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So many times during this 17-1 run, the Rockies have found a way to score runs or get outs when they needed them most. They played crisp defense and manager Jim Tracy made all the right moves.On Tuesday night it was a different story. Ubaldo Jimenez had another masterful outing, but he was let down by poor clutch hitting and…...

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If this is a dream, don’t wake the Rockies up.After crushing the Angels 11-1 on Monday night in Anaheim the Rockies improved their road winning streak to nine straight games. They have now won 17 out of their last 18 ball games, which conjures up memories of the stretch run in 2007, propelling the Rockies to the World Series.Aaron Cook…...

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These are not your father’s Rockies.Throughout much of their history the Colorado Rockies have been known for their exceptional offense and their less-than-exceptional pitching. Especially in games at Coors Field, the team would often put up seven or eight runs and still get blown out.That is no longer the case as the 2009 Rockies are led by their exceptional pitching.…...

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The Colorado Rockies finally had on day off on Monday. After 17 games in 17 days, the longest stretch of the season without a day off, Colorado had a chance to take a breather. The only problem, that was the last thing they wanted.This team just finished off their third consecutive sweep, they are riding an 11-game winning streak, tied…...

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Several tornadoes were spotted near Coors Field on Sunday afternoon, prompting a 55 minute delay as the storm passed over.The Mariners were wondering why they waited until Sunday afternoon to delay the game due to the tornadoes. They had been feeling as if they were caught in the cyclone that is the Colorado Rockies since Friday night. After Sunday’s 7-1…...

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The 2008 season was a disappointing one for the Colorado Rockies. First they won only 74 games in a feeble attempt to defend their National League Championship Then came the offseason. Just two weeks after the World Series, the Rockies shipped their best player, Matt Holliday, to the Oakland A’s for a package that centered around a prospect who struggled…...

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Who are these Rockies?Three times in 2008 the Colorado Rockies had winning streaks of five games. Those were the longest streaks of the season.After losing three straight games to Houston to open the current road trip, the Rockies looked like they were in trouble. The 11 game trip could easily have been the nail in the coffin for the 2009…...

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Garrett Atkins, mired in a season-long slump, was called out by his new manager on Wednesday night after failing to deliver in two key situations. Jim Tracy told the press that it was time to make a move with Atkins and that sending him down to Triple-A Colorado Springs was not out of the question. That kind of move for…...

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In baseball, pitchers live by the same three words that real estate agents live by; location, location, location.Like pitchers, hitters have their own three words that they live by; execution, execution, execution.Those three words have been lost on the Colorado Rockies in 2009. The leader of the pack for the Rockies has been stumbling third baseman Garrett Atkins. In Wednesday’s…...

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Clint Hurdle was fired as the manager of the Colorado Rockies on Friday. It was a move that was long anticipated, and frankly, long overdue.The club struggled throughout all of 2008, never regaining the form that landed them in the World Series just months prior. 2009 was supposed to be a fresh start for the club. Instead, the tailspin continued,…...

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On a cloudy, rainy, ugly day in Denver, the weather did it’s best to tell the story for the Rockies on Monday. After a 35 minute rain delay, the Colorado Rockies honored Todd Helton for his 2000th hit in a Major League uniform. The crowd gave a warm applause, but clearly did not understand the significance of the event. When…...

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When it rains, it pours.That seemed to be the case for the 2009 Colorado Rockies as they could not catch a break Friday night in Detroit. The Rockies lost the opener of a three game series 4-3. This time it was what the Rockies focused on all spring, aggressive base running. That, along with a defensive miscue in the eight…...

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On Friday night in Pittsburgh, the Colorado Rockies embarked on a 10 game road trip that, in mid-May, would define whether or not they still have a chance at winning the National League West in 2009.A familiar scene was taking place, as Jorge De La Rosa continued his excellent season, pitching seven innings, striking out 10 and giving up only…...

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The Colorado Rockies will embark on a defining 10 game, three city road trip on Friday. They have struggled in nearly every aspect of the game through the first six weeks of the season.On Thursday the Colorado Rockies completed an eight game home stand in which they went 3-5. The club seemed to find a new way to lose in…...

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Riding a four game losing streak and six out of their last seven, the Rockies were in need of a big game. They were depending on Franklin Morales, who was added back to the starting rotation tonight after being sent down to continue getting regular work. After the starters had struggled in recent games, Morales was looking to keep the…...

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The Rockies Spring Training home is Hi Corbett Field in Tucson, Arizona. The stadium is the oldest facility in the Cactus League, and most well known for being the location of several scenes from the Major League movies, starring Charlie Sheen and Wesley Snipes.The movies, ironically, are about a fictitious Cleveland Indians team that begins the season horrible, only to…...

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The Colorado Rockies suffered a heartbreaking loss Friday night after the bullpen blew an absolute gem pitched by Jorge De La Rosa.Saturday the Rockies, playing their one and only nationally televised game of the season, struggled all day against the Dodgers. The final score had the Dodgers on top 9-5.Aaron Cook gave up three home runs. Two of them were…...

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The Colorado Rockies were looking to bounce back from an ugly loss in the cold weather at Coors Field on Sunday. The weather must have followed the team plane, as the Rockies dropped their third in a row to the Cubs 3-0.The game was delayed for one hour and 12 minutes as the rain came down onto Wrigley Field. When…...

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The Colorado Rockies came into the season touting the back end of their bullpen as one of the best in the league. With two closers who have had success in the Major Leagues to pitch the eight and ninth innings in Manny Corpas and Huston Street respectively, the Rockies look to be a team feared in the late innings.That was…...

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