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August 28, 2020 01:00 AM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Picks up one-out save
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Hoffman earned the save Wednesday against the Diamondbacks after walking one and striking out one in one-third of an inning.

The Rockies entered the ninth with a five-run lead, but neither Tyler Kinley nor Jairo Diaz got the job done so manager Bud Black called Jeff Hoffman to shut the door on the Diamondbacks. With two outs and two runners on, Hoffman walked Eduardo Escobar and struck out Nick Ahmed to earn his first save of the season. Hoffman should gain confidence following this outing, as he had allowed runs in three of his previous four appearances out of the bullpen, though Daniel Bard still looks like the primary closer.

August 9, 2020 06:40 AM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Earns win in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman (2-0) earned the win Saturday against the Mariners. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two across three scoreless innings.

Hoffman has made two appearances out of the bullpen this season, tossing scoreless outings and earning the win in both. He should remain in a long-relief role after missing out on a rotation spot. This was his first appearance since Aug. 3 -- he could be in line for a more regular role if he keeps pitching like this.

August 3, 2020 02:08 AM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Loses out on rotation bid
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman is expected to remain in the bullpen after the Rockies announced Chi Chi Gonzalez as their fifth starter Sunday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

Due to a pair of early season off days, the Rockies haven't required a fifth starter until Monday's series opener against the Giants, so manager Bud Black waited until more than a week into the campaign to formally round out his rotation. The competition between Gonzalez and Hoffman for the final starting job was said to be close in summer camp, so the former likely won't have much margin for error as he prepares for his first outing of 2020. Expect Hoffman to work in long relief unless an opening in the rotation arises.

July 20, 2020 03:08 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: In mix for rotation spot
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Hoffman tossed three scoreless innings Wednesday in his most recent intrasquad appearance, Thomas Harding of reports.

Hoffman struck out three over the 44-pitch outing, scattering two walks and one hit. Before spring training was cancelled in mid-March, Hoffman had been locked in a tight battle with Chi Chi Gonzalez for the No. 5 spot in the rotation, and it appears neither pitcher has ceded any ground in the competition during summer camp. Like Hoffman, Gonzalez also worked three scoreless innings Wednesday, so the final starting role could hinge on how the two fare in their last outing of summer camp this week. Due to a pair of off days early in the season, the Rockies could get by with a four-man rotation until Aug. 3, so both Hoffman and Gonzalez may open the campaign in bullpen roles.

March 24, 2020 10:32 AM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Competing for final rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman was in a tight race with Chi Chi Gonzalez for the fifth starter's spot prior to the shutdown, Thomas Harding of reports.

He threw four scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in a minor-league game in his most recent appearance of the spring, but he gave up seven runs (four earned) while striking out four in 5.2 innings against big-leaguers this spring. Hoffman has had some success by removing his changeup from his arsenal and focusing on using just his fastball and curveball, although that two-pitch mix would work better in the bullpen than in the rotation. Harding speculates that Gonzalez is the slight favorite while Ubaldo Jimenez is a dark horse candidate.

February 20, 2020 02:16 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Gets nod for spring opener
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Hoffman will start Saturday in the Rockies' Cactus League opener versus the Diamondbacks, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

The 27-year-old struggled to produce attractive stats in his fourth big-league season in Colorado, recording a 6.56 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 68:34 K:BB across 70 innings. Hoffman enters spring training in a competition with Chi Chi Gonzalez, Antonio Senzatela and Peter Lambert to fill two spots near the bottom of the Rockies' starting rotation, and he could find himself either in a long-relief bullpen role or returning to the minors to begin his 2020 campaign.

September 29, 2019 08:08 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Allows two runs in no-decision
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Hoffman yielded two runs on two hits and three walks over five innings Sunday, striking out four batters in the win over Milwaukee. He did not factor in the decision.

After allowing a two-run homer to Yasmani Grandal in the first inning, Hoffman settled in and turned in a decent outing. He struggled throughout 2019 but he allowed three or fewer runs in five of his six September starts. Hoffman ends the season with a 6.56 ERA and 68:34 K:BB over 70 innings.

September 27, 2019 09:52 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Starting season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman (knee) will start Sunday's game against the Brewers.

He suffered a right knee contusion when a comebacker off the bat of Alex Dickerson knocked him out of his start Tuesday but thankfully avoided a more serious injury. Hoffman has a 5.11 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 21:13 K:BB in 24.2 innings (five starts) in September.

September 25, 2019 11:24 AM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Avoids major damage to knee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman was diagnosed with a right knee contusion after exiting Tuesday's 8-5 win over the Giants in the fourth inning.

Hoffman was on the receiving end of an Alex Dickerson comebacker and needed to be carted off the field after receiving attention from trainers, but X-rays conducted later in the night cleared him of any structural damage to his knee. According to the Associated Press, Hoffman said he remains hopeful to start the Rockies' final game of the season Sunday against the Brewers, but it wouldn't be surprising if the team elected to err on the side of caution and hold him out even if he rebounds well from the injury.

