Brandon Barnes isn’t a classic power hitter. In fact, neither of the Colorado right fielder’s two home runs this season even left the park.
Racing around the bases as if his two-run homer in the ninth inning was still in play, Michael Bourn was mobbed by his teammates when he reached home plate as the Cleveland Indians completed a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies with a 6-4 win on Sunday.
Mike Aviles hit a three-run homer in the second and added the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to help the Cleveland Indians beat the Colorado Rockies 7-6 on Saturday.
Last Wednesday Charlie Blackmon had the second-best batting average in baseball. He’s fallen off a bit since CBS4’s Vic Lombardi interviewed him then, but he’s batting .319 — and he still has a killer beard.
Evan Gattis homered twice to support Julio Teheran’s six scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 7-0 on Sunday.
Jorge De La Rosa carried a no-hitter through six innings and pitched seven scoreless innings, as the Colorado Rockies withstood a late rally to beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Friday night.
The Rockies are fun again, and you’d better bet CBSDenver.com’s Brett Heinzerling will be watching them this summer.
Despite seeing their offense stymied in a 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, the Colorado Rockies feel as if they did more than just survive a grueling schedule to start the season.
Alfredo Simon gave up home runs to Charlie Blackmon and Corey Dickerson to start the game, and the Cincinnati Reds never got any closer.
Carlos Gonzalez had five of Colorado’s season-high 21 hits and Nolan Arenado made several slick plays at third base on a night he extended his hitting streak to 26 games as the Rockies routed the Texas Rangers 12-1 on Tuesday night.