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Dan O'Dowd has resorted to excuses.Winning is tough. Only one of 30 Major League teams can win every year, and in a league with no salary cap, the Colorado Rockies have an even tougher time winning than some of the other franchises.With that in mind, franchises in some of the smaller markets have two choices. They can either commit to excellence, regardless of the odds, or the second option, they could make excuses and continue to fail miserably.Sunday night was the latest example. A clubhouse cleaned out to bring in guys who care about winning and are focused on the game became a joke once again when Marco Scutaro once again lost his focus and made a little league mistake that possibly changed the course of the game. After being called safe at 2nd base in the 9th inning, Scutaro wandered off the bag, thinking he was out. He was tagged and suddenly the Rockies no longer had the tying run in scoring position with one out. They had two outs and the tying run at the plate.The play ...
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Outman was one out away from getting the win.The Colorado Rockies offense showed how good they are on Saturday. The team picked up their second interleague win of the year, beating the Rangers 11-7.As the team continues to struggle, there will probably be several big numbers put up by the offense. The Rockies offense is good enough to contend, the starting pitching, however, is so...
Despite losing, Strasburg didn't have trouble with Coors Field.Jeff Francis has proven to be the veteran stopper that the Colorado Rockies and Dan O'Dowd thought they were getting in Jeremy Guthrie.In three of the four starts that the former ace has started since his return, Francis has looked like the same guy who won 17 games for the Rockies in 2007.Francis, tied down by...
Colorado's Marco Scutaro has walked off the field under his own power after being hit in the helmet by a fastball from Washington's Stephen Strasburg in the sixth inning Monday night.
The Colorado second baseman was hit by a 95 mph pitch from Strasburg, the ball loudly ringing off his helmet, one pitch after Dexter Fowler hit a triple.
Scutaro got up quickly and stood while...
The Rockies enter today with the National League’s worst team earned run average and Fair Run Average. If there is a floor then Colorado is already there. Being in such a position allows the Rockies to try new things, like a four-man rotation. But ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reveals that the Rockies are doing more than figuratively experimenting:
O'Dowd has 10 years...
Quick: Someone get Marco Scutaro a "I got hit in the head with a 95 MPH Stephen Strasburg fastball and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" t-shirt. Scary stuff. Good thing it wasn't 100 MPH...
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A week ago, Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote in his back page column about the possibility of the Colorado Rockies (27-44, 15 games back in the NL West entering play Monday) making superstar outfielder Carlos Gonzalez available in trade. Luckily, I'm here today to tell you not only is that not going to happen under any circumstances, but it would be completely insane if it ever did.
The Denver Beer Company was in attendance at Coors Field for Tuesday's Colorado Rockies game against the Washington Nationals and got an up-close look at rookie outfielder Bryce Harper, the inspiration for their 'Clown Question, Bro' Canadian lager. Your browser does not support iframes. Charlie Berger, one of the co-founders of the Denver Beer Company, came to the...
Todd Helton hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies cooled off Stephen Strasburg with a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.
Jeff Francis pitched five effective innings as the Rockies won for just the fourth time in 18 games. Dexter Fowler had two hits and Carlos Gonzalez delivered a tying RBI single.
Strasburg (9-2) allowed...
Scary moment in Nats loss: Strasburg headhunts Marco Scutaro. [Nats Enq]
Blame for Nats loss in Coors Field goes to offense, not pitching. [WT]
Bryce Harper still recieveing “preventative treatment” on his back. [NJ]
Remember Nolan Reimold? He could be back by the end of the year. [SoR]
Some creep ex-Baylor hoop player tried to extort $25k from RGIII. [ESPN]
I missed Eastern...
You would be hard pressed to find two more opposite teams this season than the Washington Nationals (41-29) and the Colorado Rockies (27-44). As the Nationals travel to Denver, they bring with them the second-best record in the National League, an unexceptional offense and a superstar pitching staff. The Rockies prepare to receive them with the third-worst record in the major leagues...
Denver, CO – Jeff Francis threw only 66 pitches through 5 innings to out duel the Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg. Francis did not get the win but stepped up to limit the Nationals to 2 runs and only 5 hits. Francis baffled Washington’s phenom Bryce Harper, striking him out twice on a wicked tailing … Continue reading »
Every time since May 20 that Stephen Strasburg has taken the ball, he's won a game for the NL East-leading Washington Nationals.
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy hasn't had any starter win a game in three weeks.
Making his first appearance against the Rockies, Strasburg will try to become the first Nationals pitcher to win seven consecutive starts Monday night at Coors...
Freddie Freeman is having another outstanding year for the Braves. With the towering first baseman in Fenway Park over the weekend for a series with the Red Sox, it's about time to break down his fantasy baseball value. Same for former Red Sox and current Colorado rockies shortstop Marco Scutaro. Scutaro has been solid at the plate and in the field for the Rockies this season...