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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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Now that was gut wrenching.The Colorado Rockies blew a 7-3 lead in a must-win makeup game against the Phillies on Thursday night at Coors Field. The Phillies rallied to score nine runs…that’s right, nine runs in the 7th inning to put any hope of a Rockies postseason berth out of mind.Chase Utley hit a grand slam and drove in six…...

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Jim Tracy cost the Rockies not only a game against the Dodgers on Friday night, but more importantly, a game in the National League wild card race.It may get old to hear, but the fact is, for every button that Tracy pushed correctly in 2009, he is pushing a wrong button in 2010.On Friday night as the Rockies dropped the…...

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Time to pack it in. The Rockies are done.On July 15th, Rockies fans were looking forward to a heated race between themselves and the San Diego Padres for the National League West title. Less than two weeks later, putting the Rockies and playoffs in the same sentence is laughable.On Wednesday night, Aaron Cook continued showing that his struggles are no…...

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The Colorado Rockies finished the first half of the 2010 season 10 games above .500 and two games behind the San Diego Padres in the National League West race. At the beginning of the season, most Rockies fans would have been content with those numbers. However, there is still a sense of under achievement when it comes to this Rockies…...

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The fireworks started early at Coors Field on Saturday night.The Giants won a slug fest 11-8 over the Rockies in a game no one would have expected 19 runs to be scored in. The Rockies had scored seven runs to erase another poor start from ace Ubaldo Jimenez, putting him in line for his 15th win.With the momentum in the…...

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It was one of those days for the Rockies. With an opportunity to sweep the division leading Padres and move three games back, the Rockies threw out a game that was forgettable to say the least. The Rockies failed miserably in their sweep attempt, getting walloped by San Diego 13-3.Whether or not a line drive off of starting pitcher Jeff…...

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With an 8-0 lead heading into the bottom of the 6th inning and Ubaldo Jimenez yet to give up a hit, it seemed like the Rockies would cruise to victory. That was hardly the case as Colorado held on for a 10-6 victory.The Padres, acting like the pesky little sister that won’t go away, not only notched their first hit…...

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After two nights of playing games that lasted over four hours, the Rockies played a game that lasted just 2:15. Unfortunately for the Rox, they lost the game 4-2.Aaron Cook had seven great innings of baseball. Unfortunately, he was in the game for eight innings. In the bottom of the first inning, Cook gave up a grand slam to Hideki…...

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Little did anyone know that this day would eventually come. In the early 2000’s the Rockies were a perennial 90 game loser. They were the laughing stock of baseball, the Kansas City Royals of the National League. They were a team that looked as if they were headed nowhere. Bogged down by huge contracts given to players who never panned…...

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are becoming the Atlanta Braves of 1993, ’94, and ’95. The Rockies simply cannot find a way to beat them.Riding a season-high four game winning streak, the Rockies looked like they might break through and put themselves in a position to win a series against the Dodgers. With Jeff Francis looking solid on the mound, the…...

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When Aaron Cook struggled in Spring Training, it was chalked up to a veteran working on his pitches. When he struggled in the first two starts of the season it was chalked up to a sinker ball pitcher needing to get into a rhythm. After getting shelled for five runs in three innings in the Rockies 5-2 loss to the…...

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Someone needs to tell the Rockies that it isn’t spring training anymore. These games count. For the second time in as many days the Rockies starting pitcher could not find his command and therefore made it easy for the opposition to pick up an easy win. On Friday the victim was Jason Hammel and the final score was 9-5 Braves.Hammel,…...

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Just as Jeff Francis thought that he was over the hump, he showed up at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque feeling stiff and sore. The lefty had just completed his best spring outing on Thursday, allowing Rockies fans to breathe a sigh of relief. His velocity was back up to where it needed to be and his changeup was hitting its…...

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The Colorado Rockies have played 105 games in 2009. Through 105 games all the Rockies have shown is that they are a 1/2 game better than the Giants. However, it is tough to judge the Rockies based on 105 games as a whole. The Rockies season really has to be split up into two distinct parts. The first two months,…...

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The Rockies were heading into Sunday’s game looking to sweep the Reds and sweep away the memory of a bad series in New York to start the road trip. With Jason Marquis on the mound everything was in line for that scenario to play out. Just three innings away from making that a reality and winning their fourth straight game…...

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In the last week the Rockies have made a flurry of trades that have helped address the bullpen issues. They brought in Rafael Betancourt from the Indians, promoted Jhoulys Chacin from Double-A and then landed lefty specialist Joe Beimel from Washington in a trade involving two minor leaguers. Many believed that the Rockies front office, while busy, did not make…...

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Go back one year ago. The Rockies were living in a fantasy world thinking that they were still in the National League West race. They knew that the odds of signing upcoming free agent Brian Fuentes was slim to none and Matt Holliday, who had rejected several of the teams offers for a long-term deal, was in high demand. Not…...

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