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Jeremy Guthrie won’t be around long. Jeremy Guthrie made his first start for the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field since being demoted, then coming back to the starting rotation on Saturday night. Despite working out of the bullpen at home since his last start on June 12th, the results were the same for the biggest offseason disappointment in recent years…...

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It doesn’t get much better for Josh Rutledge. For Josh Rutledge, it doesn’t get any better. Two days ago the 23-year-old was in the starting lineup for the Double-A Tulsa Drillers. After the 4th inning he was removed from the game and told that he had been called up, not called up to Triple-A, called up to the big league…...

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Drew Pomeranz is a bright spot in the Rockies 2nd half. Every bit of criticism that the Colorado Rockies have received has been well deserved. It is extremely difficult to find any positives in this horrible season. In fact, the truth is, the Rockies probably deserve even more criticism than what blogs, newspaper articles, and local radio shows have thrown…...

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Wilin Rosario has been a bright spot for the Rockies in 2012. In a way, the home run derby and the All-Star game was very fitting for Colorado Rockies fans. The Rockies had a participant in each in the form of Carlos Gonzalez, but he made little impact while the guys around him put on the real show. It was…...

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If Jeremy Guthrie had been even decent, the season would be better. If this Jeremy Guthrie would have shown up at the beginning, the Colorado Rockies might be in a different position. The embattled right-hander went six strong innings, giving up just two runs on six hits. He struck out three and walked only one. The lone mistake Guthrie made…...

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Jeff Francis was the lone bright spot. Don’t let the score fool you. The Colorado Rockies lost 4-1 in Washington on Saturday afternoon, but the visiting club was never in the game. Lost in the poor starting pitching that has dominated the headlines for the Rockies has been their poor defense. Poor is just one of several words that can…...

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Drew Pomeranz was incredible on Friday night. There is no way that this Colorado Rockies team should lose 100 baseball games. Rockies fans got a break from negativity on Friday night as the team put on an exhibit showing why they should be closer to the top of the standings than the bottom. The spotlight for Friday night’s game was…...

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Despite a poor 5th inning, Friedrich gave reason to be hopeful. It is almost unbearable to watch. The Colorado Rockies are so bad, and the outcome is so predictable that it isn’t worth wasting a summer night to watch them play, and presumably lose again. That was the case on Thursday in St. Louis, as the Rockies dropped their 51st…...

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The Rockies should take whatever they can get for Guthrie. The Colorado Rockies and the Los Angeles Angels are the only two franchises who have never lost 100 games in a season. That might change if the Rockies keep the same pace in the second half that they have been on in the first. Dropping the Independence Day game 4-1…...

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Jeff Francis has been great in his past four starts. Three hours before game time, Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy told the media that he was relaxing the 75-pitch limit for his starting pitchers. Five innings in, and everything Tracy had said went out the window. Despite another phenomenal outing by Jeff Francis, the Rockies failed to let conventional wisdom…...

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The Rockies issues run deeper than the losses on the field. One thing is clear. The Colorado Rockies pitching struggles have nothing to do with Coors Field. As the club dropped another game, losing 9-3 to the St. Louis Cardinals, they got to see what a good looking baseball team looks like. They got to see a team that doesn’t…...

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Pomeranz showed the he belongs in the big leagues. Kip Wells dominated the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Sunday. Yes, that Kip Wells. Dan O’Dowd must feel really good about his excuse-laden diatribe that he went on during a season ticket holder conference call on Wednesday. In the call he made it very clear that Coors Field simply is…...

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Friedrich was robbed of a win. Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd insists that the third time through a batting lineup is when the most damage is done to a starting pitcher. That theory is what has shifted the way Rockies starting pitchers are handled, including Saturday night when Christian Friedrich was removed from the game after throwing five innings…...

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Jeff Francis showed that you can pitch at Coors Field. So much for that theory. On Friday night, Jeff Francis showed Dan O’Dowd what the formula for winning at Coors Field is. The lefty went six shutout innings. He gave up only three hits. He walked one and struck out one. Francis threw 82 pitches. Francis pitched well enough to…...

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The Rockies won on Thursday, but the issues remain. Marco Scutaro was the hero of the day for the Colorado Rockies. He laced an 11th inning single that scored the winning run, giving the Rockies an 11-10 victory, and a series split against the Nationals. The game saw the Rockies score seven runs in the first two innings. The offense,…...

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Dan O’Dowd sounds burned out. Dan O’Dowd has thrown his 75 pitches. He is ready for a reliever. As he Colorado Rockies continue down the road they have never been before. On Wednesday at Coors Field, the club lost 11-5 to the Washington Nationals, a sobering display of two franchises headed in different directions. With the Rockies looking lost and…...

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Apodaca is done as the Colorado Rockies pitching coach. Ten years is a long time to do one thing. That is how long Bob Apodaca held the position of pitching coach of the Colorado Rockies. He was relieved of his duties on Tuesday, reassigned within the organization as Special Assistant to the General Manager. The reality is, it was time…...

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Despite losing, Strasburg didn’t have trouble with Coors Field. Jeff Francis has proven to be the veteran stopper that the Colorado Rockies and Dan O’Dowd thought they were getting in Jeremy Guthrie. In three of the four starts that the former ace has started since his return, Francis has looked like the same guy who won 17 games for the…...

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Dan O’Dowd has resorted to excuses. Winning is tough. Only one of 30 Major League teams can win every year, and in a league with no salary cap, the Colorado Rockies have an even tougher time winning than some of the other franchises. With that in mind, franchises in some of the smaller markets have two choices. They can either…...

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Outman was one out away from getting the win. The Colorado Rockies offense showed how good they are on Saturday. The team picked up their second interleague win of the year, beating the Rangers 11-7. As the team continues to struggle, there will probably be several big numbers put up by the offense. The Rockies offense is good enough to…...

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