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Let’s start with the good. It’s too hard to analyze all of the bad that happened to the Colorado Rockies as they blew a 7-1 cushion at Coors Field on a frigid, rainy Saturday at Coors Field.The good: Todd Helton is proving the critics wrong, continuing to be a force in the Rockies lineup. He hit another home run on…...

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When Clint Hurdle brought the Colorado Rockies first manager back on to his staff before the 2009 season, the move was celebrated.The club had gone back to it’s roots and hired someone who understood the culture of the Rockies. However, that move will continue to haunt the Rockies for years to come. It became increasingly clear as the 2010 season…...

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What’s new? Nothing with the Rockies.On Thursday night in Los Angeles, a place the Rockies go to lose, dropped the final game of the three game series. They were shutout once again, 2-0.In 28 innings in the three game series, the Rockies scored a total of three runs. One of those was a gift, in the 10th inning of the…...

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The Colorado Rockies defeated The Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday in L.A. 3-2 in extra innings. The game was impressive because the Rockies didn’t quit, and, even when they failed with runners in scoring position, they kept fighting.However, this day, for anyone who has followed the Rockies for any amount of time, was about Brad Hawpe.Hawpe came to the Rockies…...

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The Colorado Rockies fired Don Baylor after the 1998 season. They never should have brought him back.The club’s Baylor managed were referred to as the “Blake Street Bombers.” They set all sorts of records for home runs. From 1993 to 1998 Colorado baseball fans were not real baseball fans, they had fallen in love with a game that was more…...

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Time to pack it in. The Rockies are done.On July 15th, Rockies fans were looking forward to a heated race between themselves and the San Diego Padres for the National League West title. Less than two weeks later, putting the Rockies and playoffs in the same sentence is laughable.On Wednesday night, Aaron Cook continued showing that his struggles are no…...

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There are going to be some surprised people who read the box score in the morning.With the Rockies down 9-3 heading into the 9th inning on Tuesday, the majority of the 32,922 fans found their way to the exits. There was no way the Rockies were coming back. There was no way the Rockies could possibly win the game…except they…...

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To paraphrase Yogi Berra, it gets late early around here.The Colorado Rockies once again blew a 3-0 lead in the late innings and lost to the lowly Houston Astros 4-3 on Tuesday night at Coors Field.The loss spoiled a phenomenal performance from Jeff Francis, who delivered seven innings of two run baseball. In giving up just seven hits, Francis threw…...

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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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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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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 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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The Rockies have been to the playoffs two out of the last three years. They have one of the best lineups in baseball. They have an ace who is 4-0 and has an ERA well below 1.00. They have respect from around the league. Judging by the way the Rockies are playing, it would be easy to guess that these…...

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To say this has been an emotional week for the Colorado Rockies is a vast understatement.No one thought when Ubaldo Jimenez threw the club’s first ever no-hitter that eight days later the team would be saying goodbye to their president, who by all accounts was the heart and soul of the franchise, eight days later. The club has gone from…...

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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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Remember way back when, all the way back in the 4th inning of Saturday night’s Rockies game? It was a long time ago, considering the Rockies lost 5-4 in 14 innings.Jason Hammel probably remembers it well. That is when the Padres scored four runs off of the right hander. The only four runs the Padres scored in the first nine…...

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