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Rockies news and links for June 17, 2019

Rockies are keeping their focus short and narrow at all times this year | Mile High Sports

The Rockies’ series against the Padres was interesting to say the least. It started off with the Rockies having a six-run lead they blew in the ninth inning. The Rockies had finally started to get their season on track, but this loss on Friday kind of deflated things. However, a good team will be able to shake off this kind of loss and move forward. Nolan Arenado epitomized this, saying that they were a bit dejected, but were ready to step up, because they are a solid team. They are all trying to focus on playing one game at a time, even breaking it down to one pitch at a time. Each pitch counts, and the Rockies are trying to remember this. The Rockies have the talent and the ability, it’s just a matter of plugging along and getting the job done.

Padres, Rox score ALL the runs in historic series | Rockies.com

The Rockies series against the Padres had just about everything. There was an inside-the-park home run, flooding, a grand slam, ejections, and more. The two teams also combined for the most combined runs scored in a series, landing at 93. It was an odd weekend, so we’ll see where the Rockies take it from here.

Story still finds dad’s early advice useful | Rockies.com

Trevor Story credits his dad Ken with a lot of his success. The early things his dad taught him have led Story to where he is now. He also said he thinks he’s a lot like his father in temperament. He still hears his father’s voice in his head as he plays. The Rockies wore special gear to help raise awareness of and funds for the fight against prostate cancer. It’s a great cause, and the Rockies have supported them for a while, focusing on the cause on Father’s Day.

On the Farm

Yonathan Daza had a great game with the Isotopes, hitting a home run and a triple, getting an RBI on top of that. Pat Valaika and Sam Hilliard also had strong hitting nights, helping lead the Isotopes to a win over New Orleans.

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 7, New Orleans Baby Cakes 6 | MiLB.com

Double-A: Erie SeaWolves 5, Hartford Yard Goats 3 | MiLB.com

Erie SeaWolves, Hartford Yard Goats: Cancelled Makeup of June 15

High-A: Lancaster JetHawks 11, Inland Empire 66ers 10 | MiLB.com

Low-A: Lakewood BlueClaws 6, Asheville Tourists 5 | MiLB.com

Short Season-A: Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 8, Boise Hawks 3 | MiLB.com

Rookie: Ogden Raptors 7, Grand Junction 6 | MiLB.com