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Rockies @ Dodgers April 17, 2015: Many Notes Edition

After the sweep of the Mariners and an off-day, the Rockies are in LA to start a three game series. Kyle Kendrick will take the ball for Colorado. Kendrick is a good example of innings-eating mediocrity, though his two starts this year have been interesting, at least. His first start, on opening day, was a gem. He went 7 innings, struck out six, walked none, and allowed no runs on...
Via Dodgers Digest
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rafael Betancourt Remembers The Last Man He Hit

I told Rafael Betancourt that he hadn’t hit a batter in 10,307 batters faced. He laughed, and said nobody had ever told him that before. “I remember it. It was Marcus Thames. Funny thing was? It was an 0-2 count,” the Rockies reliever said. When I asked if it was the last time he ever […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yup – it’s snowing at Coors Field

Today is April 16th. The 2015 MLB season is already a week and a half old. And naturally, it’s snowing at Coors Field in Denver. #CoorsField, currently. At least the #Rockies are out of town this week… pic.twitter.com/m7BJJ36gqp — Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 16, 2015 Woof. The Rockies just finished sweeping the Giants in San Francisco, and will take on the Dodgers...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies turn to Adam Ottavino to handle closer role for now

  Right-hander Adam Ottavino has earned the closer job for the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies. Manager Walt Weiss made the announcement before Wednesday night's series finale at San Francisco. Ottavino showed up at spring training looking different. "He saw himself as a guy that could close out games at some point in his career," Weiss said. "That was his goal, and he's worked...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino: New Closer With New Weapons

Adam Ottavino has been frustrated by platoon splits over his career. And admittedly, he’s had trouble with the lefties. So he’s looked around baseball for pitchers with similar skillsets that he can learn from. First, he asked me about Steve Cishek, but he quickly understood that his arm slot made him a different pitcher than […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Hawkins, Stubbs take on the #BelowtheLine challenge

What would you buy if you only had $15 to spend for a week's worth of groceries? The Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins and Drew Stubbs recorded a video last month of them shopping for food with only $15. The two of them were promoting the #BelowtheLine challenge on behalf of the Major League Baseball Players Trust to raise awareness for people living in extreme poverty. The $15 is actually...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado Makes Tarp Toppling Web Gem

Colorado Rockies third-baseman Nolan Arenado makes a must see, tarp toppling web gem that could end up being the defensive play of the year. Guess that is why he is the reigning Gold Glove winner at third base. The post Nolan Arenado Makes Tarp Toppling Web Gem appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NL West games should be priority for the Rockies

Just recruit more five-star athletes. That was the joke. One of the first radio shows I was ever a part of was focused almost entirely on the recent decline of University of Colorado football, and the old joke between the hosts was that the average fan’s solution to the problem was to “just recruit more five-star athletes.” Obviously, if it were as simple as that, CU would...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado’s latest catch is a beauty

The most important player for the Colorado Rockies this season might not be Carlos Gonzalez or Troy Tulowitzki, but instead third baseman Nolan Arenado. Arenado already has a reputation as one of the best defensive third basemen in baseball, and his bat isn’t exactly mediocre. Arenado showed off that glove on Tuesday night, making this ridiculous catch to retire Gregor Blanco in...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado makes incredible catch, crashes into tarp (Video)

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado made what can easily be called the best defensive play of the season during Tuesday night's game in San Francisco with an over-the-shoulder catch that he held onto while crashing into the tarp.It happened in the bottom of the eighth inning with no outs and runners on first and second. Giants batter Gregor Blanco hit a fly ball into foul...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolan Arenado makes spectacular catch, runs into tarp (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Nolan Arenado has won two Gold Gloves playing third base for the Colorado Rockies. After seeing the play he made on Tuesday night against the Giants, it’s easy to see why. Arenado ran down a pop up by the left field line in the eighth inning and went full-steam...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nolan Arenado makes catch of the year candidate

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado made the catch of the year thus far in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Giants. Gregor Blanco hit a pop fly into foul territory which seemed destined for the stands. But Arenado stayed with it all the way. He tracked the ball down and made an amazing catch on the run. The toughest part was keeping the ball in his glove...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies need to halt JV Sundays

