Rookie outfielder David Dahl flashed the first sign that he isn’t actually a robot built to hit baseballs last night. Dahl went 0-4 at the plate in the Rockies 10-6 loss to the Phillies, putting an end to his historic run. Dahl’s 17-game hit streak to begin his MLB career ties the Major League record, set by Chuck Aleno of the Reds in 1941. After surpassing Juan Pierre’s 16-game streak, Dahl holds sole possession of the Rockies’ franchise record.
Blackmon continues hot streak with 3 HRs | MLB.com
Charlie Blackmon — who has quietly put together a stellar year for the Rockies — got loud Friday night with three solo blasts in the game. Blackmon has been on an offensive tear in August, with six of his 18 home runs coming in the last six games. Blackmon is hitting .321/.381/.523 on the year.
The Rockies made a series of moves Friday afternoon in the wake of Mark Reynolds’ left hand injury and continued struggles with an ineffective bullpen. With Reynolds hitting the disabled list on account of a broken hamate bone, the Rockies recalled 1B Ben Paulsen from Triple-A Albuquerque. Paulsen has been with the Isotopes since May 13th, working specifically on improving success against left-handed pitching.
The Rockies designated Gonzalez Germen for assignment and called up right-handed relief prospect Matt Carasiti. Carasiti has dominated both the PCL and Eastern League in 2016, and joins a Rockies bullpen in desperate need of some stability. In his major league debut Friday, Carasiti allowed four hits and two runs while notching two strikeouts in two innings of work.
Purple Dinosaur Podcast Episode 84 | Purple Row
Rockies’ gold-gloved third base phenom Nolan Arenado joins the PDP this week to talk meaningful games in August and his leadership role with the Rockies. Purple Row’s own Bryan Kilpatrick chimes in on the state of the Rockies, Walt Weiss’s managerial status and more.