Found April 15, 2012 on
Fox Sports Arizona:
DENVER (AP) -- Todd Helton hit a two-run homer off closer J.J. Putz in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied for an 8-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on a rain-soaked Saturday night.
With two outs, Helton belted his first homer of the season down the right-field line and the towering shot stayed just fair. He raised his hands in the air as he rounded the bases and was mobbed by teammates at home plate.
Tyler Chatwood (1-0) pitched two innings and gave up a run to earn the win in relief.
The Diamondbacks were trailing 5-1 when the game was halted by a relentless downpour after four innings. But the 71-minute break energized their bats and they came out of the clubhouse swinging.
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Helton hit the game winning double.It was vintage Todd Helton.Those who had the nerve to be a Colorado Rockies fan in the early 2000's know. Those who could stomach the losing and the consistent poor play from the Rockies in the early part of the decade know. When the rest of the Rockies were rebuilding, Todd Helton was dominating.While his team struggled, Helton simply hit....
Helton delivered again on Saturday.Friday night wasn't enough for Todd Helton.On Saturday night, with the rain and wind making it completely miserable to be playing or watching baseball, it looked like the Colorado Rockies would be the victims of an ugly, weather marred game.Instead, for the second straight night, a veteran in his twilight showed that he still has some gas in...
Todd Helton's production - of lack thereof - has been directly impacting the Colorado Rockies so far this season.
Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are also vital to the team's prospects.
The Rockies could use another strong effort from the trio of sluggers Saturday night as they try to win back-to-back games against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks for the first time...
Jim Tracy continues to manage the Rockies out of wins.eJim Tracy has a message for Colorado Rockies fans.Don't buy a ticket on Sunday's. In fact, don't bother to even watch the game on TV, listen on the radio, or pay attention at all. There is no reason. There is no plan for the team to win the game. It is viewed as an exhibition game, giving non-starters a day to feel...
While one of their top young sluggers recovers from strep throat, more than a few Colorado Rockies fans may have hoarse throats after the first two games of their series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
That's because grizzled veteran Todd Helton is showing he's got plenty of pop left in his bat.
Coming off a pair of dramatic wins, Helton and the Rockies go for a three...
Todd Helton hit a two-run homer off closer J.J. Putz in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Colorado Rockies rallied for an 8-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on a rain-soaked Saturday night.
With two outs, Helton belted his first homer of the season down the right-field line and the towering shot stayed just fair. He raised his hands in the air as he rounded the bases and...
Carlos Gonzalez has strep throat and is out of the lineup for Colorado's game against Arizona.
He was feeling under the weather on Friday, but played through the illness. Tyler Colvin took Gonzalez's place in left field and batted sixth in the order Saturday.
Gonzalez is hitting .290 this season with four RBIs. He's still looking for his first homer of the year.
Sunday morning and waffles are calling. Let's get to the trots!
Home Run of the Day: Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies - 22.02 seconds [video]
Who knew Todd Helton could run this fast? Seriously. Twenty-two seconds is the realm of young men, not the Todd Helton's of the world. Helton had only two trots recorded faster than 25-seconds in all of 2011, and none anywhere near...
DENVER (AP) -- Todd Helton drove in three runs, including a tiebreaking double in the eighth inning, to rally the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Friday night.
Carlos Gonzalez singled with one out in the eighth off Shaw, whose pickoff attempt scooted past first baseman Paul Goldschmidt for a two-base error on Goldschmidt.
Bryan Shaw (0-1) struck out Troy Tulowitzki...
Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin has lost five straight starts. He lost his last four starts in 2011 and lost again Monday to the Giants when he gave up four hits, five runs and five walks in four innings and lost 7-0. After his last win Aug. 28, Chacin closed out the '11 season with losses in his last four starts, two of them to the Giants.
As the Arizona Diamondbacks visited the Colorado Rockies, mostly everybody watching wondering, why in the world don’t they stop this game?! In a 7-6 (AZ) game in the bottom of the 9th inning, the rain POURED down. Todd Helton stepped to the plate with a runner on and BOOM! Helton goes deep. Now, Diamondbacks fans are wondering why
Coors Field isn't home for the San Diego Padres, but they may be happy to see it after the weekend they just endured at Chavez Ravine.
Colorado Rockies slugger Carlos Gonzalez spent most of his weekend at home sick.
The Padres try to avoid a fifth straight loss Monday when they open a three-game series with the Rockies, who hope to have Gonzalez back in the lineup.
You know a picking day has gone bad when Heath Bell blows another save for the Marlins and you need a Todd Helton dramatic late homer just to finish the day a game under .500. So many things went wrong that a post would be needed just to list them all. But this picker overslept this morning and if today's picks don't hurry up and write themselves, then some of today's...
Padres jump out early, but can't hold on. DBacks win 3-1
WP: Ian Kennedy (2-0)
LP: Micah Owings (0-2)Save: J. J. Putz (4)Homeruns - ARI: Chris Young (3)
4 1/3IP, 3H, 1ER, 5K 2BB, 50 of his 88 pitches were thrown for strikes. Anthony got a chance in the rotation and shined, plus his mom was interviewed during the Fox Sports San Diego broadcast...