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The Colorado Rockies scored 10 runs on Saturday night in San Diego. Their offense looked good. They came up with clutch hits, they pitched well, they looked in sync. However, that was the last thing anyone paid attention to, as the Rockies shipped off their first true ace to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for two former first round draft…...

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Since 1993, when the Colorado Rockies go on the road, it has been a struggle.Most teams aren’t as good on the road, but the difference for the Rockies has always been profound. Regardless of the talent level on the team, the Rockies generally play very well at home and struggle mightily on the road. When the club plays in places…...

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When his name first came up two weeks ago, it seemed like desperate baseball writers trying to stir the pot in an otherwise boring trade deadline.Now, with three days left before the deadline, there is a real chance that the Colorado Rockies move Ubaldo Jimenez.Could this move seriously happen? It doesn’t seem like a deal will get done. By all…...

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Ervin Santana threw a no-hitter on Wednesday, and it wasn’t the most surprising news of the day.More surprising was the dominance of Aaron Cook on the mound. Cook went seven strong innings, giving up just six hits. He struck out two and walked two. Obviously that statement is made in jest, but the point is the same, Cook throwing seven…...

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Troy Tulowitzki came to the plate in the ninth inning with the bases loaded and the Rockies down by three runs. There is no doubt that special players do special things at special times, and there is no doubt that Tulowitzki is a super-hero. However, Tulo’s ninth inning at-bat was annoyingly predictable. As he has done far too often in…...

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Copy. Paste. Repeat.It gets pretty easy to write about the Rockies these days. The problem is, it’s boring. This team could put the makers of Valium out of business.At this point, anyone who thinks that the Rockies still have a chance to play in October is insane. A week ago, during the All-Star break it was a nice thought to…...

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There sure is a lot of elbow room on the Colorado Rockies bandwagon these days.Even the most hardcore of Rockies fans are finding new things to do with their three hours every day. It doesn’t make sense anymore to watch a team that, in reality isn’t going nowhere, they are on a steady pace backwards.True Rockies fans are the definition…...

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A night after playing arguably their best road game of the season, the Colorado Rockies were looking to build some momentum.Instead, they watched Jason Hammel continue his downward spiral. This was probably the worst outing of his career. Before recording an out in the first inning, the right-hander had given up four runs. He escaped the inning after giving up…...

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It only took 99 games, but the Colorado Rockies finally arrived.Maybe a bus swung by the Rockies Scottsdale spring training complex where they dumped the impostor Rockies and picked up the real guys. Whatever it was, the Colorado Rockies that everyone expected to show up–the team that pitched well, hit in big situations, stole bases, and scored runs with two…...

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Injuries happen. Every team deals with them. They should never be an excuse.That said, when Jorge De La Rosa went down with tear in his throwing elbow, the Colorado Rockies season pretty much went up in smoke.Imagine a rotation that currently featured a progressing Ubaldo Jimenez, De La Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin, and then Jason Hammel and Juan Nicasio. The guys…...

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Apparently Fredi Gonazalez hasn’t heard about a guy who plays for the Colorado Rockies who shares his last name.With Dexter Fowler on second base and Ty Wigginton coming to the plate with two outs, the Braves manager elected to walk Wigginton in order to face Carlos Gonzalez. The thought was the age-old baseball theory that a right-handed batter hits a…...

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Baseball is a business. Nothing will remind the average fan of that like news that no fewer than 17 teams had scouts in the stands watching Ubaldo Jimenez. As rumors swirl about the ace, he insists he will go about his business in the exact same way that he always has. He proved that to be true on Tuesday night…...

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“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Someone needs to tell this Samuel Goldwyn quote to the Colorado Rockies, who continue to hope for a long run, while playing poor fundamental baseball.When is it going to get old?Once again, in the post game interview with the media, Jim Tracy responded to a question about the changing expectations of the…...

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It started off too well. The Colorado Rockies won the first two games after the All-Star break and gave their fans hope.After playing two solid games against the Brewers, then going up 3-0 on Saturday against Zach Grienke, the Rockies had their fans thinking about a four-game sweep.That is when reality set in. That is when the true colors of…...

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Chris Iannetta.Just mention the name to Colorado Rockies fans and their are no weak opinions. People either love him or hate him. There is no in between.On Saturday night, he gained a few more fans. After home plate umpire Cory Blaser botched a terrible call at the plate, Iannetta did what his critics have been asking him to do for…...

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Colorado Rockies fans should be used to it at this point.The club has made a habit of rising up from the dead, right when the most loyal of their fans have given up. It looks like they are going to do it again in 2011. Going into the All-Star break, the Rockies were .500 at home, something unfamiliar to even…...

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If the Colorado Rockies want to play in meaningful games in September, they are going to have to play like they did on Thursday night far more frequently.Going into the 2011 season, most expected far more games like this. Twenty hits from an offense that has depth and talent, and a pitching performance that featured a guy actually pitching, rather…...

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“We’re a second half team.” “Ubaldo Jimenez is turning the corner, if he can return to form, we have a chance.”There are plenty more quotes that have emerged from the Colorado Rockies clubhouse. They all sound nice. They all are very optimistic. They all give fans hope that their team can once again emerge from yet another disappointing start and…...

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The All-Star break is three days long, apparently one day too short for the Colorado Rockies offense.With their ace on the mound, and a chance to go into the All-Star break with a sweep that would erase the bad taste of getting broomed in Atlanta, the Rockies failed to show up offensively. Apparently, Jhoulys Chacin didn’t get that message. He…...

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One walk. That is the key for Ubaldo Jimenez. There is a line full of good numbers for Jimenez, eight innings pitched, five hits, one earned run, eight strike outs. All of those numbers show a great performance by the right-hander. All of them are great, but the number that is key to all of them is the one walk.When…...

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