Sports for May 3rd, 2018

>>Rockies Crush Cubs In Rubber Match

(Chicago, IL)  —  Nolan Arenado homered twice and drove in five runs as the Rockies crushed the Cubs 11-2 at Wrigley Field.  The 11 runs are a season-high for Colorado.  Trevor Story and Chris Iannetta also went deep for the Rockies, who won the final two in the three-game set.  Tyler Anderson struck out nine while giving up just two runs over seven innings as he moved to 2-and-0.

>>Rockies Open Series In New York Tomorrow

(Flushing, NY)  —  The Rockies are headed to the Big Apple where they will open up a three-game weekend series with the New York Mets tomorrow night at Citi Field.  German Marquez will take the mound for Colorado, which is 3-and-3 on its current nine-game road trip.  The Mets will counter with right-hander Zack Wheeler.

>>Rockies’ Rookie Gets Team Coffee In Full Uniform

(Denver, CO)  —  Rockies rookie Noel Cuevas went viral yesterday, but not for his play on the field.  Cuevas was sent in full uniform with a push-cart on an early coffee run in Wrigleyville ahead of yesterday’s game against the Cubs.  The team tweeted out video and pictures of the java run along with the full order, which cost just over 111-dollars.  Cuevas came on late in the game and went 2-for-2 at the plate.

>>Broncos Decline Fifth-Year Option On Shane Ray

(Englewood, CO)  —  The Broncos are declining the fifth-year option on linebacker Shane Ray’s rookie contract.  Multiple outlets report the Broncos will not pick up the option.  Ray was limited to eight games last season due to injury and had just one sack.  He has 84 tackles and 13 sacks in 38 career games over his first three seasons.  The Broncos drafted him 23rd overall in 2015 out of Missouri.

>>Avs Sign Goalie From Czech Republic

(Denver, CO)  —  The Avalanche have signed goalie Pavel Francouz out of the Czech Republic to a one-year deal.  Francouz has spent the last three seasons playing in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League, going 15-11-and-5 with a 1.80 goals-against-average this season.  The 27-year-old also played for the Czech Republic during the Winter Olympics earlier this year, and was 2-and-2 with a 2.27 GAA.

>>Stars To Name Denver University’s Montgomery Head Coach

(Dallas, TX)  —  The Dallas Stars are reportedly dipping into the college ranks to find their next head coach.  Multiple outlets report the Stars are expected to name Denver University’s Jim Montgomery their next head coach.  The 48-year-old has spent the last five seasons at Denver, helping the Pioneers win the NCAA championship last year.  Montgomery will become just the fifth coach in history to jump from college to the NHL.

>>Rapids Visit Sporting KC Saturday

(Kansas City, KS)  —  The Colorado Rapids are gearing up for their road match Saturday at Sporting KC.  The Rapids have lost two in-a-row after Sunday’s 2-1 home setback to Orlando City SC.  Colorado is currently 2-3-and-2 on the season.  SKC is 5-2-and-2.

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