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Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez say he is OK after knee scare

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez acknowledges he was ''scared'' when he felt pain again in his surgically repaired left knee. Gonzalez declared himself healthy on Sunday and was a little disappointed he wasn't in the starting lineup against Arizona. The Rockies decided to give him a second day off as a precaution; Gonzalez expects to play Monday...
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Russell Wilson to suit up for Texas Rangers Saturday

If Russell Wilson’s football career never pans out, he has yet another option to succeed in life. Okay, well his football career is going just fine. In any event, Wilson will be suiting up for the Texas Rangers against the San Diego Padres on Saturday afternoon. Though, he’s not expected to play. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback was actually a fourth-round pick of the Colorado...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gonzalez exits, Shields struggles as Padres beat Rockies

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left with pain in his surgically-repaired left knee, and new San Diego ace James Shields struggled in the Padres' 7-5 victory over the Rockies on Friday night. Gonzalez exited after striking out in the top of the fourth. The two-time All-Star said he felt ''fatigue'' in the knee during the day, and it got worse when he had...
Via AP on Fox
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Rockies slugger Gonzalez leaves game with knee pain

  Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez has left a spring training game with pain in his surgically repaired left knee. Gonzalez exited in the middle of the fourth inning Friday night against San Diego and walked to the clubhouse with a trainer. A team official says Gonzalez felt discomfort while catching Will Middlebrooks' fly ball an inning earlier. A two-time All-Star...
Via AP on Fox
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Rockies slugger Gonzalez leaves with knee pain

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez has left a spring training game with pain in his surgically repaired left knee. Gonzalez exited in the middle of the fourth inning Friday night against San Diego and walked to the clubhouse with a trainer. A team official says Gonzalez felt discomfort while catching Will Middlebrooks' fly ball an inning earlier. A...
Via AP on Fox
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Rockies need to keep Butler and Gray in Triple A

Inside the building at 20th and Blake, the Colorado Rockies have always had a firm and sound corporate policy when it comes to their employees: They’ve always promoted from within. Hire good people for lower level jobs and have them work their way up. Most current Rockies employees have done it that way – some better than others, but all with the understanding that this is how...
Via Mile High Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic

Everyone is very familiar with the definition of insanity, so there’s no reason to shove it down your throat once again. And everyone is very familiar with how the Colorado Rockies have embodied that definition. The Rockies have been laughingly, depressingly predictable. That was until now or at least that’s what everyone at 20th and Blake want the populous of Denver to believe...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulowitzki homers, Butler strong in Rockies' win over Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Troy Tulowitzki hit his third home run of the spring, Eddie Butler threw five effective innings in an audition for a rotation spot, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Wednesday. Giants starter Tim Hudson retired 10 straight before Corey Dickerson's single. Tulowitzki followed by crushing a first-pitch sinker onto the left field berm...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies pitching woes show no end

This is not a column about Coors Field ruining pitchers. The fact is, until the Colorado Rockies decide to change a different variable besides the actual pitchers (i.e. trainers, approaches to pitching at altitude, approaches to pitching as a club, a better method of keeping relievers fresh, etc.) in their quest for competent pitching, it’s lazy analysis to simply dismiss the club’s...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Trying To Optimize The Rockies Rotation For Coors Field

A few weeks back, I wrote about Jorge de la Rosa’s remarkable mastery of Coors Field, a fact made all the more interesting by the reality that he’s struggled badly pretty much everywhere else. One of the comments on that piece put forth a pretty fascinating idea: The Rockies need to break the straitjacket of […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Starters: N.L West

Opening Day Starters: NL West Starting pitchers pride themselves on being named the Opening Day starter for their ball club. The assignment is motivating as you’re often pegged as the guy who will lead your starting staff. The Opening Day assignment is quite overblown by fans, especially when their team doesn’t have a true #1 or obvious choice for the start. I begin a mini series...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 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 Bloguin Best
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Alan Johnson Racing, Points Leader Shawn Langdon Will Race NHRA Season's Fourth Event in Charlotte

Alan Johnson Racing and Top Fuel points leader Shawn Langdon will compete in this weekend’s NHRA 4-Wide Nationals, the team announced today.  The fourth race of the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season is set for March 27-29 at zMAX Dragway in Concord, N.C.Langdon, the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Top Fuel World Champion, won the season’s opening race last month in the Knuckle...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The worst Opening Day starters of the 21st century

