Rockies’ right-hander trying to block them out

Jon Gray might have started his final game for the Rockies Sunday afternoon. But the right-hander said he ignored that possibility when he took the mound at Dodger Stadium.

“I’ve been able to block it out,” Gray said after allowing two runs over five innings in Colorado’s 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. “With all the chatter, it can be hard to get away from it. But I’m just enjoying every day.

“Every day is a blessing. I can’t control the future, I’m just going to try to respond to it the best I can.”

“All the chatter,” refers to the persistent rumors as Friday’s trade deadline nears. Gray is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season and the Rockies have not yet made a move to re-sign him.

Gray’s .674 (31-15) career-winning percentage at Coors Field is the second-best mark in franchise history (minimum 40 starts) behind only Jorge De La Rosa (.726, 53-20). This season, he’s 5-2 with a 3.14 ERA in 10 starts at Coors.