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Rockies news and links for July 22, 2019

Rockies make several moves, designate Mark Reynolds for assignment | Mile High Sports

The Rockies made some roster moves Sunday that were somewhat surprising. Two of these moves involved players who have been consistently struggling recently. First, they moved Antonio Senzatela to Triple-A Albuquerque. He’s allowed 21 runs in July in the 11 innings he’s played. The woes culminated in Saturday’s game, when he gave up six runs in the first 1.3 innings he played before getting pulled. Jeff Hoffman was recalled to take Senzatela’s place. The other big move was designating Mark Reynolds for assignment. The veteran had not played well for a while, hitting just .170 for the year. This has been a pattern lately for the Rockies, getting rid of veterans who can’t deliver. Sam Howard will take Reynolds place on the roster, adding a left hand to the bullpen.

Blackmon makes Rox history at Yankee Stadium | Rockies.com

Charlie Blackmon gave the Rockies a much-needed offensive boost to start Sunday’s game against the Yankees. He went on to get four hits in the game, the most ever by a Rockies player in Yankee Stadium. He’s tied for this hitting record with Carlos Gonzalez and Juan Pierre, but he’s the only one who did it in New York. The win also marked a good game for German Marquez, who kept the Yankees scoreless until the fifth inning, with the exception of DJ LeMahieu’s leadoff home run.

Rockies catcher Tony Wolters earns teammates’ praise for hot work behind plate | Denver Post ($)

Tony Wolters was recently awarded the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award, something he definitely deserved. He proved this by catching during the Yankees series in 100-plus degree weather. Tony Wolters takes pride in his work, and he puts in every effort to help his team win. He realizes that there’s a lot on the catcher’s shoulders, and he wants to be able to carry that weight. His team certainly recognizes his hard work, and they’re proud of what he does.

On the Farm

The Isotopes put up some good offense in Sunday’s game, with each starting player, with the exception of the pitcher getting at least one hit. Roberto Ramos powered through with three hits, and Drew Butera and Peter Mooney both got two hits. Chris Rusin and Harrison Musgrave struggled a bit at the plate, giving up two and four runs, respectively. However, the Isotopes pulled it out in the end.

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 8, El Paso Chihuahuas 7 | MiLB.com

Double-A: Trenton Thunder 7, Hartford Yard Goats 2 | MiLB.com

High-A: San Jose Giants 4, Lancaster JetHawks 3 | MiLB.com

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 9, Rome Braves 7 | MiLB.com

Short-Season A: Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4, Boise Hawks 3 | MiLB.com