September 25, 2019 11:20 AM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Exits with leg injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman exited his start Tuesday against the Giants in the fourth inning on a cart after getting hit on the right leg by a 99.6-mph line drive, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

He gave up three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out three in 3.1 innings before Alex Dickerson's comebacker knocked Hoffman out of the game. The fact he needed assistance to get off the field is discouraging. Hoffman is currently scheduled to start again on the final day of the season against the Brewers but that start is very much up in the air.

September 19, 2019 10:12 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Pitches well in no-decision
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Hoffman allowed two runs on five hits with one walk and three strikeouts across 5.1 innings during a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old pitched quite well, departing with a lead, but the Rockies bullpen gave up five runs after he left. Hoffman has won just one of his last 10 outings, but this was probably the first time where it was the bullpen's fault. Hoffman hasn't pitched deep into games, and in some cases, he's given up a lot of runs. He is 2-6 with a 6.71 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 61 strikeouts in 61.2 innings across 13 starts. He lines up for this final start of the season against the Giants on the road Wednesday.

September 14, 2019 07:36 AM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Bailed out by offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman (2-6) picked up the win in Friday's 10-8 victory over the Padres, giving up four runs on four hits and six walks over 5.1 innings while striking out four.

The right-hander's final line could have been much, much worse considering the free passes and the typically wild Coors Field affair going on around him -- the two teams combined for five homers and 14 extra-base hits -- but Hoffman managed to do just enough to escape with the win. He'll take a 7.03 ERA and 58:27 K:BB through 56.1 innings into his next start Wednesday, at home against the Mets.

September 8, 2019 07:12 AM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Fans eight in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman (1-6) took the loss Saturday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over 5.2 innings as the Rockies were shut out 3-0 by the Padres. He struck out eight.

The eight whiffs were a season high for Hoffman, but the right-hander got no offensive support as he fell one out shy of his first quality start. He'll carry a 7.06 ERA and 54:21 K:BB through 51 innings into his next outing Friday, a rematch with the Padres back in Coors Field.

September 7, 2019 12:16 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Receives another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman is scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Padres.

The right-hander will unsurprisingly stick around for another turn through the Rockies' injury-riddled rotation after delivering a passable showing in his return to the big leagues Sept. 1, limiting the Pirates to two runs on nine hits and one walk over five innings. While he'll benefit from pitching at Petco Park rather than Coors Field for his 11th big-league start of the season, Hoffman hasn't shown enough away from Colorado to make for the most comfortable streaming option. Over 81.1 career innings on the road, Hoffman has posted a 4.76 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 8.5 K/9.

September 1, 2019 06:52 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Goes five innings in loss
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Hoffman (1-5) gave up two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three through five innings to take the loss against the Pirates on Sunday.

Hoffman allowed a leadoff home run to start the game but settled down to only allow one run in the next four innings. The 26-year-old has a 7.35 ERA with a 46:19 K:BB through 10 starts this season. Hoffman was quickly given his first start since being recalled when rosters expanded, but it is not clear at this point if he will be given another start.

September 1, 2019 01:44 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Recalled for Sunday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will start Sunday against the Pirates.

Hoffman was pulled from Thursday's start with Albuquerque after two perfect innings, setting him up to take the mound Sunday. The 26-year-old has struggled in nine starts for the Rockies this season with a 7.81 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 43:18 K:BB over 40.1 innings. He didn't fare much better at Triple-A with a 7.70 ERA.

August 29, 2019 11:44 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Could start Sunday
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Hoffman appears to be in line to start Sunday's game against the Pirates, Thomas Harding of reports.

Hoffman was pulled from his start at Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday night after two perfect innings, so the Rockies are seemingly keeping him fresh for Sunday's outing. Expect Colorado to officially name a starter in the coming days.

August 14, 2019 01:44 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Sent back to minors
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Hoffman was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

Hoffman will head back to the minors after getting shelled for seven runs on six hits over just two innings in a spot start against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday. The right-hander has struggled mightily during his time in the majors this season, compiling a 7.81 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 40.1 innings. Yency Almonte was summoned from the minors in a corresponding move, while the Rockies have yet to announce who will replace Hoffman in the rotation.

August 14, 2019 01:52 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Shelled in loss to Diamondbacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hoffman (1-4) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, giving up seven earned runs on six hits over just two innings, striking out three and walking one as the Rockies lost 9-3.

It was a forgettable outing for the right-hander, as the Diamondbacks jumped all over him for five earned in the first inning and tacked on two more in the second before chasing him from the contest after just 45 pitches. Hoffman has struggled considerably in his time at the big-league level this season, posting a bloated 7.81 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 40.1 innings.

August 13, 2019 06:16 PM
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Starting Tuesday
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Hoffman was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and will start Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Thomas Harding of reports.

The right-hander will start Tuesday after Jon Gray (ankle) was a late scratch. The severity of Gray's injury is unclear. Hoffman's appearance will likely only be a spot start unless Gray is forced to miss a second turn through the rotation. Hoffman carries an ERA of 6.57 in eight starts at the major-league level this year.

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