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When Steven Tyler wrote “Walk This Way,” he may have had the Colorado Rockies pitching staff in mind. The same old story was told for the seemingly countless time on Wednesday night at Coors Field. It was the same story that was told on Tuesday night and the same story that was told last Friday and Saturday nights. The…...

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You can’t win if you don’t score. The Colorado Rockies have had to learn that lesson the hard way over the course of the past two nights. The Rockies dropped their third in a row to the Mets, the second consecutive shutout, 3-0. It hasn’t helped that the Rockies have had to face Matt Harvey followed by Jacob deGrom…...

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The Colorado Rockies fan base is extremely cynical. That cynicism has been earned. On Monday night, those cynics were out in full force, questioning another terrible Rockies loss that was snatched from the jaws of victory. It was an all-too-common story. Jon Gray, the Rockies starting pitcher, making his first start on the road in a big league uniform…...

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Eddie Butler is the Jon Gray before Jon Gray. The Colorado Rockies right-hander shot through the minor league system on his way to the big leagues. He made one quick stop to play in the Futures Game in 2012, a game that is reserved for players who are likely going to be impact players in the big leagues. His…...

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How bad would the Colorado Rockies be without Jorge De La Rosa? Before the comments fly about how a last place team can’t be any worse than where they currently are, give it an honest thought. If the Rockies didn’t have De La Rosa, this team, with the current pitching staff, could be historically bad. The fact that De…...

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The only thing hotter than a sun-splashed Coors Field on Sunday was the Colorado Rockies bats. After a five home run barrage, the Rockies finished off their series with the Cincinnati Reds with a 17-7 victory. Carlos Gonzalez hit two home runs for the second time in the series, and Ben Paulsen added two home runs of his own. Nolan…...

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I had to put my dog down today. She was 15 years old. Couldn’t walk, couldn’t see and was losing control of her bodily functions. I know it had to be done, yet it was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. These kinds of decisions are tough and yet they are what makes us adults.…...

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Well, if there was any momentum that the Colorado Rockies may have built, it was officially crushed by the All-Star break. The Rockies lost for the second straight night to the San Diego Padres 5-4. It was another up-and-down game in which the Rockies were down early, got back into it, then watched as the bullpen gave up a…...

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Don’t be deceived by the 11-3 final score on Sunday. The Colorado Rockies swept the Atlanta Braves in a four-game series to head into the All-Star break. The wins were fun, and Sunday’s game came with an offensive explosion, but the sweep wasn’t because of the offense. Plain and simple, the Rockies took all four games from the Braves…...

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Carlos Gonzalez drilled a 1st inning homer to get the Colorado Rockies on the board, then he blooped a 9th inning base hit to win the game in walk-off style. The Rockies won their afternoon affair with the Braves 3-2. The two hits accounted for three RBIs, which was the total number of runs the Rockies scored on Saturday…...

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Jorge De La Rosa did what he has done 1,000 times. He struck out a bunch of Diamondbacks. In fact, while recording his 1,000th career strikeout, De La Rosa pitched the Colorado Rockies out of their losing streak and gave them some momentum. The Rockies bullpen predictably had fans biting their nails late in the game, but ultimately the…...

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Colorado Rockies fans won’t know what they had until he’s gone. Jorge De La Rosa, perhaps the most under-appreciated starting pitcher in Rockies history, did what he seems to do every time he takes the mound. Every fifth day, it feels like the words are all the same. It feels like the scenario is almost exactly the same every…...

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Everyone associated with the Colorado Rockies, including their fans, held their collective breath in the top of the 6th inning. Nolan Arenado, racing in to catch a foul ball near the plate, collided with catcher Michael McKenry, knocking his face against the catcher’s helmet and dropping to the ground. He laid on the ground, only getting up to his…...

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Baseball is a game that a father teaches his son. It’s fitting that Father’s Day falls in the summer, when baseball can be watched by those dads. On Sunday, the Colorado Rockies rewarded their faithful fans with an old-school Coors Field victory. The home team walked away with a 10-4 win over the struggling Milwaukee Brewers. The win gave…...

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Pitching wins championships. All the way back to the beginning, the Colorado Rockies were built as a hit-first, pitch-last team. Designed to outslug the competition, pitching was never the priority, it was all about the big bashers. When the club opened up Coors Field in 1995, their bashers were nicknamed the Blake Street Bombers. Built to play at altitude,…...

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It’s no fun. Being a Colorado Rockies fan just isn’t any fun right now. There is no way around it. On Friday night, normally reliable Jorge De La Rosa didn’t have his best stuff. He was hit with three runs in the 1st inning and the game was essentially over. For the Rockies, De La Rosa is the best…...

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Baseball is a cruel game. Colorado Rockies fans know that very well. Wednesday night’s 8-4 loss to the Houston Astros, their third in a row and seventh in their last eight game, was accentuated by something that is quickly becoming a problem. Their starting pitching couldn’t keep them in the game. After a really good run of good pitching,…...

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It’s official, the Colorado Rockies are back to what they are used to on the road; losing. On Tuesday in Houston, the Rockies got bad pitching, a four-inning, seven-run outing from Chris Rusin, and couldn’t complete a comeback when the bats went cold after a Carlos Gonzalez 5th inning home run. The Rockies come home after a 1-5 road…...

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The reason a team deems a pitcher as their ace is because on any given day, he gives them the best shot to win. The Colorado Rockies have that with Jorge De La Rosa. The Rockies No.1 walked to the mound on Sunday with the team he was pitching for not having won since the last time he took the…...

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The Colorado Rockies look like they are headed in the right direction. For those who have been reading Rockies Review for a long time, that may come as a surprise. Less than a year ago, the Rockies franchise was one of the worst in all of sports. It was a complete mess. They had an owner who was meddling…...

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