Found June 09, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Alex White continues to mature as a starter.The Colorado Rockies struggles continued as the team lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Friday night at Coors Field.It was a night that featured CJ Wilson dominating the Rockies offense and the typical struggles of a young starting pitcher in Alex White.The loss was one in which the Rockies should expect. White pitched quickly and well for the most part, but missed badly on two pitches to Angels right fielder Torii Hunter. A battle between a veteran with the experience facing a rookie starter who has struggled with the long ball usually ends in a victory for the veteran. On Friday night, that was the case twice as Hunter drilled two long two-run home runs, the second of which landed above the bleachers in left field.Hunter finished the night with six RBIs in his first-ever game at Coors Field. It was a night that Rockies fans have come to expect from their 2012 team. This team relies so heavily on an offense full of firepower. They rely...

Jeff Francis fits right in with the Colorado Rockies

Jeff Francis made his return on Saturday.Saturday's matinee at Coors Field was a micro chasm of the entire 2012 season as the Colorado Rockies lost to the Los Angeles Angels 11-5.The game represented exactly what the Rockies approach going into the season was. Basically what that amounts to is cross your fingers and hope everything goes perfectly.The hope that Jeff Francis...

Colorado Rockies Review: Monforts are not cheap

The Monfort brothers are not cheap. Talk to Colorado Rockies fans, listen to what they have to say both at Coors Field and on the radio.The common theme is that Dick and Charlie Monfort, the principle owners of the Rockies, are cheap. People talk about the youth in the pitching staff, the lack of the ability to find a third basemen ever since Vinny Castilla left, and the failed...

RHP Francis returns to Rockies

Jeff Francis returned to the Colorado Rockies, signing a contract with his first major league team hours before starting against the Los Angeles Angels. To make room on the roster for Francis, the Rockies designated reliever Esmil Rogers for assignment. Francis, 31, was the Rockies first-round draft pick in 2002 and from 2004-2010, he went 55-50 with a 4.77 ERA in 150 starts for...

Cancer Patient is Drafted by the Rockies

In July of 2011, Justin Solomon was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. In June of 2012, he was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 35th round of the MLB Draft. Solomon has battled cancer for the past year, and with all the ups and downs that has come with it, the news of the draft has been a highlight in his life. According to the Daily Times, a New Mexico news paper...

How did Todd Helton not win the NL MVP award in 2000?

How did Todd Helton not win the NL MVP in 2000?

Buy or Sell: Rosario and Goldschmidt

Wilin Rosario – Rosario is who we thought he was. Plenty of power, but a long swing and well below average plate discipline. Over the last week or so, however, Rosario has been on fire, hitting well over .300 with two home runs in his last six games. Just like any hot streak for any player, the sample size is too small to draw from, but the overall body of work is telling. Rosario...

Rockies designate Esmil Rogers for assignment

The Colorado Rockies designated Esmil Rogers for assignment, the club announced. The club needed a roster spot for the recently signed Jeff Francis. The 26-year old pitcher was off to a rough start with the Rockies in 2012 with a 0-2 record, 8.06 ERA, 1.0 HR/9, 6.3 BB/9 and 10.2 SO/9 in 25.2 innings. In 2011 he went 6-6 with a 7.05 ERA, 1.5 HR/9, 5.1 BB/9 and 6.8 SO/9 in 83.0 innings...

Rockies to sign Jeff Francis

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a major league deal with left handed pitcher Jeff Francis according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Saunder adds that Francis will be the Rockies' starter tomorrow against the Angels. Earlier this week, we learned that both parties were close to an agreement after Francis was released by the Reds. Francis, 31, went 6-16 with a 4.82...

Report: Francis agrees to contract with Rockies

Alex White will start Friday and Christian Friedrich will start Sunday for the Colorado Rockies against the Angels. Manager Jim Tracy said he couldn't name a starter for Saturday, but it could be left-hander Jeff Francis, who agreed to a contract with the Rockies on Wednesday, the Denver Post reported. Francis asked for his release from the Cincinnati organization after throwing...

Game Preview 6/8/12 -- Musical Chairs-- Angels @ Rockies

@   Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (29-29) @ Colorado Rockies (24-32)Pitching Probables: LAA – CJ Wilson (6-4, 2.54 ERA)  COL – Alex White (2-3, 5.60 ERA)Game Info: 5:40 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830So we are back to interleague play. This is also the series that allegedly Albert Pujols will play third base so Kendrys Morales can keep hit red hot bat in...
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