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Rockies starter Kyle Freeland allowed one run, eight hits, and one walk over six innings of work against the Padres on Thursday. He also struck out four batters in the process. Freeland was hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to San Diego by a score of 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Freeland is now 1-6 with a 4.52 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and .299 OBA over the course of 12 starts. Despite his shaky numbers and record, he has improved as of late. The southpaw has a 1.98 ERA and 1.07 WHIP with just eight walks and 34 strikeouts through his last seven trips to the mound.

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Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a single, double, and strikeout against the Padres on Thursday. Colorado ultimately fell to San Diego by a score of 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Blackmon has mounted a really strong season after initially starting fairly slow. Through 96 games, he is slashing .277/.364/.399 with 48 RBI, 37 walks, and 47 strikeouts. He's hitting .360 over the last seven games and .316 over the last 15 games.

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Infielder Rio Ruiz, who made his Rockies debut on Tuesday, started at first base against the Padres on Thursday. It was his first start at first base since 2019. In the end, he finished 0-for-2 with a walk and strikeout. Colorado ultimately fell to San Diego by a score of 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: Ruiz is now slashing .170/.257/.298 with six RBI, 10 walks, and 30 strikeouts over the course of 34 games with the Orioles and Rockies this season. He was hitting an impressive 54-for-172 in Triple-A prior to his call to the majors on Tuesday.

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Rockies reliever Carlos Estevez was charged with the loss on Wednesday. While pitching in a tied game, he allowed one run, one walk, and two hits over one inning of work. Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 8-7.

Fantasy Impact: Estevez is now 2-3 with a 5.35 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and .277 OBA over 35.1 innings of relief work this season. He's 0-3 with a miserable 8.36 ERA over his last 15 appearances out of the bullpen.

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Rockies reliever Lucas Gilbreath was thrust into an opener role on short notice against the Angels on Wednesday. He allowed one run, two hits, and two walks over one inning of work. Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 8-7.

Fantasy Impact: Gilbreath did not factor into the final decision, so he is still 0-1 this year. He also owns a 6.41 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and .256 OBA over 19.2 innings on the mound. He's now allowed three runs over seven outings in the month of July.

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Rockies shortstop Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Angels on Wednesday. He also drew a walk in the contest but did strike out three times. Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 8-7.

Fantasy Impact: This was potentially the final homer of Story's tenure with the Rockies as the 27-year-old has been a subject of aggressive trade talks. He's having a down year, slashing .240/.313/.429 with 38 RBI, 42 walks, and 90 strikeouts. On a more positive note, he has amassed 13 home runs and 17 stolen bases.

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Rockies outfielder Raimel Tapia finished 4-for-5 with two doubles and two singles against the Angels on Wednesday. He also stole second base, knocked in a run, and scored once himself. Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 8-7.

Fantasy Impact: Tapia is now slashing .285/.340/.386 with 43 RBI, 32 walks, 55 strikeouts, and 19 stolen bases so far this year. He is now an impressive 8-for-17 over the course of Colorado's last four games.

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The Colorado Rockies have traded right-hander Mychal Givens to the Cincinnati Reds. (Source: Mark Feinsand on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Reds are finalizing a deal with the Rockies to acquire reliever Mychal Givens. He served as the main setup man for the Rockies, racking up eight holds to go along with a 2.73 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 29 2/3 innings in 2021. Givens is expected to be used in a high-leverage role for the Reds and is mainly an option for league formats that reward solds (saves and holds).

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Rockies starter Austin Gomber allowed just two runs, five hits, and two walks over six innings of work against the Angels on Tuesday. He also struck out seven batters and earned the win as Colorado ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 12-3.

Fantasy Impact: Gomber has gone 8-5 with a 3.69 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and .208 OBA while walking 26 batters and striking out 86 this season. He's looked particularly strong as of late, going 5-0 with just eight earned runs, three walks, and 26 strikeouts over his last six starts (33 innings).

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Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon, who shifted to second base later in the game, went 1-for-4 with an RBI single against the Angels on Tuesday. He also logged a walk, hit by pitch, and strikeout in the process. Colorado ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 12-3.

