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The Giants Cove:
Every MLB team seems to have two or three regular season series that end up defining their season. Those games can happen early in a season or during the final week, and they can be played against really good teams or teams going nowhere.
In reality, these season-defining match-ups are almost always clearly identified only after the season ends. Of course that doesn't stop anyone from declaring several dozen "pivotal" series throughout the season.
Broadcasters are paid to hype every series ("they're all critical...") and fans tend to focus on certain teams-- has there ever been a Dodgers series that Giant fans didn't feel was extremely important?
But I think the importance of these kinds of games and series are really about the state of your team. What's happening with the roster, is the team climbing, falling in the standings. Are expectations being met or are systemic failures beginning to pile up.
For the San Francisco Giants I ...
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The Rockies lost a heart breaker on SaturdayDrew Goodman of Root Sports was gushing in the top of the 6th inning about how this 10-game stretch would be defining for the Colorado Rockies. He talked about it being a landmark in the season for when this team put it all together.With the Rockies up 4-0 and in surprising command of the World Champions, the team was once again reminded...
Tyler Chatwood could set the tone on Friday night.After a tough stretch in early May, the Colorado Rockies returned to Coors Field for seven games against the Giants and Diamondbacks. The homestand was a make-or-break set of games for the Rockies.If the Rockies go on to do anything special in the 2013 season, they very well may point back to the homestand in May where they stopped...
Earlier this week, the Rockies sent Josh Rutledge to Colorado Springs. To be certain, Rutledge was not playing well, and there is a decent chance that Rutledge really isn’t that good in general. Then again, he may also need to just figure out who he is. He was semi-rushed to the majors, as he skipped Triple-A, and there is anecdotal evidence that his game has changed since his...
Tyler Chatwood has forced himself into the rotation.The Colorado Rockies made the Giants look like they didn't have a shot on Friday night.Sure, the Rockies were able to take three-of-four from the Giants a weekend ago. That was at Coors Field. It is different at Coors Field. The Rockies have an advantage at altitude, and a team built for high-scoring affairs. The truth would...
The Colorado Rockies have activated outfielder Michael Cuddyer from the 15-day disabled list on Friday. Recovering from an inflamed cervical disk for almost three weeks, he has been cleared to get the green light. He should rejoin the lineup without missing much of a beat.
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Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt was lifted from Tuesday night’s contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks due to a groin injury.
He’s been shut down for the past two days, and he told Thomas Harding of
MLB.com that he’s not sure how the ailment has responded since he hasn’t had a
chance to test it.
"I feel a little bit better, but I really can't tell...
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The Colorado Rockies have activated outfielder Michael Cuddyer from the 15-day disabled list. Cuddyer had been out since May 9 with an inflamed cervical disc.
Earlier this week Cuddyer played two extended spring training games.
In his second season with the Rockies, Cuddyer has a .318/.383/.580 line with seven home runs and 23 RBI.
Michael Cuddyer homered and hit a two-run double after coming off the disabled list, Tyler Chatwood beat San Francisco for the second time in seven days and the Colorado Rockies blanked the Giants 5-0 on Friday night.
Carlos Gonzalez also hit a solo homer and D.J. LeMahieu added an RBI single as the Rockies beat two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum for the second time...
Angel Pagan hit an inside-the-park homer with a runner aboard in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the San Francisco Giants a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Troy Tulowitzki led off the 10th with his 10th home run to put the Rockies ahead 5-4.
Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt (1-2) walked Brandon Crawford to open the bottom half. Guillermo Quiroz sacrificed...
Tweet The San Francisco Giants came into Saturday’s matchup against the Colorado Rockies with just three wins in their previous ten games and were in need of a spark to help propel themselves back to the winning ways those at AT&T Park have become accustomed to. In the bottom of the tenth inning Giants [...]
After putting their recent struggles against the San Francisco Giants to rest last week at home, the Colorado Rockies have their sights set on accomplishing the same goal at AT&T Park.
Colorado will try to end a nine-game losing streak in San Francisco as the clubs open up a three-game set Friday night.
The Rockies, who have lost 19 of 23 at AT&T Park, had dropped 10 in...