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  • Diamondbacks catch break, then cash in to beat Rockies in 10th

    Arizona Republic "In a situation like the one Cliff Pennington found himself in on Friday night – the winning run on third, less than two outs, 10th inning – most of the time a hitter will try for a sacrifice fly. But with Welington Castillo on third – a player Pennington described in the postgame television..." July 04

  • Jeremy Hellickson solid as Arizona Diamondbacks rout Colorado Rockies

    Arizona Republic "LF David Peralta's two-run triple capped a three-run sixth inning for the Diamondbacks, who got seven strong innings from RHP Jeremy Hellickson to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-1 on Chase Field on Thursday night. Trailing 1-0 entering the bottom of the sixth, the Diamondbacks got a solo homer..." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

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    MLB Lineups @mlblineups

    7/2 @Rockies lineup vs ARI Blackmon CF Tulowitzki SS Gonzalez RF Arenado 3B Paulsen 1B Hundley C Descalso 2B Rusin P Barnes LF

  • Butler, Burns lead A's to series win over Rockies

    CSN Bay Area "Billy Butler hit his first triple in nearly three years and also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday. Hahn (6-6) improved to 4-1 over his last six starts after giving up one run on four hits. He walked two and struck..." July 02

  • John Axford leaves Rockies again for family matters; Colorado goes with closer committee

    Denver Post "A flurry of pitching moves Tuesday took another closer from the Rockies' bullpen, as Colorado moved right-hander John Axford to the family medical emergency list. The Rockies also moved long-reliever Christian Bergman to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation. To fill out the..." July 01

  • Jorge De La Rosa pitches through pain, Rockies edge A's to snap AL road skid

    Denver Post "In the unacknowledged — but winked at — dictionary of baseball terminology, "flu-like symptoms" often is code for hung over. In the case of Athletics ace Sonny Gray, who was set to pitch from the mound against the visiting Rockies on Tuesday, his illness was very legitimate. He spent a night..." July 01

  • A’s use their power to down Rockies

    San Francisco Chronicle "The A’s had a power outage over the weekend, failing to hit a home run while getting swept by Kansas City, giving them a season-high four straight games without a homer. Then Monday night happened. The A’s homered twice in the first inning and thrice overall, and an appreciative Kendall..." June 30

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night

    MLB.com "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • Giants beat Rockies 6-3 on day of milestones

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner smacked a home run and struck out the 1,000th batter of his career. Buster Posey set a personal standard for RBIs in a month. And Matt Duffy continued to twirl his bat like a maestro. So why was a sellout crowd at AT&T Park booing its disenchantment in the seventh inning of..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

  • Tim Lincecum hurt in Giants’ win over Rockies

    San Francisco Chronicle "You often hear managers say roster moves have a way of working themselves out. Tim Lincecum might have become a painful example of that axiom during the Giants’ 7-5 victory over Colorado at AT&T Park on Saturday afternoon. A second-inning line drive off the bat of D.J. LeMahieu nailed Lincecum..." June 28

  • Carlos Gonzalez goes 5-for-5 as Rockies beat Giants in series opener

    Denver Post "The flags in right field at this ballpark by the bay blew right to left toward the south Friday. The flags in left reached back northward. And the banners in center, well, they looked like googly eyes pointing every which way at the same time. AT&T Park played like a confused puzzle for the..." June 27

  • Carlos Gonzalez takes first swings with his recovering hand for Rockies

    Denver Post "Carlos Gonzalez on Wednesday swung a bat for the first time in three days after he sprained a bone in his left hand. And he avoided the Rockies' disabled list again, landing on the bench against visiting Arizona. And when manager Walt Weiss was asked if his right fielder was available to at..." June 25

  • Arizona Diamondbacks rally in 9th inning to beat Colorado Rockies

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning against RHP John Axford to beat the Colorado Rockies 8-7 on Wednesday night at Coors Field. After the Rockies scored four runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-5 lead, neither team scored again until the ninth. The..." June 25

  • Nolan Arenado blasts two home runs as the Rockies defeat Arizona

    Denver Post "It's not often that a multicolored Colorado summer sunset gets upstaged. But it happened Tuesday night at Coors Field. Nolan Arenado, the Rockies' 24-year-old third baseman with the glove of gold and a kid's passion for the game, hit two sky-high home runs to left field and drove in four runs..." June 24

