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JOHN AXFORD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Axford shutting the door Rockies since Ottavino went down

Despite closer Adam Ottavino going down to Tommy John surgery, the Rockies seem to have found a very capable replacement in John Axford. The right-hander is 5-for-5 in save opportunities, including three since Ottavino was placed on the disabled list on April 27. Axford has only given up one run and five hits in eight innings pitched. Rox Pile points out that none of the five hits...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford's 2-year-old son throws first pitch at Rockies game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Jameson Axford, the 2-year-old son of Colorado Rockies relief pitcher John Axford, threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Friday night's Colorado Rockies game. Axford's wife wheeled Jameson to the mound for the first pitch while his big brother handed him the baseball in a touching moment for the family. Amazing moment. pic.twitter.comâ€...
Via Holdout Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford’s Son Throws Out First Pitch

I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that there weren’t many dry eyes in the Mile High City Friday night. Before the Colorado Rockies played host to the Los Angeles Dodgers, John Axford’s son Jameson threw out the first pitch. The two-year-old was bitten twice on his right foot by a rattlesnake during Spring Training in Scottsdale, Arizona. He’d end up spending four...
Via Hall of Very Good
21 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford's young son to throw out 1st pitch after snakebite treatments

  The young son of Colorado Rockies closer John Axford will finally get to see his dad pitch in person after spending the last two months in and out of hospitals for treatment of rattlesnake bites. Two-year-old Jameson Axford will be the guest of honor as he throws out the ceremonial first pitch Friday at Coors Field before a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The catcher? His...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Snake-bitten son of Rockies' pitcher John Axford to throw out first pitch

Jameson, the son of Rockies reliever John Axford, is doing better after being bitten by a rattlesnake in March while in Arizona. There had been fears that the 2 1/2-year-old would lose his right foot or a toe. Although that was not the case, Jameson currently requires a wheelchair while his foot heals. He will be wheeled to the mound at Coors Field on Friday to throw out the first...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford Watched Part Of Mayweather-Pacquiao Through Someone’s Window (Photo)

John Axford was one slightly creepy, but mostly resourceful, guy Saturday night. With the Colorado Rockies in San Diego over the weekend, the reliever had to get creative to watch the fight of the century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao that was taking place in Las Vegas. The Rockies game didn’t end until just a few minutes before the bout was set to get underway, meaning...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford’s 2-Year-Old Son Bitten By Rattlesnake, Might Lose Toe

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford’s 2-year-old son is improving following a rattlesnake bite. Jameson Axford remained hospitalized for an eighth straight day, but Axford said Wednesday his son was able to sleep through the night as he deals with pain. Doctors have saved his right foot, but there is fear one of his toes may need...
Via NESN.com
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitcher John Axford Snaps Perfect Oscar Predictions Streak, Loses Bet

John Axford pitched a perfect game at the Oscars last year, but the hits came early and often this time around. The Colorado Rockies relief pitcher and film buff drew headlines in 2014 when he amazingly went a perfect 18-for-18 in his predictions for Oscar winners. Naturally, Axford decided to try his hand again in 2015 but upped the ante this time, offering...
Via NESN.com
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Axford was tipping pitches in Milwaukee

John Axford, new Cleveland Indians closer, might have to thank the St. Louis Cardinals for potentially reviving his career. The National Post, a Toronto publication, had an article on Sunday about the Canadian’s “pivotal, profitable” late-season stint with the Cardinals in 2013. MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian retweeted the article on Twitter. Per the article, after the late August...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford non-tender opens familiar hole for St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals accomplished many of their offseason goals within the first month of the offseason, but their latest decision once again opened up what has been a perennial issue in their bullpen. The Cardinals decided Monday to non-tender, or not offer a contract, to 31-year-old righthanded relief pitcher John Axford. Axford was the one player on the roster to suffer that...
Via i70baseball
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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