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Jon Gray is finding his groove at Coors Field

Toronto Blue Jays  v Colorado Rockies
Jon Gray dazzled the home crowd yet again Friday night.
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Gray’s comfort level at Coors is evident | MLB.com

Jon Gray has come to like pitching at Coors Field. Gray notched his second consecutive quality start in last night’s loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. The big righty told reporters that he knew in his pre-game bullpen session that he would be firing on all cylinders, which resulted in eight strikeouts and just three hits from the Phillies’ lineup. Gray expressed comfort with the plate and pitching mound of his home ballpark, which is reflected in his recent Coors Field starts. His 6 1/3 innings is actually the shortest appearance Gray has made at Coors since throwing six innings against Cincinnati on May 31st.

Gerardo Parra getting stir-crazy with ankle injury waiting for Rockies return | The Denver Post

Gerardo Parra was put through intense running drills Friday, but three weeks off of a collision with Trevor Story that left Parra with a nasty high-ankle sprain, his return remains open-ended. Parra admitted to a bit of discomfort following Friday’s exercise, but assured that he is certainly on the up-swing. Though itching to get back with the team, Parra is likely to remain on the disabled list through the All-Star break. Once cleared, a longer minor league rehabilitation stint is expected before Parra is back in the Rockies lineup.

Christian Bergman in Rockies Limbo, may move into a starting role | The Denver Post

Formerly injured long reliever, Christian Bergman, will make his fourth rehab start for the Isotopes Saturday. With the team siding with Jordan Lyles as the long-man since Bergman hit the disabled list on May 19th, the extended rehabilitation assignment may actually become a transitioning back to a starting role. The club has not yet made a decision on Bergman, but with Jeff Hoffman vying for his call-up, either option could just mean more hanging in limbo for the right-hander.

Story appreciates Final Vote support | MLB.com

The 23-year old phenom’s storybook rookie season won’t include a trip to this year’s All Star Game, as Trevor Story was beat out by Giants first baseman Brandon Belt in the NL Final Vote. Story thanked fans, teammates and Canada for their efforts.