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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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Jim Tracy quickly put his mark on the Colorado Rockies when he took over on Friday. He moved Troy Tulowitzki to the seventh spot in the lineup, Clint Barmes to the second spot, and Garrett Atkins back to the cleanup spot. The moves seemed to work beautifully as Barmes went 5-for-11 in the first two games after the change. Atkins,...

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After beating the San Diego Padres and closer Heath Bell in walk off fashion 8-7 on Saturday, the Colorado Rockies are now 2-0 under Jim Tracy.That may not seem like a big deal to the average fan, but the truth is, in the last two games the Colorado Rockies have looked nothing like the team that is sitting in last...

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There was no celebration in the clubhouse. The Rockies had just shut out the Padres 3-0 behind yet another stellar pitching performance by Jason Marquis. The victory, however, was bittersweet.On a day that the Rockies turned the page and quit holding on to memories of 2007, even an eight inning shutout performance by Marquis could not steal the headlines. Friday...

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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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The speculation is over for Clint Hurdle. The Rockies have scheduled a 2:30 news conference to announce that Hurdle has been relieved of his duties and that Jim Tracy will take over on an interim basis.The firing comes on the heels of a three-game sweep at the hands of the Dodgers, putting the Rockies 10 games under .500 and 14-1/2...

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At the end of the 2008 season Rockies manager Clint Hurdle sat down with general manager Dan O’Dowd to discuss what would need to change in order for the team to succeed in 2009.Two conclusions were made during the meeting. First, the Rockies needed to get back to basics. They needed to be disciplined and move runners over instead of...

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The Los Angeles Dodgers finished their sweep of the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday at Coors Field, winning 8-6. Like so many games before this one, the Rockies had several chances to win, however, a lack of performance in clutch situations foiled any chance they may have had.Ubaldo Jimenez started on the mound for the struggling Rockies, he pitched well, but...

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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 Wednesday night in Atlanta, the Colorado Rockies dug their hole in the National League West race a little deeper. The final score was a difficult to swallow 12-4 loss. The game was determined in the fourth inning when Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa lost his composure and control of the game. The inning began with De La Rosa...

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Monday night the Colorado Rockies’ Jason Marquis pitched a gem in which he dominated the Atlanta Braves lineup and garnered his fifth win of the year.Marquis went eight innings, giving up one run on five hits, striking three and walking three. He induced the Braves into four double plays. In the fourth inning Marquis battled out of a bases loaded,...

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After a 97 minute rain delay in Pittsburgh, the Colorado Rockies came back from the clubhouse flat and found themselves on the short end of a 7-4 score.It’s not as if the Rockies never showed up. In fact, after the top of the second inning the Rockies held a 3-0 lead on a double by Ryan Spilborghs and a home...

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It would be easy to say that the offense broke out for the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night against the Astros.The Rockies scored 12 runs, including four home runs, one of them being a grand slam off of the bat of Ian Stewart. It was Stewart’s second home run of the night, the other two came off the bats of...

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Aaron Cook has been an interesting case so far this season. In four starts coming into Wednesday’s day game against the Padres, Cook has looked terrible. He is a sinker ball pitcher whose pitches were staying up in the zone. After three starts Cook had already given up five home runs. He gave up 20 all last season.Wednesday was a...

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The Colorado Rockies looked to win their third game in a row tonight against the Padres. Winning tonight would have given the club a chance to salvage at least a decent April record with a win tomorrow afternoon.The Rockies could not capitalize, as Padres starter Chad Gaudin, a pitcher Colorado pursued less than three weeks ago when the Cubs cut...

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Dexter Fowler was invited to Major League Spring Training as a courtesy. It was a way to get him some time on the big league field and help him see what he would be up against the next season. The Rockies were extremely deep in the outfield and Fowler figured to need another year of seasoning in the minor leagues....

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The saying goes “you can’t win a pennant in April, but you can lose one.”The Rockies are doing their best to make that statement true this April.Ubaldo Jimenez, fresh off of two erratic starts in which he had very little fastball control, felt good coming into the night. He had said earlier that he had figured out some mechanical flaws...

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The Colorado Rockies finally got home after a miserable 10 day, eight game road trip in which the team only won two games. They have been home for only four days since the beginning of Spring Training on February 14th.On the road trip the Rockies were plagued by a variety of issues. If the offense hit well, the starting pitcher...

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The Colorado Rockies have played the least amount of home games of any team in the league.They played a three game opening weekend series with the Phillies before heading back out on a ten day, three city road trip. One of the longest of the season. The 2-6 record made the trip seem even longer.When Spring Training is factored in,...

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Ubaldo Jimenez looked to come into today’s game looking to prove that his efforts early last week in Chicago were due to the cold weather, and a complete fluke.Today the temperature in Los Angeles was in the 90’s. The result for Jimenez was the same. Once again, Jimenez hit the 100 pitch mark before getting through the fifth inning, while...

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