It was the sixth bleepity-bleeping game of the season. The sixth! Just this past Sunday, the Colorado Rockies carried an impressive 4-1 mark into the series finale with the Chicago Cubs. It was one of those glorious Colorado days – clear blue skies, warm but not too hot – perfect for daytime baseball. But unlike most Sundays over the past two seasons, this one actually felt like...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Betancourt shines in return to closer role

The Colorado Rockies left Denver for their six-game, divisional road trip this week with major concerns at closer after LaTroy Hawkins (1-1) blew consecutive, two-run save opportunities. As a result, team manager Walt Weiss relieved Hawkins of his closing duties “for the time being” before Colorado’s matchup with the San Francisco Giants on Monday. The 42-year-old righty blew...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Damn I Wish Hawkins Wasn’t Your Closer

As the Greek myth goes, the Yellin' of LaTroy is the closer that launched thousands of fantasy baseballers to the waiver wire to pick up his set-up man, Adam Ottavino. There's something to that great myth. There's also the Greek myth about the LaTrojan Horse. In that one, the Greeks sent a closer that seemed like a workhorse onto the field, but once the battle began the LaTrojan...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies place Axford on family medical emergency list

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have placed reliever John Axford on the family medical emergency list so he can tend to his young son, who was bitten by a rattlesnake last month in Arizona. Axford said Sunday that his son recently had surgery on his right foot to remove necrotic tissue and will be flown to Denver for more treatment. He says the toes of 2-year-old Jameson ''look...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (1-1) at Colorado Rockies (3-0)

Break up the Rockies, who started the season with a sweep of the Brewers, beating them with a combined score of 20-6. As frustrating as the Cubs opening day game was at times, at least they didn’t lose 10-0 to a team that had Kyle Kendrick as its opening day starter. I’ll be at the last two games of this series, if anyone else happens to be going there’s great beer options...
Via Obstructed View
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Have New Pace Rules Meant for Troy Tulowitzki?

You’ve already read about the stuff being tried in an effort to improve baseball’s pace of play. You’ve already read so much of it you’re probably already tired of reading it. Sorry. Pace of play is a relatively boring subject, when compared to everything that happens in between the various delays and stoppages (i.e. baseball). […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Review moves in with BSNDenver.com

To my loyal readers, please do not forget that Rockies Review is now associated with BSNDenver.com. Rockies Review remains, but will be found in a different format, making it easier to interact with readers and gain new ones as well!Please head over there for the same Rockies coverage as always.
Via Rockies Review
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Moyer got stuck on Disneyland roller coaster

After a 25-year major league career, Jamie Moyer is now enjoying retired life. On Wednesday, that included partaking in the always fun experience that is Disneyland. Unfortunately, Moyer’s day also included a little stress. While on the California Screamin’ roller coaster, the ride experienced a mechanical issue which led to Moyer and everyone on board...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamie Moyer gets stuck on Disneyland roller coaster (Photos)

Retired MLB pitcher Jamie Moyer found himself in an interesting predicament Friday when he was stuck on a Disneyland roller coaster.Being stranded on the California Screamin' roller coaster was a challenge for Moyer: Stuck on California Screamin' at Disneyland. Not sure what is more difficult, pitching in a Major League game or this pic.twitter.com/gM6qwZ2kPs— Jamie Moyer (@jmo50Moyer...
Via Holdout Sports
14 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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies knew changes were needed after their fourth straight losing season, one that saw them drop 96 games and barely avoid a third straight last place finish in the NL West. But rather than trading the high salaries of Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez and rebuilding, the Rockies instead dumped GM Dan O’Dowd and replaced him with Jeff Bridich in hopes that a change...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

Since their last winning season back in 2010 the Colorado Rockies have really bottomed out. From 2011 through ’14 the Rockies have averaged 92.75 losses per season with plenty of blame to go around. The pathetically predictable inability of stars Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez to stay healthy has become the running storyline in Denver, not to mention reliably incapable pitching...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Elderly man 'charges' mound at Rockies fantasy camp

Just because it’s called a fantasy camp does not mean that stuff can’t get “real” pretty quick. Just ask Lew Dunlap, an 88-year-old participant in a fantasy camp put on by the Colorado Rockies. While spryly standing — for a man of his age — in the batter’s box awaiting his chance at an at-bat,...Read More The post 88-year-old Lew Dunlap ‘charges’ mound at Rockies...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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