Lyles rehabbing and Jon Gray eyeing a bounceback in Pittsburgh

News regarding two key pitchers for the Rockies

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Rehabbing Lyles itching to return to normal routine - Rockies.com

Jordan Lyles has been rehabbing his toe, playing catch, and doing exercises for a few weeks now. He won't return this year, but it seems there is no doubt that he will be ready by Spring Training 2016. When asked what it's like to sit on the sidelines for an extended period of time, Lyles said "it [stinks]." Any guesses for what the bracketed word is replacing?

Rockies' Jon Gray looks to rebound against Pittsburgh Pirates - Denver Post

The last time Jon Gray took the mound the results were less than stellar. The Mets hung seven runs on him in less than two innings of work, spiking his fledgling ERA up to 5.94. Neither Gray nor Weiss is too concerned about that outing; these things happen at Coors Field, especially during a year as hot and dry as this one. If a couple of seeing-eye singles that extended the second inning had been turned into outs, the game might have unfolded differently. Regardless, it will be interesting to see how Gray bounces back tonight.

The website MLB couldn't buy - Grantland

Anyway, not much else to talk about in Rockie-land, so if you have some time on your hands you should read Ben Lindbergh's piece on the owners of twins.com. MLB has pocketed nearly every domain name relating to MLB teams; I remember when we had to type "coloradorockies.com" into the browser, but now it's just "rockies.com." It's cleaner that way. Sean Parker would approve.

The owners of twins.com, though, are holding out, despite six figure offers for the simple URL. The titular twins are a couple of Hummer-driving rockers living near San Francisco with a dream for the website that seems unlikely to ever materialize. The piece is funny and kind of strange and well worth your time.