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Colorado Rockies begin key eight-game homestand with much to prove

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After a strong road trip, the Rockies will look to maintain their momentum at Coors Field.

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Rockies host Dodgers with a lot on the line, a lot to prove – The Denver Post
After a 5-2 road trip that saw them win series against the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles and defending NL champion New York Mets, the Rockies will begin an eight-game homestand against three more playoff contenders tonight when they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Patrick Saunders says that while the team knows it still has much to prove, the Rockies are confident they can continue their hot streak through the homestand, despite the caliber of opponents they are facing.

Rockies make no moves as MLB trade deadline comes and goes – The Denver Post
Prior to their 12-5 start to the second half, the Rockies looked to be sellers at yesterday’s non-waiver trade deadline, with outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon the marquee pieces on the block. Instead, the Rockies did nothing, despite listening to offers, primarily for reliever Boone Logan. That said, there are still Rockies that could be moved in waiver trades this month. primarily pitcher Jorge De La Rosa and catcher Nick Hundley.

Brandon Barnes accepts assignment to Triple-A | rockies.com
The Rockies did make one transaction yesterday, giving outfielder Brandon Barnes an outright assignment to Triple-A Albuquerque after he cleared waivers. Barnes was designated for assignment last week when the Rockies promoted outfielder David Dahl to the big leagues.

Prospect Team of Week led by Rockies prospects | MLB.com
A pair of Rockies prospects highlighted MLB.com’s prospect team of the week, as pitcher Yency Almonte and catcher Tom Murphy made the cut.

Almonte did not allow an earned run in a pair of outings for High-A Modesto last week, allowing just one unearned run on nine hits and three walks with 20 strikeouts in 14 innings. Meanwhile, Murphy hit .500/.571/.889 in five games for Triple-A Albuqurerque with a pair of home runs and three walks with just four strikeouts.