Apparently, the team meeting Walt Weiss held worked

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The Rockies have lost five games in a row and nine of their last ten, which prompted manager Walt Weiss to call a team meeting earlier today. The details, via Troy Renck:

He challenged the players to compete and play hard. He’s not one to criticize players through the media or call guys out. He wants them to take ownership as he certainly did as a player.

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Weiss was direct in his responses to the media, looking straight ahead. He’s had enough of the streak.

The Rockies responded by jumping on Pirates starter Francisco Liriano, who entered the night with a 2.02 ERA. They scored four in the first inning five in the second, and one in the third. Liriano left after recording just seven outs, surrendering 12 hits and two walks while striking out only one batter. The ten runs allowed pushed his ERA all the way up to 2.83.

Dodgers announce World Series rotation order

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We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.

No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.

The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.