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To understand the plight of the Colorado Rockies, consider that manager Jim Tracy gave Troy Tulowitzki a day off a week ago in San Diego and actually dropped Tulowitzki to the No. 5 spot in the batting order Sunday at Dodger Stadium. It was the first time Tulowitzki hit anywhere lower than cleanup in the lineup in three years.
Tulowitzki is considered the new face of the franchise.
It hasn't been a pretty picture, so far.
"We have a lot of veteran players and a lot of expectations,'' Tulowitzki said. "It's still early, but we need to get it going in the right direction. But we do have time.''
The Rockies do have 127 games left in their season. If those are going to be meaningful games, something has to happen in a hurry.
A year removed from being favored to win the National League West, the Rockies came into this season the consensus pick to finish fourth in the NL West. And they embraced the underdog role.
The organizational mantra was expect...
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Jamie Moyer pitched and hit the Rockies to victory.If the Colorado Rockies have any hope whatsoever, they have to have strong pitching performances from their starting rotation.They got that from their oldest pitcher on Wednesday night at Coors Field. The Rockies emerged victorious against the Diamondbacks, winning in convincing fashion, 6-1. After a disappointing road trip that...
Scutaro's first Rockies home run was a game winner.A terrible road trip, one that has made nearly every believer jump off the bandwagon, ended with a bright spot on Tuesday night in San Francisco. The Colorado Rockies won 5-4, thanks to a 9th inning home run from Marco Scutaro, his first in a Rockies uniform.The home run was an unexpected as it gets. The Giants had closer Santiago...
Troy Tulowitzki will think twice before standing on the top step of the dugout again.
A night after a foul ball by teammate Dexter Fowler struck near his left knee, Tulowitzki returned to Colorado's starting lineup Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants despite some soreness in his leg.
Tulowitzki had yet to see a replay of the incident - and isn't sure he'd want...
Arizona and Colorado endured about a five-minute delay when a swarm of bees congregated near the Rockies first-base dugout before the start of the fifth inning Thursday.
D-backs first-base coach Eric Young Jr., Rockies first baseman Todd Helton and first-base umpire Mike Estabrook moved over to stand with second baseman Marco Scutaro while play was halted, and several...
CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH (credits below) This week we take a look at two young lefties in Colorado and a two former major leaguer's sons who recently got the call. SP- CHRISTIAN FRIEDRICH (COLORADO)- The 6'4" lefty continues to impress as he struck out 10 batters and allowed only one run last night in seven innings of work. In his first two starts Christian has a 1-0...
Jordan Pacheco is going to get more playing time at third base and maybe a chance to solidify a position that has been an offensive black hole for the Colorado Rockies. Chris Nelson, who has made 20 starts at third base, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist inflammation, retroactive to Tuesday. Jonathan Herrera has made nine starts at third base but is viewed...
Friedrich was the lone bright spot on Monday.Writing about the Colorado Rockies can be tough. When they head to the west coast, the games start late and end late. However, writing about this team is simple, especially on the west coast.To find the words to say is easy. All it takes is looking at the previous years Rockies schedule, spotting when they were in San Francisco, copying...
It might not be much of a streak, but the Colorado Rockies might be heading in the right direction.
The Rockies look to match a season high with their third straight victory Thursday when they conclude a brief two-game set with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field.
Dexter Fowler finished a home run shy of the cycle and 49-year-old Jamie Moyer threw 6 1-3 solid innings as Colorado...
Just in case you have just arisen from a quarter-century nap, don’t be so alarmed by all the changes: Jamie Moyer is still pitching. If you have to re-read that sentence, don’t worry because, at 49, Moyer probably would have to, a result of age-induced nearsightedness. When I took the sportwriter’s oath — a pledge to the gods to do my utmost to avoid breaking a sweat while...
Wins haven't been very plentiful lately for the Arizona Diamondbacks or the Colorado Rockies, but the two teams are each coming into this series off a victory.
Judging by Jamie Moyer's recent struggles, the visiting Diamondbacks might have a good chance to start their first winning streak in a little more than two weeks Wednesday night.
Arizona (16-21) is 3-10 over its...
On March 5th, Christian Friedrich was inducted into the annual Best Shape Of His Life club thanks to this MLB.com article from Thomas Harding:
Even worse, he had bulked up to 240 pounds by the latter part of the season, partly because of his off-base workouts and partly because he had fallen into the habit of late-night meals.
But this winter, Friedrich spent a week and a half training...
The Colorado Rockies sent catcher Eliezer Alfonzo to Triple-A, where he is on the restricted list until he's able to obtain a visa to travel from Venezuela, after after Major League Baseball dropped...
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Thousands of bees swarming around a camera bay next to the Colorado Rockies' dugout caused a brief delay in Thursday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The bee swarm suddenly appeared in the top of the fifth inning and the action on the field was halted for a couple of minutes, though the teams never left the diamond. The bees landed on a pole in front of the camera...