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Rockies' Arenado turns two potential runs into two outs

The Rockies did not play on Sunday, otherwise Nolan Arenado would have probably made a jaw-dropping defensive play. The Rox did play on Friday, however, and the Gold Glove third baseman turned a remarkable double play. After backhanding a hard grounder along the third base line that probably would have scored two, Arenado turned two by stepping on the bag at third and firing over...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies closer Ottavino has unusually flexible elbow

Adam Ottavino has settled in nicely into his new role as Rockies closer. While part of his success is undoubtedly his blazing fastball, which can reach 98 mph, there’s something else which might be contributing to his success. He told MLB.com:"Naturally in both my elbows, I have like five or six degrees of hyper-extension," said Ottavino, who then rotated his arms so the eyes of...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shifting by Colorado Rockies infield up markedly this year

It’s no surprise that teams are shifting dramatically more in recent years, and one team is off the charts this year when it comes to shifting. The Colorado Rockies are projected to see a whopping increase of 590% in shifting this year compared to last year, according to Grantland. The team with the second-biggest increase over last year is the Dodgers at a meager 146% increase...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies come back to split series with the Padres

The Colorado Rockies were able to salvage and split their series with the San Diego Padres by squeaking out victories in the third and fourth games of the series. It was starting to look ugly for the Rockies after they dropped the first two games of the series and fell to the .500 mark for the first time this season, but Walt Weiss’ ball club bounced back with consecutive down...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies remain loaded with questions

The old baseball axiom says you can’t win a pennant in April, but you can lose it, meaning that getting off to a good start is crucial to staying in the playoff race all season long. But what does a hot start teach you about your team if they aren’t a realistic postseason contender? Are the New York Mets the team to beat now? What does coming out of the gate with six straight...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arenado, Dickerson return, Rosario optioned to Triple-A

Corey Dickerson and Nolan Arenado returned to the Colorado Rockies’ lineup for Wednesday night’s matchup with the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. After losing the first two games of the series, the Rockies were able to rally for the win with a fully healthy lineup for the first time in the series. Luckily for the Rockies, the potentially nagging injuries to their emerging, young...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NL West Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL West.  1. Joc Pederson OF – Dodgers: After a tough start to his major-league career last year, Pederson could not have started 2015 better. The 23 year old boasts a .289 average...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days 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
10 days 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
16 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
17 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
20 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
22 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
23 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
25 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
March 24, 2015  |  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

The Curious Case of Troy Tulowitzki

It cannot be easy being a Colorado Rockies fan. Each year, a couple of promising pieces fall into place but injuries set in, pitching is typically an issue, and the losses pile up. From a competitive standpoint, it cannot be easy being Troy Tulowitzki either. Monstrous contract aside, and dispelling the mind-numbing myth that an abundance of money will automatically make one happy...
Via The Sports Post
February 21, 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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