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Pro Sports Daily:
Tony La Russa
The ill-timed slump cut so deeply it even divided the players. They weren't sure how to view this spiral. Troy Tulowitzki spoke of unclenching the fist saying they should play like the ugly guy in the fight — with nothing to lose. Grizzled and bearded Todd Helton labeled it a must-win game. Then again he will be 40 next month and doesn't have a lot of games left.
In a season-shaping homestand the Rockies reached a defining moment in the seventh inning Wednesday night at Coors Field.
White-knuckling a two-run lead with bases loaded Wilton Lopez retired hulking Mike Stanton on a broken-bat groundball preserving a face-saving 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins.
"It was definitely something for 'Lopie' to build on. He had good numbers against Stanton" Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "We needed to win tonight."
It's a temporary reprieve but it was better than the alternative of trying to articulate their lack of hitting and restrictive 100-pit...
BEST OF MAXIM
With the Colorado Rockies only 5 games back in the NL West division and a week before the MLB trading deadline, the time is now for them to decide whether or not they want to get involved in this hotly contested division race. From all accounts and rumors, the Rockies are in serious evaluation mode and if they were going to jump into the playoff race, the area on their team that...
Miami Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna was placed on the major league disabled list with a left thumb injury Thursday, three days after the team optioned him to Double-A Jacksonville.
Instead of joining Jacksonville of the Southern League, Ozuna flew from Colorado to Miami to see a hand specialist. The diagnosis was a ligament tear and avulsion fracture. He was placed on the 15-day...
The Colorado Rockies are slipping out of NL West contention quickly. Their offense, the catalyst for their success in the first half of the season, has stalled. Whether the impact of injuries to Tulowitzki, Fowler, and Gonzalez are finally taking their toll, or whether the dog days of summer are catching up to Colorado’s bats, the offense has disappeared. The perfect fix for...
De La Rosa is a quiet superstar.A 2-1 victory for the Colorado Rockies means one thing, the offense is still lost.It would be easy to focus on an offense that has been so bad that they have nearly played themselves out of the playoff picture. They continued to take bad at-bats and not work counts against young pitchers who they have never faced before.Once again, the Marlins starter...
Rob Brantly scored on a wild pitch to break up a scoreless game in the eighth inning, Donovan Solano homered in a four-run ninth, and the Miami Marlins overcame a 93-minute rain delay to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Thursday.
The Rockies, who dropped three of four to the Marlins, lost slugger Carlos Gonzalez after the third inning when he aggravated a sprain of the middle finger...
Marlins 20-year-old phenom Jose Fernandez is the type of player that loves to wear his heart on his sleeve. His reactions to a Giancarlo Stanton home run a few weeks back became the stuff of Internet Legend.
Last night, after pitching a stupendous game against the Marlins’ expansion draft rival, the Colorado Rockies, the ‘Defector’ as they call him, decided to photobomb Preston...
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt ran lightly in the outfield to test his strained hamstring on Thursday, July 18th. He has thrown off flat ground and hasn't pushed off with the leg. His return date is uncertain according to Thomas Harding of MLB.com.
However, Rockies right-handed pitcher Roy Oswalt believes he is ahead of schedule in his rehab and he hopes to throw a bullpen...
DENVER (AP) -- Rookie Jose Fernandez tossed seven strong innings and Christian Yelich went 3 for 4 with two RBIs in his major league debut, lifting the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Making his first start since appearing in the All-Star game, Fernandez (6-5) baffled the Rockies all evening as he pitched out of several jams and limited...
Colorado Rockies' left fielder Carlos Gonzalez left Thursday's game in the fourth inning after aggravating his sprained middle finger on his right hand during his first at bat.
As reported by Thomas Harding of MLB.com,
"Gonzalez struck out in the first inning against Marlins right-hander
Nathan Eovaldi, and he remained in the game defensively. But Jordan
(Eds: Updates with quotes from Marisnick, Yelich and Redmond. With AP Photos.) By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer Miami Marlins rookie Jake Marisnick returned from his first major-league trip with his career average still at .000.
The 22-year-old center fielder went 0-for-12 in his first three big-league games in Colorado, but he remained in the starting lineup Friday against Pittsburgh...
The Miami Marlins don’t have a lot of what most would call “star power”, but what little they have was on display in Tuesday’s 4-2 win over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. It was another superb start for 20-year-old All-Star Jose Fernandez, who went seven solid innings allowing just two runs on five hits [...]
The Marlins got shut out in three consecutive games after the All-Star Break, but then bounced back by taking three of four from the Rockies. They're not a very good team, but at this point they are a very young team and they will cause problems for the Pirates if the Pirates start looking ahead to the big Cardinal series looming at PNC Park next week.
Tonight, Jeff Locke...
Both Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies and Torii Hunter of the Detroit Tigers left their respective games today with injuries. Gonzalez seems to re-aggravate his middle finger, which bothered him before the All-Star break and Hunter has a sore Achilles. CarGo has been the best OF in the National League this season while Hunter continues to be one of baseballs best and...