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When you score one run and Aaron Cook is on the mound, odds are there won’t be a W put up in the win column. Cook had a great night through five innings. He gave up one run on two hits through the first five frames, and then the flood gates opened. After two fluky base hits, one off of…...

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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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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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Things more exciting than watching the Colorado Rockies:Knitting a sweater. Working a 16 hour day. Pulling out fingernails with tweezers. Maybe it’s not that bad, but seriously, did anyone think the Rockies had a chance to win Wednesday night’s game before it started? It wasn’t much of a surprise with All-Star, and now 12-game winner Jair Jurrjens on the mound…...

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Bless Todd Helton.On the day that he played his 2,000 career game, all in a Colorado Rockies uniform, his team did what they do best. They lost in agonizing fashion.In all 2,000 games in which Helton has played in, how many times has his team gone down in a heartbreaking fashion. The grizzly veteran has to be getting used to…...

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One thing is for sure, the Colorado Rockies believe that they are contenders. On Thursday afternoon before the Rockies took the field against the White Sox, the club traded Triple-A right-hander Bruce Billings and cash to the Oakland Athletics for second baseman Mark Ellis.Ellis is having a difficult season, hitting just .217 in 62 games, but he is a career…...

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It was just one game. It was just one loss. However, for some reason, it seems like the Colorado Rockies loss to the Chicago Cubs in a makeup game at Wrigley Field meant more than that. The Rockies had their ace, Jhoulys Chacin on the mound. In his right arm, the Rockies had a chance to go home with a…...

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All things must come to an end. Whether it is at the end of this season, or sometime before then, Aaron Cook will end his tenure as a Colorado Rockie. However, if the Rockies have any chance at making the postseason, that difficult decision needs to be made sooner rather than later. As in, before his next start.Moves like that…...

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He doesn’t say much, but when he talks, everyone listens.Todd Helton is the soul of the Colorado Rockies. Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez may have stolen the spotlight, but make no mistake about it, those two combined do not carry the clout that Helton carries. He will be the first Rockie with his number retired, and, if he continues playing…...

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Jason Hammel wound up, made the turn, pulled the ball out of his glove, and then stopped. That’s right. He just stopped. Home plate Umpire Sam Holbrook then made the easiest balk call of his career. With two outs in third inning, runners at second and third base, and Indians DH Travis Hafner down to his final strike, Hammel committed…...

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Let’s face it. 6-4 at home isn’t going to cut it.The Colorado Rockies finished off their longest homestand of the season by facing the toughest pitcher they have faced all season long. On Sunday, Justin Verlander absolutely dominated an offense that had caught fire. The flame-throwing right-hander tossed a complete game, giving up just one home run on a Ty…...

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Has the page finally turned? Did the Colorado Rockies finally get that big hit that will open the flood gates to the rest of the big hits that they will get for the rest of the season?On Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park the Rockies looked like a completely different team then they did through the first eight games of the…...

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Tim Stauffer. Add that name to the list of pitchers who have completely dominated the Colorado Rockies offense that was supposed to be the best in the National League West. On Tuesday, Stauffer stifled the Rockies offense, going eight shutout innings and giving up just four hits. The Padres pitcher struck out eight and walked just one.There is no answer…...

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Ubaldo Jimenez is in the middle of a storied collapse. After starting the 2010 season 15-1, Jimenez has limped to a record of 4-12 since starting the 2010 All-Star game, including an 0-5 record so far in 2011. His record is terrible, but his lack of dominance is far more concerning than the record. Jimenez, Jim Tracy, and the Rockies…...

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Heading into the spring, the Rockies were saying that their rotation was already decided. Ubaldo Jimenez, Jorge De La Rosa, Jhoulys Chacin, Jason Hammel, and Aaron Cook had the five spots locked up.However, fans have to wonder if the club was quietly running a try-out for the fifth spot. It wouldn’t have been a surprise after Cook has struggled since…...

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The Colorado Rockies spent much of the 2010 season on the disabled list. Troy Tulowitzki missed 33 games with a broken wrist, Todd Helton spent more than 15 days on the shelf with a bad back, and Huston Street didn’t see Coors Field until June.That is just the beginning of the list. The Rockies struggles with injury were a major…...

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The winter meetings are usually a pretty dull period of time for the Rockies. They are not the type of team that is going to throw around huge money to big-name free agents. That’s why it was such a big surprise when the Rockies name was linked to reports that they might be interested in the Rangers Michael Young. The…...

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There is no way around it. 2010 for the Colorado Rockies did not live up to its expectations. The year began with expectations of the club’s first ever National League West crown. After another slow start in April and May, the Rockies had a hole to crawl out of. They did that, coming within an error of being tied for…...

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