SAN FRANCISCO — DJ LeMahieu is on the verge of winning the National League batting title, and he might get an extra boost from Rockies manager Walt Weiss.
When Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau won the title in 2014, he sat out the penultimate game of the season and had just one pinch-hit at-bat in the final game.
Taylor Phinney is returning home.
Phinney, the professional cyclist from Boulder who made a stunning comeback in 2015 after suffering a debilitating injury that nearly ended his career, will leave BMC Racing and return to Jonathan Vaughters’ Cannondale-Drapac squad on a two-year contract beginning in 2017.
“There was nothing forcing him to keep being a bike racer,” Vaughters said in an interview.
The legend of the Broncos’ defense is a worm. The legend worms its way into the hearts and minds of NFL foes. The worm eats confidence and turns it to fear.
When the Denver defense takes the field for an NFL game, there is a distinct aroma in the stadium. It smells like fear.
SAN FRANCISCO — Nolan Arenado emerged from the indoor batting cage at AT&T Park on Tuesday afternoon, sweat streaming down his face. He was smiling, of course, because hitting almost always brings a smile to his face.
This has been a sometimes trying season for Arenado, even though he is once again putting up MVP-type numbers.