Fantasy Impact: McMahon is now slashing .261/.328/.467 with 16 homers, 51 RBI, 33 walks, and 95 strikeouts this season. He's amassed a .333 batting average with seven RBI, eight walks, and 12 strikeouts over his last 15 games.

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Rockies center fielder Garrett Hampson went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against the Angels on Tuesday. However, he did draw a walk and steal second base in the process. Colorado ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 12-3.

Fantasy Impact: Hampson is now slashing .244/.294/.393 with six homers, 21 RBI, 21 walks, 79 strikeouts, and 14 stolen bases this season. He's been in a slump as of late, posting a .185 batting average with zero RBI and 14 strikeouts over his last 15 games.

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Rockies first baseman C.J. Cron went 0-for-2 against the Angels on Tuesday. He did reach on a fielder's choice, which scored a run and allowed him to steal second base moments later. He was replaced by Sam Hilliard after just two at-bats. Colorado ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 12-3.

Fantasy Impact: Cron is now slashing .245/.357/.460 with 14 homers, 43 RBI, 38 walks, and 68 strikeouts this season. Tuesday's stolen base marked his first since 2018 with the Rays.

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Rockies second baseman Brendan Rodgers went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and single against the Angels on Tuesday. He also drew a walk and scored three times in the contest. Colorado ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 12-3.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers owns a .267/.333/.455 slash line with seven homers, 22 RBI, 12 walks, and 34 strikeouts this season. He owns an impressive .556 slugging percentage over his last seven games (27 at-bats).

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Rockies outfielder Sam Hilliard, who came off the bench as a pinch-hitter for C.J. Cron and served as the designated hitter on Tuesday, went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and two singles. He scored twice in the process as Colorado ultimately defeated Los Angeles by a score of 12-3.

Fantasy Impact: Hilliard is now slashing .186/.262/.441 with eight RBI, six walks, and 26 strikeouts this season. He's looked good as of late, going 5-for-13 with two homers and four RBI over his last five games.

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Rockies starter German Marquez had a shaky outing against the Angels on Monday as he allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits over 6.1 innings. On a more positive note, he struck out eight batters and did not walk anyone. Marquez was still hit with the loss as Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Marquez is now 8-8 with a 3.54 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and .221 OBA through 21 starts this season. He's walked 44 batters while striking out 127 and has emerged as the ace of Colorado's rotation. Over his last seven starts, Marquez has amassed an impressive 1.86 ERA.

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Rockies third baseman Joshua Fuentes had a quiet day at the plate against the Angels on Monday as he went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Fuentes has posted a .226/.259/.358 slash line with seven homers, 32 RBI, 12 walks, and 63 strikeouts this season. He owns an abysmal .165 batting average over the course of his last 30 contests.

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Rockies designated hitter Connor Joe went 1-for-4 with a double against the Angels on Monday. He also logged a pair of strikeouts in the process. Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Joe is now 16-for-65 with eight RBI, nine walks, and 17 strikeouts this season. He's hitting 4-for-12 over his last five contests.

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Rockies catcher Dom Nunez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer against the Angels on Monday. He also struck out twice in the process. Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Nunez is now slashing .173/.278/.370 with six homers, 25 RBI, 24 walks, and 70 strikeouts this season. He owns an impressive .647 slugging percentage over the team's last 15 games.

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Rockies catcher Elias Diaz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run against the Dodgers on Sunday. He also logged a walk in the process. Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz has been on a tear lately, slashing .315/.351/.685 with six home runs and 10 RBI over Colorado's last 15 contests. In total this season, he owns a .211 batting average and has launched nine homers.

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Rockies starter Jon Gray allowed two runs (both solo homers) over five innings of work against the Dodgers on Sunday. His final line also included four hits, three walks, and four strikeouts. He finished with the no-decision as Colorado ultimately fell to Los Angeles by a score of 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: Gray is now 6-6 with a 3.67 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and .220 OBA over 18 starts this year. He has walked 40 batters while striking out 91. It's possible that Sunday was his last start with the Dodgers. He's not scheduled to pitch again until Friday night, which is after the MLB trade deadline.

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