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Ubaldo Jimenez had one bad inning and was bailed out by a great defensive play by Clint Barmes, but the Rockies rallied on an eighth inning home run off the bat of Ian Stewart. Stewart had been a strikeout victim his first three times at the plate but got redemption when he swung at the first pitch he saw from…...

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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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Heading into September the Rockies had played five months of baseball. After five months, they come into the final month in the exact same position as the San Francisco Giants, tied. The Rockies would be lying to you if they told you that they were not taking an occasional glance at the scoreboard during the first couple innings of their…...

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If Monday night wasn’t enough drama, Tuesday night should be satisfying. The Colorado Rockies, coming off a series in which they increased their National League Wild Card lead to four games, proved that they are not interested in leading the Wild Card race. They are in this thing to win their first division title in team history.On Monday night Ryan…...

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There are no words to describe it. The English language is not equipped with an adjective that properly describes the Rockies game on Monday night. After a pitcher’s duel that turned into an extra inning game in which both teams blew scoring opportunities, the Giants finally broke through against Adam Eaton in the top of the 14th inning. San Francisco…...

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Good teams win bad games. In a season that lasts 162 games, there are certainly going to be games where certain aspects of a team do not hit on all cylinders. Wednesday night was that night for the Rockies. Early on it looked as if the Rockies would be on the fun end of a laugher, as Nationals starter Collin…...

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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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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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After a four game series in which the Rockies proved that they are legitimate playoff contenders against the Cubs, the team looked like they were a team that wanted nothing to do with the October baseball on Tuesday night against the Pirates. On Wednesday night, the contending Colorado Rockies, behind emerging star Ubaldo Jimenez, re-emerged at Coors Field. Jimenez was…...

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A day after Troy Tulowitzki and Jorge De La Rosa inspired Colorado Rockies fans everywhere to want to jump back on the bandwagon, the team failed to show up to the ball park to play the lowly Pirates. After an impressive weekend series against the Cubs in which the Rockies took 3-out of-4, the second worst team in the league,…...

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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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Coming into Tuesday night’s game with the Phillies the Colorado Rockies had won four straight and quickly turned around the fate of what seemed like an ill-fated road trip after dropping the first three games in New York. The Rockies were able to run the streak to five in a row after pounding the Phillies 8-3. Playing against the World…...

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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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After the final game was played in a disappointing 2008 season for the Rockies, Dan O’Dowd knew that it would be a difficult offseason for fans of the team. In fact, he knew that it would be a difficult offseason for himself.Slugger Matt Holliday had turned down every offer the franchise had put before him and agent Scott Boras. Reports…...

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The Colorado Rockies traded Matt Holliday on November 12th to the Oakland A’s in exchange for Carlos Gonzalez, Huston Street and Greg Smith. It was a trade that angered the Rockies fan base and made most people in baseball question the Rockies desire to be a winner.Holliday had been the Rockies best player for the past three seasons, appearing in…...

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At the end of Spring Training one of the biggest concerns for the Rockies was Jason Marquis. He had just completed a spring in which his ERA was in double figures and it seemed that he could not get a Double-A batter out. No one thought that Marquis would be entering June 13th leading the National League in wins and…...

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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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Ubaldo Jimenez has all the talent and potential in the world. He can hit triple digits with his fastball and has a knee-buckling curveball. However, in his third season in the big leagues, his biggest struggle has been inconsistency.He had no problems on Sunday, giving up only two runs on four hits through eight innings in the Rockies 7-2 victory.…...

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Ryan Spilborghs went into Spring Training as the Rockies starting center fielder. There were questions about his range and ability to start on a daily basis, but the club was willing to give him the job to lose.The Rockies, however, were not planning on being surprised by Dexter Fowler enough to put him on the roster.After Fowler’s spring, it was…...

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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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