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Rockies news and links for April 19, 2019

Colorado Rockies Are Finally Moving Forward After A Franchise-Worse Start | Forbes

Many Rockies fans are hoping that we just got all the ugly out at the start of the season and the Rockies can continue on to succeed in 2019. The Rockies had the perfect storm of losing, unable to win at home or on the road. Injuries plagued them, and offense eluded them. They’re trying to stay positive and just work on digging themselves out of the hole they are currently in. They do have reasons to be optimistic about this season. The offense is starting to find its groove, averaging nearly six runs per game in the last three games. Nolan Arenado homered three games in a row after no home runs in the first 15 games.

The starting rotation is looking better and better too, especially Jon Gray, who has shown his ability to keep cool in high-pressure situations. Ryan McMahon and David Dahl are back from the IL, hopefully promising more offense for the Rockies. Finally, Carlos Estevez is showing some good command. Things are definitely looking better in Colorado, and while they’ve got a long way to go, they’re on their way.

Reinforcements on the way for Rockies’ latest home stand | Mile High Sports

Things are starting to look up for the Rockies with the recent wins and promising offense. On top of this, Ryan McMahon and David Dahl returned from the 10-day IL, ready to boost the offense that much more. Dahl had been the Rockies strongest hitter before suffering an injury to his core. McMahon was the shining star of Spring Training, but he had a bit of a tough start prior to his elbow injury. Yonathan Daza and Josh Fuentes were called up to help fill in, but with the two coming off the IL, Daza and Fuentes went back to Triple-A. Tyler Anderson is looking like he’ll be ready to come back soon, but both Daniel Murphy and Chris Iannetta will be staying on the IL for a bit longer.

Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon trusting his process to bust his slump | Denver Post ($)

Charlie Blackmon has started off 2019 with something of a slump. He’s hitting just .219 and has no home runs in 79 at-bats. The veteran is not showing signs of frustration, though. He trusts himself and his ability to get back to his usual hitting. Bud Black also has faith, saying that his swing looks good. It’s just a matter of him finding that stride and getting himself out of this slump.

On the Farm

The Isotopes played a double header, with Sam Hilliard (no. 11 PuRP) getting his third home run of the season. In the same game, Brendan Rodgers (no. 1 PuRP) had a sacrifice fly to bring a run in, and walked in his other plate appearance.

Triple-A: Reno Aces 6, Albuquerque Isotopes 3 | MiLB.com; Albuquerque Isotopes 4, Reno Aces 2 | MiLB.com

Double-A: New Hampshire Fisher Cat 5, Hartford Yard Goats 3 | MiLB.com

Single-A: West Virginia Power 12, Asheville Tourists 7 | MiLB.com

High-A: Visalia Rawhide 5, Lancaster Jethawks 4 | MiLB.com