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  1. 2015 Rockies Game Thread
  • Rockies get sweep of Giants, move to 6-0 away from home

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies used a first-inning home run from Nolan Arenado and a strong performance on the mound from Tyler Matzek to record a 4-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants, earning them a sweep over the defending world champs and moving them to 6-0 on the road in 2015. The Rockies now stand..." April 16

  • Rockies improve to 5-0 on road by beating Giants

    Denver Post "Through the years, this city has has been as cruel and hopeless as Alcatraz for the Rockies. Now it will forever be known for "The Catch." No, not the 49ers' Joe Montana throwing to Dwight Clark in the back of the end zone. This was Rockies' two-time Gold Glove third baseman Nolan Arenado..." April 15

  • Adam Ottavino has been named the Rockies' new closer

    Denver Post "There was plenty of drama at AT&T Park Tuesday night, what with Nolan Arenado's catch for the ages and another Rockies road victory. But some of the drama ended when manager Walt Weiss informed right-hander Adam Ottavino that he is the Rockies' new closer. Ottavino responded by shutting the..." April 15

  • Rockies shut out the champion Giants, Rafael Betancourt gets save

    Denver Post "What began as a huge championship celebration for the San Francisco Giants turned into a storybook chapter in the long career of Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt. The 39-year old right-hander shut the door on the Giants in the ninth inning of the Rockies' 2-0 victory Monday at AT&T Park,..." April 14

  • Baseball’s new metal detectors won’t keep you safe. They’ll just make you miss a few innings.

    Washington Post "Fans attending Major League Baseball games are being greeted in a new way this year: with metal detectors at the ballparks. Touted as a counterterrorism measure, they’re nothing of the sort. They’re pure security theater: They look good without doing anything to make us safer. We’re stuck with..." April 14

  • Rockies take LaTroy Hawkins out of closer role for foreseeable

    Denver Post "LaTroy Hawkins, who has struggled as the Rockies closer to open the season, will not be closing here Monday or for the foreseeable future. "We have decided to give 'Hawk a break in that role," manager Walt Weiss said before the start of the Rockies-Giants afternoon game. "We're just trying to..." April 14

  • Cubs see 9th-inning come-from-behind victory as great sign

    Chicago Tribune "The Cubs' first small step toward legitimizing themselves as playoff contenders started to crystallize Sunday as Dexter Fowler's drive landed in the right-field seats at Coors Field. More hurdles await the Cubs, but they took great satisfaction in a 6-5 comeback victory over the Rockies that..." April 13

  • John Axford on family emergency list, will tend to young son bitten by snake

    Denver Post "John Axford's 2-year-old son continues to struggle after suffering a rattlesnake bite, so the Rockies on Sunday moved Axford off their active roster. Axford, a right-handed reliever, was put on the family medical emergency list for a minimum of three days and a maximum of seven. The Rockies..." April 13

  • Cubs' bats get loud in Colorado

    Chicago Sun-Times "On the Cubs’ seventh day without Kris Bryant … Wait a minute, who? The Cubs finally hit like they didn’t need a boost from their slugger-in-waiting at Class AAA Iowa – pounding the Colorado Rockies’ Opening Day starter Saturday night in a 9-5 victory at Coors Field. If anything, the Cubs..." April 12

  • Rockies fans miss start of home opener due to metal detectors

    ABC News - Denver "The debut of metal detectors at Coors Field on Friday led to a massive pileup of frustrated Colorado Rockies fans waiting to get inside the home opener, prompting security officials at some gates to essentially ignore the detectors to expedite people getting into the stadium. On their website,..." April 12

  • Jorge De La Rosa (groin) to miss another start in Rockies' rotation

    Denver Post "Rockies ace Jorge De La Rosa will miss another start in the rotation while he recovers from a strained groin. The left-hander will instead start Tuesday for Triple-A Albuquerque. "They want to make sure I'm good," De La Rosa said. "I didn't pitch very much in spring."" April 11

