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During Rockies Fest at Coors Field in January, the Rockies outfielders were asked to name the toughest pitcher that they have faced.Names like Tim Lincecum, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay and other names that most would expect to hear were thrown out. Then, Dexter Fowler had his turn. What was his answer? Kevin Correia. Really? Of all the difficult pitchers that…...

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Once a baseball season starts rolling, it can seem like weeks when a team has a game washed out before a scheduled day off.The Rockies had that happen to them in Chicago as they looked to sweep the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The game will be made up on June 27th, sandwiched between an American League road trip to Cleveland…...

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For the second time in five days, the Rockies were fighting not for a victory, but for a single hit. Anibal Sanchez, who threw a no-hitter in his rookie season of 2006, took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Dexter Fowler slid a ground ball into right field to break up the no-hit bid.Ironically, after the top half of…...

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Despite their 7-1 road record, it is easy for the Colorado Rockies to find critics.In one road trip, the Rockies have already done more on the road then they did it 2010. They found a way to win in both Pittsburgh and New York, two places that have given them fits in years past, for whatever reason.The Rockies were one…...

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The Colorado Rockies knew going into the season that their rotation was going to be better than the experts gave them credit for.Part of the reason the club knew that they would be better is because they knew how good Jhoulys Chacin could be. The 23-year old broke out in his rookie season, securing a spot in the rotation and…...

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It is no secret. The Colorado Rockies are not a very good April team. They generally come out of the gate slow, then find their groove and work the rest of the season to get back into the race.This April, however, is different. On Sunday, the Rockies beat the Pirates 6-5 to take three-out of-four from Pittsburgh. It would be…...

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It’s never an easy task for the Rockies. So when they can sweep the Dodgers, they will take it, even if it is a two-game series.On Wednesday at Coors Field, the Rockies were able to hold on–barely–for a 7-5 win over Los Angeles.The Rockies offense has already begun to impress. The mentality at the plate is clearly different. The biggest…...

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Don’t underestimate these Colorado Rockies.Many of the experts have said that the Rockies are a serious contender based on their lineup. However, their pitching staff is pretty much Ubaldo Jimenez and a bunch of no-names beyond him.Jhoulys Chacin, making his first start of 2011 after an impressive rookie season, did his best to make the experts eat their words on…...

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The Colorado Rockies have gone from being the laughing stock of the National League, to a contender.It took several years to build a farm system that was capable of competing against the big spenders from bigger cities, but the Rockies finally arrived, proving themselves with playoff appearances in two-of-the-past four seasons.Long gone are the days when the club was an…...

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Never trust the weather in Colorado. Especially in the spring.After opening the season with two games played in near-perfect weather, with temperatures in the mid-70’s, the Colorado Rockies were greeted by wind, rain and snow on Sunday in preparation for the finale of their three game set with the Diamondbacks.The season may be just three days old, but the bad…...

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The Rockies are three games into their 2011 spring schedule. So far so good, they are 3-0. What does that mean? Absolutely nothing. Is it nice for Rockies fans to see that their team won another spring game? Sure. However, if the truth were told, the fans at home care more than the players in the clubhouse. Especially at this…...

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There is no way around it. 2010 for the Colorado Rockies did not live up to its expectations. The year began with expectations of the club’s first ever National League West crown. After another slow start in April and May, the Rockies had a hole to crawl out of. They did that, coming within an error of being tied for…...

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The Colorado Rockies lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers in their home finale on Wednesday 7-6. The one run loss summed up the Colorado season perfectly. Once again, the Rockies lost the game, the Dodgers didn’t win it. With four games remaining in the season, it is easy to look back and see how many opportunities the Rockies had in…...

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The Colorado Rockies easily could have spent this whole week making up scenarios that most likely weren’t going to happen. They could have talked about how if only the Padres, Giants and Braves would go on to lose all of their games, and the Rockies won all of theirs, then…well, of course, the Rockies are still alive. On Monday night…...

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Let’s face it. They did this to themselves.With one swing of the bat from Pat Burrell essentially ensured that the Rockies will finish no better than 3rd place in the National League West. His blast to left field gave the Giants a 2-1 lead in the 7th inning that would hold up as Tim Lincecum dominated the Rockies.Jhoulys Chacin was…...

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The Rockies just won’t quit. On Wednesday night they took their third straight from the Cincinnati Reds and their six straight overall with a convincing 9-2 win.Aaron Cook looked good in his return to Coors Field before getting a line drive hit off of his heel. He went five innings and give up just one run in a shaky first…...

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This is what the Colorado Rockies are all about.A 5-3 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night typified exactly what the Rockies organization is striving for. They believe that the route to winning is through growing from within. They rarely go after a big-name free agent and do everything that they can to stock the farm system.Saturday night showed exactly…...

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The future looks bright for the Colorado Rockies.The present is a whole different story for the club.On Sunday Chacin gave the Rockies something to be excited about. He dominated the Diamondbacks, showing what he can do with confidence. Despite holding just a one-run lead, the 22-year old stayed strong and salvaged the finale of a three game series, 1-0.Chacin had…...

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People are still into the Rockies. They shouldn’t be.Unlike years past, the talk around the water cooler is not all about the Broncos in August. People are still talking about the Rockies. Do they have a chance? Can they make a run? If they can just figure out a way to win on the road…etc, etc, etc.While many Rockies fans…...

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As much as it can be on August 4th, Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Giants was a must-win for the Rockies.The good news for the Rockies was that they had their ace Ubaldo Jimenez on the mound. Jimenez pitched seven innings of one-run baseball in route to his 17th win as the Rockies rolled over the Giants 6-1 at Coors…...

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