Found April 25, 2012 on Rockies Review:
Chacin has one more hurdle to jump.The Colorado Rockies played two games on Wednesday. In all, they scored three runs on eight hits. Usually, numbers like that would result in two losses. However, the Rockies found a way to win game one, thanks in large part to the legs of Eric Young, Jr.In game two, the Rockies once again got to see the potential of their prized talent, Jhoulys Chacin. He pitched well into the fifth inning, but then hit the same snag that has been what seems like the final hurdle the Chacin needs to jump in order to be a true top-of-the-order starter.In the fifth inning, with one out, Carlos Gonzalez, known for his outfield prowess, dropped two fly balls in a row, resulting in the first two runs for the Pirates. Both balls Gonzalez lost in the afternoon sun. With the game starting immediately after game one, the shadows may have been different than usual, but both balls are typically caught by CarGo.After the dropped fly balls, Chacin gave up back-to-back home runs...

Fans cant beat Moyers 78-mph heater

Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer made headlines last week when, at 49 years old, he became the oldest pitcher to win a major league game. Also of note in his start against the San Diego Padres was that Moyer's fastball topped out at 78 mph. The Fort Myers Miracle, the Class-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, took note of both those facts and decided to have a little fun...

Minor league team couldn’t find one fan who could throw harder than Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer, the oldest man ever to win a MLB game, is 49 years old. Jamie Moyer’s fastball tops out at 78-mph so of course former high school pitchers everywhere think they can easily surpass that.So the minor league Fort Myers Miracle put on a little promotion to see if anyone could beat Moyer’s 78-mph fastball and if they did, they would get a free ticket to an upcoming game...

Clint Barmes gets his revenge as Colorado Rockies lose in Pittsburgh

Clint Barmes torched the Rockies on Tuesday.Former Colorado Rockies infielder Clint Barmes spoiled another great start by Jamie Moyer.The new Pittsburgh Pirate, struggling at the plate in the early-going, promptly went 3-for-3 against the Rockies, including two doubles and the game-tying home run off of Matt Belisle in the bottom of the 8th inning. The Pirates went on to win the...

Rookies pitcher tweets to play catch with followers

Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeremy Guthrie needed someone to play catch with on the team’s off-day, so the nine-year veteran turned to his over 34,000 followers. 21-year old Woody Roseland just happened to be checking his Twitter stream when he tweeted, “I live downtown, I have my glove. So I said, let’s do this,” Roseland said. Within 15-minutes, Roseland was at Coors Field...

Fans fail to top Jamie Moyer’s fastball

Jamie Moyer is laughing at your fastball When Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a game many joked about a 49 year old baseball player being successful. After all the guy throws 78 mph it can’t be that hard to hit it. Well apparently plenty of fans of the Class-A level Fort Myers Miracle are finding out that 78 mph is pretty darn fast. In a current promotion the team...

MLB Look-alikes: Jason Giambi and Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson)

The Golden Sombrero presents MLB Look-alikes: Jason Giambi and Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) Subscribe to The Golden Sombrero by Email window.dctile = Number(window.dctile) + 1 || 1; window.dc_ord = Number(window.dc_ord) || Math.floor(Math.random() * 1E10); if (dctile==1) {var vdcopt = 'ist';} else {vdcopt = '';} if (17>dctile) document.write('<...

Minor league Miracle team invites fans to top Moyer's fastball speed, all fail

Class-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, The Fort Myers Miracle, noticed that Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer's fastball topped out at 78 MPH during his last start against the San Diego Padres.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

GAMEDAY: Doubleheader – Pirates vs. Rockies

Rockies (8-8) at Pirates (7-9) 2 games starting at 12:35 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh Gamedays: Game 1 // Game 2 TV: ROOT Sports (both games) Twin bill today at PNC! The Bucs and Rockies will be at it all afternoon. The Pirates can take the series with a split and can get back to .500 with a sweep. As part of the new CBA, teams are now allowed to use 26 players for a doubleheader...

On the Beat: Amazin' Moyer by John Perrotto

  Jim Tracy is a man of many words. The Rockies manager can wax poetic about many of his players, both past and present, and is more than willing to give long and thoughtful answers to all baseball-related questions. However, when it comes to describing his number-two starter, Tracy keeps coming back to one word. "Amazing," Tracy said. "Truly amazing."...


After the Pirates exciting win last night, they close out this series with the Rockies and this homestand with a double-header this afternoon. It's an old school doubleheader; it's starting at 12:35 and the second game will start a half hour or so after the first. One ticket, two games. Kind of makes me wish that back in Pittsburgh with a physics class to skip or something...
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