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The way that this 2011 Colorado Rockies team has played has been nothing short of insane. They struggle for five straight games, then light up one of the National League’s top pitchers so far.Most would think that some of that momentum would carry into Sunday’s action, but instead, it was back to business as usual. The Rockies offense scored three...

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With 416 career home runs coming into Thursday, Jason Giambi had never hit three in the same game. That changed in his first three at-bats, as the lefty-slugger knocked three no-doubt bombs to right field, propelling the Colorado Rockies to a 7-1 win over Philadelphia.Giambi had watched video of some of his past at-bats and realized that he was crouching...

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Let’s start with the good. It’s too hard to analyze all of the bad that happened to the Colorado Rockies as they blew a 7-1 cushion at Coors Field on a frigid, rainy Saturday at Coors Field.The good: Todd Helton is proving the critics wrong, continuing to be a force in the Rockies lineup. He hit another home run on...

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When you’ve lost four straight games, three via the walk off, ugly wins still feel really good.On Monday the Rockies returned to Coors Field after a 1-5 road trip looking to reverse the recent trend. While the trend of ugly baseball didn’t end, the final result did. The Rockies defeated the Mets 2-1, ending their four game losing streak that...

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It is hard to believe, but Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin is just 23-years old.Chacin gave up just three hits in seven innings of work. He struck out six and walked four as he picked up his fourth win of the season. The two runs he gave up came on solo home runs, essentially the two pitches that he made mistakes...

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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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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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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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