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Rockies nosedive to 4th consecutive losing season

DENVER (AP) His team mired in another midsummer nosedive, Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort had seen enough and was finally going to do something about it. So, he fired off some emails - to complaining customers. The Rockies' 96-loss season will be remembered for many blunders and missteps, none bigger than in July when Monfort went so far as to say that if the fans weren...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Rockies save their worst for last

It wasn’t losing a game in Chicago when the Cubs had to have a catcher pitch in the 16th inning. It wasn’t base-running blunders that made the hosts on SportsCenter chuckle on multiple nights. It wasn’t a bases-clearing wild pitch that seemed to crystallize the team’s lackadaisical attitude. It wasn’t even misspelling the name of their star player on the back of a t-shirt...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB batting average lowest since 1972 - before DH

NEW YORK (AP) The final numbers are in, and Major League Baseball's batting average hasn't been this low since Richard Nixon was in the White House, a gallon of gasoline cost 55 cents and the designated hitter was a radical proposal limited to spring training experiments. Big league hitters batted .251 this year, down two points from last season and 20 points lower than...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers beat Rockies 10-5 for 5th straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer to finish with a major league-leading 116 RBIs, Matt Kemp added a two-run shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 10-5 Sunday for their fifth straight victory heading into postseason play. The Dodgers' 94 wins were their most since going 95-67 in 2009. They ended the regular season without a losing streak...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The last day: bullpens, microcosms, and going for the division

I spent most of yesterday’s game sitting out in the sun on campus, checking my phone obsessively every ten minutes or so to see how the Pirates and Reds were progressing. The approximate roller coaster of emotions was like this: OH MY GOD LIRIANO SCORED HIS FIRST RUN EVER AND I DIDN’T EVEN PUT MY TWITTER PASSWORD INTO THIS NEW PHONE YET. Oh, and hey, the Pirates are winning...
Via WHYGAVS?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rough sixth-inning sinks Rockies in Los Angeles

LA Dodgers 7, Colorado 4 When: 10:10 PM ET, Friday, September 26, 2014 Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California Temperature: 77° Umpires: Home – Jim Reynolds, 1B – Fieldin Culbreth, 2B – Brian Knight, 3B – Manny Gonzalez Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Dodgers 7, Rockies 4: Justin Turner and Juan Uribe each had a two-run single in the sixth inning and Dee Gordon...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers beat Rockies 7-4 for 3rd straight win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Justin Turner's two-run infield single highlighted a six-run sixth inning, and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 Friday night for their third win in a row. The Dodgers' 92nd victory tied their total from last season, and the club has posted consecutive 90-win seasons for the first time since 1976-78. Justin Morneau of...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers 7, Rockies 4: Six Run Sixth Propels Dodgers to Victory

Tonight’s game didn’t actually matter. The only thing that was actually at stake was pride, and the Dodgers did their best to boost their pride, winning by a score of 7-4. The meaningless nature of today’s game took the edge off of another tedious start by Roberto Hernandez. He was a little bit better than he has been as a Dodger, but only slightly. He allowed three runs...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Justin Morneau battling to win his first batting title

Down the stretch they come in a tight batting race that could very well be decided on the final day of the season. Entering baseball's final weekend, Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau trails Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison in the race for the National League batting title. Harrison, batting .319, went 3-for-5 in Atlanta on Thursday night to overtake Morneau...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2014 Game 157 (COL vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening in the pub. So here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (75-82) were defeated 3-2 by the Colorado Rockies (66-92) last night, another season with more losses than wins* guaranteed. *I’m trying to stay somewhat positive and not just say “another losing season...
Via Padres Public
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Defense comes in clutch against Padres

Colorado 3, San Diego 2 When: 10:10 PM ET, Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Where: Petco Park, San Diego, California Temperature: 75° Umpires: Home – Hal Gibson III, 1B – Jordan Baker, 2B – Jerry Meals, 3B – Bob Davidson Attendance: By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 3, Padres 2: Drew Stubbs hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth and visiting Colorado used a pair of dazzling defense...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies rip Dodgers as Charlie Blackmon, Justin Morneau have huge days

It was as if the Rockies unleashed a summer's worth of pent-up frustration and power into one Wednesday afternoon of baseball. And it was as if the Los Angeles Dodgers, the talent-packed leaders of the National League West, decided to hit the snooze button multiple times. The Rockies lambasted the Dodgers 16-2 at Coors Field, pounding out 21 hits, including a 5-for-5 day for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Morneau collects 6 RBI as Rockies hang 16 runs on first-place Dodgers

  Justin Morneau tied a season high with six RBI, including five as part of an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias, and the Colorado Rockies routed the National League West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 16-2 on Wednesday. Morneau hit a three-run homer and a two-run single in the opening frame as the last-place Rockies chased Frias (0-1) after just two outs. Morneau...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies demolish Dodgers to win series