  • Rockies club Cubs in home opener, 5-1, to stay undefeated

    Denver Post "Troy Tulowitzki is a tough sell. The Rockies' star shortstop demands a lot from himself and his teammates. So it's wise to listen to Tulo when he puts things in a big-picture perspective. "This team is a little bit different. I would like to think we are a little bit tougher," he said...." April 11

  • MLB, union prohibit players from daily fantasy games "Major League Baseball and the players' association have agreed to a deal that forbids players from playing in daily fantasy baseball games that involve a prize, but still allows them to endorse these companies. Earlier this week, at the IMG World Congress in California, commissioner Rob Manfred..." April 11

  • The Colorado Rockies have the most underrated lineup in baseball

    SB Nation "Hard-hitting research for you: Last year, after four days of the regular season, every National League team that would eventually make the postseason was over .500. Every team that was under .500 after three games missed the postseason. From this, we can infer that the undefeated Braves, Reds, and..." April 10

  • Rockies play long ball to sweep Brewers in Milwaukee

    Purple Row ""Pitching, defense and the three-run homer." The Rockies executed Earl Weaver's plan quite well, even if it was more pitching, defense and the RBI double, en route to opening the season with a series sweep of the Brewers in Milwaukee. It is just the second time in franchise history the Rockies..." April 09

  • MLB Has Started Issuing Warnings To Those Violating Pace-Of-Play Rules "This offseason, MLB instituted a handful of new rules aimed at speeding up games. Less than a week into the season, the league seems to be making an effort to stay on top of the enforcement of these new rules. The new rules require batters to keep at least one foot in the batter’s box..." April 09

  • 9d
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    New #Rockies lineup vs #Brewers

  • Rockies tie doubles mark, now 2-0 after victory over Brewers

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies won their first road series of the season today. They won only three all of last season. And also, the Rockies offense is officially scary. Putting up (only?) five runs today, the team also tied a 103-year-old record for doubles through the first two games of a season. A..." April 08

  • Former MLB pitcher Jose Capellan dies at 34 "Former major league pitcher Jose Capellan died at 34 from an apparent heart attack on Tuesday, his wife Patricia Capellan told ESPN Deportes on Wednesday. Capellan was found dead in his bed approximately around 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Capellan's wife revealed that her husband had..." April 08

  • Kyle Kendrick, Nick Hundley open 2015 season as dandy duo

    Denver Post "Pitcher Kyle Kendrick was making his first start in a Rockies uniform, as was catcher Nick Hundley. By late Monday afternoon, after helping the Rockies rout the Brewers 10-0 at Miller Park, the new kids on the block were bosom buddies. Kendrick pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just..." April 07

  • Cubs lead way as MLB sets spring training attendance records

    Sporting News "More than 4 million people attended MLB spring training games this year, the league announced Tuesday. The attendance total of 4,034,708 over 481 games breaks down to an average 8,388 per game. The total and average are new records for MLB; the previous marks were an 8,078 average last year and..." April 07

  • 11d
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies lineup for opener vs. #Brewers. Blackmon 8, CarGo 9, Tulo 6, Morneau 3, Arenado 5, Dickerson 7, Hundley 2, LeMahieu 4, Kendrick 1

  • End of Cuban embargo may bring flood of MLB talent

    Yahoo Politics "One of the top sluggers in Cuban baseball says it is his “dream” to come to the United States and play in the major leagues for his favorite team, the New York Yankees. But Yulieski Gourriel, star third basemen for the powerhouse Havana Industriales and for years a highly regarded prospect by..." April 06

  • 12d
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies Weiss says Eddie Butler will start on Wednesday

  • 12d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    Before Sunday workout #Rockies acknowledge the birthday of LHP Jorge De La Rosa, who will celebrate with a live batting practice session

  • 12d
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies Boone Logan will be primary 8th inning set-up man, manager Walt Weiss said today. Hawkins remains closer despite tough spring.

  • 13d
    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    #Weiss said he will wait until Sunday to decide on Eddie Butler.

