Found June 30, 2013 on
Yesterday’s game against the San Francisco Giants marked the halfway point of the Colorado Rockies’ season. Sitting at .500, the first half has given Rockies fans a little bit of everything. Exceeding expectations, the Rockies find themselves in the thick of the NL West Divisional race. Bolstering an offense that is third in baseball in homeruns, sixth in runs scored, sixth in on base percentage, fifth in team batting average, and third in slugging percentage, Colorado has been able to overcome a pitching staff that has yet to find itself this season. A staff that has tallied the second fewest strikeouts in baseball, while allowing a third worst opponent batting average against. Considering the combination of offensive explosion and woeful pitching the Rockies are one of the season’s biggest surprises; a surprise that has them two games out of first place through the season’s first leg.
Colorado’s first half of the season has consisted of the resurrection of Michael Cuddyer, whose...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Colorado Rockies deserve their fair share of criticismIt's time for a little rant.When I started this blog, it was because I felt that I had different viewpoints on the Colorado Rockies than many of the people who were commenting on Denver Post articles, or in other forums on the internet. It was my way to express my viewpoints, and in-turn, give others like myself an avenue...
Michael Cuddyer's scruffy beard keeps sprouting more and more gray. It's becoming quite scratchy, too.
The Colorado Rockies outfielder wants so badly to take a razor to the whiskers, but that will just have to wait.
For the moment, he doesn't want to change anything since he's in such a groove at the plate.
With his single in the eighth on Sunday, Cuddyer extended...
Your browser does not support iframes.
A Colorado Rockies ballboy attempting to catch a foul ball with his chair during the top of the fifth inning of Saturday's game at Coors Field.
The Rockies ballboy brought the stool he was sitting on with him and tried to use it like a glove to stop the foul line drive hit by SF Giants batter Guillermo Quiroz. Naturally it didn'...
DENVER (AP) -- Michael Cuddyer has extended his hitting streak to 27 games with an RBI single in the eighth inning Sunday of the Colorado Rockies' game against the San Francisco Giants.
He hit a 2-1 pitch from Sandy Rosario up the middle, and later scored on a double by Willin Rosario.
Cuddyer's streak is the longest in Rockies' history and in the majors this season...
Jorge De La Rosa continues to dominate, despite a bruised thumb.Nolan Arenado lined a single back up the middle, scoring Josh Rutledge from second base in the bottom of the 9th inning, giving the Colorado Rockies their fifth consecutive victory over the Giants at Coors Field.On Saturday Arenado came through in the clutch, but when a team wins a game 2-1 at Coors Field, the star of...
Drew Pomeranz was unimpressive in his 2013 debut. It is ok to give credit to an opposing pitcher every now and then. But when a team with the offensive capabilities of the Colorado Rockies scores a total of eight runs in a three game series, it constitutes an offensive issue. On Sunday the Rockies lost to the Giants 5-2 on Larry Walker bobblehead day.The Rockies didn't get a...
Colorado Rockies' Michael Cuddyer has extended his hitting
streak to 26 games with an RBI single in the first inning Saturday
against the San Francisco Giants.
Lingering right wrist and finger issues have sidelined Rockies outfielder Dexter Fowler during this weekends key series against the San Francisco Giants, and may keep him out of the lineup for the foreseeable future.
Missing in action since initially injuring the wrist swinging on June 25th, Fowler has additionally missed time recently with a bruised knuckle after being hit by...
Nolan Arenado has made a splash with his defense. On Saturday, the rookie showed he can deliver with his offense, too.
Arenado hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants, losers of six straight for the first time in three years.
Michael Cuddyer singled in the first inning to extend his hitting...
The Colorado Rockies defeated the San Francisco Giants yesterday,
but they lost left-handed starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa in the process. The
southpaw was forced to exit the contest in the seventh inning due to a bruised
thumb on his left hand, according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
Harding notes that the thumb issue has been lingering for De
La Rosa, as it’s...
Michael Cuddyer homered to extend his hitting streak to 25 games, Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies beat the slumping San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Friday night.
Wilin Rosario also went deep and Jordan Pacheco had three hits for the Rockies, who moved within three games of Arizona in the NL West.
Buster Posey homered among his three hits for...
Madison Bumgarner gave the San Francisco Giants a much-needed lift.
Bumgarner scattered four hits over seven innings, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer and the Giants ended their longest losing streak in three years with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
''It was a big win for us,'' Bumgarner said. ''I feel like that you have to think you...
This week’s Triple Play finds us at the half-way point of the season. As the All-Star break comes into view, we look at a record-setting Rockies outfielder, the end of an error in Kansas City, our weekly Wainwright Walk Watch, and more. Off we go:
Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies
At first glance, it looks like Cuddyer picked a perfect time to go on an extended hot...
The surging Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the race thanks largely to Yasiel Puig.
The Colorado Rockies' Michael Cuddyer has turned heads of late, too.
Puig and the visiting Dodgers look to keep rolling while Cuddyer tries to extend the longest hitting streak in franchise history Tuesday night.
Los Angeles (38-43) enters this three-game set seeking a ninth win in 10 games...
The simplest form of baseball statistics is batting average. It’s been around since they invented the game. But since Bill James and the sabermetrics nerds of the world have really let their voice be heard, new and more complex stats have been invented and slowly integrated into the contemporary baseball rhetoric. Still, I’m ready for the more complex to be more readily available...