DENVER (AP) — Fifteen years ago, “Rocktober” was in full swing, with Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki and the rest of the Colorado Rockies marching toward their one and only World Series appearance.
Since then, Colorado's made only three postseason appearances, and none over the last four years.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Colorado Rockies placed outfielder Kris Bryant on the 10-day injured list on Monday with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
It's the third trip to the IL for Bryant, who signed a $182 million, seven-year contract with the Rockies in March.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant will undergo evaluation for the foot issue that kept him from playing Monday night.
“Kris has some discomfort in his foot,” Colorado manager Bud Black said after the Rockies’ 2-0 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger scored the winning run on Mookie Betts’ infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep.
DENVER (AP) — Kris Bryant is returning to the Colorado Rockies' lineup on Monday after missing more than a month with a lower back strain.
The Rockies activated the star outfielder from the 10-day injured list, and slotted him to bat third and play left field in first of a three-game home series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
A look at what's happening around the majors today:
A look at what's happening around the majors on Saturday:
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant's balky back has him on the injured list for the second time this season.
The Rockies placed Bryant on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Rockies outfielder Kris Bryant took swings in the cage Friday for the first time since he was sidelined with a sore back nearly three weeks ago and is eyeing a minor league rehab assignment as soon as next week.
DENVER (AP) — Seiya Suzuki stayed hot with an RBI double in a three-run first inning, Frank Schwindel homered and drove in two, and the Chicago Cubs cooled off Kris Bryant and the Colorado Rockies, winning 5-2 on Thursday night.
DENVER (AP) — Randal Grichuk already has deep thoughts about playing the outfield at cavernous Coors Field.
Namely, a little deeper the more beneficial for the Colorado Rockies centerfielder.
DENVER (AP) — The trivia question stumped Bud Black: Who was the opposing team's center fielder when he got his first win as a major league manager all the way back in 2007?
Answer: None other than good friend and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.
Capsules of National League West teams, listed in order of finish last year:
PHOENIX (AP) — Madison Bumgarner was a key part of three World Series championship teams during his time with the San Francisco Giants, so he knows what good baseball looks like.
He was also a part of the Arizona Diamondbacks last season, so he's well aware of what bad baseball looks like.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria is scheduled for surgery Tuesday to repair a ligament in his right index finger.
The team announced Monday night that the veteran infielder would undergo the procedure in Los Angeles, performed by Dr.
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays traded outfielder Randal Grichuk and just over $9.7 million to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday for outfielder Raimel Tapia and minor league infielder Adrian Pinto.
Many familiar faces with impressive resumes are in new places following one of major league baseball’s wildest free-agent frenzies.
Max Scherzer and Corey Seager got megadeals before the lockout.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball's free-agent frenzy was fun while it lasted.
Less than two weeks after it started, it's pretty much over.
Now that the dust has settled, some of the biggest moves weren't a huge surprise: Freddie Freeman is closer to home with the Dodgers, Nick Castellanos chose the Phillies while Trevor Story picked the Red Sox.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kris Bryant tried on his Colorado Rockies jersey for the first time and then ran through his thank-yous at his introductory news conference, giving kudos to the team's front office, manager Bud Black, agent Scott Boras and the dozen or so teammates who had gathered on the terrace to watch.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It may look a little weird for a few days, but Freddie Freeman officially put on Dodger blue and Kris Bryant donned the purple and black of the Colorado Rockies.
A few miles away in Mesa, Japanese star outfielder Seiya Suzuki also was in camp Friday, ready to bolster the Chicago Cubs.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona pitcher Zac Gallen already knew he was probably going to face Mookie Betts multiple times this season. Manny Machado, too. He also wasn't particularly surprised when Freddie Freeman joined the Dodgers.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Veteran slugger Kris Bryant has agreed to a $182 million, seven-year deal to join the Colorado Rockies, according to a person familiar with the agreement.
The person confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because its completion is pending a successful physical.
It's been three months since Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and Max Scherzer found new homes amid an unprecedented free agent spending spree.
Three long months of nothing, at least for fans used to filling their winters with updates off the hot stove.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds star outfielder Nick Castellanos exercised the opt-out clause in his contract and is a free agent, the team said Friday.
The Reds right fielder opted out of the final two years and $34 million remaining on his deal after having the best season of his nine-year career.
NEW YORK (AP) — Freddie Freeman, World Series MVP Jorge Soler and Eddie Rosario of the champion Atlanta Braves were among 160 players who became free agents Wednesday as an uncertain offseason started with a lockout threat looming.
HOUSTON (AP) — Baseball’s ninth work stoppage and first in 26 years appears almost certain to start Dec. 2, freezing the free-agent market and threatening the start of spring training in February.
Negotiations have been taking place since last spring, and each side thinks the other has not made proposals that will lead toward an agreement replacing the five-year contract that expires at 11:59 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of a qualifying offer to Major League Baseball free agents dropped by $500,000 to $18.4 million, a sign of the slide in salaries.
The figure is determined by the average of the top 125 major league contracts this year and marks only the second fall.
