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Jhoulys Chacin allowed one run on six hits over eight innings and the Colorado Rockies snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Chacin (10-5), who has won seven of his past nine decisions, stayed in the game after taking a sharp line drive off the bat of Starling Marte in the fifth inning.
Colorado's Troy Tulowitzki had a solo homer and an RBI single, and Todd Helton had a two-run single 17 years to the day after making his major-league debut in the same city.
The Rockies were coming off being outscored 40-13 by Atlanta in a four-game sweep at Turner Field. They won despite their lineup missing two of their best hitters for the second consecutive game - Michael Cuddyer is away on a family emergency and Carlos Gonzalez entered the game in the eighth inning after aggravating a sprained right middle finger on Wednesday night.
Neil Walker had two doubles for the Pirates (65-44), who came in with the best record in the majors.
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Jhoulys Chacin continued his breakout season.With all of the struggles the Colorado Rockies have had in the past six weeks, a few bright spots have popped through the cloudy skies.On Friday night in Pittsburgh, one of those bright spots continued shining. Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight dominant innings against a very good Pirates team. He scattered six hits over those eight innings...
Colorado Rockies minor leaguers Michael Mason and Jesse Meaux have been arrested and have each been charged with first degree rape and sexual offense.
In the quiet of the Rockies' clubhouse Thursday night in Atlanta Troy Tulowitzki was ejected and dejected. He had been run from a game because of his repeated use of the word "no" to plate umpire Marvin Hudson.
His burst of temper was poorly timed with the bench short but there were more than a few players who weren't bothered by his short fuse. The Rockies sleepwalked...
Do these guys really think the Rockies are still in the race?Wilin Rosario bounced into a double play to end the Colorado Rockies rally in the 8th inning on Saturday night. He did it trying to pull a ball off of the outside part of the plate. It was the same pitch that pitchers have been getting him out with for two months. The Rockies lost 5-2, continuing a road trip that has buried...
A recent post on the Denver Post’s “On The Rox” blog addressed a question asked during The Press Box, a Rockies radio program. Host Peter Burns bounced the question of unplugging the humidor off his guests. Burns suggested that a return of “high scores and home run bombs” would drive more fans to Rockies games. For those who aren’t familiar with the humidor, it is...
Was Walt Weiss sleeping in the dugout?If the Colorado Rockies brass tries to say that the team hasn't given up, all one needs to do is point to the 2nd inning of the Rockies embarrassing 11-2 loss to the Braves on Thursday night.Following a called third strike on the Rockies All-Star shortstop to end the inning, Tulo turned to home plate umpire Marvin Hudson and told him what...
Chad Bettis’ debut created a pair or roster casualties. Jeff Francis was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room on the 25-man roster and Josh Sullivan an oft-injured Triple-A reliever was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
Francis pitched once out of the bullpen in his new role allowing two earned runs in 2 1/3 innings on 45 pitches. The...
Colorado Rockies' pitcher Roy Oswalt, who had a left hamstring strain on July 7, was forced to shut down a simulated game on Saturday after pitching to only two batters.
As reported by Thomas Harding of MLB.com,
""When I first hurt it, they told me it would be a little while to get
back -- it wasn't just a mild strain, It was a pretty significant
Two minor league pitchers for the Colorado Rockies were arrested Thursday and charged with two counts each of first-degree rape and first-degree sex offense. Michael Ryan Mason and Jesse Maxson Meaux were both pitchers for the minor league affiliate, Asheville Tourists. Both players have been suspended and one remains in jail as his bail has been yet to be paid.
A judge this morning...
During his first at-bat on Wednesday night, Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez re-aggravated the sprained ligament in his right middle finger and had to leave the game. X-rays showed no further damage, however.
#Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez is not going on the DL. Here's why: #repost http://t.co/LHtqlUyTEp
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) August 1, 2013
“I am not going on...
Two Colorado Rockies minor leaguers have been charged with two counts each of first degree rape and first degree sex offense reports Clarke Morrison of the Asheville Citizen-Times. A judge told them they could face life in prison without parole.
The players 23-year-old left-hander Michael Mason and 23-year-old right-hander Jesse Meaux are required to stay in Buncombe County pending...
Rockies (51-59) at Pirates (65-43)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs take on Colorado for the first time this year as they continue this giant homestand. The remaining games are not as exciting in terms of the opponent, but give the Bucs a chance to gain ground. The Rockies have struggled in an awful NL West division and certainly don’t boast great...
Sometimes you lose games. Sometimes you lose games in pretty embarrassing fashion. Last night was one of those nights. The type of night that really takes some unbelievable stats and pushes them to the mean. That’s good. Might as well get that crap all done at once instead of bleeding slowly back to the mean…
Yesterday’s loss was not only frustrating it was really boring. No flow, pure frustration, mixed with a touch of rage. That might be overstated, but when the Pirates collapsed last year a huge hallmark was their complete inability to beat bad teams. I’M NOT SAYING THEY ARE COLLAPSING. I guess playing up to good competition…
The Pirates have lost two games in a row. They "need" a strong start and a win tonight as much as any team that's 21 games over .500 and has the best record in the baseball can "need" a win at this point in the season. It would be nice to see them play well enough to beat a team that they're better than, is what I'm saying.