Found April 19, 2013 on
Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog:
By NICOLE SORCE
LAKEWOOD, N.J. – The Lakewood Blue Claws may have found their fourth win of the season Thursday night, but that didn’t stop the spotlight from falling on Mets outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo.
Coming into the series with a .447 batting average, the Savannah Sand Gnats’ center fielder has been busy proving why he was the Mets’ first-round draft pick (and 13th overall) in 2011. A contract worth $2.1 million made the 20-year-old Nimmo, the highest-drafted native of Wyoming, where his process of forming a strong mental approach to the game began. grew up about two hours away from the [Colorado] Rockies, so that was on my television just about every night,” recalled Nimmo on his baseball roots in his hometown of Cheyenne, Wyo. His favorite players to watch included Todd Helton, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, and Larry Walker.
“We’d go and try to mimic their swings,” he said of childhood memories with his older brother, Bryce. “My dad and I would ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Jon Garland has been a great pickup so far for the Rockies.Six. That number is significant for the Colorado Rockies.On Thursday, in 28 degree weather, the Rockies won their sixth straight game. In 2012, a year ago, the Rockies accomplished that feat exactly zero times. They won five straight, but never six.On April 18th, the Rockies also reached another milestone. They achieved their...
The title of this piece is too obvious. Brandon Nimmo, a 2011 first round draft pick taken ahead of Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez should stand out. No? But the outfielder from Wyoming’s development path has been slow. At a development stage when most top prospects are assigned to full season squads, Nimmo was returned to extended spring training and assigned to Brooklyn of the...
Savannah 7, Lakewood 2
A four-hit night from Brandon Nimmo and a four-RBI night from Kevin Plawecki propelled Savannah to a 7-2 victory over Lakewood on Friday night.
Steven Matz was on his game on Friday as he got the start for the Sand Gnats and provided them with five shutout innings. He scattered six hits and a walk while striking out five and was in control throughout the...
Reliever Josh Outman was recalled Friday from the Colorado Rockies' Triple A affiliate in Colorado Springs, giving the big league team another left-hander in the bullpen.
In a corresponding move, the Rockies optioned right-handed reliever Chris Volstad to Colorado Springs.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said the club wanted to bolster its left-handed bullpen depth because of a...
Colorado Rockies right-handed starting pitcher Jhoulys
Chacin exited last night’s game suddenly in the seventh inning after grabbing
at his left side, according to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post. The Rockies
have since described the injury as oblique stiffness, and Chacin said after the
game that he felt something pull in his back and side.
"I don't know...
MLB News: The Colorado Rockies made one guy happy and another sad Friday, recalling lefty Josh Outman from Triple-A Colorado Springs while optioning righty Chris Volstad to the same club. Despite Outman’s 2012 struggles, the Rockies are hoping for a change-of-luck for the 28-year old pitcher.
Fantasy Ramifications: None. This move reeks of desperation. Neither player holds any...
Talking to Walt Weiss on the phone, I could have sworn I was talking to Tony La Russa.
"I want these guys to enjoy the competition," said Weiss, the Rockies' new manager. "It might sound kind of elementary. But it's really important."
That's what La Russa was all about -- the competition. Weiss played for La Russa in Oakland at the start of his career...
DENVER (AP) -- Jhoulys Chacin pitched effectively into the seventh inning and became the first Colorado starter to throw 100 pitches in a game since last June before leaving with an injury as the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 3-1 Friday night.
Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer and Chacin helped himself by driving in a run with a sacrifice fly as the Rockies won their seventh in...
Jhoulys Chacin pitched effectively into the seventh inning and became the first Rockies starter to throw 100 pitches in a game since last June before leaving with an injury as Colorado beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Friday night.
Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer and Chacin helped himself by driving in a run with a sacrifice fly as the Rockies won their seventh in row and remained...
Rafael Montero is fast approaching a promotion to Triple-A Las Vegas
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas Tops Colorado Springs 10-6
Binghamton Shuts Out New Hampshire 3-0
St. Lucie Edges Fort Myers 6-5
Savannah Tops Lakewood 6-4
Brandon Nimmo had another triple last night and reached base three times (two walks). Let’s face it, if Nimmo isn’t getting on...
Jon Garland pitched seven solid innings in bitter cold, Troy Tulowitzki homered and hit a go-ahead single and the Colorado Rockies beat the New York Mets 11-3 Thursday.
It was 28 degrees at gametime, tying the Rockies' record for the coldest home start. A game between the Rockies and Montreal Expos on April 12, 1997, was played in a similarly frigid conditions.
A pair of Mets...
While the weather in Denver has been frigid of late, the Colorado Rockies have been red hot.
The surging Rockies try to extend the best home start in franchise history Friday night when they open a three-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
After a pair of games were postponed due to heavy snow, Colorado (11-4) completed a shortened three-game sweep of the New York Mets with...
This post is not about Zack Wheeler, Travis d’Arnaud, Brandon Nimmo or Noah Syndergaard. I hope that is okay with you as last night I was informed by several people at SNY that those four are all that average Mets fans care about as far as Mets prospects go. I’m sure not all SNY connected bloggers feel that way, or at least I hope not.
I was told that nobody cares about anybody...
Matt Bowman is off to a solid start for Savannah.
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Savannah (7-7) dropped to Lakewood, 3-2
St. Lucie (9-5) droppedto Fort Myers, 11-8
Binghamton (8-6) topped New Hampshire, 4-3
Las Vegas (8-6) topped Sacramento, 10-6
Brandon Nimmo cooled off a little last night, and had his first game without a hit in almost a week. He still leads...