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Rockies win first interleague game, lose Axford

The Colorado Rockies picked up their first interleague win in 2015 Tuesday night and ended a near-record-setting streak of 14 consecutive interleague losses with a 2-1 victory in Oakland. Jorge de la Rosa pitched seven innings of four-hit scoreless baseball en route to his fifth victory on the year. Colorado is 7-1 in his last 8 starts. Highlights of de la Rosa’s night are provided...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies closer Axford takes family leave for second time this season

For the second time this season Rockies pitcher John Axford has been placed on the family medical emergency list. Earlier in the year, the reliever needed time away to care for his snake-bitten son, Jameson Axford. This time the reason isn’t regarding his son, according to Nick Groke of the Denver Post. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said:"He has some things to take care of at home...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies closer John Axford making All-Star case

The latest All-Star Game fan voting updates were released on Monday, and with less than a week remaining for voting, it doesn’t look like the Rockies will have any starters on the National League squad. Nolan Arenado has not budged at fourth among third baseman in votes despite putting up MVP-like numbers. While Arenado will surely be put on the roster as a reserve, there’s another...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulo pinch-hit HR sparks 5-run 8th as Rockies rally past D-backs

  On a day when he got a break from his job as the Colorado Rockies starting shortstop, Troy Tulowitzki stepped into a starring role of a different sort. Tulowitzki started a five-run eighth inning with his first career pinch-hit home run, and the Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 Thursday. ''I have a lot of respect for guys who have to make a living pinch-hitting...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Axford, Rockies rebound for series win

John Axford got a shot at redemption on Thursday and, despite some struggles, left Coors Field with a save and a series win for the Rockies over Arizona. Colorado entered the ninth inning with a 6-2 lead after some late inning offense from Troy Tulowitzki and the rest of the Rockies. The game was tied until the sixth inning when the teams traded runs, Colorado’s coming off a Nolan...
Via Mile High Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies closer John Axford blows save on June 24, again

June 24 is not a good date for Rockies closer John Axford. The right-hander blew his first save of the season on Wednesday (June 24). It was actually his first blown save since -- you guessed it -- June 24 of last year.Bad luck for Axford? The Rockies closer looks at the positive side. Per MLB.com, he said, "I've had a lot of good things happen for me personally this year -- a lot...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs rally in 9th to overtake Rockies

DENVER -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia kept the Arizona Diamondbacks' ninth inning rally going by drawing a bases-loaded walk. Saltalamacchia drove home the tying run and pinch-hitter Aaron Hill hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly to cap a three-run rally as the Arizona Diamondbacks came back to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 Wednesday night in a game that began with a 46 minute rain delay. Down...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Axford struggles as Colorado Rockies lose late to Diamondbacks

  Anyone who watches baseball could have seen it coming. John Axford has been nearly perfect for the Colorado Rockies in 2015. It has been a season in which he has re-established himself as one of baseball’s elite closers. However, even the best closers are bound to blow a few games each season. It is simply the nature of baseball. Mariano Rivera did it, Trevor Hoffman did it...
Via BSN Denver
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Axford proving to be one of best closers in NL West

In a division that includes two superstar closers -- the Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen and the Padres’ Craig Kimbrel -- the Rockies’ John Axford may be the best closer in the NL West this season. Both Kimbrel and Jansen have blown saves this season, while Axford remains perfect.Kimbrel has definitely not been as sharp as usual this season with a 3.91 ERA. Jansen has given up one earned...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Rockies that should make the All-Star game

Per the norm, Colorado baseball fans have been witness to handful of great individual performances in the first two months of the season. Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado top that list. Unfortunately, those individual performances haven’t led to much team success on the field. The Colorado Rockies sit at 24-28, not good. They’re in last place in the NL West, not good. Overall...
Via Mile High Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Weiss defends pitching decision despite blown save

The Rockies lost a heart-breaking game on Tuesday in the ninth inning when Rafael Betancourt gave up the lead on a grand slam. Despite the fact that closer John Axford was a perfect 10 for 10 in save opportunities, Rockies manager Walt Weiss declined to call on him to protect the three run lead. Per the Denver Post, Weiss said, “No, that was not an option.”It should be noted...
Via Fox Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies closer Axford perfect on the mound despite off-field concerns

Rockies pitcher John Axford is a perfect 10 for 10 in saves this season. In 15 innings this year he’s given up only one earned run and barely 10 hits. He’s done all this while pitching with bigger things on his mind. According to MLB.com's Tracy Ringolsby, the pitcher’s mound has been his place of serenity this season amidst concern for his son’s health.Axford’s two-year...
Via Fox Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Thousands now or millions later – the choice an MLB draft pick must make

In part one, I took a deep look into what happens when an amateur player declines to sign a contract after being drafted. Essentially breaking down what their chances are of being drafted again and how it will effect their draft stock on a generic level. What wasn’t discussed was money. Money is almost certainly the reasoning behind those results, particularly where players drafted...
Via The Outside Corner
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

CarGo drops the baggage, drills game winner for Colorado Rockies

  Poetic justice. The Colorado Rockies were dancing with negative history, on the verge of losing their 12th straight game, down 4-2 in the top of the 9th inning with two outs and two on. It was only fitting that the player whose season has mirrored the team, a huge disappointment that has created doubt in even his greatest fans would step to the plate. Carlos Gonzalez, in vintage...
Via BSN Denver
May 15, 2015  |  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.com...
Via Holdout Sports
May 09, 2015  |  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
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies closer John Axford's young son tosses out 1st pitch

DENVER (AP) Rockies' closer John Axford's 2-year-old son, who is recovering from rattlesnake bites to his right foot, threw out the ceremonial first pitch from his wheelchair on Friday night with his older brother and dad on the receiving end in front of home plate. Jameson Axford was wheeled to the mound at Coors Field by his mother, Nicole. A snake bit him twice two months ago...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

John Axford’s son to throw out first pitch

Friday will be a memorable night at Coors Field for the family of Colorado Rockies closer John Axford – whose 2 1/2-year-old son, Jameson, will be given the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Rockies’ matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jameson is in the long process of recovering from being bitten twice on his right foot by a rattlesnake in late March...
Via Mile High Sports
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

John Axford’s Son to Throw Out First Pitch

John Axford recently assumed the role of closer for the Colorado Rockies and while there is no guarantee that he’ll hit the field during the team’s upcoming series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, one Axford will. John’s son Jameson. During Spring Training in Scottsdale, Arizona, the two-year-old was bitten twice on his right foot by a rattlesnake and ended up spending four...
Via Hall of Very Good
May 07, 2015  |  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
May 07, 2015  |  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
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

John Axford's young son to throw out 1st pitch Friday

DENVER (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
May 06, 2015  |  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
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Really Cheap People Crowded A Street To Watch The MayPac Fight Through A 3rd Story Window

MayPac was obviously the biggest fight in over a decade. It was boring as ****, but that was expected if you’ve ever watched Floyd fight. Even with that expectation, it didn’t stop it from crossing into the mainstream where people who normally don’t watch boxing ordered the fight. Now I understand $100 isn’t the cheapest price to pay for a fight. It’s the most expensive...
Via Busted Coverage
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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