Found September 15, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Chris Nelson is making a competition out of third base.The Colorado Rockies are in the stretch run. They play 20 games in 20 days to finish out the worst season in club history. On Friday night, they got off to a good start, defeating the San Diego Padres 7-4 at Petco Park.The hope for Rockies fans is that the team will at least finish well. In both 2010 and 2011, saying that the Rockies stumbled to the finish line would be a huge overstatement. They were brutal in both seasons, leaving fans with a bad taste in their mouth, and making it far easier to turn their attention to the Broncos.There is nothing at stake for these Rockies. Even a very strong finish most likely won't get them out of the basement of the National League West. There is no way to dress it, the season has been terrible.For Rockies fans, there is a silver lining. The recent play of their young prospects has been a very encouraging sign. Players like Chris Nelson, a former No. 1 draft pick who had injuries de-ra...

Colorado Rockies slowly admitting that pitching experiment isn't working

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MLB Rumors: Why The Colorado Rockies Must Trade Troy Tulowitzki This offseason

Troy Tulowitzki is one of the most talented shortstops in the game of baseball today. The Colorado Rockies believed that for quite some time, and they are still on the hook for roughly $138 million through the 2020 MLB season. When he is on the field and in the lineup, the Rockies are a much more competitive team. But there are two problems with that. First, Tulowitzki...

Rockies' Nelson making most of shot at third base

Chris Nelson is taking advantage of an opportunity. Injuries have forced the Rockies to play Jordan Pacheco regularly at first base. He had been the starting third baseman, a position that Nelson is playing regularly. He has hit well recently and has shown the ability to hit with power and drive in runs, attributes that are part of the job description for a corner infielder. Nolan...

Rockies 7, Padres 4

Rookies Wilin Rosario and Jordan Pacheco had consecutive two-run doubles in the first inning to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 7-4 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Chris Nelson and rookie Charlie Blackmon each hit solo homers as the Rockies won for just the third time in 11 games. Carlos Gonzalez tied his career high with four hits. Rosario and Pacheco's big hits...
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