Found April 09, 2012 on
It didn't take Jim Tracy long.Many of the Colorado Rockies fans were ready to turn the page from a failed 2011 season. Many were ready to give Tracy another chance to prove that he is a good manager. Many were ready to chalk up his losing ways to him managing a group of players who would rather have been doing something else instead of being at the ballpark. Many were ready for an April in which Tracy showed that with a group of veterans, he could push the right buttons.Jim Tracy cost the Rockies a win on Sunday.Instead, Tracy dashed the hopes of fans before the team ever arrived in Denver.On Sunday, Tracy was in mid-season form. Three games into the brand new season, he decided it was a good time to give a couple of guys a rest. And by a couple of guys, he meant half of the lineup.Todd Helton was on the bench, Marco Scutaro was on the bench, Chris Nelson, on the bench, Dexter Fowler, on the bench, Ramon Hernandez, on the bench.With the Rockies up 2-1, thanks to a phenomenal out...
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Jamie Moyer made baseball history, pitching his way into the Colorado Rockies rotation and becoming the oldest starting pitcher to make an Opening Day roster.
The 49-year-old left-hander is not impressed.
He did not spend the past 22 months rehabbing from Tommy John surgery to become a trivia answer. His intent is to be a contributing member of a big-league rotation and help the...
Jamie Moyer gave up four runs in five innings.Let the doubting commence.Is he too old? Are the Colorado Rockies too cheap? How can they run out a team that features a 49-year old?Those are all questions that the pessimists will begin with as the debate their fellow Rockies fans on Sunday. They will say that this crazy experiment is a headline grabber on the Rockies part, and a...
There is nothing like Opening Day in baseball. Every team has reason to hope. Every fan can believe that the changes their team made in the offseason is what will bring their team to the promised land.Those hopes can to a crashing halt on Monday for the Colorado Rockies as they fell flat on their faces. Nine innings later, Barry Zito still stood atop the mound at 20th and Blake,...
This doesn't give me any real joy to write, of course. It's basically the baseball equivalent of arguing for the euthanasia of a beloved pet.But if a 49-year-old guy is your #2 starter, and he's a marginal at best candidate to keep the job for any real length of time between his own effectiveness and health concerns...Well, that's not really a great thing to say about...
A woman celebrating her 69th birthday at the Colorado Rockies' home opener Monday sustained a concussion when she was struck in the head by a foul ball off the bat of Michael Cuddyer in the fourth inning.
Judith Reese was treated at Denver health and released.
''I want to thank the fans, the paramedics and the community for their instant support,'' Reese said...
The game between San Francisco and Colorado was briefly delayed in the top of the fifth inning Monday while medical personnel attended to a fan who was eventually carted off through the left-field tunnel.
It was unclear whether the fan was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Michael Cuddyer in the bottom of the fourth or had another medical issue.
The Rockies declined to provide...
The NL West boasts some of the best arms in the game with Clayton Kershaw, Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain and Jhoulys Chacin.
Wait, Jhoulys Chacin?
The Colorado Rockies' hard-throwing righty who has 20 career wins, one fewer than Kershaw had in his Cy Young Award-winning season a year ago?
Yep, that one.
Don't chuckle, because Chacin could very well be the next big thing in...
<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman","serif"; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 115%;">Jason Giambi has not
been a New York Yankee since 2008 & ever since his last appearance; the
masses have only been saying one thing about him. Bust.
That could not be further from the truth. Did he live up to the contract that was
The National League's youngest team gave baseball's oldest player fits.
J.D. Martinez homered and drove in three runs and the Houston Astros, beat 49-year-old Jamie Moyer and the Colorado Rockies 7-3 Saturday night.
Jordan Schafer took it deep leading off for the Astros and Martinez's two-run shot in the fourth made it 3-0.
With gray stubble covering his chin and hair...
(0-0) 0.00 ERAGame 1 startersJhoulys Chacin
(0-0) 0.00 ERA
(0-1) 8.44 ERAGame 2 startersJeremy Guthrie
(1-0) 3.86 ERA
(0-1) 9.00 ERAGame 3 startersJamie Moyer
(0-1) 5.40 ERA
After a disappointing opening weekend in Arizona, the Giants turn to Barry Zito to pick...