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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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So much for burying the Giants. After the second straight lackluster night in San Francisco, the Rockies found themselves up just 2-1/2 games in the National League Wild Card race. With a 4-1/2 game lead coming into the series, it was well reported that if the Rockies won just one game in the series, they would be just fine. That…...

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The bad news came early for the Rockies on Friday. Shortstop and spark plug for the Rockies, Troy Tulowitzki, woke up feeling sick. Too sick to play on Friday night. In fact, too sick to even come to the ballpark. Manager Jim Tracy said that Tulowitzki had been throwing up all morning and that he was hoping he would be…...

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The Colorado Rockies knew that they had a tough task on Friday night in Florida when they were slated to face Marlins ace Josh Johnson. Coming into the game Johnson was 11-2 on the season with a 2.92 ERA. Going back to 2008, Johnson has won 18 of his last 21 decisions. This kid may be the best pitcher in…...

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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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Going against a pitcher like Matt Cain, the Rockies knew they were going to need to take advantage of every opportunity. On Friday night they failed to do so as they were shut down by the Giants in a game that evened the surprise teams up in the Wild Card race. Jason Hammel, on the mound for the Rockies in…...

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In baseball there is a saying that every team wins 60 games and every team loses 60 games, it is a matter of what a team does with the other 42 that determines if they are contenders or basement dwellers. If Thursday night was one of those 42 games for the Rockies, it is a good sign. Twice the Rockies…...

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The fireworks still went off after the Rockies game on Saturday, but the Diamondbacks ruined the festive mood of the night.In front of 49,096 fans who braved the early rainstorm, delaying the start of the game by 27 minutes, the Rockies made it seem early as if there would be more to cheer about than the fireworks after the game.…...

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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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On Friday night in St. Louis the Colorado Rockies faced a difficult task. They were facing Albert Pujols and the second place Cardinals. To top it off, Colorado was sending struggling lefty Jorge De La Rosa to the mound to start a four game series.The preview for the game did not look good for the Rockies, but like the saying…...

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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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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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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 November 12th of 2008, the Colorado Rockies dealt arguably their greatest slugger of all time in Matt Holliday to the Oakland A’s for two prospects and a deposed closer. Rockies fans were understandably upset. The reality is that Holliday, represented by Scott Boras, would not fit into the mid-market budget of Denver once he hit free agency after the…...

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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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On a night in which the Colorado Rockies pitching staff gave up 24 hits and 15 runs, and the offense managed to put up 11 runs of its own, the problem remains with the offense.As was the problem for the first six weeks of the season, the whole of the offense is quite fine. Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Iannetta are…...

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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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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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