Found May 06, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Freddie Freeman is a Rockies-killer.Was there anyone who thought it wouldn't go this way?The Colorado Rockies had already blown the two games that they should have won in this series. They were due for a tough offensive day after pounding Atlanta's pitchers for two straight days, both in losing causes.On Sunday, Juan Nicasio looked good, but then gave up a three run home run to Freddie Freeman, who feasts on Rockies pitching, and realistically, the day was over for the home team.If the team couldn't win when they had a six run leads in each of the previous days, how could they be expected to win when they were down by three runs. It sounds pessimistic, but would anyone fault the offense if thoughts like that crept into their heads?Nicasio took the loss, and wasn't on top of his game. The headlines will suggest that his start is what lost the game for the team. Those are accurate assertions. However, Nicasio is in a situation where he doesn't have much room to gro...

Colorado Rockies blow 6-run lead...again

It's time to make tough decisions with the pitching staff.The Colorado Rockies, for the second day in a row, blew a six run lead which ended in a loss against the Atlanta Braves.There are 162 games in a baseball season. By all accounts, that is a long year. Sometimes players go through the motions, sometimes managers go through the motions. So much goes into a baseball season...

Colorado Rockies help is on the horizon as team loses fourth straight

Drew Pomeranz provided half of the offense in the Rockies loss.The Colorado Rockies are a hard team to predict. They have the offensive firepower to win a bunch of games. They have a solid bullpen. Unfortunately, their starting pitchers leave much to be desired.On Monday night in San Diego, the Rockies lost to the Padres 3-2.After scoring eight runs on Friday night and nine runs...

Rockies' Chacin declines AAA assignment

Last Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies demoted starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to AAA Colorado Springs. Today, the Denver Post is reporting that Chacin had not reported to Colorado Springs yet, and wasn't planning on it.  Before the All-Star break last year, Chacin was performing pretty well. He had a 3.16 ERA in 116 2/3 innings, striking out 101, walking 50, and allowing 15...

Rockies say fan injured by foul ball is OK

The Colorado Rockies say a fan who was hit by a foul ball this weekend at Coors Field and taken out of the stands on a stretcher is OK. The Rockies sent an email Sunday saying the 20-year-old woman was treated at the ballpark and released. The woman, whose name was not released, was hit by a foul ball off the bat of Atlanta's Tyler Pastornicky in the seventh Saturday night...

White, Friedrich to join rotation

The Rockies are turning to youth in an attempt to stabilize a rotation that has been highly unreliable and a major weakness. Right-hander Alex White was activated to start Tuesday at San Diego. And left-hander Christian Friedrich will be activated to start there Wednesday in his major league debut. They will pitch the final games in a series that began with a 3-2 loss to the Padres...

Rockies place Chacin on DL

The Colorado Rockies rescinded the decision to option right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to Triple-A Colorado Springs and placed Chacin on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. It is retroactive to May 2. Chacin went 0-3 with a 7.30 ERA in five starts this season. Chacin led the Rockies in wins (11), innings pitched (194.0) and ERA (3.62) during the 2011 season.

Chipper angry over Moyer's accusations

DENVER (AP) -- Chipper Jones was still fuming Sunday over claims by Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer that the Atlanta star had been stealing signs and relaying them to Braves hitters. "I'm not happy, to say the least," Jones said after the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Rockies with a 7-2 victory on Sunday. "Any time a grown man gets his integrity...

Chipper Jones Denies Moyer’s Sign Stealing Accusations

Two of the oldest players in Major League Baseball are currently in the middle of a fight, and it would probably be pretty funny if the accusations being thrown around weren’t so serious. Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer has accused Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones of stealing signs. And Jones isn’t exactly taking that insult in stride. On Saturday the 40-year...

Rockies-Padres Preview

The Colorado Rockies have put up some impressive offensive numbers recently, but their bats have been unable to keep with a struggling rotation. However, the Rockies starters could be in line to begin turning things around beginning Monday night when they open a three-game series against the San Diego Padres. Colorado fell 7-2 to Atlanta on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep...

Mike Minor ready to face Jamie Moyer

Mike Minor talks about facing the old man Jamie Moyer in Colorado on Saturday.
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