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Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies involved in four-player trade

The Colorado Rockies and Cincinnati Reds agreed to a four-player trade on Wednesday, the teams declared. The Rockies will get right-handed pitcher Robert Stephenson and outfielder Jameson Hannah in exchange for a pair of right-handed pitchers, in Jeff Hoffman and Case Williams.

Stephenson, 28 come February, is the most seasoned of the four personalities involved. He’s appeared in more than 100 big-league games to date, accumulating a 5.15 ERA while walking nearly five batters per nine.

Stephenson, who appeared on a handful of top-100 prospect lists before debuting in 2016, has turned into a two-offering pitcher: a slider that coerced whiffs on nearly half the swings taken against it last campaign, and a rising mid-90s fastball. He’s out of options but should make the Rockies’ Opening Day bullpen.

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Hannah, on the other side, will join his third organization since being drafted in the second round in 2018.

He had previously been part of the trade that sent Tanner Roark to Oakland in 2019. Hannah has some bat-to-ball skills, but he lacks the power projection necessary to forecast him as a starting corner outfielder. He also lacks the arm strength to play right field.

On the other side of the ledger, the Reds could give Hoffman another chance to make it as a big-league starter. He’ll turn 28 in January, and he’ll enter the new season with a career 6.40 ERA in 68 appearances.

Hoffman threw three pitches more than 10 percent of the time in 2020: a mid-90s rising fastball, a mid-80s changeup, and a curveball. Both of his secondary pitches posted whiff rates exceeding 30 percent. Hoffman is also out of options and will have to be on the Reds’ Opening Day roster or otherwise will be exposed to the waiver wire.

Williams was chosen in the fourth round of the 2020 draft. He’s yet to make his professional debut. 

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Colorado Rockies vs Boston Red Sox

Colorado Rockies vs Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are 20-10 against teams below .500. They are 7-7 against teams .500 or better.

Boston looks to continue the trend of beating up on subpar teams this week when it hosts the Rockies for three games (Tuesday-Thursday).

The Colorado  Rockies are playing well enough to reside in second in the National League West but that isn’t good enough to snag a spot in the postseason if it began today. The Rockies took a step back in an 8-3 defeat at Fenway Park for their 5th loss in six contests. Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa was charged with seven runs on nine hits and three BB over 3.1 frames to absorb the loss. The Rockies offense couldn’t keep pace on six hits and a walk with Gerardo Parra driving in a pair while Charlie Blackmon went solo. Chad Bettis is shooting for back to back wins when he opposes the Red Sox for the first time in his career. Bettis knocked off the Cardinals 3-1 on the road last time out with the lone run scored on five hits and a pair of BB over 6.2 innings.

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The Boston Red Sox have their sights set on the top spot in the American League East. The Red Sox continued to play well Tuesday and have won four of five to stay in the Orioles shadow. Ace David Price picked up the win with all three runs allowed on five hits and a BB through seven innings while striking out six. Boston pounded out 12 hits and walked five times with David Ortiz going 2-4 with four runs driven in while Xander Bogaerts and Dustin Pedroia combined for five hits and four runs.Steven Wright toes the rubber for the first time in his career versus the Rockies. Wright did not receive a decision in a 3-2 loss at Kansas City with all three runs allowed on five hits in eight frames.

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Boston’s Lineup:

  • Mookie Betts, RF
  • Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  • Xander Bogaerts, SS
  • David Ortiz, DH
  • Hanley Ramirez, 1B
  • Chris Young, LF
  • Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
  • Josh Rutledge, 3B
  • Christian Vazquez, C
  • David Price, LHP (6-1, 5.53 ERA)

 

Colorado’s Lineup:

  • Charlie Blackmon, CF
  • Trevor Story, SS
  • Nolan Arenado, 3B
  • Mark Reynolds, 1B
  • Carlos Gonzalez, RF
  • Ryan Raburn, DH
  • Garrado Parra, LF
  • Dustin Garneau, C
  • DJ LeMahieu, 2B
  • Jorge De La Rosa, LHP (1-3, 10.18 ERA)

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies

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Pittsburgh Pirates (10-9) at Colorado Rockies (9-10)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
J Niese (3-0) (4.24) vs. Jon Gray (0-0) (9.00)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +120 / Pittsburgh Pirates -130
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to exploit the confines of Coors Field on Wednesday as they continue their series with the Colorado Rockies.

The Pirates head into Wednesday night’s game looking to build some momentum after a pretty successful night at the dish last night as they send Jonathan Niese to the bump as he will take on Jonathan Gray who gets the call for Colorado. The Pirates are considered to be legitimate playoff threats in the NL Central this season and with the lineup they have and recent playoff pedigree it is clear to see why as they have some guys who can hit the cover off the ball and with Andrew McCutcheon heating up it is bad news for the rest of the National League.

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The Rockies meanwhile are considered to be among the league’s worst and have some serious needs to address before they can be considered a playoff threat once again, and while they have a few nice pieces in the form of Nolan Arenado and Trvor Story they may have to stockpile some prospects with an unload at this year’s trade deadline, much like they did last year with Troy Tulowitzki. Colorado, as mentioned, will send Gray to the hill who hasn’t been factored into a decision yet and has an ERA of 9.00, while Niese is 3-0 with a 4.24 ERA and will look to keep it going against a Rockies side who has some power at the plate.

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Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves

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Where: Turner Field

When: 7:10 p.m.

Probable starting pitchers:

 Monday, August 24, 5:10 pm
Jorge De La Rosa (7-5, 4.50) vs.  Julio Teheran (8-6, 4.32)

Tuesday, August 25, 5:10 pm
Yohan Flande (3-1, 3.94) vs.  Mike Foltynewicz (4-5, 6.06)

Wednesday, August 26, 5:10 pm
Jon Gray (0-0, 5.94) vs. Shelby Miller (5-10, 2.50)

The Braves slump home after an 0-7 trip to San Diego and Chicago, having lost 22 of their past 24 road games.

They begin a nine-game homestand Monday night with a manageable opponent in the Colorado Rockies, but even those meetings have gone poorly for the free-falling Braves this summer.

The Colorado Rockies are now done with a long home stand — one where they didn’t find a ton of success while facing three good-to-decent teams in the Padres, Nationals, and Mets.

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Now, they’ll get the opportunity to go back on the road, facing an ice-cold Atlanta Braves team this week before heading to Pittsburgh this weekend to face a very good ball club that’ll almost surely be in the playoffs come October.

Atlanta (53-71) completed a 0-7 trip with Sunday’s 9-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs, recording its longest overall slide of the season while falling to an MLB-worst 11-29 dating to July 8. The rotation has posted a 7.57 ERA on the skid and the staff as a whole has allowed 18 home runs – nine coming in the last two games at Wrigley Field.

The Rockies (49-73), who swept the Braves in four games July 9-12 in Colorado, are coming off being swept in three games at home by the New York Mets. Sunday’s 5-1 loss was their 11th in 13 games, and another would put them 25 games under .500 for the sixth season in franchise history and third time in the last four years.

The road, however, hasn’t provided a refuge. The Rockies have dropped four straight away games, and their 16-37 record since opening the season with six straight road wins is second-worst in baseball to the Braves (18-47).

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