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Chris Rusin grabbed the ball from catcher Michael McKenry as they slapped hands after the game. He tucked the ball into his back pocket before getting in line to slap hands with his teammates. The keepsake commemorates Rusin’s complete-game shutout of the San Diego Padres. It also marks an exclamation point on the season that Rusin has had, coming…...

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The fan pays the ticket to see Jon Gray pitch. Plain and simple. At this point in the season for the Colorado Rockies, there is nothing else to root for, nothing to be hopeful for. It is sickening, disgusting baseball that isn’t even fun to watch. The fact that a Major League franchise puts out the kind of performance…...

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Nothing changes for the Colorado Rockies when they come home from a long road trip. It used to be that the Rockies would struggle on the road, but then look like a completely different team when they arrived back at Coors Field. The team that was unfortunate enough to get scheduled against the Rockies when they returned from a…...

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Eddie Butler is the reason that people are so skeptical when teams tout young starting pitching. Two short years ago, Butler took the Citi Field mound with the world in the palm of his hands. Pitching in the Futures Game, which highlights the best players in the minor leagues who will be making an impact quickly. It is amazing…...

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You can’t win if you don’t score. The Colorado Rockies have had to learn that lesson the hard way over the course of the past two nights. The Rockies dropped their third in a row to the Mets, the second consecutive shutout, 3-0. It hasn’t helped that the Rockies have had to face Matt Harvey followed by Jacob deGrom…...

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Why even watch? That’s not being cynical, that’s simply being realistic. It is an honest question. Do most Colorado Rockies fans simply turn off the TV when it is time to watch the bullpen come in and either keep a game close or hold on to a small lead? The end result is as sure of a bet as…...

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The Colorado Rockies fan base is extremely cynical. That cynicism has been earned. On Monday night, those cynics were out in full force, questioning another terrible Rockies loss that was snatched from the jaws of victory. It was an all-too-common story. Jon Gray, the Rockies starting pitcher, making his first start on the road in a big league uniform…...

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Well, it looks like Carlos Gonzalez is officially healthy. The lefty slugger made Max Scherzer look like a minor leaguer on Sunday, delivering two no-doubt shots to right field in the Colorado Rockies 6-4 victory on the road against the Nationals. The win, and the weekend, was really impressive for the Rockies. Not only did they pick up a…...

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Eddie Butler is the Jon Gray before Jon Gray. The Colorado Rockies right-hander shot through the minor league system on his way to the big leagues. He made one quick stop to play in the Futures Game in 2012, a game that is reserved for players who are likely going to be impact players in the big leagues. His…...

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When he hits it, everyone knows it. Carlos Gonzalez hits the ball just a little bit harder than everyone else. On Friday night in Washington D.C., the Colorado Rockies stole a victory from the Washington Nationals in the 8th inning when CarGo took a Drew Storen fastball deep over the right field fence and off of the back wall…...

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It just doesn’t have the same feel to it. When the Colorado Rockies were jumping up and down with Michael McKenry, who hit his first-ever walk-off home run in the 11th inning on Wednesday to give the Rockies a 7-5 victory, the celebration rang hollow. Don’t blame McKenry, and don’t blame the Rockies. They showed a ton of fight…...

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There are no highlights to watch on SportsCenter and there is no clearly defining moment. No one will point back to any one pitch on Tuesday night, yet, it was a pivotal moment in the history of the Colorado Rockies. Eight days after trading the face of their franchise, and arguably the best baseball player to wear purple pinstripes,…...

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It finally happened. The Colorado Rockies have finally said that Jon Gray has done everything that he can in Triple-A to prove that he deserves a shot at the Major League mound. He will make his much anticipated debut on Tuesday night at Coors Field against the Seattle Mariners. The hard-throwing righy out of the University of Oklahoma was…...

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How bad would the Colorado Rockies be without Jorge De La Rosa? Before the comments fly about how a last place team can’t be any worse than where they currently are, give it an honest thought. If the Rockies didn’t have De La Rosa, this team, with the current pitching staff, could be historically bad. The fact that De…...

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Let’s play a quick game of “Guess The Recap.” Here is the scenario: Kyle Kendrick is going up against Michal Wacha. If you guessed a 7-0 Cardinals victory with a lifeless Colorado Rockies team going through the motions for nine innings, congratulations, you are the winner. The Rockies traded Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, in…...

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There is no such thing as slugging your way to a championship. If there is any reason to question why the Colorado Rockies need to focus on pitching as the trade deadline approaches, the answer has been abundantly clear over the past week. Thursday night would have been enough to make fans sick, if they weren’t still in complete…...

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The Colorado Rockies lost 3-2 on Wednesday at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The reality is, no one cares. It sounds flippant, but the day-in and day-out results really have very little effect on anything anymore in 2015. Essentially, the final results after game 162 will be that the Rockies didn’t win enough games and lost too many. How those…...

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Breaking up is hard to do. As the Colorado Rockies sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays, there were clearly hurt feelings. The All-Star shortstop felt betrayed and blindsided. He felt that the Rockies had violated their verbal commitment to keep him informed of all trade discussions. Suddenly, on Monday night, Tulo was pulled in the 9th inning…...

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It’s not fun. This game we all love isn’t supposed to stab us in the back. The business side isn’t supposed to get in the way of the passion. Late on Monday night, the reality of the pain that comes with being a fan smacked fans of the Colorado Rockies hard. It was the first time pain like that…...

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When Troy Tulowitzki came out of the game in the bottom of the 9th inning on Monday night in Chicago, the speculation had nothing to do with a potential trade. Everyone thought there may have been an injury. Instead, news rolled in that Tulo was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in what amounts to be a blockbuster deal.…...

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