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Rockies news and links for August 9, 2019

Rockies’ icon Vinny Castilla believes in the club this season and beyond | Mile High Sports

A baseball season lasts a long time, with loads of games and plenty of opportunity, either to succeed or to fail. The Rockies have had a year that’s gone up and way down, but they’re still trying to stay positive about the future of the team. Former Rockie Vinny Castilla sat down to chat with Mile High Sports about his part in the Kingsford Charcoal campaign, Taste of The Game. He also spoke about the 2019 Rockies, saying he still believes in their chances. He talks about teams going through rough patches, but this club is the type to work hard and find its way out. They might not quite make the playoffs, but the hopes are still there that the future remains bright. The young players have talent, and they will certainly develop. It’s just a matter of figuring things out in the meantime.

Colorado Rockies podcast: Padres, history and what comes next | Rox Pile

The Rockies are coming off a brief but brutal series against Houston, and they’re set to face the Padres. This is the first time the two teams have faced each other since that record-setting series with a combined 92 runs. At that point, the Rockies were three games over .500, but now they’re sitting at 52-62. This podcast discusses that June series and what might happen in the upcoming one. They also reflect on the games against the Astros and systemic issues that the Rockies are having in these losses.

On the Farm

Drew Weeks shone bright in the Isotopes’ game against the Missions. He got three hits and three runs, driving in one run as well. Roberto Ramos and Noel Cuevas also got three hits, both scoring one run. Chris Rusin had a rough start to the game, giving up nine hits and six runs. Phillip Diehl and DJ Johnson held things together well in the later part of the game.

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes 9, San Antonio Missions 8 | MiLB.com

Double-A: Hartford Yard Goats 6, Reading Fightin Phils 4 | MiLB.com

High-A: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes 5, Lancaster JetHawks 4 | MiLB.com

Low-A: Asheville Tourists 7, Greensboro Grasshoppers 2 | MiLB.com

Short-Season A: Eugene Emeralds 9, Boise Hawks 3 | MiLB.com

Rookie: Grand Junction Rockies 8, Great Falls Voyagers 3 | MiLB.com

DSL 1: DSL Rockies 6, DSL Mets1 0 | MiLB.com

DSL 2: DSL Colorado 2, DSL Pirates2 8 | MiLB.com