Found March 05, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Jeff Francis
TEAMS: Colorado Rockies
Jeff Francis moved closer to locking up a rotation spot with the Colorado Rockies with another scoreless performance on Tuesday, Francis, 32, has threw four scoreless innings allowing just a hit against the Cubs. The left handed Francis has now thrown nine scoreless innings and has not walked a batter in three spring appearances. Colorado has as many as three rotation spots up for grabs this spring. Francis made 24 starts with the Rockies last season finishing with a 6-7 record and a 5.58 ERA.

Colorado Rockies should allow Nolan Arenado to continue to develop

No need to rush Nolan Arenado to the big leagues.One year later, the talk is very much the same.Colorado Rockies prospect Nolan Arenado is turning heads at spring training in Scottsdale. On Monday, in a 16-6 loss to the Seattle Mariners, the third baseman launched his fourth home run of the spring, and the third in as many days.After winning the Arizona Fall League MVP honors in...

Troy Tulowitzki promotes Evoshield in Wax Vac commercial parody (Video)

Colorado Rockies infielder Troy Tulowitzki takes part in the latest video from the MLB Fan Cave where he promotes Evoshield wristguards as part of an infomercial parody inspired by the classic Wax Vac commercial. As far as we know, no one was hurt during the making of this commercial...except for maybe the guy who got pelted with all the whiffle balls. Your browser does not...

Fantasy Breakout By Position – Shortstop Josh Rutledge

One of the challenges when it comes to ranking players by position in fantasy baseball is trying to determine which player is going to have that breakout season and return a profit to your auction buy or draft pick. When reviewing the list of shortstops for the 2013 season, my pick to break out is Josh Rutledge of the Colorado Rockies Rutledge was promoted from Double-A Tulsa last...

30-1 MLB countdown previews: #25 Rockies

The Colorado Rockies had some higher expectations last season. They signed free agent OF Michael Cuddyer and traded for INF Marco Scutaro with the hopes of having a strong offense. Unfortunately, they misread the lack of MLB ready starting pitching they had and the season turned into a disaster. It was made worse by the injuries to SS Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton and being without...

Phillips gets 4 hits, but Rockies beat Team USA

Brandon Phillips got four hits for Team USA, but the Colorado Rockies rallied for five runs in the ninth inning for an 8-7 win Wednesday night. The final score was a bit misleading - the Rockies' comeback came against a pair of Colorado minor league pitchers borrowed by the U.S. squad to finish out the game. It was the final tuneup for the United States before it begins World...

Rockies 6, Cubs 3

Todd Helton got his first hit of spring training and Jeff Francis pitched four scoreless innings Tuesday to carry the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the Cubs, snapping a three-game losing streak. Helton, a .320 hitter who was limited to 69 games and hit a career-low .238 while struggling with hip problems last season, gave Colorado a-1-0 lead in the first with an opposite...

Troy Tulowitzki stars in “Wax Vac” spoof for Evo Shield (VIDEO)

Inspired by the classic Wax Vac infomercial, the funny guys at in the MLB Fan Cave put this little diddy together starring Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (and a Dustin Pedroia doppelganger). Tulo is endorsing a wrist sleeve known as the Evo Shield, which protects your body against injury much more effectively than cotton swabs.  Fact: cotton swabs do not mmold to your body. Yes...

Spring Training Roundup: Phillies Fan Butt, Happy Todd Helton & More!

Instead of worrying about which no-name WR ran the best 40 time or who didn’t get franchised, we decided to turn our focus on baseball. Oh, sweet baseball, how we’ve missed you. Spring training might be one of the best times of the year. Fans can go to Arizona or Florida and enjoy the sun, day drinking and bad baseball instead of being cooped up in a ****** office in Ohio, Pittsburgh...

Mariners 16, Rockies 6

Nolan Arenado hit his third home run in three games for Colorado, but Raul Ibanez and Kyle Seager connected for two more homers for the Seattle Mariners, who beat the Rockies 16-6 Monday. Arenado's solo shot came off Seattle right-hander Taijuan Walker in the fourth inning. Walker pitched a perfect third inning before giving up three runs on four hits and three walks in the...

Laura McKeeman Is New Padres Sideline Reporter

We once called Laura McKeeman “The Next Erin Andrews.” She’s Miss Florida 2012. She’s dating Colorado Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge. And now comes news to us that McKeeman will be your 2013 Padres sideline reporter. Yesterday’s Padres game just happened to be on the office television when I caught McKeeman giving a report about something that wasn’t really that important...
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