Found August 13, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Eric Young, Jr. has refused to be ignored in 2012.Despite a heart-wrenching loss for the Colorado Rockies on Sunday in San Francisco, a game in which the Rockies dropped 9-6 after clawing back from a 3-0 deficit, the club is starting to see a silver lining to a dreary season.That silver lining is coming in the form of some of the emerging young players, headed up by Eric Young, Jr. The speedster has been written off from the beginning of his career. Despite an abundance of tools, the criticism for Young always seemed to outweigh the praise.He's bounced back-and-forth between Colorado Springs and the big leagues since 2009. His critics say that he doesn't have a defensive position. They say he doesn't have the quick feet needed to play second base, and doesn't have the arm strength to play in the outfield.Out of options headed into the 2012 season, all signs pointed to the Rockies looking to deal Young, who they had once viewed as a top prospect. Instead, the son of a...

Colorado Rockies youth continues to shine in return to Coors Field

The Rockies have found success from some unlikely sources.When the Colorado Rockies broke camp in early April, no one anticipated an August lineup that included Eric Young, Jr., DJ LaMahieu, Jonathan Herrera, and Chris Nelson in the same night.However, that lineup helped the Rockies score eight runs in the first three innings, propelling the team to a 9-6 victory over the Milwaukee...

Standard loss for Colorado Rockies on Saturday against Giants

The Rockies lost a predictable game on Saturday.Frankly, watching the Colorado Rockies play on Saturday afternoon was a waste of a weekend day.The matchup may have looked intriguing before the game started, and with the Rockies coming off of an impressive 3-0 victory on Friday night, seeing if this team could build on something good was reason enough to pay a little attention.Matt...

Rockies 1B Helton has season-ending hip surgery

The Colorado Rockies transferred first baseman Todd Helton to the 60-day disabled list while placing Edger Escalona on the 15-day DL, the Denver Post reported Saturday. Helton, who had surgery on his right hip, was already ruled out for the remainder of the season. Escalona went on the DL for right elbow inflammation. The Rockies called up right-hander Will Harris from Class...

Aurora shooting survivor tosses first pitch

Carey Rottman saluted by Rockies

Aurora Shooting Survivor Tosses First Pitch at Colorado Rockies game

Monday night at the Colorado Rockies pregame ceremony in Denver featured Carey Rottman, a survivor of the Aurora movie theater shooting last month, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch and it was quite emotional. The game between the Rockies and Brewers took a backseat to the great gesture by the Rockies to begin the healing from the movie theater tragedy. Rottman is originally...

Brewers look to bounce back against Colorado

The Colorado Rockies managed to earn a rare home win in their series opener against Milwaukee by adding to the Brewers' road woes. Colorado will try to send Milwaukee to another loss and post consecutive victories at Coors Field for the first time in more than six weeks Tuesday night. Colorado (42-71) had lost 10 of 11 at home before jumping on Milwaukee early Monday en route...

Rockies 9, Brewers 6

DJ LeMahieu had a career-best four hits, Jeff Francis pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-6 on Monday night. Dexter Fowler, Eric Young Jr., Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson each had two hits of Colorado's 15 hits. Every position player for the Rockies had at least one hit as they ended a four-game home losing streak. ...

Generals Win Game 1 of TCL Championship Series 5-3

From the Victoria Generals In the biggest game of the summer season, the Victoria Generals sent their ace, Jordan Pacheco, to the mound to face the East Texas Pump Jacks in the opening game of the TCL Championship Series. As he has done time and time again this season, Pacheco stepped up and delivered a great performance, arguably his best of the season, to lead the Generals...

Double-A Leaderboard

*Stats for games played through Sunday, August 12th.Batting: AVG - .322 - Brock Holt/Pirates OPS - .977 - Mike Olt/Rangers R - 82- Aaron Hicks/TwinsDBL - 37- Hunter Morris/BrewersTRPL - 16 - Engel Beltre/RangersHR - 28 - Mike Olt/RangersRBI - 100 - Just Bour/CubsSB - 42 - Jeff Kobernus/NationalsPitching:ERA - 2.20 - Chris Heston/GiantsWHIP - 0.90- Edwar Cabrera/RockiesG - 51 - Josh...
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