  • 13d
    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Jorge De La Rosa still not pitching off mound. Needs to pitch extended spring games before returning. Weiss said he's "encouraged." #rockies

  • Gray ready to excel wherever he plays "Thursday afternoon showed Rockies No. 1 prospect Jon Gray that the surroundings don't matter. As long as mind and body are operating in concert, he can excel. Gray threw 4 2/3 innings in a Minor League game against a D-backs Triple-A squad before reaching his prescribed 70 pitches. The..." April 02

  • Rex Brothers optioned to Rockies' minor-leagues after sour spring

    Denver Post "The Rockies on Wednesday optioned left-handed reliever Rex Brothers to the minor leagues after his bullpen struggles last season carried over to spring training. Brothers' ERA in 2014 shot up to 5.59 and he was downgraded from eighth-inning set-up man — and potential future closer — into the..." April 01

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Rockies prospect Eddie Butler shut down with shoulder fatigue

    Purple Row "Colorado Rockies right-hander Eddie Butler will be shut down for a couple of days and is out of the race for the team's rotation to the start the season, according to Nick Groke of The Denver Post. Butler didn't undergo an MRI, per Groke, but a team doctor cleared the 2012 first-rounder of any..." March 31

  • John Axford leaves Rockies' spring training after son, 2, is bit by a rattlesnake

    Denver Post "Rockies relief pitcher John Axford, who hasn't pitched for the team since last Wednesday, was forced to leave spring training camp after his 2-year-old son was bit by a rattlesnake twice in his right foot. Axford pitched a relief appearance Wednesday, then, while leaving the Rockies' clubhouse,..." March 31

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • 19d
    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    David Hale (oblique) will start throwing at 90 feet today. Said there's no pain. But he's behind. He and De La Rosa at same timing. #rockies

  • Carlos Gonzalez's knee checks out OK

    Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez admitted he was scared for a moment Friday night when he felt pain surge in his surgically repaired left knee. But the Rockies' right fielder woke up Saturday morning feeling fine, and feeling confident that the knee will not be a major problem this season. "I was just feeling a..." March 29

  • 20d
    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Carlos Gonzalez had a sore left knee. So the #Rockies took him out for precautionary reasons, team said. Details coming...

  • 21d
    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Jon Gray has replaced Tyler Matzek in Saturday's start at Cleveland. Matzek will throw a side, then start 31st. So...

  • Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau believes better days lie ahead

    Denver Post "Justin Morneau's best season came nearly a decade ago. He appeared on the verge of becoming one of those sad, what-might-have-been stories. Headed to the best season of his career, in 2010, he suffered a concussion that nearly ended his playing days. But the Rockies first baseman is far from..." March 26

  • Mets scouting Dodgers, Rockies' lefty relievers

    ESPN New York "The New York Mets are actively scouting left-handed relievers from the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers, according to's Mark Saxon. A Mets official told ESPN during the winter meetings that the club liked Rockies reliever Rex Brothers, who is earning $1.4 million this season..." March 26

  • Jorge De La Rosa "pretty much shut down" in Rockies spring training

    Denver Post "Jorge De La Rosa, the Rockies' No. 1 pitcher, is not likely to be ready for the start of the season. "Other than playing catch right now, he's pretty much shut down," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Tuesday. Asked if De La Rosa will start the season on the disabled list, Weiss said: "It's..." March 24

  • 26d
    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    Rockies announce it has granted right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin his unconditional release.

  • 27d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa has left groin tightness and he reached his pitch limit. That's the official word

  • 29d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    Official #Rockies RHP Rafael Betancourt left today's game vs. #Royals with a contusion on the right side of his jaw. No concussion symptoms.

  • Rockies tab Kendrick, De La Rosa for openers "The Rockies will start newly signed right-hander Kyle Kendrick on Opening Day in Milwaukee on April 6. Lefty Jorge De La Rosa -- the most productive Coors Field pitcher in club history -- will start the April 10 home opener against the Cubs, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. The Rockies..." March 18

  • 34d
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies De La Rosa will pick a B game Sinday. Coming back from groin tightness.

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • 39d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    CarGo hits second, Tulo 3rd for #Rockies today vs. #Reds @SaltRiverFields

  • 40d
    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon, dealing with slight abdominal tightness, will make spring debut within next couple days, Walt Weiss says.