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At any point in the history of the Colorado Rockies if three of the projected five starting pitchers had gone on the disabled list, the Rockies could have kissed their season goodbye.2010 is a different year for the Rockies. On Saturday night, Jhoulys Chacin, who was helped by a six-run 1st inning, gave a glimpse into what can happen when…...

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When you face Dan Haren, you have to be perfect. So essentially the Rockies were done after Jason Hammel gave up three runs in the top of the first inning. The Diamondbacks went on to win 5-3. Hammel looked like he was going to be just fine. He got two quick outs, then was up on Justin Upton 0-2 before…...

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The Rockies lackluster performance in game one of the doubleheader on Saturday was made up for in game two.The club split the two games with the Marlins, dropping the first one 4-1 before winning the second game 8-1 behind a complete game performance from former ace Aaron Cook.The second game allowed Rockies fans to breathe a sigh of relief, not…...

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Usually when a team puts up 10 runs in a baseball game it is cause for celebration. Especially when that team has been struggling to score runs over the previous week. Tuesday was not a usual day for the Rockies. A 10-4 win over the Nationals was not met with loud music and cheerfulness. This night is not about being…...

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The Colorado Rockies spent six weeks in Tucson stressing fundamentals. Through the first nine games of the season they look like they spent their time in Tucson at the golf course.The Rockies were shutout in the finale of their three game series against the Mets at Coors Field on Thursday, 5-0. Jorge De La Rosa, who sparkled in the home…...

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The talent was never in doubt. Jorge De La Rosa has as good of stuff as any left hander in the league. The only one who ever doubted that was De La Rosa himself. Not anymore. The lefty mixed 94 MPH fastballs with 83 MPH change ups that kept the Padres guessing all day long as the Rockies rolled to…...

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On May 29th, the Colorado Rockies sat 10 games under .500, they had just been swept by the Dodgers in consecutive weekends and were playing with no heart. That day, manager Clint Hurdle was given his walking papers. Less than two years removed from captaining a young team to a surprise World Series appearance, Hurdle was no longer the manager…...

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The Colorado Rockies enter the postseason against the same team that they started out with in 2007, the Philadelphia Phillies. The Rockies would love a repeat of the ‘07 meeting, when the streaking Rox swept the Phillies in three games. While the two teams are essentially the same that they were in the first playoff meeting, some things are different.…...

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The Colorado Rockies lost the division on Saturday night, losing 5-0 to the Dodgers, but that may not have been the worst thing about the game. Two pitches into the fourth inning, De La Rosa was perfect with his arm, but his groin was not. The lefty grimaced after getting behind Rafael Furcal 2-0. Trainer Keith Dugger and manager Jim…...

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Was that fun? There are Rockies fans everywhere with purple faces, and it has nothing to do with face paint and team spirit. It has everything to do with them not breathing for a full half inning. Eight innings of excitement for Rockies fans were followed by one inning of hair pulling, heart racing gut wrenching baseball that ended up…...

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Never, ever go to sleep on these Rockies. On a night that seemed prime for a letdown, the Rockies came off the deck in the ninth inning, off perhaps the best closer in the National League, to win 4-1 against the Padres in San Diego. After completing a 10 game home stand in which the Rockies went 9-1, the Rockies…...

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That’s more like it. Despite winning four of their past five games, something seemed off with the Colorado Rockies. The offense was not able to pour the runs on as they had done all season long, and the pitching was not nearly as crisp. On Sunday, however, the Rockies dismantled the undisciplined Diamondbacks to complete a three-game sweep and move…...

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Heading into September the Rockies had played five months of baseball. After five months, they come into the final month in the exact same position as the San Francisco Giants, tied. The Rockies would be lying to you if they told you that they were not taking an occasional glance at the scoreboard during the first couple innings of their…...

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Sometimes you have to lose a battle to win the war. That phrase describes the Rockies night on Wednesday. The Rockies had just completed two extremely dramatic nights at Coors Field in which the team had come back and won in extra innings. On top of that they were dealing with the fact that the bullpen had been in desperate…...

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Apparently the humidor is not working. On a hot and dry night at Coors Field the Rockies sent Jorge De La Rosa to the mound for what was the biggest game of the season for the team. After dropping a tough game on Friday to the Giants, reducing their wild card lead to just one game, the Rockies desperately needed…...

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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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Sweeping a doubleheader in Major League Baseball is very difficult. Teams generally split a double dip. However, the Rockies had a chance at widening their Wild Card lead and gaining ground in the National League West if they were able to accomplish the feat.The day started with the return of Aaron Cook, the Rockies ace who missed his last start…...

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On a perfect summer night for baseball, Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had a night he will never forget. In the midst of a breakout season, the Rockies shortstop may have blossomed into an elite player on the same night that Rockies fans blossomed into genuine baseball fans themselves. After Jorge De La Rosa worked out of a bases loaded jam…...

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Every rose has its thorns. The famous lyrics of Bret Michaels from Poison played out for the Rockies on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Jorge De La Rosa, winner of his last seven outings, flamed out against the potent Phillies offense. The De La Rosa of June and July never showed up at Citizen’s Bank Park. The lefty struggled through five…...

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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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