JUAN NICASIO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Juan Nicasio's education continued in Rockies' win over Padres

The education of Juan Nicasio continued Tuesday night in the Rockies' 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. A quartet of relievers finished the job, with closer LaTroy Hawkins notching his third save with a crisp ninth inning that ended with a 5-4-3 double play. Always blessed with a thunderbolt four-seam fastball, Nicasio is learning how to master his slider and split-finger...
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Juan Nicasio shows that he has taken huge steps forward for the Colorado Rockies

Juan Nicasio showed his huge steps on Tuesday night.One pitch Juan.That is what would have been an appropriate nickname for Colorado Rockies starter Juan Nicasio in 2013. The right-hander threw his four seemed fastball literally 95 percent of the time. After being rushed to the big leagues, it was the only pitch that was good enough to use at the big league level.On Tuesday night...
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Nicasio solid in Rockies' 3-2 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) Juan Nicasio pitched six solid innings and the Colorado Rockies recorded a rare road victory with a 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
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Juan Nicasio debuts new pitches in Rockies' commanding win vs. Arizona

Juan Nicasio often pitches his best as a stable pitcher, showing off in the bullpen like a racehorse. It's when he's not stable that Nicasio struggles. He finished last season on a seven-game run during which he averaged only 3 ⅔ inning as a starter. Friday afternoon at Coors Field, Nicasio was let loose and was in stellar form, looking more like a No. 1 starter than a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals drop third straight with 10-1 loss to Rockies

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Juan Nicasio thinks he's headed for the best season of his young career. Nicasio pitched four scoreless innings, Kyle Parker drove in five runs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Kansas City Royals 10-1 on Sunday. Nicasio allowed one hit, struck out three and walked one. The 6-foot-3 right-hander has struggled with injuries since he made his major league debut...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies beat Colorado Rockies in walk-off fashion, but Juan Nicasio shows growth

Juan Nicasio has actually enjoyed success with one real pitch.Walk-off losses sting whether they are in April or September, whether the team is 20 games over .500 or 20 games under .500. The sting just seems to go away a little quicker when it's August and the race is over.At this point, with the Rockies buried in the National League West race, and nowhere near the wild card...
Via Rockies Review
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

If Colorado Rockies want to salvage the season, changes need to start now

Juan Nicasio needs some Triple-A seasoning.It's time.The Colorado Rockies must start making moves to salvage a season that started with so much promise. It may seem early to declare a team in need of wholesale changes when they were expected to finish in the basement of the National League West. The problem is, they have the talent to compete, and they must not swing and miss...
Via Rockies Review
May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The comeback of Juan Nicasio is beyond words for the Colorado Rockies

Juan Nicasio delivers a pitch in his rookie campaign of 2011No one would have guessed it. When Juan Nicasio went down after being drilled in the face by an Ian Desmond line drive back in August, everyone hoped for the best. They hoped for the best, but feared the worst. As word got back to the Rockies and their fans, it seemed as if the worst had happened.The news of Nicasio'...
Via Rockies Review
March 21, 2012  |  Discuss

After neck injury, Nicasio ready for anything

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Leadoff home run? No problem. Bases loaded? Whatever. Bad inning? Kid stuff. It's hard to imagine the minor troubles of baseball bothering Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio much anymore, as he's already won the greatest battle of them all in returning to the mound after suffering a fractured vertebra last season. It was only six months ago that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies' Nicasio a feel-good story

Colorado Rockies pitcher Juan Nicasio is baseball's feel-good story. And spring training doesn't even start for four weeks. Nicasio suffered a fractured C1 vertebra Aug. 5 when struck on the right side of his head by a line drive off the bat of the Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond. Nicasio was examined over the past weekend by the Rockies' medical staff when he...
Via Fox Sports
January 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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