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Tensions were running high in Denver, Colorado on Monday despite the dramatics taking place in Los Angeles, California. It was arguably the most dramatic setting for a game Colorado Rockies history. But Walker Buehler took all the wind out of the Rockies sails with a stellar performance that kept Colorado off the board until the final inning. The final from…...

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The adage is that hitting is contagious. But is relief pitching as well? The Colorado Rockies’ early bullpen struggles are as well documented as they were stunning. Before June 27, the relief corps. allowed the fifth highest batting average in MLB — and the highest in the National League — the third highest OBP and the second highest wOBA, with their…...

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There are some things that aren’t said often. One of those things is that a young starting pitcher was dominant, pounding the strike zone and delivering a game for the ages. That is what young starting pitcher Chad Bettis did for the Rockies on Friday night in Philadelphia. It wasn’t long ago that all eyes were on the young…...

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Juan Nicasio has actually enjoyed success with one real pitch. Walk-off losses sting whether they are in April or September, whether the team is 20 games over .500 or 20 games under .500. The sting just seems to go away a little quicker when it’s August and the race is over. At this point, with the Rockies buried in the…...

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The Dodgers move made things clear to their opponents. The new Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group didn’t waste much time in showing the rest of the National League West that there is a new kid on the block. The Dodgers completed a huge trade on Saturday, acquiring Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford from the Red Sox in one…...

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The Colorado Rockies have been a major failure by anyone’s definition. They have disappointed in nearly every aspect of the game.However, as they look forward to the All-Star break, the Rockies are in desperate need of a few wins to at least hold a whisper of a chance in the National League West race. They already may have played themselves…...

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The Colorado Rockies pride themselves on building from within. In 2010, their Opening Day starting lineup consisted of eight homegrown players. It was by far the most in baseball.The club knows that to succeed, they must not miss with many draft picks, and scout very well in Latin America. They also must develop the talent that they do draft and…...

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In 2007 it was unbelievable. In 2009 it was exciting. In 2010 it is becoming annoying.As soon as it looks like the Colorado Rockies are dead in the water, they take another breath and show that they are not quite done yet.On Sunday, the Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres 4-2 at Petco Park, completing a three-game sweep. It was…...

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A sweep is never easy to accomplish. The Rockies found that out in the 9th inning on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field. Heading into the 9th, the Rockies had what looked to be a secure 8-4 lead. The Cubs had been chipping away at the lead, but the result never seemed in doubt. Not until Alphonso Soriano hit what looked…...

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On November 12th, 2008 Rockies manager Dan O’Dowd frustrated his fan base, trading away club hero Matt Holliday to the Oakland A’s for a displaced closer, a fifth starter and a prospect who had struggled in his brief time in the big leagues.That prospect was some kid named Carlos Gonzalez.All he has done is make the entire Rockies fan base…...

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About four hours after their closer was taken off the field in an ambulance due to a batting practice line drive to the lower abdomen, the Rockies playoff chances took their own shot to the groin.Coming home was supposed to be a relief. After all, the Rockies finished a home stand 8-2 before heading into the All-Star break. The ability…...

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It is safe to say that this has been a tough week to be a Rockies fan. Less than two weeks ago, the Rockies were poised to head into the All-Star break tied for first in the National League West. When the Rockies open their eight-game home stand on Tuesday night, they will find themselves eight games out of first…...

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The Colorado Rockies continued their crash and burn tour on Friday night. This time the road took them to Philadelphia, home to the two-time defending National League champions and their newly acquired ace Roy Halladay.The Rockies were shutout 6-0 on Friday night, which wasn’t a surprise based on the pitching matchup.No team has ever won a baseball game when they…...

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Saturday night in Cincinnati was a night that was not unfamiliar to the Rockies. Unfortunately for fans in Colorado, it was not reminiscent of the Rockies team that completed an 8-2 homestand before the All-Star break, it was the team who took the field in April and May. The Rockies dropped their second straight game to the Reds 8-1.While Jorge…...

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Just another day at work for the Rockies. A 4-2 victory over the NL West leading San Diego Padres at Coors Field on Saturday night. The victory moved the Rockies to within just one game of taking the lead over.The game was yet another example of just how deep this Rockies organization is. Jason Hammel, the Rockies fifth starter, continued…...

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A month changes everything. The Rockies closed the gap to two games in the National League West, defeating the San Diego Padres 10-8 at Coors Field on Friday night.In early June, the Colorado Rockies were a team defined by failing when it counted the most. They had not won a game in which they were trailing after seven innings.In fact,…...

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The Colorado Rockies are starting to scare some teams. The Rockies offense powered them to a 7-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field on Thursday night.After going into hibernation after a playoff run in 2009, the grizzly bear that was supposed to be the Rockies offense has been closer to a kitten than a bear.There is good…...

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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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Jason Hammel has figured out the winning formula when the offense doesn’t score many runs. That formula? Don’t allow the opponents any runs.Hammel, battling the ugly weather, looked less like a fifth starter and more like a guy who any team would love to have in the second or third spot in their rotation. The righty went eight shutout inning…...

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