Posted May 23, 2013 on AP on Fox
After putting their recent struggles against the San Francisco Giants to rest last week at home, the Colorado Rockies have their sights set on accomplishing the same goal at AT&T Park. Colorado will try to end a nine-game losing streak in San Francisco as the clubs open up a three-game set Friday night. The Rockies, who have lost 19 of 23 at AT&T Park, had dropped 10 in a row overall against the Giants before taking the final three of four games in Denver last week. Though Colorado (26-21) entered that series having lost seven of 10, the club appears to be rolling again, locked in a three-way tie for first in the NL West with San Francisco and Arizona after a 4-1 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Carlos Gonzalez, hitting .350 with four home runs over his last 11 games, connected for his 11th homer and also recorded his second triple of the season. "This is a good feeling and creates a lot of motivation for us," Gonzalez said. Colorado's fifth win in...

Postgame Wrap: Lincecum Bad, Giants Worse

These days, it’s almost more confusing when Tim Lincecum succeeds than when he screws up. If there’s one thing we’ve learned by watching Barry Zito’s ascent to mediocrity these past couple of years it’s that when Zito’s breaking pitches are working, even a lineup of the best and brightest can’t catch up to an 84 mph. If Zito can establish the ridiculous curveball and...

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Rockies option Rutledge to Colorado Springs

The Colorado Rockies have optioned infielder Josh Rutledge to Triple-A Colorado Springs, with outfielder Michael Cuddyer (kuh-DY'-ur) potentially coming off the disabled list Friday. Rutledge opened the season on the Rockies' roster and batted .242 with three doubles, five home runs and 13 RBIs in 43 games. Cuddyer has been sidelined by an inflamed cervical disk. The 34...

Betancourt will have MRI on groin Wednesday

Colorado Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt says he will undergo an MRI after leaving in the 10th inning against Arizona on Tuesday night with a tight right groin. Asked if he thought he might wind up on the disabled list, Betancourt responded: ''No, no. We'll see what's going to come tomorrow.'' Betancourt felt some discomfort after throwing a second straight...

Rockies' Rafael Betancourt suffers groin injury

The Colorado Rockies removed closer Rafael Betancourt from last night's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks due to a groin injury, according to Thomas Harding of Betancourt came on in the 10th inning and threw two uncharacteristic pitches to slugger Paul Goldschmidt. He was then afforded a few additional tosses to see how he felt, but Colorado ultimately opted...

Giants Fan Catches Foul Ball While Holding Baby at AT&T Park (Video)

San Francisco may be a laid back kind of place, but, well, this is ridiculous. The Giants and Nationals played a matinee game on Wednesday at AT&T park under the California sun, and during the ninth inning of the contest one fan made the catch of his life. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford fouled a pitch off to the left, into the lower bowl of the stands. The fan, holding his...

Marco Scutaro on Contact

“I’m probably leading the league in bad contact, too.” — Marco Scutaro We talked for a few minutes, Marco Scutaro and I, about hitting and contact before a game a few weeks back. When I told him he’s leading the league in contact rate since 2010, he offered the response above with a slight frown and a flick of the bat. He swung a bat the whole time we talked, even. But...

No Clear Replacement For Vogelsong

I’m beginning to think that this just isn’t Ryan Vogelsong’s year. Even when he pitches well, it’s a letdown. On Monday night, Vogelsong pitched what was easily his best game of the season, tossing five shutout innings against the powerful Washington Nationals. As he was cruising right along, though, tragedy struck. While swinging at a pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning...

Rockies activate Michael Cuddyer

credit: getty images The Colorado Rockies have activated outfielder Michael Cuddyer from the 15-day disabled list. Cuddyer had been out since May 9 with an inflamed cervical disc. Earlier this week Cuddyer played two extended spring training games. In his second season with the Rockies, Cuddyer has a .318/.383/.580 line with seven home runs and 23 RBI.

POSTGAME VIDEO: Bruce Bochy 5/22/13

Bochy talks about the progress of Bryce Harper as a hitter, the Nationals studly defense, and an unselfish performance turned in by Marco Scutaro.

S.F. Giants Chunker Shoves Skinny Chick During Last Night’s Postgame Show

What happenend last night during the Giants postgame show after Pablo Sandoval, who was fighting the flu, drilled a 2-r…

Colorado Series Becomes First Pivotal Moment in 2013

Every MLB team seems to have two or three regular season series that end up defining their season. Those games can happen early in a season or during the final week, and they can be played against really good teams or teams going nowhere. In reality, these season-defining match-ups are almost always clearly identified only after the season ends. Of course that doesn't stop...

D-Backs fall to Rockies in extras

Gibson’s club battled back, but lost to the Rockies in the 10th inning. One night after getting a dominating performance from Patrick Corbin, the Arizona Diamondbacks staged a late comeback, but were defeated by the Colorado Rockies in extra innings, 5-4. In what has become too common this season, Ian Kennedy didn’t pitch real well, but he gave Arizona a chance to earn a victory...

D-backs' rally not enough as Rockies win in 10

DENVER (AP) -- Wilin Rosario drove in Carlos Gonzalez with a one-out single in the 10th inning to lift Colorado pastArizona 5-4 on Tuesday night after the Rockies squandered a late four-run lead. Gonzalez hit a double and reliever Matt Reynolds (0-2) intentionally walked Troy Tulowitzki to get to Rosario, who came through with a liner to right on the first pitch. Rosario lifted...

Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 4(10)

Wilin Rosario drove in Carlos Gonzalez with a one-out single in the 10th inning to lift Colorado past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 on Tuesday night after the Rockies squandered a late four-run lead. Gonzalez hit a double and reliever Matt Reynolds (0-2) intentionally walked Troy Tulowitzki to get to Rosario, who came through with a liner to right on the first pitch. Rosario lifted...
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