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Tampa Bay Rays
Jeff Francis looked pedestrian at best on Friday night.The Colorado Rockies fought hard, but it was too little too late.Matt Belisle, one of the most dependable members of the bullpen, had his worst inning of the season, giving up three runs in the top half of the 10th inning, giving the Rays a 7-4 victory. The loss came after the Rockies had several opportunities to bury the Rays, especially after getting to starter Matt Moore in the early innings.In both the 3rd and 4th innings, the Rockies stranded runners on second and third base. Those potential runs proved pivotal for the club, as the Rays fought back against Jeff Francis and eventually won the game.The fact is, it is time to get serious about Francis and his ability to make good enough pitches and keep the Rockies in games long enough to win consistently. A starter who is given a three run lead in the early innings must find a way to get outs and get his offense back in the dugout to score more runs.Of course, the offense did...
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Nolan Arenado looks like the real deal.Welcome to the big leagues, Mr. Arenado.On Saturday night at Coors Field, the Colorado Rockies top prospect put an exclamation point on his first week in the big leagues. After driving two balls to the warning track that resulted in loud outs earlier in the game off of Rays starter and reigning American League Cy Young David Price, Arenado made...
The Colorado Rockies have signed veteran starting pitcher Roy Oswalt to a minor league deal. On the cusps of being out of baseball permanently, the veteran seems to be grabbing onto the last morsel of interest as the Rockies are pretty desperate for pitching help. Having a horrible season in 2012 with the Texas Rangers, Oswalt is no more than a hopeful stop-gap in an increasingly...
The veteran right hander, Roy Oswalt, may be inching closer to getting some Major League work. Much like last season, Oswalt will have to start in the minors and prove he is ready for a Major League role. This time, though, he will be doing so in the Colorado Rockies' organization.
Oswalt gave us a hint of what was coming yesterday before the news broke, then Troy Renick...
Colorado Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler left the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night after hurting his right hip flexor trying to beat out a bunt.
Fowler appeared to run into Rays first baseman Sean Rodriguez at the bag on a close play in the fourth inning. Fowler then gingerly limped toward the dugout and was replaced in center by Eric Young Jr. to start the fifth...
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was out of the lineup
last night against the Tampa Bay Rays due to what the club is calling “heavy
legs,” according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post.
The decision was made to sit Tulowitzki when the All-Star
was running the bases and doing outfield sprints with trainer Keith Dugger
yesterday afternoon. While he didn’t...
Roy Oswalt signed a minor league deal with the Rockies.The Colorado Rockies continue to surprise the baseball world.As they begin a homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees, the Rockies are in the midst of one of the toughest stretches of the season.Before flying to Arizona, the Rockies played three against the best team in baseball, the Atlanta Braves. From...
Troy Tulowitzki will miss the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night with soreness in his legs.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said the team is simply erring on the side of caution with the All-Star shortstop, especially given his history with leg injuries. Weiss thought it ''makes sense to let him lay low tonight.''
Tulowitzki missed a bulk of last season...
Your browser does not support iframes.The Colorado Rockies unleashed their secret weapon against David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday night at Coors Field.Seen here is a black bird taking in the action besides the pitcher's mound as Price deals against the Rockies in the bottom of the seventh inning. The bird's mere presence must have caused some sort of distraction...
Nolan Arenado didn't saunter around the bases so much as soar.
The Colorado Rockies rookie third baseman wasn't trying to show anyone up - he was simply in that big of hurry to get into the dugout and celebrate his first grand slam.
''It was awesome,'' he said.
Grand slams usually are.
Carlos Gonzalez hit a go-ahead homer in the fifth and Arenado broke...
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar’s bad luck continues this season. During Saturday’s loss to the Colorado Rockies, Escobar was hit by a pitch from Jon Garland and left the game after being in obvious pain. It was later reported that x-rays were negative and he is listed as day-to-day with a left wrist contusion. Via Tampa Bay Times Marc Topkin, Escobar will miss 2-3 days...
Not a lot of people are buying into the Colorado Rockies as a legitimately good team, but they do apparently have one player who thinks they are for real. After spending the off-season saying that he was only interested in signing with a contender, Roy Oswalt has jumped about the Rockies bandwagon, inking a minor league deal with the club.
For Oswalt, this smacks of desperation...
DENVER (AP) --Carlos Gonzalez hit a go-ahead homer in the fifth and rookie Nolan Arenado added a grand slam, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 9-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night in David Price's first start since his run-in with umpire Tom Hallion.
Jon Garland (3-2) threw five solid innings and surrendered three runs to help the Rockies snap an 11-game home skid...