By Garrett WilsonLast week, the Colorado Rockies announced that their Opening Day starter, a prestigious assignment typically reserved for the best and/or most respected pitcher on the staff, would be Kyle Kendrick. As in Kyle Kendrick, quite possibly the worst starting pitcher in baseball in 2014. Ladies and gentlemen, the 2015 Colorado Rockies! Get excited!Upon seeing this news...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The worst Opening Day starters of the 21st century

Last week, the Colorado Rockies announced that their Opening Day starter, a prestigious assignment typically reserved for the best and/or most respected pitcher on the staff, would be Kyle Kendrick. As in Kyle Kendrick, quite possibly the worst starting pitcher in baseball in 2014. Ladies and gentlemen, the 2015 Colorado Rockies! Get excited! Upon seeing this news, it seemed non...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies release former ace Jhoulys Chacin

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – In a move that surprised many, the Colorado Rockies announced the release of right-handed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin over the weekend. The former ace was coming off of the worst season of his six-year Rockies’ career, going 1-7 in eight starts and posting an ERA of 5.40 in 2014. Additionally, a slight labrum tear and rotator cuff injury prompted to shut Chacin...
Via Mile High Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies release veteran right-hander Jhoulys Chacin

  In a surprise move, Colorado released right-hander Jhoulys Chacin after the former Rockies' ace struggled this spring. After going 1-7 with a 5.40 ERA last year, Chacin had a 6.52 ERA in four appearances in Cactus League games, two starts. He walked four and struck out five in 9-2/3 innings. ''It's a tough day,'' manager Walt Weiss said. ''A tough day for us, for me having to...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Kendrick sharp as Rockies beat D-backs 6-0

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run double and opening-day starter Kyle Kendrick threw four standout innings as the Colorado Rockies romped past the Arizona Diamondbacks, 6-0 on Sunday. Corey Dickerson homered in the fifth and had two hits . Charlie Blackmon doubled in two runs in the second to start the scoring, and D.J. LeMahieu and Nick Hundley each had two...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies release right-hander Jhoulys Chacin

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) In a surprise move, Colorado released right-hander Jhoulys Chacin after the former Rockies' ace struggled this spring. After going 1-7 with a 5.40 ERA last year, Chacin had a 6.52 ERA in four appearances in Cactus League games, two starts. He walked four and struck out five in 9 2-3 innings. ''It's a tough day,'' manager Walt Weiss said. ''A tough day for...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Release Jhoulys Chacin

The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have released starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin. He was owed $5.5 million this year, however he’s had a tough spring so far pitching to a 6.52 ERA surrendering 16 hits in 9.2 innings with 5 strikeouts and 4 walks. By making the move now before the regular season starts, the Rockies will save about $4.14 million according to the Rockies’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ethier hits 2-run HR, Dodgers fall to Rockies

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Andre Ethier hit his first home run this spring, connecting against Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Rockies 6-4 in a split-squad game Saturday. A two-time All-Star, Ethier hit a career-low .249 last season and fell out of the everyday lineup. Joc Pederson?s strong play this month has him in the lead for the starting job...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nuts & Tourists Invade Riverview Park

The Asheville Tourists (Colorado Rockies Lo-A affiliate) rode a 13-hit attack that included three doubles, two triples and a home run, to coast past the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) 9-5 on Field #5, and the Modesto Nuts (Rockies Hi-A affiliate) cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs Hi-A affiliate) on Field #6, in Cactus League minor...
Via Cub Reporter
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' De La Rosa leaves with groin injury in loss to A's

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Jorge De La Rosa's first Cactus League start was cut short when the left-hander aggravated a lingering groin injury in the third inning of the Colorado Rockies' 3-2 loss to a split-squad of Oakland Athletics on Friday. De La Rosa, scheduled to start Colorado's home opener on April 10, had his spring debut pushed back twice due to a groin strain. He pitched...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies' Rafael Betancourt hit in jaw by liner, escapes with bruise

  Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt was struck in the jaw by a line drive and walked off with a bruise Thursday in Colorado's 13-2 win over the Kansas City Royals. The 39-year-old Betancourt was hit in the sixth inning by Brett Eibner's liner. He was checked by a trainer before leaving the mound, and manager Walt Weiss said Betancourt passed concussion tests. ''We just didn't see...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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