Colorado 16, LA Dodgers 2 When: 3:10 PM ET, Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Where: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado Temperature: 85° Umpires: Home – Dan Bellino, 1B – Brian O’Nora, 2B – Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B – D.J. Reyburn Attendance: 24866 By SportsDirect Inc. Rockies 16, Dodgers 2: Justin Morneau tied a club record with five RBIs in an inning as host Colorado scored eight...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies rout Dodgers 16-2, take 2 of 3 in series

DENVER (AP) Justin Morneau tied a season high with six RBIs, including five as part of an eight-run first inning against spot starter Carlos Frias, and the Colorado Rockies routed the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers 16-2 on Wednesday. Morneau hit a three-run homer and a two-run single in the opening frame as the last-place Rockies chased Frias (0-1) from the game after two outs...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sometimes, there’s nobody to blame

The abrupt end to the Twins successful decade came in 2011. In the offseason between 2010 and 2011, they had one incredible misstep, trading JJ Hardy and replacing him with Tsuyoshi Nishioka. As bad as this was, it wasn’t the only reason the Twins started their slide to irrelevance. Justin Morneau, Joe Mauer, Denard Span, Scott Baker and Nishioka (who never had a chance to get...
Via The Rhino and Compass
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies expect first baseman Justin Morneau to return soon to lineup

Justin Morneau's quest for the National League batting title is on hold for a couple of days. The Rockies first baseman injured his left side Friday night against the St. Louis Cardinals and was not in the lineup Saturday. The initial diagnosis was an intercostal injury (strained muscles in the rib cage), which can be painful and debilitating for a baseball player. However...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Justin Morneau exits with intercostal soreness

Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, whose .315 batting average currently ranks second in the Nationals League, left Friday's 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the sixth inning with "left-side intercostal soreness" according to Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. He was replaced by Ben Paulsen.Morneau, whose full line is .315/.359/.485 (OPS+ 121)...
Via MLB Injury News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Morneau strains intercostal

Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, who is second in the race for the National League batting crown, suffered a left intercostal strain Friday and is listed as day-to-day. The 33-year-old Morneau, whose average fell to .315 in a 5-1 loss to the Cardinals, left in the sixth inning . He is just behind Pirates outfielder Josh Harrison, who had three hits Friday to raise...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Colorado Rockies

For a minute there, the Rockies looked like they were going to be the Cinderella story of the season. After the first week of May, the Rockies were tied for first place in the NL West much to the surprise of everyone. But by the time the All-Star break hit, however, Colorado was tied for last place in the NL West, much to the surprise of no one. Despite an MVP caliber season...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies road problems only getting worse

The Rockies lost on the road 2-0 to the New York Mets Tuesday night, one night fater taking another loss while scoring just two runs. That in itself is hardly noteworthy, as the team is 20-51 (.282!) away from Coors Field heading into Wednesday’s finale against the Mets. Even the shutout wasn’t unexpected, since the Rockies had been shut out eight times previously this season...
Via Mile High Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Morneau staying in Colorado after Rockies turn down Brewers' offer

The first-place Milwaukee Brewers won the claim on Justin Morneau, the current NL batting average leader, but were unable to acquire him. The Brewers made an offer of unknown players to the Rockies for Morneau after getting the claim, but Colorado apparently didn't believe it was good value for Morneau. So he is staying in Colorado. The Brewers have been using Lyle Overbay...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Ben Revere Win The Batting Title?

All Placido Polanco Ben Revere does is hit. He’s been a hit machine recently, and has pushed himself up to 2nd in the NL in batting average, only behind Justin Morneau of the Rockies. But can he pass Morneau? Revere has been on an outstanding hot streak since June, leading MLB in average over that span. He also hasn’t struck out or walked much, either. Why he will win it Revere...
Via Phillies Nation
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies Injury Update: Tommy Kahnle, Justin Morneau, DJ LeMahieu

The Colorado Rockies placed right-hander Tommy Kahnle on the 15-day DL on Saturday, as tweeted by Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post. Kahnle has a shoulder strain and was replaced on the roster by Brooks Brown. Meanwhile, both Justin Morneau and DJ LeMahieu were set to be given the day off on Saturday because of nagging injuries, before the Rockies-Reds contest was postponed...
Via MLB Injury News
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Extra innings torture for fans of the Colorado Rockies who want something to cheer for

If the Rockies were in the race, it would have been fun.The Colorado Rockies had a game on Tuesday night.Fans who were staring at the standings every night after the game back in April and May have forgotten that the baseball season is still going on. As far as they are concerned, some misguided emails from a pompous owner were sent out a couple of days after another disappointing...
Via Rockies Review
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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