Dugout Digest – playing spoiler

The San Diego Padres aren’t going to make the playoffs. However, they can make the playoff runs of various teams much more difficult down the stretch. The Padres took two out of three from the Brewers earlier this week, and topped the Dodgers in extra innings on Friday night. Since the All-Star Break, they’ve also gone 4-3 against the Braves, 3-4 against the Cardinals, and 2...
Via The Outside Corner
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lamb's slam lifts D-backs past Rockies

PHOENIX -- Jake Lamb hit a grand slam for his second career homer, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Friday night. The rookie, called up from Triple-A Reno on Aug. 7, connected with two out in the eighth inning, hitting a drive to center off Adam Ottavino. Rex Brothers (4-6) walked his only three batters and threw a wild pitch before Ottavino...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Same old story as Colorado Rockies bullpen blows it again; time for Walt Weiss to put his foot down

Walt Weiss needs to put his foot down.At some point, the question has to be asked, why do the Colorado Rockies insist on employing a strategy that has been nothing short of a failure?That was the case again on Tuesday night, as Rockies rookie Tyler Matzek had a very good outing. Through 6-2/3 innings of one-run baseball, Matzek was showing that he was taking another step in his maturation...
Via Rockies Review
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

GUEST POST: Colorado Rockies blow great start by De La Rosa, fans should continue to support the players

De La Rosa was great, but the pen and the offense wasn't.BY: CAMERON PARSONSThe Colorado Rockies started the second half of the season on the wrong foot. With plenty of opportunities missed, a good start from Jorge De La Rosa was wasted and the Rockies fell 4-2 to the Pirates.Coming out of the first half of the season, De La Rosa had proven his ace status amongst the Rockies...
Via Rockies Review
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

De La Rosa does it again as Colorado Rockies only win with him on the mound

Can De La Rosa pitch everyday for the Rockies?The Colorado Rockies like to use unconventional wisdom in their front office.Maybe they can go back to the baseball thoughts of the early 1900's when a team had one starting pitcher and he pitched complete games every day, sometimes twice if there was a double header. Why would the Rockies employ this age-old practice? Because they...
Via Rockies Review
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies put too much burden on their bullpen

It may count the same in the win/loss column, but a loss that comes on the heels of a blown lead just feels worse, in that gut-punch, disheartening way. Case in point: Wednesday night. In the latest installment of what’s become an unfortunate season trend, the bullpen combination of Rex Brothers, Adam Ottavino, and Nick Massett yielded five runs in relief as the St. Louis Cardinals...
Via Mile High Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The downward spiral continues for Colorado Rockies in ugly loss

Don't expect these guys to go anywhere in the offseason.What is left to be said?At the risk of completely repeating every piece that has been written about these brutal Colorado Rockies throughout June, there simply isn't anything left to be talked about.On Wednesday, despite having their fifth starter from Colorado Springs on the mound making his big league debut, the Rockies...
Via Rockies Review
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rock Bottom? Colorado Rockies lose another gut wrencher, exposing huge issues

Rockies fans want the old Rex Brothers back.Forget it, pack it in, the Colorado Rockies are done.Too harsh? Prove me wrong. I'd love to see someone give a solid reason as to why this Rockies team has a fighting chance to crawl back into the race. Sure, they are just two games under .500 after the latest disaster, but the reality is, that record doesn't speak to the true issues...
Via Rockies Review
June 05, 2014  |  1 Comment

Is it time for the Colorado Rockies to start building for next year?

Time for Bill Geivett to shake things up for the Rockies.It is going to take a minor miracle for the Colorado Rockies to make the playoffs.One bad road trip and suddenly a fan base that was injected with optimism is jumping from the bandwagon as if it is filling up with smoke and flames. When things go bad for the Rockies, they go bad in a hurry.Suddenly a team that looked like it...
Via Rockies Review
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies bullpen shows it can do the job in 1-0 win in San Francisco

Tommy Kahnle worked out of a jam that helped the Rockies win.The misery that accompanies the Colorado Rockies in San Francisco took a day off.The Rockies are on a mission to prove that they are an improved team. They have filled many of the holes that caused them to finish dead last in the National League West over the past two seasons. However, one area that has been the biggest...
Via Rockies Review
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Extra-Inning Heroics Lead Milwaukee to first Opening Day Victory since 2008

(Photo: W: Jim Henderson (1-0) L: Adam Ottavino (0-1) The long and painful offseason for the Milwaukee Brewers finally came to a close this afternoon as they started their 2013 campaign by taking on the Colorado Rockies. Despite the fact that the temperature was near freezing in the streets of Milwaukee, the 45,781 fans in attendance witnessed a solid...
Via Brewers Bar
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies begin 2013 with heartbreaking loss

Despite a no-decision, Jhoulys Chacin was good on Monday.As many positives as the Colorado Rockies had on Opening Day, the result was the same that the team saw 98 times in 2012.Jonathan Lucroy sent the festive crowd home happy, sending an Adam Ottavino pitch deep enough to center field to score Rickie Weeks from third base, giving the Brewers their first win of the season in exciting...
Via Rockies Review
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Twitter reacts to Carpenter news

