The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs will face off in the rubber match of their three-game series here in just another couple of hours, but before they do that, let's do a little news rundown of the last day around the Rox.
And, in something we'll be doing from time to time on Sundays since we have so much content going up throughout every week, enjoy a few good pieces from us over the last seven days that you might have missed.
Carlos Gonzalez ended up having a decent game (well, as decent as you can have when your club goes up against a legitimate ace in his home ballpark), but the real story here is Arrieta. Like, specifically this:
Arrieta has now gone 48 2/3 innings without giving up a run at home. The last time a team scored against him at Wrigley Field was on July 25, 2015, vs. the Phillies.
Well, whichever team gets him at Wrigley Field next... have fun!
Christian Bergman ought to be happy with his highly efficient spot start from Saturday afternoon. He threw the ball very well, did exactly what the Rockies asked of him, and really made just one bad pitch. (I contend that curve ball to Anthony Rizzo wasn't an awful pitch, but one that was hit well by a professional slugger.) Too bad the Rox couldn't pick him up, though.
Richard is back at Rockies Zingers! Here's a fun, long read good for a lazy Sunday morning.
The numbers don't necessarily like the Rockies this year, especially on the pitching side of things. It's early, of course, and that isn't particularly anything you haven't heard countless times before about this team, but, yeah. Hey, they're still above .500 going into today, though!
The last week at Purple Row
In case you missed some of our better work from the last week here at Purple Row, indulge yourselves in a few high quality pieces about the Rockies from the variety of different perspectives that make up our staff.
On Saturday, I spoke to Modesto Nuts outfielder Wes Rogers about his speed and approach setting the table for some of the High-A affiliate's big bangers.
On Friday, Bryan Kilpatrick examined Trevor Story's contact issues at the plate.
Also on Friday, I talked to a bunch of Rockies minor league pitchers about how they're preparing to pitch at Coors Field.
And, Connor Farrell told you exactly who to hate in the National League West.
On Thursday, Ryan Freemyer looked at exactly how hard Carlos Gonzalez has been hitting the ball.
Also on Thursday, Adam Peterson took a look at some lesser-known prospects.
On Wednesday, Logan Bannon scouted the kids from The Sandlot.
Also on Wednesday, I talked to Jon Gray about his rehab assignment.
On Tuesday, Isaac Marks decided to go full-on buzzkill about the Rockies' power surge.
Also on Tuesday, Eric Garcia-McKinley talked to Tony Freakin' Wolters.
Heckuva week, folks. Heckuva week.