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The NL continues to be the most surprising division in baseball. The Dodgers, who have recently adopted a Yankee-style mentality, were heavy favorites to run away with the division, and they are barely walking. The defending World Series Champion Giants would snatch up one of the two NL Wild Card spots and the D-Backs, Padres and Rockies would serve as speed bumps along the way. But baseball is the most unpredictable of sports, and here we are mid-June and the D-Backs and Rockies, the two supposed basement dwellers of the NL West find themselves jockeying for first as the All-Star Break approaches.
The surprising season has featured the return of Troy Tulowitzki to his 2010 and 2011 form, another sensational season from Carlos Gonzalez, and the surprising explosion of a Rockies offense that leads the NL with 330 runs scored through June 14th. These surprises have Colorado hunting for the top of the NL West.
Baseball is a marathon, so pushing panic in June doesn’t hap...
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Roy Oswalt was better than his line showed in his debut.The Colorado Rockies continued down the wrong path on an east coast road trip that is becoming a trend at least once a year for this franchise.The Rockies lost to the Washington Nationals 5-1 in Roy Oswalt's Rockies debut.With the anticipation of Oswalt, many will look at his line and point to him being a bust. The problem...
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The Colorado Rockies will option starting pitcher Jeff Francis to Triple-A prior to Thursday’s game. Roy Oswalt will be called up on Thursday and assume the roster and rotation spot of Francis.
Francis will have the option of choosing to become a free agent rather then report to Colorado Springs.
Interest from other teams should be thin as Francis has struggled...
Tyler Chatwood was phenomenal again on Friday.Call it a June swoon, call it what you will, the Colorado Rockies are in a heap of trouble.On Friday night, the Rockies couldn't get out of their offensive funk, losing to the Nationals for the second night in row. This time they lost 2-1. The loss extends their losing streak to five straight games, planting them four games back of...
The Colorado Rockies are two games over .500 and in second place in the National League West. Did anyone expect that? Did Roy Oswalt expect that would be the case as he closed in on making his 2013 debut? Oswalt is set to make his debut Thursday, and he will be doing so for a team that's in contention.
Troy Renck of the Denver Post confirmed the expectations that Oswalt...
Roy Oswalt could provide the boost the Rockies need.The last time the Colorado Rockies won a game in Canada, it was against the Montreal Expos.The Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Rockies on Wednesday, winning 5-2. The series that starts the longest road trip of the season for the Rockies might be a bad sign for this club moving forward.No one would dare say...
Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler has been
nursing a hand injury over the past week. He told Thomas Harding of MLB.com
that he continues to hold out hope that he’ll avoid a stint on the disabled
list, but the Rockies are getting to the point where a decision must soon be
made regarding his status.
"I want to play," Fowler said. "I'm
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Colorado at Washington, 19:05 ET
2. Today’s MLB.TV Free Game
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Colorado at Washington, 19:05 ET
The Purpose of This Post
The purpose of this post is to alert the reader to how veteran right-hander Roy Oswalt is making his debut...
Momentum has been a concept that has eluded the Washington Nationals (37-36) for over a month, but on Friday night they scratched out a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies (37-38), which resulted in a long awaited three-game winning streak.
Stephen Strasburg was key to the Nationals’ victory, as he kept the game close for seven innings, allowing only one run on five hits...
The Colorado Rockies are near the top of the NL West despite a struggling rotation.
He may be past his prime, but the Rockies are hoping Roy Oswalt can give the pitching staff a lift when he makes his season debut in the opener of a four-game series with the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.
Colorado (37-36) signed the 35-year-old Oswalt to a minor league contract May 2,...
The Washington Nationals (35-36) will get another crack at the Colorado Rockies (37-36) in a four-game home series after just winning a series over them last week in Colorado.
This series will beginning a sequence of 17 games of which only three will be played away from Washington. The Nationals will certainly welcome this homecoming, as they have spent more time on the...