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Grinders are helping the Colorado Rockies

Baseball is a funny game. Mired in a 10-game losing streak, Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss was taken to the hospital where he underwent an appendectomy on May 13. That same night, scheduled starting pitcher Jordan Lyles lasted just one inning before a lined ball off of his hand sent him to the clubhouse for an early night. After Christian Bergman pitched the game of his young...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Barnes: Rockies sparkplug?

The Colorado Rockies have been playing well since Brandon Barnes was called up from Triple-A Albuquerque. The team had lost 15 of 18 games, but has gone 4-3 since his call-up, including a perfect 4-0 when he’s started. Coincidence? Mile High Sports sees a correlation: Although their third consecutive win was against a poor Reds team, the first two wins were against a hot Giants...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Barnes’ positive effect on the Rockies

The Colorado Rockies had lost 15 out of 18 games when they called up Brandon Barnes from Triple-A Albuquerque in advance of their matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies on May 20. Since that date, the ball club has won four out of seven contests and is a perfect 4-0 with Barnes in the starting lineup. The 29-year-old’s positive attitude, high-energy play, and his contributions...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Nolan Arenado Status Report: Still Ridiculous

As a Dodger fan, I root for Nolan Arenado 143 games a year, but I’ve come to understand that enduring great plays against your favorite team is sometimes the price you pay to watch him make great plays against the rest of the league. Arenado’s Colorado Rockies are currently playing a series against the Cincinnati Reds, which means I can just sit back and enjoy the show. Arenado...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

De La Rosa scratched for start against the Reds

The Colorado Rockies have scratched Jorge De La Rosa for his scheduled start on Tuesday in Cincinnati against the Reds due to a cut in his hand. For his replacement the Rockies have called up Chris Rusin to make his major league debut. Jorge de la Rosa has been scratched from his start today. @C_RusIn will make his 2015 debut and #rockies debut as starter — Jenny Cavnar (@jennycavnar...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado is becoming the new face of the Colorado Rockies

  Move over Tulo, Nolan Arenado is the new face of the Colorado Rockies franchise. The Rockies won 5-4 on Monday, scoring the winning run against Reds closer Aroldis Chapman in the 9th inning. That makes it three straight wins for the purple pinstripes. Three straight might not sound like a big deal, but considering the fact that this team lost 11 straight earlier this month, three...
Via BSN Denver
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Arenado has All-Star-caliber day in Cincinnati

With the Rockies playing in Cincinnati on Monday, Nolan Arenado made a case for being back in that city for the All-Star Game in July.Arenado went 3 for 4 including an RBI single in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth. The one at bat he didn’t get a hit was a sacrifice fly in the ninth which scored the go-ahead run for the Rockies in their victory over the Reds.Of...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Troy Tulowitzki is More Aggressive, Less Productive

Troy Tulowitzki has been in the news lately because of his desire to be traded away from Colorado (and then his desire not to be), but less publicized is the fact that he’s also in the midst of one of the least productive offensive stretches of his career. His above average walk/low strikeout plate approach has […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Last-place Colorado Rockies Trounce San Francisco Giants 11-2

Daniel Descalso #3 of the Colorado Rockies is out at first by first baseman Brandon Belt #9 of the San Francisco Giants as he produced a sacrifice bunt in the eighth inning during the second game of a double header at Coors Field on May 23, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) The Colorado Rockies sit 8.5 games back at the bottom of the NL West...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bet on Bettis; Chad gives the Colorado Rockies a great outing

  Just when things didn’t seem like they could get any worse, the Colorado Rockies starting pitching revived itself. In the nightcap of the doubleheader on Saturday, David Hale made his Rockies debut with a flourishing outing. He pounded the strike zone and pitched the Rockies to victory. On Sunday it was Chad Bettis’ turn. The former high-prospect who struggled as a starter...
Via BSN Denver
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Real Carlos Gonzalez Please Stand Up

The Colorado Rockies are struggling as is their 5-tool right-fielder Carlos Gonzalez. Cargo is barely batting over the “Mendoza Line” after 40 games into the 2015 season as fans and poolies alike search for answers. When healthy, Gonzalez is an integral part of the Rockies offensive cog and one of the premier talents in the game. The 29-year old Gonzalez has experienced a litany...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies fan catches foul ball in jacket pouch (Video)

A Colorado Rockies fan used the front pouch of their jacket to catch a foul ball in the fourth inning of Saturday night's game against San Francisco. You certainly don't see that every day.[MLB] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies win one, lose one in long day at Coors Field

  Everyone in Colorado is sick of the rain. Anyone whose job is at Coors Field has to be dreaming of a vacation to the desert. On Saturday at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies finished their doubleheader with the San Francisco Giants at 11:52 pm, picking up a victory on the back-end of the twin bill. The two games couldn’t have been any different. The first was a typical Coors...
Via BSN Denver
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Axford shutting the door Rockies since Ottavino went down

Despite closer Adam Ottavino going down to Tommy John surgery, the Rockies seem to have found a very capable replacement in John Axford. The right-hander is 5-for-5 in save opportunities, including three since Ottavino was placed on the disabled list on April 27. Axford has only given up one run and five hits in eight innings pitched. Rox Pile points out that none of the five hits...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Four potential suitors for Troy Tulowitzki

When healthy, Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is one of baseball’s most complete and exciting players. The problem is ...
Via Athlon Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies: Will Tulo Stay?

Troy Tulowitzki The Colorado Rockies stand at the bottom of the NL West with no answer to their many struggles. As the front office and coaching staff try to figure out ways to improve the roster, one idea that comes to mind is starting from scratch and rebuilding from the ground up. What would be the first step for the Rockies in this situation you ask? Surprisingly, finding a...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What can MLB teams offer for Troy Tulowitzki?

Some news-that-isn’t-really-news came out yesterday: Troy Tulowitzki will not demand a trade from the Rockies. After meeting with his agent, he decided against trying to force their hand, and will continue to play with the Rockies until they decide to trade him on their own timeline. But that is why this news isn’t really news, […]
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Gonzalez: From potential MVP to potential albatross

The Rockies had a chance to trade Carlos Gonzalez before season started. In fact they’ve had many chances over the last couple of years. Or at the very least they could have tried. They haven’t finished above .500 since 2010 (83-79) so it’s not like they kept him because they were in the midst of a playoff push. Now it looks like CarGo isn’t going anywhere but down. If...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki will meet with agent to talk about requesting trade

Troy Tulowitzki and his agent will meet this week to discuss whether they will approach the Colorado Rockies about requesting a trade. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman talked with Tulo’s agent Paul Cohen who said it would be “silly” for them not to discuss the possibility of asking for a trade. It was a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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