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Wilin Rosario must do a better job behind the plate. What happened to the Colorado Rockies? The surprise team in Major League Baseball in April has fallen back to earth, as many predicted that they would. After a 10-8 defeat at the hands of the surging Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, the Rockies take the field on Independence Day three…...

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It’s time to get the youth some experience in 2012. The Memorial Day doubleheader sweep of the Houston Astros by the Colorado Rockies gave the few remaining believers hope. In reality, however, this team has dug itself such a huge hole that the dream of climbing out of it and back into contention is extremely unrealistic. Crazy things happen sometimes,…...

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It is September. Usually that means fans of a team managed by Jim Tracy can let out a sigh of relief. That is because it means that Tracy can micromanage to his heart’s content and still have enough players on the bench to make it work.He proved everyone wrong on Tuesday night in a pivotal game at Coors Field. It…...

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Heading into the 4th inning the question was not whether or not the Rockies could come back, it was which position player would end up on the mound.The Rockies defied the odds, something that they hope is a theme this season, and rallied from nine runs down to defeat the Braves 12-10 at Coors Field on a beautiful summer afternoon.With…...

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There are going to be some surprised people who read the box score in the morning.With the Rockies down 9-3 heading into the 9th inning on Tuesday, the majority of the 32,922 fans found their way to the exits. There was no way the Rockies were coming back. There was no way the Rockies could possibly win the game…except they…...

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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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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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A three game series victory against the Red Sox had the Rockies and their fans invigorated. Finally this team had learned to battle back and find a way to win a game in the late innings.Three days later the Rockies were back to their usual sloppy play, losing 10-3 to the Angels in Anaheim.Once again, the victim was rookie pitcher…...

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A day after the Rockies scored eight runs, the offense decided to go back to the status quo, and Jim Tracy went right back to managing his way out of ball games.The Rockies dropped what at one point was a pitcher’s duel, 6-1 on Father’s Day at Coors Field. Aaron Cook was good, but once again managed to blow a…...

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Who would have thought that the magical formula for the Rockies to start playing better would be to lose their best player? That is exactly what seems to have happened, as the Rockies rallied for the first time all season, beating the Brewers 8-7 at Coors Field on Saturday night.The Rockies were down 4-1 heading into the bottom of the…...

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The Colorado Rockies are struggling. That line is something that has been all too common over the course of the last four years. For Rockies fans, its getting old. The question is, why does this team have so much talent, yet lack the ability to put it all together early in the season?It’s the reason that Clint Hurdle, barely a…...

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With the clock just passed midnight in Denver, the Rockies recorded the final out of a 6-5 12 inning victory in San Diego.After recording just one hit after the sixth inning, Ian Stewart led off the 12th inning with a home run to left field off Tim Stauffer, who was sitting on a 12-1/3 inning scoreless streak. The home run…...

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Jim Tracy took over for Clint Hurdle and was an immediate success. He brought stability to a lineup that changed everyday and roles for a bullpen that was consistently a fluid situation.That Jim Tracy is gone.In his postgame press conference after the Rockies were defeated 3-2 by the Padres, Tracy was asked why he decided to go with Manny Corpas…...

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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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The Colorado Rockies wrapped up their home Spring Training schedule on Thursday. The Rockies bid adieu to Hi Corbett Field, the only spring home the franchise has known since its inception in 1993. They depart Tucson for the final time, gearing up to start a highly anticipated 2010 season.While excitement for the season heats up, the news on closer Huston…...

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Spring Training injuries are as common as the morning sunrise. Everyday there is a new one. When athletes are actually million dollar investments, there is no reason to push a player who has a bump or a bruise. Six weeks of Spring Training is usually plenty of time to get ready for the everyday grind of the season. If a…...

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Manny Corpas is a polarizing figure amongst Rockies fans. The right handed reliever has felt just about every emotion a Major League relief pitcher can feel. In his first full season in the big leagues, Corpas took over as the closer for the Rockies after Brian Fuentes stumbled. Corpas did nothing less than notch 19 saves in 20 opportunities, sporting…...

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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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If the season ended today, the Rockies would be in the playoffs. After a 10-6 victory over the Diamondbacks, which was not as close as the score shows, and a Giants loss in Atlanta, the home town team is now leading the Wild Card race in the National League. While celebrating a Wild Card lead in late July is not…...

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