Found July 05, 2013 on Rockies Review:
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-hander came out and didn't have his best stuff.That may be confusing, but everyone already knew that when Chacin is on, his stuff is top-shelf. When his slider is moving, it is tough to hit and opens up the possibilities for him to throw his change up on the inner half to right-handed hitters.However, over the course of his career, Chacin has either been very good, or very average, nothing in-between. The Venezuelan pitcher has been known to have a good few innings, then let things get completely out of control and give up four or five runs in one inning, letting the game get out of hand.On Thursday ni...

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...

Colorado Rockies won't win division because of undisciplined play

Tyler Colvin is making fans miss Eric Young, Jr.With a chance to make a statement to the leaders of a division that is very winnable, the Colorado Rockies took advantage and made that statement loud and clear.The statement, however, wasn't what Rockies fans were hoping it would be. The Rockies made it clear on Friday night that they aren't very good, and they have no intention...

Difference between Colorado Rockies early success and current struggles? Sloppy Play

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...

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...

Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki nearing rehab assignment

The Colorado Rockies are hoping to get shortstop Troy Tulowitzki back in their lineup prior to the All-Star break. Before he’s able to rejoin the team, Tulowitzki will have to prove healthy enough to take batting practice pain-free, according to Thomas Harding of "I definitely hope for that, but I just don't know how I'm going to feel these next couple...

Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez out with back injury

Colorado Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez suffered a back injury while striking out in the fifth inning of Thursday’s game. It wasn’t said to be serious at the time, but the Rockies considered it to be enough to hold Gonzalez out of last night’s lineup, according to Thomas Harding of While he was forced to exit Thursday’s contest early due to the back...

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...

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...

Behind Skaggs, Diamondbacks roll

Tyler Skaggs came up this time with a little more riding on his start. Trade rumors have swirled, the bullpen has been overworked, and the Diamondbacks went over three weeks without a starter win before Randall Delgado’s performance in New York.

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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