Found June 08, 2013 on Rockies Review:
Nolan Arenado looks nothing like a rookie.Jeff Cirilo, Chris Stynes, Todd Zeile, Garrett Atkins, Ian Stewart.Those are some of the guys who held down third base for the Colorado Rockies. Some lasted longer than others. Some, like Stewart, had higher expectations than others. Some, like Atkins, had flashes of greatness, but suddenly fell off the map.Regardless of the story, after Vinny Castilla departed Colorado, the Rockies were in constant search mode for someone who could hold down the hot corner long-term and play the game at a high level.Nolan Arenado is making a case that he is that guy. On Friday night he looked nothing like a guy playing his 38th game in the big leagues.With the Rockies pitchers doing their best to turn a laugher into a stunner, twice blowing six-run leads, Arenado saved the game. But he didn't do it just once. He didn't do it twice. Three times he made phenomenal plays at third base that saved runs, and helped the Rockies get out of jams.In the 5th i...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Video: Nolan Arenado showered with ice water after walk-off home run

Your browser does not support iframes.Colorado edged out the Padres in a slugfest Friday evening at Coors Field.The Rockies earned a walk-off victory when Nolan Arenado smacked a solo home run into the left field seats. It marked the first career walk-off of his career.Afterward, Arenado was the man of the hour as he conducted a postgame interview. It wasn't too long into it...

Rockies’ Nolan Arenado Hits Walk Off Homerun, Sinks Padres

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado had been in an extended slump and may have been breaking out of it in a big way in a wild 10-9 win on Friday night over the Padres. Arenado was 2 for 5, entering the ninth inning with just one RBI single before launching a Joe Thatcher pitch over the wall to end the game. The NL West matchup was a classic Coors Field game, featuring...

Colorado Rockies lose in extras, but continue to battle

Wilin Rosario broke out on Thursday night.These Colorado Rockies fight.It doesn't always work out for the Rockies, as was the case on Thursday night against the Padres, as the Rockies lost 6-5 in 12 innings to start the four-game series on the wrong foot.Despite the loss from the Rockies, this team displayed something that they have been consistently showing all season long....

MLB Draft: Colorado Rockies Select Jonathan Gray 3rd Overall

The Colorado Rockies had a present gift-wrapped to them in form of right-hander Jonathan Gray from University of Oklahoma. Colorado needs a pitcher that rack up strikeouts, and Gray fits this profile perfectly. One of his best assets is that he is a power pitcher, and his fastball can reach 100 mph. Colorado does not have many good arms in their system, and he could be one of the...

Rockies 10, Padres 9

Nolan Arenado hit a walkoff homer to begin the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 10-9 on Friday night after squandering a six-run lead. Arenado sent a 1-1 pitch from reliever Joe Thatcher (2-1) over the wall in left field. Matt Belisle (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings to earn the win. Carlos Gonzalez had two triples and drove in three runs before...

Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez exits early with injuries

Entering last night’s game, Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had been dealing with a lingering knee issue. Not only did he aggravate his knee, but he also rolled his ankle during a sixth-inning swing. The cut ultimately required Gonzalez to exit the contest, but he told Owen Perkins of MLB.com that he’s hopeful he’ll be able to return to the Rockies’ lineup...

Rockies’ Michael Cuddyer out with rib strain

Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer was out of the team’s starting lineup last night due to what manager Walt Weiss called a rib strain, according to Owen Perkins of MLB.com. Weiss only said that Cuddyer wasn’t available, he didn’t add a timeframe for return or say that he expected the veteran outfielder back today. Considering it’s another side-related...

Colorado Rockies fan with mohawk developing cult-like kiddie following (video)

Colorado Rockies fan Joshua Pugh shows his support for his favorite MLB baseball team by sporting a rocking purple mohawk. The outrageous hairdo is frequently highlighted by some sort of nod to the Rockies and he has garnered himself plenty of attention at Coors Field as well as around the interwebs. He is now developing [...]The post Colorado Rockies fan with mohawk developing cult...

Colorado Rockies may have gotten a steal with 1st round draft choice

The Rockies selected Jonathan Gray from Oklahoma with their pick.Is it possible that there is a silver lining to a 98-loss season?The Colorado Rockies may have found it on Thursday. Their horrible season afforded them the rights to the 3rd overall draft pick. The Rockies selected University of Oklahoma right-handed starting pitcher Jonathan Gray.With the Houston Astros and Chicago...

Umpires Blow Two Calls on Same Play in Extra Innings During Padres-Rockies Game (Video)

As a player, coach or spectator, you never want the outcome of a game to be left in the hands of an umpire. Too many times it will result in a letdown and ill-willed curses toward the crew chief. And while the two blown calls in Thursday night’s extra-inning affair between the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies did not determine the outcome of the game, it certainly made it...

Two umpires blow two calls on same play in Padres-Rockies game (VIDEO))

It’s beginning to look like 2013 is the year of the blown call in Major League Baseball.  Last night’s extra inning game between the Giants and Rockies played up the reputation.  But shockingly, it did not involve umpire Angel Hernandez – who I happen to think is the worst umpire in baseball. With the bases loaded and one out in the top of the 12th inning Thursday night,...

Umpires blow two calls on same play in Padres-Rockies game (Video)

The San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies played into extra innings on Thursday night, and the umpiring crew may have determined the outcome of the game. Or maybe they didn’t. Well, they certainly made things more confusing than they had to be. As you can see from the GIF above that GameReax shared with us, [...]
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.