Found August 11, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Tyler Chatwood was phenomenal on Friday night.The Colorado Rockies 2012 campaign has been nothing short of a train wreck.Despite shipping out five players who were blamed for contributing to a poor clubhouse culture, the Rockies didn't get better, they got worse. The current bunch of Rockies have made Dan O'Dowd look foolish for blaming those players for a problem that clearly goes well beyond the clubhouse.However, as the Rockies start to look to the future, there only option in a lost season, there are some signs that they could quickly return to respectability. On Friday night, the club got a huge boost from a guy who they are leaning on heavily for the future success of this team.Tyler Chatwood led the Rockies to victory on Friday night in San Francisco. The 3-0 win gave Colorado their second shutout on the road trip, something that is a huge accomplishment, even at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Even more impressive, the Giants bats came into the game as hot as any in ...

Standard loss for Colorado Rockies on Saturday against Giants

The Rockies lost a predictable game on Saturday.Frankly, watching the Colorado Rockies play on Saturday afternoon was a waste of a weekend day.The matchup may have looked intriguing before the game started, and with the Rockies coming off of an impressive 3-0 victory on Friday night, seeing if this team could build on something good was reason enough to pay a little attention.Matt...

Rockies 1B Helton has season-ending hip surgery

The Colorado Rockies transferred first baseman Todd Helton to the 60-day disabled list while placing Edger Escalona on the 15-day DL, the Denver Post reported Saturday. Helton, who had surgery on his right hip, was already ruled out for the remainder of the season. Escalona went on the DL for right elbow inflammation. The Rockies called up right-hander Will Harris from Class...

Rockies 3, Giants 0

Tyler Chatwood combined with three relievers on a three-hitter and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 3-0 Friday night. Wilin Rosario doubled twice and scored a run while Tyler Colvin added two hits and an RBI for Colorado. The Rockies, swept at home by the Giants a week ago, scored all their runs off Tim Lincecum. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner had allowed...

An open letter to Rockies ownership

TO: The Brothers Monfort RE: Your baseball team Dear Sirs: It’s time for you gentlemen to find a new hobby. You’ve had your fun, your 15 minutes and all that. But it’s time to face facts: this whole baseball-team-owner thing has not worked out well for the team, or the fans. It has worked out just peachy for you two, hasn’t it? I read Forbes Magazine. You’ve made plenty...

Rockies Pitcher Mike Ekstrom Told To Hurry Up by MLB

In a letter from MLB's disciplinarian, Joe Garagiola, Jr., the MLB was warned Colorado Rockies pitcher Mike Ekstrom to hurry up when he pitches or he will be disciplined by the league. The letter, obtained by Baseball Prospectus' Adam Sobsey, tells the Rockies pitcher that he when longer than the 2:25 allotted to warm up when coming into a game. Additionally, Ekstrom caused...

Young makes mark with old-fashioned hard work

Not that long ago, Eric Young Jr. seemed to have a limited major league future. Young was a defensive liability at second base, his original position, and was having trouble in the outfield. Specifically, reading fly balls was a challenge and getting good jumps on them was iffy. And Young's arm was a weakness. Young possessed speed, but didn't reach base often enough...

Daily Notes, Featuring Baseball’s Movingest Curve

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