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  1. 2015 Rockies Game Thread
  • Rockies defeat Diamondbacks behind high-wire act by Tyler Matzek

    Denver Post "A major-league pitching rubber measures 6 inches thick and 2 feet wide. For Tyler Matzek, it's a balance beam. The Rockies southpaw is living on an edge in his second season, sitting down hitters and giving out free bases in nearly equal measure. Lean a little toward dominating, then sway a..." April 28

  • Rockies closer Adam Ottavino heads to disabled list with triceps inflammation

    Denver Post "Rockies closer Adam Ottavino was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday because of right triceps inflammation. The Rockies recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Albuquerque to take his roster spot. Ottavino, 29, pitched a scoreless ninth inning Friday night against the Giants for..." April 27

  • Carlos Gonzalez is eager to "get that groove back"

    Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez has been fielding questions about his deep April slump on a daily basis. For the most part, the Rockies outfielder has handled the queries with good humor. "I told you in spring training that I can't wait to have this conversation about the game, and not about how I am,..." April 27

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    Corey Dickerson removed before the seventh. Gotta imagine that's a plantar fasciiiiiitisss issue.

  • Giants rally, take down Rockies in extras

    CSN Bay Area "Tim Hudson got his first World Series ring a week ago, so what was left for the 39-year-old to accomplish. His wife gave a hint in a tweet sent late Friday night. “Tough @SFGiants loss tonight, but Tim IS going to get his FIRST win ever at Coors Field tomorrow. Ever. #DontStopBelievin’” Kim..." April 26

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies #SFGiants game is postponed because of rain. Makeup details coming.

  • McGehee frustrated by failures in Giants’ 6-4 loss to Rockies

    San Francisco Chronicle "Forty-five minutes after the final out of the Giants’ 6-4 loss to the Rockies on Friday night, third baseman Casey McGehee still seemed ready to bite through one of his bats. Frustration oozed from his being even before he actually said, “I’m just frustrated.” A reporter was halfway through..." April 25

  • Padres fall, split series with Rockies

    San Diego Union-Tribune "On a dreary afternoon at Coors Field, the Rockies took a leisurely stroll around the bases. The Padres, meanwhile, bumbled their way into outs. By the time the sun had come out and the score had been tied, the Padres were pitting their getaway-day lineup against the Rockies' heavy..." April 24

  • Rockies infielder Daniel Descalso delivers walk-off hit in 5-4 win

    Purple Row "Our own holly96 coined it the "Annual Culberson Memorial Walk-off Game." The Rockies got a win they badly needed as infielder Daniel Descalso provided the walk-off hit, scoring Nolan Arenado and giving the Rockies a 5-4 win over the Padres. With the game tied at four in the ninth, Nolan Arenado..." April 23

  • Rockies' Wilin Rosario unhappy about being optioned to Triple-A

    Sporting News "Although Rockies first baseman Wilin Rosario is batting .357/.357/.786 in 10 games this season, the 26-year-old was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday to make room for relief pitcher John Axford. Rosario, who was sharing time with Justin Morneau, is upset about the..." April 23

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado return to lineup for #Rockies vs. #Padres pic.twitter.com/tnt1jn2gEl

  • Padres capture sixth comeback win

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres continue to provide thrills. They continue to be a source of frustration. So far, in roughly one-tenth of a season, the first quality has overwhelmed the second. Tuesday night at Coors Field, the scales again tipped in their favor. Against the Rockies, they took an early lead,..." April 22

  • Padres blitz Rockies in 14-3 blowout

    San Diego Union-Tribune "Leading off the third inning Monday, Odrisamer Despaigne sent a sharply struck grounder into right field. As he neared first base, he raised his right arm and offered a slight fist pump. The visiting dugout cheered louder than it had all game. Later, Padres shortstop Clint Barmes would smile..." April 21

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies Arenado was scratched with sore left wrist. Ynoa takes his place, batting 8th.

  • Jorge De La Rosa set to rejoin the Rockies’ rotation tonight

    Hardball Talk "Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, who missed the first two weeks of the season with a groin injury, will make his 2015 debut tonight against the Padres." April 20

  • Brandon McCarthy and two relievers throw four-hit shutout

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The Rockies had the tying runs on base with one out in the sixth inning and their best hitter, Troy Tulowitzki, at bat. Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy challenged Tulowitzki with fastballs — one clocked at 96 mph — and got him to ground into a double play on the seventh pitch of the..." April 20

  • MLB sets attendance record for first 2 weekends of season

    The Score "Baseball is proving, yet again, that it's not a dying sport. The first chunk of the 2015 season provided concrete evidence that America's pastime is alive and well. Major League Baseball games across the sport's 30 parks drew 1.5 million fans during each of the first two weekends for the..." April 20

  • Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts

    SI.com "Specifically to baseball, I would make players more accessible. There is no way networks can be able to talk to NASCAR drivers before they stuff themselves into the driver's seat of a race car to go over 200 miles per hour while we are all forbidden to talk to the starting pitcher of that night's..." April 20

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    Nick Groke @nickgroke

    David Hale (oblique) will pitch his first game since #Rockies spring training at Modesto on Monday. He'll get 3 innings/45 pitches.

  • Adrian Gonzalez lifts Dodgers by Rockies into sole possession of first place

    L.A. Daily News "At some point, Adrian Gonzalez will cool down from his current .523 batting clip. Until then, the Dodgers are going to enjoy the ride and relish every part of their first baseman’s historical hitting performance. Gonzalez drove in three more runs Saturday night to back another quality..." April 19

  • Red-hot Gonzalez, Dodgers scorch Rockies, 7-3, for five-game win streak

    Orange County Register "Adrian Gonzalez is hot, hotter than he’s ever been, hotter than any Dodger has ever been to start a season, hotter than anyone’s been in the major leagues for a good long while. That unrelenting heat carried the Dodgers to a 7-3 win over the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium on Friday, on..." April 18

  • 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

    ESPN.com "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

    Deadspin.com "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

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    New #Rockies lineup vs #Brewers pic.twitter.com/kDC84ubT8Z

  • 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

    CBSSports.com "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

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    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

  • 22d
    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies Weiss says Eddie Butler will start on Wednesday

  • 22d
    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

  • 22d
    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.

  • 23d
    Nick Groke @nickgroke

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

  • 24d
    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

    MLB.com "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