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Rockies' Jon Gray turns in encouraging start in frustrating loss

Colorado Rockies news and notes for Wednesday, August 23, 2017.

Charlie Blackmon's quest for 150 runs scored |

Here's yet another way Charlie Blackmon's season stands out. He currently leads all of baseball with 115 runs scored, and he has an outside chance to crack 150 runs scored for the year. That's only been done 19 times since 1901. The last time it was done was in 2001, when Jeff Bagwell scored 152.

Rockies' Gray sees positives in loss to KC |

The silver lining Jon Gray found in Tuesday night's loss against the Royals is that he and Jonathan Lucroy were on the same page, especially when it came to calling Gray's secondary pitches. It was a good start from Gray. That makes the eventual loss even more frustrating.

Is struggling Rockies closer Holland tired or toast? | Denver Post

Mark Kiszla and Nick Groke debate whether or not the Rockies should move Greg Holland from the closer role, even if temporarily. Kiszla suggests giving Holland a break and replacing him with McGee in preparation for a run to October, while Groke argues that it's best to leave Holland in the role he's excelled at for most of the season.