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Jon Gray: "Finally got my delivery right" as 2016 Rockies' debut nears - The Denver Post
Jon Gray will make his season debut today, and after some tinkering, he has reclaimed some of the speed he was known for in college, topping out at 99 mph during his rehab stint. The Rockies are hoping that the game will finally slow down for him, and that he can learn to handle Coors Field.

Rockies use advanced analytics to aid pitchers | MLB.com
The Rockies have turned to TrackMan and Statcast in an effort to improve the pitching. Thomas Harding detailed the team's foray into analytics and how they hope to use it to their benefit, without taking away from the natural element of pitching.

Arrieta throws 2nd career no-hitter as Cubs beat Reds 16-0 - The Denver Post
If you were out last night, you missed another incredible outing from Cubs starter Jake Arrieta, who threw his second no-hitter in his last 11 regular-season starts. The run that Arrieta has been on the last two seasons has been nothing short of incredible, and so much fun to watch. He's making a real push to be the best pitcher in baseball as of late.

Colorado Rockies' road trip provides hope going forward | Mile High Sports
Aniello Piro thinks that there are positives to be found in the Rockies last road trip, despite the .500 record and losing end to the trip. He examines what we can take from it, and what to look for going forward.