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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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Opening Day is Christmas to a baseball fan. It marks the end of a long, cold winter and the beginning of a new baseball team and renewed hope. Opening Day is when fans come down with a sickness that can only be cured with a Rockie Dog and a sunburn.Opening Day is similar to late September, when everyone is a…...

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Rocktober wasn’t supposed to be over before the middle of the month. The team that seemed to be carried by destiny for four months was suddenly staring at four months of off season. After carrying a 4-2 lead into the ninth inning, closer Huston Street faltered for the second time in as many days. In a season full of irony,…...

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The Colorado Rockies opened their postseason in Philadelphia, the same place that they did in 2007. Both teams are essentially full of the same players. Except for one. At the trade deadline the Phillies acquired Cliff Lee from the Cleveland Indians. Lee won 22 games in 2008 en route to winning the American League Cy Young award. Lee and the…...

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Never, ever go to sleep on these Rockies. On a night that seemed prime for a letdown, the Rockies came off the deck in the ninth inning, off perhaps the best closer in the National League, to win 4-1 against the Padres in San Diego. After completing a 10 game home stand in which the Rockies went 9-1, the Rockies…...

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That’s more like it. Despite winning four of their past five games, something seemed off with the Colorado Rockies. The offense was not able to pour the runs on as they had done all season long, and the pitching was not nearly as crisp. On Sunday, however, the Rockies dismantled the undisciplined Diamondbacks to complete a three-game sweep and move…...

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When the Rockies acquired Jose Contreras from the White Sox less than a week ago there was a collective groan from Rockies fans throughout Colorado. At 5-13 with an ERA near 6.00 most thought that trading Brandon Hynick, a pitching prospect who threw a perfect game in Triple-A on June 30th, was a huge mistake. The Rockies were in desperate…...

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On a perfect summer night for baseball, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had a night he will never forget. In the midst of a breakout season, the Rockies shortstop may have blossomed into an elite player on the same night that Rockies fans blossomed into genuine baseball fans themselves. After Jorge De La Rosa worked out of a bases loaded jam…...

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Welcome home Rockies. After battling it out over the course of 10 games on the road, the Colorado Rockies returned home to Coors Field for an important series with the Cubs chock full of playoff implications. The Chicago Cubs are in the thick of the N.L. Central race, swapping positions on what seems like a daily basis with the surging…...

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If Major League Baseball decided not to schedule the Rockies in New York again, there would be no complaints from Colorado. After Tuesday night’s 4-0 lackluster loss, the Rockies have now lost 20 of their previous 22 games in New York against the Mets. On Tuesday it looked as if the Rockies from April and May had teleported themselves to…...

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The Rockies knew that going into tonight they could attain something that no one would have believed seven weeks ago. After Friday night’s victory the team was just a half game behind the Giants in the National League Wild Card race. With the Giants loss on Saturday, the Rockies had an opportunity to take the lead.It was not meant to…...

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It was an important game for the Rockies. They had fallen short the two previous nights and were looking at going into the All-Star break three games behind in the National League Wild Card race. Starter Jason Hammel lasted just three innings, giving up five runs on nine hits. He simply did not have it.The past two days have seen…...

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When someone thinks of the offensive catalysts for the 2009 Colorado Rockies the names that immediately come to mind are Brad Hawpe and Todd Helton.While those two hitters are clearly the meat and potatoes of the Rockies offense, leading the team in nearly every single offensive category, the team lives and dies by the play of one hitter in particular,…...

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The Colorado Rockies lost more than a game on Friday night in Denver, they also lost one of their veteran clubhouse leaders.The only thing louder than the thunder echoing throughout the ballpark was the deafening thud of the baseball hitting Alan Embree’s leg in the seventh inning. The ball was hit so hard off of Atlanta’s Martin Prado’s bat that…...

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Brad Hawpe and Jason Marquis have been selected for their first All-Star appearances in their respective careers. Hawpe, having the best year of his career, is hitting .331 with 13 home runs and 56 RBI’s. He leads the league in doubles with 26. His career best for doubles in a season is 33.While Hawpe was nowhere near getting voted in…...

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The Colorado Rockies held an 11-2 lead going into the seventh inning. They held on to win 11-9 with the tying run at the plate and Huston Street on to secure the save.Early on it was all Rockies, in the first Brad Hawpe connected for his 100th career home run, a towering shot just inside the right field foul pole…...

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