Found May 13, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Juan Nicasio was great on Saturday.The other game going on in Los Angeles featured the Colorado Rockies and the hometown Dodgers. The focus should have been squarely on the basketball game.On Saturday night, the Rockies offense couldn't support Juan Nicasio, blowing the best start of his young, courageous career. The offense allowed journeyman Aaron Harang to look like an ace, scoring just one run against him in eight innings. In the end, the Rockies lost 2-1.As discouraging as this west coast trip has been for the Rockies, losing both three game series so far, Nicasio's outing has to be a huge encouragement. He went seven strong innings, giving up one run on five hits. The most impressive part of the outing was in the final line of the stat. The young right-hander struck out a Rockies season-high nine while walking none.All night long Nicasio was pounding the strike zone. He worked the corners very well, hitting his spots. He pitched with no intimidation. He showed no fear ...

Despite being early, Colorado Rockies looking at a long season

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Report: Alfonzo's 100-game ban dropped

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Eliezer Alfonzo uses the Ryan Braun defense to have his 100 game suspension overturned

Remember when we said MLB would never let another player beat the system the way Ryan Braun did? Well, looks like we wrong. Dead wrong. According to the AP, Colorado Rockies catch Eliezer Alfonzo just beat the system. And he beat it in a big way. Alfonzo was set to start serving a 100 game suspension, but after using the same defense that got Braun off, MLB has reportedly been forced...

MLB Drops Alfonzo’s Existing PED Suspension

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MLB, union rescind Alfonzo's drug ban

Major League Baseball and the players' union agreed to drop the 100-game suspension imposed on Colorado Rockies catcher Eliezer Alfonzo for a positive drug test because of the same procedural issues that came up in the Ryan Braun case. Alfonzo missed 48 games -- the final 15 of last season and the first 33 of this year. Braun's 50-game suspension for a positive drug test...

Rockies, Moyer running out of time?

The Colorado Rockies lost 7-3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday night at Chavez Ravine. The loss was the Rockies' ninth in the last 12 games and brings the club to 1-3 on the road trip with four games remaining before they see Coors Field again. Overall, the loss gives the Rockies a 13-18 record, which trails the division leading Dodgers by 7.5 games. 

Rockies-Giants Preview

The Colorado Rockies' Christian Friedrich impressed in his major league debut last week, slowing down one of the weaker offenses in baseball. He'll get a chance to face another one of the majors' least intimidating lineups in his second start. Friedrich tries to provide the slumping Rockies with another lift Monday night at AT&T Park in the opener of this two-game...

Dexter Fowler Pretends Field Is Lava, Impersonates Wilson From 'Home Improvement' (Caption Contest)

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