JOHN AXFORD NEWS

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Franco drives in three runs, but late homer sinks Phillies

Final: Rockies 6, Phillies 5 WP: Scott Oberg (2-1, 6,00 ERA) LP: Justin De Fratus (0-1, 3.15 ERA) SV: John Axford (5) Denver, CO - The Phillies (17-24) and Rockies (14-22) battled back-and-forth through most of the game, but a late solo home run from Nick Hundley ended the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  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
8 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.com...
Via Holdout Sports
13 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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
16 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
16 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
16 days ago  |  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
16 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
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Reyes On The DL

In Episode 184, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Matt Commins (@mattcommins) recap some fantasy relevant news from Monday. Topics include: Replacement options for Jose Reyes What we expect John Axford to do as the Rockies new closer A game of either/or with Devon Travis Thoughts on hot starts for Josh Reddick, Jake Marisnick, and Mike Moustakas Whether Taijuan Walker...
Via Baseball Professor
23 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford returns to Rockies after son's rattlesnake bite

  For John Axford, this comes as a mighty big relief: His young son is finally back at home and in his own bed after spending four weeks in the hospital to treat rattlesnake bites. ''I'm definitely ecstatic,'' the Colorado Rockies right-hander said. ''My mind is at ease.'' Axford was reinstated after missing 10 days as he tended to 2-year-old Jameson, who was bitten twice on the...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies reinstate Axford after son bitten by rattlesnake

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have reinstated right-handed reliever John Axford from the family medical emergency list after he spent a few days tending to his young son following rattlesnake bites. His son was bitten twice last month in the yard of the house his family rented in Scottsdale, Arizona, for spring training. The team also put righty LaTroy Hawkins on the 15-day disabled...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Triple Play: Adrian Gonzalez, Brett Cecil, John Axford

If you’re like me, the wait for the first meaningful baseball games since Game 7 of the World Series was almost interminable. Happily, the 2015 season is finally here, and the Triple Play is back again for your reading entertainment. In this season’s first installment, we look at a power-hitting first baseman, a deposed closer who probably shouldn’t have been closing to begin...
Via i70baseball
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rockies' Axford taking leave to be with son, 2, during continued treatment for snake bite

DENVER -- John Axford is taking some time off to tend to his young son, who was bitten by a rattlesnake last month in Arizona. The Colorado Rockies placed the right-handed reliever on the family medical emergency list before the game Sunday. Axford said his son had surgery last Monday -- opening day for the Rockies -- on his right foot to remove necrotic tissue. Axford said the toes...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2015  |  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
April 12, 2015  |  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

Son of Rockies' Axford in stable condition after snake bites

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The 2-year-old son of Colorado Rockies pitcher John Axford is in stable condition a week after getting bitten twice by a rattlesnake. Axford has not been with the Rockies since his son went to the hospital for anti-venom treatment last Wednesday. A second round of treatment was needed a few days later due to the excessive amount of venom found. Doctors have...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Reliever John Axford added to Rockies' big league roster

  The Colorado Rockies have selected John Axford's contract, adding a veteran reliever with late-inning experience to their bullpen. Axford, who agreed to a minor league deal last month, gets a $2.6 million, one-year contract with a chance to earn more in performance bonuses. The 31-year-old right-hander was 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA in 62 games with Cleveland and Pittsburgh last year...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletes echo 'stay weird' Oscars message; Margot Robbie is Fox-y

During Sunday night's marathon Academy Awards broadcast, best adapted screenplay Oscar winner Graham Moore used his minute-plus to deliver a powerful message about individuality and self-worth (you can watch above). Here's what some professional athletes had to say about Moore's speech: JOHN AXFORD TRIES, FAILS TO THROW ANOTHER PERFECT OSCARS GAME Last year, film enthusiast and...
Via Fox Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Axford’s Streak Comes to an End

You just knew the streak had to end. After going 18-for-18 predicting the Academy Award winners a year ago, John Axford had a steep hill to climb Sunday night if he wanted to duplicate his performance. Plus, the Colorado Rockies reliever did himself no favors by upping the ante and including all 24 categories up for an Oscar. So…how’d he do? I am not angry at all that Birdman...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 23, 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
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