Trevor Story had two homers and a career-high six RBI, Jon Gray pitched six strong innings, and the Colorado Rockies broke out of an offensive slump in a big way to beat the Atlanta Braves 17-2 on Wednesday night.
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Ottavino is the only pitcher to ever wear zero; he said it's an "O" for his last name. He has worn it since little league, though his former team wasn't on board with him using it.
If you could hurt a computer's feelings, McMahon did that with his rough 2016 season. Hitting .354/.401/.587 in the minors this year has mended those fences quite a bit.
The Rockies have scored three runs or fewer in eight straight games -- and three of those were even played at Coors Field. The finger can be pointed at the lower half of the order.
Brandon Phillips scored the go-ahead run on a rare error by Nolan Arenado, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Blackmon, Springer hit rare milestone
With RBIs being partially dependent on opportunity, racking them up as a leadoff man is no easy task. George Springer drove in his 70th run of the season Tuesday to join an exclusive club. Charlie Blackmon did so in late July, after also accomplishing the feat in 2016.
Nolan Arenado, who leads the majors with 100 RBIs, was set to start at third base and bat third against Atlanta at Coors Field on Tuesday night.
Freeland activated for Tuesday start
The Rockies reinstated LHP Kyle Freeland (groin) from the 10-day disabled list to start Tuesday vs. the Braves. Colorado optioned LHP Zac Rosscup to Triple-A in a corresponding roster move. Freeland is 11-7 with a 3.70 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 77/44 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 121 2/3 innings this season.
Keith Law talks to Eric Karabell and Boog Sciambi about Chad Bettis' return, the Phillies' rebuild, if the Orioles should sell Manny Machado to the highest bidder, Boston's young stars, Aaron Judge & more. Plus, "The Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs.
Josh Macri recaps all of Monday's MLB action, including a triumphant return for Chad Bettis, a gem spun by Zack Greinke, a franchise mark for Giancarlo Stanton and much more.
Ben Stiller, fellow MLB players show support for Chad Bettis following first start after cancer battle
Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis, who battled testicular cancer in the offseason, inspired many by dominating in his first 2017 start Monday at Coors Field.
Sometimes baseball can represent so much more. And with a strong outing in his first start after weeks of chemo, the Rockies righty did just that.
Chad Bettis drew a standing ovation when he took the mound for the first time since cancer treatment, then threw seven impressive innings Monday night as the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
What a special night for Chad Bettis. In his return from cancer all he does is throw seven scoreless innings, throwing 90 pitches and recording 12 groundball outs. He won't get the win, however, as Julio Teheran also matched him with zeroes, giving us the chance for just the second 0-0 game through nine innings in Coors Field history.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
Great story brewing in Colorado as Chad Bettis has tossed four scoreless innings in his first start of the season after undergoing cancer treatment. DJ LeMahieu made a diving stop for the final out of the fourth to save a run.
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Chad Bettis of the Rockies pitched a scoreless 1st inning against the Braves. Tonight is his 1st MLB start since being diagnosed with testicular cancer in November.
Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis was set to start Monday night at Coors Field in his first major league game since being diagnosed with testicular cancer in November.
Rockies option Estevez
To make room for RHP Chad Bettis on the major league roster, the Colorado Rockies optioned RHP Carlos Estevez to Triple-A Albuquerque on Monday.
Although Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have been perhaps the only consistent bats in the Rockies' lineup, lately they've gotten significant boosts from Gerardo Parra and Jonathan Lucroy.
Black has tried to change the mindset about pitching at Coors Field, and his innovative ideas have gone a long way toward the team holding a firm grasp on a wild-card spot in mid-August.