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For the first time in 20 days, Jacoby Ellsbury is back in the Red Sox lineup.
After being sidelined since Sept. 5 with a navicular bone fracture in his right foot, Ellsbury will return to the Sox in his normal spots, hitting leadoff and starting in center field. While Dustin Pedroia took over the bulk of Ellsbury’s duties offensively, the Red Sox’ leadoff spot combined for a .313 batting average during the center fielder’s absence.
Boston was less than dominant on the mound in Tuesday’s loss to the Rockies, but Jake Peavy will take the mound on Wednesday hoping to get things back on track as the Red Sox continue their hunt for the best record in the American League. The Sox kept a one-game lead over the A’s for that title, with Oakland falling to the Angels on Tuesday.
Peavy will be tasked with facing Todd Helton, who will be making his final appearance at Coors Field on Wednesday night. The first basemen has spent his entire 19-year career with the Rockies, and he holds virtually e...
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Todd Helton's retirement shows how special he really is.Anyone with young kids at home should be able to understand.Todd Helton, at 40 years old and more money than he could ever know what to do with, wants to stay home and spend time watching his two girls grow up.As baseball fans, we think of these guys as multi-millionaires who get to stay in the fanciest hotels in the greatest...
When I worked for the Rockies, we spent a lot of time talking about Todd Helton’s hall of fame candidacy. When Helton recovered from a hairy intestinal issue in 2006 to post the seventh four-win (or better) campaign of his career in 2007, the going thought was that if he was able to just to do that a few more times, he would be a shoo-in for the Hall. He stood at 51.1 WAR through...
With the postseason fast-approaching, the Boston Red Sox were anxious to get Jacoby Ellsbury back in the lineup. It's important that he get a few at-bats in before the team begins the playoffs. That's what happened last night when Ellsbury returned to the lineup for the first time in 16 games.
The Red Sox took on the Colorado Rockies last night, but the game quickly...
The Red Sox have missed their leadoff hitter during the last 16 games, but on Wednesday night Jacoby Ellsbury will be back back in his spot.
After fracturing a bone in his right foot, Ellsbury returns to the lineup with four regular-season games to be played, and the center fielder hopes to be 100 percent by the time the playoffs roll around. With Ellsbury hitting .299 this season...
Jacoby Ellsbury returned to the Boston Red Sox lineup Wednesday night after a 16-game absence because of a fractured right foot.
''We're all looking forward to seeing Jacoby back on the field - probably no one more than Jacoby himself,'' Boston manager John Farrell said of his center fielder before the game against Colorado. ''He's been chomping on...
On Wednesday night, the Colorado Rockies honored Todd Helton, who was playing his final game at Coors Field before retiring at the end of the season. Helton has played for the Rockies for his entire 17-year MLB career.
The Rockies honored Helton before the game by giving him the opportunity to catch the ceremonial first pitch, which was thrown by his daughter Tierney. As a retirement...
After seventeen successful major league seasons, all as a member of the Colorado Rockies organization, Todd Helton will be calling it quits at season’s end. Helton’s last big league game will be on Sunday, on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers to conclude a three-game road trip season finale, so Helton’s last game at […]The post Rockies mow ginormous ’17′ in outfield...
Many sports writers in the Colorado area will take to their keyboards today and write about Todd Helton’s final game at Coors Field. They’ll search for the perfect words to describe Helton’s home run in the bottom of the second last night. The home run Helton was destined to hit when he started playing for the Colorado Rockies 17 seasons ago. No matter how talented and...
Sitting in section 108 row 10 seat 2 at Coors Field on Wednesday night Dylan Casey a Boston Red Sox fan from Aurora found himself in the right place at the right time. In the second inning on a 1-1 pitch from Red Sox starter Jake Peavy Todd Helton drilled a cut fastball into the right-field seats for the 369th home run of his career.
The ball took some fortuitous hops before Casey...
Mariano Rivera must feel slighted.
Rivera has received some pretty awesome gifts during his season-long farewell tour, but the Rockies swung from the heels with their gift to Todd Helton.
Helton, who is retiring after 17 seasons with Colorado, was honored on the field at Coors Field prior to the Rockies' game against the Red Sox on Wednesday -- his final game in Colorado. The...
[Video] Todd Helton Homered In His Final Game At Coors Field: In the 1,140 previous home games the 17-year veteran played for the Rockies, his only Major League club, Todd Helton batted .345 and hit 226 home runs. This shouldn’t come as a shock. And yet — the first baseman just turned 40, he’d hit just 14 homers this season and the Rockies don’t exactly command an air of destiny.
Todd Helton is retiring when the 2013 regular season comes to a close this week. The Colorado Rockies’ all-time leader in games…
The Colorado Rockies gave Todd Helton a horse -- a real horse -- to ride off into retirement.
In a pregame tribute commemorating his final contest at Coors Field on Wednesday night, Helton caught the ceremonial first pitch from his daughter with his wife, younger daughter and good friend Peyton Manning watching from the field.
Afterward, a cowboy emerged from the left field gate...
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettite are getting all the headlines as both Yankee greats are retiring at the end of the season, but they are not the only big names retiring. The best player so far in Colorado Rockies history Todd Helton is also retiring. You wouldn’t know that this was his final season if […]