A quick look at Twitter's reaction to the news that Chris Carpenter's career is in jeopardy. Carp. 1 of the best teammates around. Heck of a competitor, impeccable leader. Passion for the game & to win, cant top. ace mlb stlcards David Freese (@dfreese23) February 5, 2013 Gonna miss 29 on the mound this year. What a competitor, teammate, leader, and friend most of...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

The Benefactors of the Rockies Four-Man Rotation

Coming into the 2012 season, many people picked the Rockies as a sleeper team and a possible contender for the second Wild Card in the National League. However, this year proved to be an utter disaster for Colorado, as the Rockies finished dead last in the NL West, with a record of 64-98 It seemed as if the Rockies would be in trouble when Troy Tulowitzki got hurt on May 30th, but...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
November 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies theory bites them again in loss to Padres

Adam Ottavino may have hit his wall on Sunday.If it's been said once, it's been said 1000 times. The Colorado Rockies pitching theory simply doesn't work.It might work in one particular game. It might work over the course of a week, but the reality is, it simply doesn't work over the course of a season.Maybe the Rockies deserve credit for thinking outside of tradition...
Via Rockies Review
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Dixon’s Picks: Waiver Wire Additions for the Week of September 3

Welcome back to Dixon’s picks. I’d like to thank Clave for covering for me last week. He did a good job, almost too good of a job. Matt Harvey, Brett Anderson, Hisashi Iwakuma, and Adam Ottavino combined for five wins, 31 strikeouts, a 1.41 ERA, 0.95 WHIP in 38.1 innings. That’s some clean production. As a matter of fact, neither Anderson or Harvey meet the availability...
Via The Baseball Page
September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies go back to 5-man rotation, but stick with 75-pitch limit

The Rockies continue to play well, but the 75 pitch limit remains.These Colorado Rockies are looking more like a good team than a team that was on a collision course with 100 loses less than two weeks ago.On Thursday afternoon in New York, the Rockies completed a four-game sweep of the Mets, their second in as many years. They won in a different fashion to complete the sweep, winning...
Via Rockies Review
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Adam Ottavino gives the Rockies a lift

The Colorado Rockies topped the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Sunday earning a series split and a 5-2 record on the homestand. Rookie Drew Pomeranz started and pitched well enough allowing two runs and only one earned run despite walking four batters in four innings. The bullpen came up big shutting down the Marlins after a 4th inning Jordan Pacheco home run gave the Rockies the lead. 
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Marlins go for road win against Rockies

While they've struggled at Coors Field most of the year, the Colorado Rockies are putting together a nice homestand. The Rockies look to match their season high with a fifth straight win Friday night when they continue their series against the Miami Marlins in a matchup of last-place teams. Colorado (45-71) is a woeful 25-37 at home this year, but has gone 4-0 to open a seven...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Who are these Colorado Rockies and why are they so exciting?

DJ LeMahieu has been a big part of the Rockies great week.Four in a row. That's right, the Colorado Rockies have won four games in a row.The Rockies are surprisingly playing good baseball. They are actually exciting to watch. On Thursday night the Rockies continued their great homestand, defeating the Miami Marlins 5-3 at 20th & Blake. They didn't quit, despite being...
Via Rockies Review
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Dodgers lineup can't support Capuano in loss

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Adam Ottavino gave up one hit in three innings of relief, a single that was the result of a reversed call, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Monday night. Ottavino (3-1) took over in the fifth inning for a tiring Drew Pomeranz. Carlos Gonzalez had a sacrifice fly in the first inning and rookie Jordan Pacheco added an RBI single in the...
Via Fox Sports West
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies 2, Dodgers 0

Adam Ottavino gave up one hit in three innings of relief, a single that was the result of a reversed call, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 Monday night. Ottavino (3-1) took over in the fifth inning for a tiring Drew Pomeranz. Carlos Gonzalez had a sacrifice fly in the first inning and rookie Jordan Pacheco added an RBI single in the third for the Rockies...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies about to feel the heat of their pitching theory

Don't expect Fans of the Colorado Rockies were angry and upset when the team announced a crazy new theory.The club announced that they would be going with a four-man rotation where the starting pitcher was done after 75-pitches, and another "starting" pitcher would come in afterwards and throw up to 50 pitches. The theory made nearly everyone shake their heads and...
Via Rockies Review
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Waiver claims: Reds claim Simon, Rockies claim Ottavino

The Cincinnati Reds have claimed right handed pitcher Alfredo Simon according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Simon, 30, was 4-9 with a 4.90 ERA, 1.2 HR/9, 3.1 BB/9 and 6.5 SO/9 in 115.2 innings with the Orioles in 2011. The Colorado Rockies have claimed right handed pitcher Adam Ottavino according to the Rockies official Twitter account. The 26-years old last pitched in the...
Via PRO Rumors
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Cardinals Fix 40 Man Roster Prior to Rule 5 Deadline

The Cardinals made some changes to their 40 man roster with the deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 draft on the horizon.  Sam Freeman, Adam Ottavino and Chuckie Fick were all to the 40 man roster.  The Cardinals had plenty of room and they head into the deadline with four open spots still. [...]
Via The Gas House Gang
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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