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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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With the clock just passed midnight in Denver, the Rockies recorded the final out of a 6-5 12 inning victory in San Diego.After recording just one hit after the sixth inning, Ian Stewart led off the 12th inning with a home run to left field off Tim Stauffer, who was sitting on a 12-1/3 inning scoreless streak. The home run…...

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Aaron Cook is a good pitcher. Good is the only word to describe him. He will never be mistaken for great, but there are things that he does very well.The thing that he does best is to pound the strike zone with his sinking fastball. When he is winning, he throws that pitch close to 80 percent of the time.…...

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The Rockies lackluster performance in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday was made up for in game two.The club split the two games with the Marlins, dropping the first one 4-1 before winning the second game 8-1 behind a complete game performance from former ace Aaron Cook.The second game allowed Rockies fans to breathe a sigh of relief, not…...

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The Rockies are good at giving away three run leads. In 15 games so far in 2010 the Rockies have lost three games in which they held a 3-0 lead. On Wednesday the Nationals came back from a 3-0 deficit to win 6-4 late in the game.While the Nationals strung together a nice little comeback victory, the rest of Washington…...

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When Aaron Cook struggled in Spring Training, it was chalked up to a veteran working on his pitches. When he struggled in the first two starts of the season it was chalked up to a sinker ball pitcher needing to get into a rhythm. After getting shelled for five runs in three innings in the Rockies 5-2 loss to the…...

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A win is a win.It was ugly, as it has been for most of the season so far on defense, but the Rockies beat the hapless Mets 5-4 in 10 innings at Coors Field on Wednesday night. Chris Iannetta launched a home run deep into the center field bleachers leading off the bottom half of the inning to give the…...

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One of the critiques of Jim Tracy when he managed in both Los Angeles and Pittsburgh was that he micromanaged too much. Rockies fans did not really see that in 2009 after he took over for Clint Hurdle. However, that side of Tracy seems to be coming out, and many Rockies fans are already disapproving.The Colorado Rockies are 3-3. The…...

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When this Colorado Rockies team was put together, it was heralded as a young club with veteran leadership. The two would combine to produce fundamentally sound defense and clutch hitting on offense.That could not have been further from the truth on Wednesday as the Rockies dropped the rubber match of a three game series with the Brewers 5-4.Even in the…...

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In this day and age, professional athletes are known as much for their arrogance and ego as they are for their abilities to play their sport. In this day and age, professional athletes are not judged by their character, but rather how many home runs they hit. Sections of stadiums are named after cocky, selfish athletes whose names run across…...

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For years Major League pitchers have been cringing about taking the mound at Coors Field.Veterans who had been extremely successful on other teams around the league watched their career ERA’s vanish into the thin mile high air of Denver after they signed deals with the Rockies. It was bad enough that many baseball experts openly wondered if the Rockies would…...

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This was nothing new for the 2009 Colorado Rockies. This Rockies team has had more drama than a junior high sleepover. While the drama was another test on Rockies fans nerves, the results were worth it. Aaron Cook was phenomenal against a great Phillies lineup. He went five solid innings before tiring in the sixth. In the sixth he found…...

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The Colorado Rockies enter the postseason against the same team that they started out with in 2007, the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies would love a repeat of the ‘07 meeting, when the streaking Rox swept the Phillies in three games. While the two teams are essentially the same that they were in the first playoff meeting, some things are different.…...

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The Colorado Rockies are used to games at the end of the season that don’t matter. This is the 15th time in 17 seasons that the Rockies season finale has been a moot point. This time, however, they are not headed out for vacation. On Sunday the Rockies lost to the Dodgers 5-3 while most fans turned their attention towards…...

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Who would have guessed this? Who would have believed that the Rockies, 12 games under .500 and better than only the Washington Nationals on June 3rd, would be heading to the playoffs. The Rockies defeated the Brewers 9-2 on Thursday afternoon at Coors Field. It was a methodical offensive onslaught and the dominating pitching from resurgent and clearly healthy Aaron…...

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A win is a win. Every win counts the same, but some are larger than others. This one was as big as it gets. The Colorado Rockies picked up their 86th win of the season, defeating the Padres 11-10 at Coors Field. The win, coupled with the Giants loss in Arizona, gives the Rockies a five game lead in the…...

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The bad news came early for the Rockies on Friday. Shortstop and spark plug for the Rockies, Troy Tulowitzki, woke up feeling sick. Too sick to play on Friday night. In fact, too sick to even come to the ballpark. Manager Jim Tracy said that Tulowitzki had been throwing up all morning and that he was hoping he would be…...

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With the Rockies leading the wild card race by one game and trailing the Dodgers by 4-1/2 games in the National League West, games against the Washington Nationals are huge. Starting on Friday night, the Rockies play 10 straight games against the Giants and Dodgers. Those 10 games could make or break the 2009 season. However, before the team can…...

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Sweeping a doubleheader in Major League Baseball is very difficult. Teams generally split a double dip. However, the Rockies had a chance at widening their Wild Card lead and gaining ground in the National League West if they were able to accomplish the feat.The day started with the return of Aaron Cook, the Rockies ace who missed his last start…...

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The third time is the charm for Rockies starter Jason Marquis. On a Thursday matinee at Coors Field, Marquis dominated the Pirates for seven innings, winning his 13th game of the season, which ties him for the league lead. Marquis had been stuck on 12 wins for nearly half a month, giving up a three run lead in Cincinnati and…...

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