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The Colorado Rockies have something that they have never had before. Pitching depth.On Tuesday at Coors Field, Jhoulys Chacin, in the rotation because of Jorge De La Rosa’s injury, showed that the Rockies have more than five capable starters. The 22 year-old Venezuelan led the Rockies to a 3-2 victory over the Diamondbacks, extending the Rockies winning streak to three…...

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Much like Major League players, baseball fans often enjoy a day off every now and then. With baseball’s grueling schedule that sees a team get three days off per month, it is nice to take a breather.Off days are not spent wondering how the Rockies offense is going to step it up, or if Ubaldo Jimenez can continue his dominance,…...

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On a road trip that saw the Colorado Rockies make several mediocre pitchers look like Cy Young winners, the Rockies made the reigning American League Cy Young winner look very mediocre.The Rockies broke out the bats on Sunday, winning a slugfest 11-7 over the Royals and Zach Greinke.The club comes home after wrapping up a seven-game road trip that saw…...

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The Rockies won on Saturday 3-0. While the offense scored when they needed to, the game was won on the mound.Jeff Francis reminded everyone what they have been missing since he led the team to the World Series in 2007. The lefty, back from injury and pitching in just his second game since an ill-fated attempt at finishing the 2008…...

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The Colorado Rockies 2010 season was filled with promise. The rotation was strong one through five. The lineup could gave opposing pitchers no breaks. The defense was as good as any in the league.However, with one quarter of the 2010 season complete, there are only two words that can be used to describe the teams success.Ubaldo Jimenez.While the ace has…...

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In Seattle, Mariners fans refer to young starting pitcher Felix Hernandez as King Felix.News flash to Mariners fans. Your king has been deposed. With all due respect to Hernandez, who won 19 games in 2009, Ubaldo Jimenez has become the best young pitcher in Major League Baseball. On Thursday Jimenez once again showed his domination, defeating the Astros and Roy…...

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The Colorado Rockies struggles continued in Houston on Wednesday. The lackluster baseball team that was nearly every analysts pick to win the National League lost 7-3 to the National League’s worst team, against their worst pitcher.Houston starter Felipe Paulino, sporting a 0-6 record with a 5.72 ERA, was the latest National League pitcher to throw the game of their life…...

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Disgusting, sick, gross, nasty, ugly. Their are plenty of words to describe the latest Rockies debacle, but none of them are positive.The Rox dropped a very win-able game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night 6-2. It was the latest example of the Rockies making a decent pitcher look like a Cy Young winner. Tuesday’s Cy Young was Carlos Silva, an…...

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Good teams find ways to win. So what does that say about this Rockies team that continues to find ways to drop baseball games? Colorado did it again on Monday night, losing 4-2 in 11 innings to the Cubs, erasing any momentum that the team had built over the weekend.Matt Belisle took the loss, serving up a two-run walk off…...

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His performance took fans back to 2007. In his first appearance since September of 2008, Jeff Francis dominated a powerful Washington Nationals lineup, helping the Rockies to a 2-1 win at Coors Field on Sunday.Francis was phenomenal, pitching seven innings and giving up a run on seven hits. He struck out six and walked just two hitters. It was a…...

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The forecast is starting to look better. The recent weather in Colorado seems to be a perfect metaphor for the Rockies season so far. Instead of a spring that produces flowers and warmth, the Denver metro area has been under a black cloud of cold. The cold has brought rain, snow and misery to the city.The Rockies were supposed to…...

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This is getting ridiculous. If depression from the weather hasn’t set in, it never will. For most it has, and won’t go away until the temperatures get above 60 degrees.Rockies writers are soon going to need to be certified by the American Meteorology Society in order to cover the team. While rain in May is no huge surprise in Denver,…...

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The Coors Field clubhouse is cursed.It has to be. There is no other way to explain what is going on with the Rockies. Look at the number of players who have been or who are on the disabled list. Jeff Francis, Huston Street, Brad Hawpe, Jorge De La Rosa, Jason Hammel, Franklin Morales. Those names go along with the injured,…...

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Miguel Olivo spoiled Hometown Hero Roy Halladay’s first ever trip to Coors Field.Leading off the bottom of the 10th inning, Olivo hammered a hanging curveball from Chad Durbin deep into the left field seats. The home run capped an incredible day for the catcher, who entered Wednesday mired in a 2-for-28 skid. It was a strange day for Olivo, who,…...

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It’s early. There is no denying that. However, with an eighth of the season already complete, it’s not too early to speculate on who will win the postseason awards.My early vote for National League Cy Young is more cut and dry than most. It’s easy. Ubaldo Jimenez. While there is a case for both Tim Lincecum and Colorado’s own Roy…...

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The Colorado Rockies are struggling. That line is something that has been all too common over the course of the last four years. For Rockies fans, its getting old. The question is, why does this team have so much talent, yet lack the ability to put it all together early in the season?It’s the reason that Clint Hurdle, barely a…...

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It had to happen. At some point Ubaldo Jimenez was going to pick up a loss. However, most figured it would be on a day when the flame throwing Dominican simply didn’t have it. That wasn’t the case on Sunday as Jimenez gave up two hits, one off of his own glove, and lost to the Dodgers 2-0 on the…...

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At any point in the history of the Colorado Rockies if three of the projected five starting pitchers had gone on the disabled list, the Rockies could have kissed their season goodbye.2010 is a different year for the Rockies. On Saturday night, Jhoulys Chacin, who was helped by a six-run 1st inning, gave a glimpse into what can happen when…...

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Defense wins games and defense loses games.The Rockies were on both sides of that as they dropped the first game in Los Angeles 6-5 on Friday night.Colorado lost a back-and-forth battle when Matt Kemp dropped a liner in between Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler that rolled to the wall, ending up in a triple. Once again, the Rockies were their…...

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It almost seems inevitable at this point. The Rockies struggle early, thats just the way it goes. Despite a series win in San Diego and a road trip that shows the Rockies sporting a .500 record, the truth is, they are not a team that is playing well.The Rockies are playing poor defense, they leave too many runners in scoring…...

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