Los Angeles Dodgers (106-56, second in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (107-55, first in the NL West)
San Francisco; Thursday, 9:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Julio Urias (1-0, 2.96 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 195 strikeouts) Giants: Logan Webb (1-0, 2.97 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 158 strikeouts)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Webb pumped his fists as he set down a star-studded Dodgers lineup all game long, then raised his pitching hand in appreciation after a masterful postseason debut.
Webb struck out 10 while working into the eighth inning, Buster Posey hit a two-run homer that held up, and the 107-win San Francisco Giants blanked defending World Series champion Los Angeles 4-0 on Friday night in the opener of their NL Division Series.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Logan Webb struck out 10 pitching masterfully in his postseason debut, Buster Posey hit a two-run homer that held up, and the 107-win San Francisco Giants blanked the defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 Friday night in the opener of their NL Division Series.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs took the wrecking ball to their championship core. Now, it's time to start piecing things back together.
While Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber turn their attention toward playoff games with new teams, the Cubs come into the offseason with a long list of issues to address.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford made a diving lunge to his left to stop a sharp grounder by Dominic Smith of the Mets, then flipped the ball to Kris Bryant at second base as the shortstop’s momentum kept him rolling in the dirt for the force out, preserving a 1-1 game in the ninth inning of an eventual extra-innings loss.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Alex Wood and three relievers combined for a four-hitter for San Francisco, Kris Bryant hit a sacrifice fly and the Giants reached 104 wins for the first time since 1905 by beating the woeful Arizona Diamondbacks 1-0 Wednesday night.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scott Kazmir got the San Francisco Giants into a jam and rookie reliever Camilo Doval got them right out of it.
Doval got three huge outs on eight pitches at a pivotal juncture for the Giants, who beat the free-falling San Diego Padres 8-6 Wednesday night to take a two-game lead in the NL West.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Eddie Rosario became the second Atlanta player in a month to hit for the cycle, Max Fried pitched seven strong innings and the Braves beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Sunday in a matchup of division leaders.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It took more than four hours and San Diego finally returned to the win column — and the Padres desperately needed this one to stay right in the playoff race.
San Diego Padres (74-68, third in the NL West) vs. San Francisco Giants (93-50, first in the NL West)
San Francisco; Monday, 9:45 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Padres: Yu Darvish (8-9, 3.95 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 174 strikeouts) Giants: Dominic Leone (3-3, 1.69 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 40 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — Wilmer Flores flew halfway across the country knowing he would play in just one game before heading back home.
Turns out it was a worthwhile trip.
Flores homered and drove in three runs, Kris Bryant scored two against his former team, and the San Francisco Giants hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Sunday for their season-high seventh straight win.
San Francisco Giants (91-50, first in the NL West) vs. Chicago Cubs (65-77, fourth in the NL Central)
Chicago; Saturday, 2:20 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Kevin Gausman (13-5, 2.58 ERA, .99 WHIP, 192 strikeouts) Cubs: Zach Davies (6-10, 5.16 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 108 strikeouts)
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant drew a pair of standing ovations in his return to Wrigley Field, Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt homered in the seventh inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Friday for their fifth straight victory.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant drew a pair of standing ovations in his return to Wrigley Field, then Evan Longoria and Brandon Belt homered in the seventh inning to send the San Francisco Giants over the Chicago Cubs 6-1 Friday for their fifth straight win.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kris Bryant left the Chicago Cubs and NL Central late last month figuring he had seen about enough of Corbin Burnes.
Matching up again, Bryant and his new Giants teammates certainly couldn't figure out the Milwaukee ace.
NEW YORK (AP) — Kris Bryant launched an early two-run homer, pinch-hitter Darin Ruf broke an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single and the San Francisco Giants beat the plummeting New York Mets 3-2 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep.
NEW YORK (AP) — With the best record in the majors, the surprising San Francisco Giants have been meeting challenges all season.
Their trip to New York was no different.
Kris Bryant launched an early two-run homer, pinch-hitter Darin Ruf broke an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single and San Francisco beat the plummeting Mets 3-2 on Thursday night for a three-game sweep.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kris Bryant hit two home runs, Kevin Gausman set a career high for wins and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 7-5 on Monday night.
Brandon Crawford had four hits to continue his surge at the plate over the past month.
MIAMI (AP) — Bryan De La Cruz hit a grand slam and Alex Jackson added a three-run homer as the Miami Marlins tied a team record by scoring 11 times in the second inning Friday night during a 14-10 win over the Chicago Cubs.
CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Goodwin led off the 10th inning with a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox regrouped to beat the Cubs 8-6 on Friday at Wrigley Field after Craig Kimbrel blew a three-run lead against his former team.
PHOENIX (AP) — It hasn't taken long for the San Francisco Giants to make a strong impression on Kris Bryant.
Bryant doubled to start a four-run ninth inning rally to tie Arizona, then doubled again to score the eventual winner as the Giants came back to beat the Diamondbacks 5-4 on Thursday.
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story hit two home runs, including a go-ahead two-run drive in the fifth inning, and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Thursday.
Sam Hilliard and Connor Joe also homered and Brendan Rodgers extended his hitting streak to 12 games with two singles for the Rockies, who took two of three from the Cubs.
There was something particularly poignant about the fact that the Washington Nationals hosted the Chicago Cubs this past weekend.
By the time their three-game series began Friday night, each team had pulled the plug on an era that produced some great memories for its fans.