Found July 04, 2013 on Rockies Review:
Wilin Rosario must do a better job behind the plate.What happened to the Colorado Rockies?The surprise team in Major League Baseball in April has fallen back to earth, as many predicted that they would. After a 10-8 defeat at the hands of the surging Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, the Rockies take the field on Independence Day three games under .500 and only still in the picture because no one in the National League West wants to win it.Had the Rockies continued to play like they did in April, or even at a slightly slower pace, they would be so far ahead of the pack in the NL West that fans would be cutting back on expenses to store money away for their October playoff fund. Instead, this team is mired in mediocrity.The starting pitching has been anything but what people predicted. Despite struggles from Jon Garland, Jeff Francis and Juan Nicasio, the Rockies rotation has been very good. Surprise performances from Jorge De La Rosa, who shows no lingering effects of Tommy John sur...

Dickerson loses popup, ball lands 100 feet away

Your browser does not support iframes. It happens on rare occasions that major league outfielders lose track of balls in the air, whether due to the sun, the lights, or other distractions. However, the popup that Colorado Rockies center fielder Corey Dickerson lost track of Wednesday night landed so far away from him that you have to wonder what he was looking at. It happened...

Jhoulys Chacin maturing as a pitcher at the right time for Colorado Rockies

Jhoulys Chacin is maturing as a starting pitcher for the Rockies.It was another step forward in the progress for Colorado Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin. He won his 8th game of the season for Colorado, as the Rockies avoided the sweep, winning 9-5.Chacin had been brilliant his past three outings. He was nearly untouchable. So in a way, it was a welcomed sign when the Rockies right...

Colorado Rockies: Cuddyer’s dance with history ends

Thanks to Homer Bailey’s second career no-hitter, you may not have heard that Colorado Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer reached the end of his hit streak Monday against the Dodgers in an 8-0 loss. Cuddyer’s streak of 27 games, the second longest single season streak since David Ortiz earlier this season and Dan Uggla’s 33 game streak in 2011 with Atlanta consisted of six...

Colorado Rockies point toward NL West division win

Dexter Fowler The National League West is a close division race with only three games separating the top and bottom teams. The Colorado Rockies have been trailing by only a couple of games for most of the 2013 season. As the All-Star break approaches, Colorado’s pieces to a division win are aligning for what could result in a dominant showing throughout the second half of the season...

Carlos Gonzalez loses grip on bat three times

Your browser does not support iframes.Colorado Rockies star Carlos Gonzalez may have indulged in a huge bag of popcorn before Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.How else can you explain the fact that he lost the grip on his bat three times in the contest?Watch in the video above as his grip continually gets worst during each time. The first time isn't a huge deal...

Q&A: Josh Outman on the MLB Strike Zone

According to PITCH/fx, umpires weren’t giving Josh Outman the benefit of a doubt in 2011. If their called-strike data is accurate, only 65.3% of pitches the lefthander threw in the strike zone went in his favor. A remarkable 34.7% of would-be-strikes were called balls. He was among the most-squeezed pitchers in baseball that season. Outman holds no grudges against umpires’ judgment...

Troy Tulowitzki not ruling out return to Rockies before All-Star break

The fans certainly want Troy Tulowitzki to play in the All-Star game: he has over four million votes and will be the first-choice shortstop from the National League. That seemed like it would be impossible at the end of June, when the Colorado Rockies infielder still couldn't swing a bat because of his broken rib, but according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Tulowitzki...

Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez day-to-day with back strain, thinks he will play Friday

With Troy Tulowitzki already on the DL, the Colorado Rockies can ill-afford an injury to Carlos Gonzalez. The Rockies' star outfielder left Thursday night's game with a back problem but the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders tweeted that Gonzalez was just day-to-day and expected to play in Friday's game. #Rockies Weiss confirms @CarGoMedia5 has strained upper back...

Video: Carlos Gonzalez can’t hold on to his bat

The Colorado Rockies have a bonafide star in outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The only problem is that some days he just loses his grip. When the Rockies recently played the Dodgers, CarGo recently let it be known that he and his bat don’t always get along. Check out this video. The post Video: Carlos Gonzalez can’t hold on to his bat appeared first on Players View.

Dexter Fowler placed on disabled list with injured wrist

Colorado Rockies' outfielder Dexter Fowler, who injured his wrist last Tuesday while swinging in a game against the Boston Red Sox, was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday. As reported by Thomas Harding of, ""His hand just wasn't feeling good enough to run him out there tonight," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "...

Putting Michael Cuddyer’s Hit Streak Into Perspective

Michael Cuddyer just finished going streaking. His 27-game streak, which lasted from May 28th to June 30th, was the longest since Dan Uggla’s 33-gamer in 2011. While he didn’t reach the 30-game benchmark that many sites use, 27 games is nothing to shake a stick at — Cuddyer’s streak was just the 135th of 25 or more games since 1916 that happened during the same season (there...

Rockies 9, Dodgers 5

Michael Cuddyer hit a solo homer and drove in three runs to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5 on Thursday night. Cuddyer, who recently had his team-record, 27-game hitting streak snapped, also added a two-run double as the Rockies avoided being swept by Los Angeles in the three-game series. Carlos Gonzalez contributed an RBI double before leaving late in...

D-backs honor fallen firefighters

In a moving tribute before the first pitch at the Arizona Diamondbacks-Colorado Rockies game, a firefighters' bagpipe band played ''Amazing Grace'' as photos flashed on the giant video screen of the 19 ''hotshot'' firefighters killed fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire northwest of Phoenix.

Rockies-Diamondbacks Preview

Jorge De La Rosa has pitched very well against the Arizona Diamondbacks this year, but the Colorado Rockies have never won when he's pitched at Chase Field. De La Rosa will face the first-place Diamondbacks for the fourth time in 2013 on Friday night for the second-place Rockies in the opener of this three-game set. Arizona (44-41) leads Colorado (42-44) by 2 1/2 games in the...
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