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Giambi provided the walk off blast to give the Rockies a big win.Talk about drama.Jason Giambi delivered a 3-run walk-off home run to straight away center field to give the Colorado Rockies a 8-5 win and a series victory over the first place Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field.The home run came after the Rockies had clawed their way to an early lead behind home runs from Carlos Gonzalez and Wilin Rosario. The home runs came off of reigning National League Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, who had given up just one home run all year.Giambi's walk-off came after the bullpen gave up the lead not once, but twice after Drew Pomeranz showed the afternoon crowd at Coors Field why the Rockies thought he was so special. The lefty went 6-2/3 innings, giving up just one run on four hits. He struck out five while walking four.With the way the Rockies starters have been struggling, Pomeranz's performance was just what the team needed.The start gave the rest of the te...
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Michael Cuddyer has been a huge part of the Rockies success.The Colorado Rockies went to Scottsdale, AZ with high hopes in February. However, those associated with the team were probably the only ones who gave them a fighting chance.It was tough to blame the the fans for being a little cynical. After all, it was just one year ago that the Rockies were favorites to win the National...
The Colorado Rockies topped the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 Wednesday afternoon when Jason Giambi sent the fans at Coors Field home happy. Needing only a sacrifice fly for the win, Giambi sat on a fastball and didn't miss it resulting in a walk-off home run.
In Jamie Moyer‘s most recent start, he went 5.0 innings against the New York Metropolitans and struck out 7, walked 2, and allowed a single donger. How a post-Tommy Johns surgery 49-year-old can strike out 7 young, healthy, honest Americans (both North and South Americans) is frankly beyond me. But it is an understatement to say Moyer has surprised me this year.
Not only has the...
The Colorado Rockies went off on Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday with three homers to win 8-5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez hit two off Kershaw while Wilin Rosario hit another. Gonzalez has hit seven home runs in nine games after going 12 games without a single one.
Kershaw had only allowed two solo home runs through seven innings...
In today’s Rockies-Dodgers game, Jerry Hairston hit a groundball to third base. The throw pulled Todd Helton off the bag. Strike that – the throw pulled Todd Helton out of the vicinity of the bag. Tim Welke still called Hairston out.
Here’s a screengrab of where Helton was when he caught it. Seriously, MLB, expanded use of replay. For the love of God, expanded use of replay.
Pinch hitter Jason Giambi launched a three-run homer off Scott Elbert in the ninth inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies to an 8-5 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
With first base open and one out, the Dodgers elected to pitch to Giambi. Carlos Gonzalez was waiting on deck - he'd hit two home runs off NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw earlier in the game.
The Colorado Rockies came close, but they weren't able to overcome another poor start by Jhoulys Chacin and lost 7-6 to the Dodgers. He was supposed to be their ace-in-waiting this
season, but could well be on his way to Triple-A Colorado Springs for a refresher course. Manager Jim Tracy, who doesn't tend to be overly critical of his players in his
The play: Wednesday afternoon, Coors Field, Dodgers vs. Rockies — Dodgers utilityman Jerry Hairston, Jr. hit a ground ball to Rockies third baseman Chris Nelson’s left. Nelson made a nice diving play, stood up and threw the ball wide to first base. It was wide enough that Todd Helton, who is a pretty good defensive first baseman, realized he wasn’t going to catch it while...
This makes you wonder if the MLB should be hiring umpires with better eyesight. Watching the officiating in baseball can sometimes be so frustrating that you want to smash your TV. There has been no call worse than the one against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday though. If you want to watch a video of it you have to go here because the MLB is on top of ripping every single...
In Wednesday’s game between the Dodgers and Rockies, Colorado led 2-1 heading into the 8th inning. The Dodgers scored two in the top of the 8th, the Rockies answered with three in the bottom of the inning, and the game went to the 9th with the Rockies up 5-to-3. L.A. had runners on first and second, with two outs, and Dee Gordon at the plate. On a 2-2 pitch, Gordon hit one into...
Nothing gets white guys fired up like a blown call in a worthless baseball game in May. Sure, Tim Welke had a bad angle in the top of the 6th last night when he called Jerry Hairston out with Todd Helton about two feet off the bag. Looked horrible in real-time and looked even worse on replay. The Rockies eventually won and of course white guys went totally berserk on Twitter.
Yesterday, it took Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle approximately 40 seconds — depending on where you start and stop your timer — to argue The Worst Call of the Season. Meanwhile, in St. Louis, it took the umpiring crew about 2 minutes and 50 seconds to gather in the infield, discuss Carlos Beltran‘s hit, reconvene in their underground video review chamber, and then return...
The Colorado Rockies have had a flair for the dramatic this season. What they haven't had is much consistency.
Coming off a walk-off victory, the Rockies will try to win consecutive games for the first time in two weeks as they open a three-game home series against the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
Colorado took two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers this week, including...