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Colorado Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds has stepped up in a big way

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The veteran has filled in well for the injured Ian Desmond at first base.

Reynolds has helped keep Rockies afloat -

Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds hit his fourth home run of the season in Monday’s 5-3 loss to the Padres and has filled in quite well for the injured Ian Desmond early in the season. Manny Randhawa talked with Reynolds about his success in the first week of 2017.

Colorado skipper Bud Black faces the Padres with a new perch; Rockies still scanning Desmond, Dahl and Murphy - The Denver Post

Manager Bud Black faced his former team, the Padres, for the first time on Monday and talked with Nick Groke about the occasion. Groke also has updates on the injuries to outfielder David Dahl, first baseman Ian Desmond and catcher Tom Murphy.

Is Gerardo Parra playing himself into a starting role? - FanRag Sports

Another Rockie that has started strong in 2017 is outfielder Gerardo Parra. At FanRag Sports, Nick Stephens, also of Purple Row, discusses whether Parra is playing himself into a starting job even when the Rockies injured hitters return to the lineup.

Colorado Rockies: Current Long Stretch of Schedule Will Test Pitching - RoxPile

Kevin Henry takes a look at how the Rockies’ stretch of 14 games in 14 days to start the season will test the newly revamped bullpen, which has been a bright spot early in 2017.

Power rankings: One week in, Cubs still on top -

ESPN has released their first set of in-season power rankings, with the Rockies checking in at No. 8, between division foes Los Angeles and Arizona.