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Rockies well-suited to play spoiler down the stretch

Colorado baseball news and notes for Sept. 13.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Rays and Rockies could play MLB postseason spoiler | ESPN (Insider)
David Schoenfield pins the title of "potential spoiler" on the Rockies, who play games against the Cardinals, Dodgers and Giants down the stretch. Schoenfield notes the Rockies' penchant for pitching well on the road and likes their chances particularly against their NL West rivals. More from Schoenfield:

Tyler Chatwood has a 1.77 ERA on the road, so keep an eye on his matchups. The Rockies also have players chasing individual titles with Nolan Arenado tied for the NL home run lead with Kris Bryant and DJ LeMahieu one point behind Daniel Murphy for the batting crown, so don't expect the regulars to sit much. With a 69-74 record, Walt Weiss would love to guide his team to a .500 finish.

Rockies Trevor Story stays busy while on DL |
Trevor Story could be ready to start taking swings an about a month or so, but in the meantime he's made it a point to take in as much as he can from hitters on his own team and on opposing clubs. Story will stay near the Rockies' spring training facility this offseason in an effort to come back 100 percent from his injury, Thomas Harding notes.

Raimel Tapia makes first start in left field for Rockies – The Denver Post
Tapia helped the Rockies rally from a 5-0 deficit with a game-tying single last night but struck out in a key spot late in the game and swung at a couple of pitches even he couldn't hit resulting in unfortunate outs. He'll be all right.

Rockies first-round pick Riley Pint feels "great" after first pro season | BSN Denver
Drew Creasman caught up with Pint, who didn't have great results this season but is progressing well and will search for more consistency moving forward.

Great Moments in Baseball’s dumb honor culture – HardballTalk
Former Rockie Troy Tulowitzki got caught up in some foolish "unwritten rules" stuff at the end of the Blue Jays' game against the Rays on Monday. And then he didn't bother to explain himself to reporters after the game, which, as often as that can be blown out of proportion, it mostly just doesn't do the player any favors to not even attempt to tell his side of a story. Check out the video here.