Michael Toglia

Ryan McMahon tagging out Corbin Carroll at third on a steal attempt, his knee atop the bag. Infielders are adopting this positioning to avoid obstruction.
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How Infielders Are Avoiding Obstruction under New Enforcement Guidelines

How Infielders Are Avoiding Obstruction PHOENIX, Mar. 31 — When Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz gunned down Arizona Diamondbacks speedster Corbin Carroll Friday night on a steal attempt at third base, there was some dispute over whether he was safe or out. The Diamondbacks challenged, but replay was inconclusive, so the call stood. What was […]

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Drew Smyly throws the first pitch of the Cubs–Rockies Cactus League game on February 29, 2024.
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Rockies Outlast Cubs in Cactus League Slugfest

Rockies 10, Cubs 9 MESA, Ariz. (Feb. 29) — The Colorado Rockies edged the Chicago Cubs, 10–9, in Cactus League play Thursday afternoon at Sloan Park. Rockies shortstop Ezequiel Tovar batted 3-for-3 from the leadoff spot, a triple shy of the cycle with two runs scored and a run batted in. “Big day. Three hits, […]

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Aaron Schunk of the Rockies stealing second against the Athletics.
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Rockies Use Pitching and Speed in Victory over Athletics

Rockies 5, Athletics 1 MESA, Ariz. (Feb. 24) — A deep Michael Toglia home run to the berm in right field, coupled with a three-run outburst in the eighth inning, led the split-squad Colorado Rockies to a 5–1 victory over the host Oakland Athletics in Cactus League play Saturday afternoon at Hohokam Stadium. Rockies starting […]

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