  • Rockies break out a big offense, rout Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field

    Denver Post "DJ LeMahieu nearly leaped out of his knee-highs in the fourth inning Sunday at Coors Field. His black socks played more like springs. LeMahieu bounded so high to glove-stab a line drive, he crashed down in a barrel roll, like a skydiver. The Rockies, who fell to a new season low with an ugly..." June 22

  • Rockies' Tommy Kahnle comes through in the clutch vs. Brewers

    Denver Post "Tommy Kahnle is built like a tank and throws a fastball that whistles toward the plate at 98 mph. That's part of why Rockies manager Walt Weiss brought him in from the bullpen in the most crucial moment of Colorado's 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday. Kahnle — listed at..." June 21

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    #Rockies lineup vs. #Brewers pic.twitter.com/exJU4QtflE

  • Brewers' offense snaps out of funk to beat Rockies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Since the day it opened, Coors Field has been a place of healing for ailing offenses. That certainly was the case Friday night for the sagging Milwaukee Brewers. The lowest-rated offense in the major leagues came to life with a season-high 16 hits as individual frustrations were forgotten..." June 20

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    Zach Buchanan @azc_zachb

    Dbacks have signed former Rockies RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a minor-league deal and sent him to Reno.

  • Bats stay hot as Astros cap sweep of Rockies with fifth straight win

    Houston Chronicle "George Springer was the new pearl in the Astros’ world a year ago and now it’s Carlos Correa. They’re the tools-oozing kids soaring around the bases, fresh in the majors and making the absence of injured batting champion Jose Altuve less glaring atop the lineup. At the very top of the order is..." June 19

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Mike Nikorak has agreement with rockies. $2.3M. Hs rhp from pa.

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    Thomas Harding @harding_at_mlb

    Saw #Rockies 1B Justin Morneau. He's doing cardio, neck strengthening last 1 1/2 weeks. Believes he'll make it back but no timetable.

  • Astros continue to roll playing long-ball games, taking down Rockies for fourth straight win

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros don’t appear too preoccupied with federal investigations and chances a rival broke into the team’s online database. They save their best hacks for the field, and there’s no cozier place for the best home-run hitting team in the majors to swing away then here. Carlos Correa, Preston..." June 18

  • Luis Valbuena’s two homers fuel Astros’ victory over Rockies

    Houston Chronicle "While most of the baseball world was captivated by the news that the FBI was investigating some Cardinals employees for allegedly hacking into the Astros’ computer database, Luis Valbuena captivated the folks at Minute Maid Park with a pair of powerful home run hacks of his own. One inning..." June 17

  • Rockies To Sign Brendan Rodgers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies and No. 3 overall pick Brendan Rodgers have agreed to terms, reports Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com (via Twitter). Rodgers will receive a $5.5MM signing bonus, which comes in about $723K shy of the No. 3 slot’s value. Rodgers will soon debut with the club’s Rookie-ball affiliate, Mayo adds. " June 17

  • George Springer twice as nice in series-opening victory over Rockies

    Houston Chronicle "On almost any other night, George Springer’s two home runs would have been the biggest highlights for him and the Astros at Minute Maid Park. Springer, after all, had only one multi-home run game in his career before drilling a pair of home runs Monday night. Springer, the right fielder, may..." June 16

  • Jorge De La Rosa beats Miami, becomes Rockies' all-time wins leader

    Denver Post "There was an awful moment, followed by an anxious 18 months, in which Jorge De La Rosa wondered if he would ever realize his potential as a big-league starting pitcher for the Rockies. It was on May 24, 2011 on the mound at Coors Field, facing the Arizona Diamondbacks, when De La Rosa's left..." June 15

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred inclined to leave DH situation as is

    CBS Sports "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred appeared on Monday's episode of Boomer & Carton, and among the topics he addressed were the DH issue and possible expansion into other other markets. Regarding the current designated hitter rule -- DH in AL games, no DH in NL games, Manfred seems disinclined to..." June 15

  • Corey Dickerson's left foot is still not all right

    Denver Post "Corey Dickerson trotted gingerly off the field after grounding out to shortstop in the sixth inning Saturday, then tossed his helmet into the Rockies' dugout in disgust. It wasn't the fact that he was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts that ignited the left fielder's frustrating, it was the pain..." June 14

  • Latos of old a winner for Marlins against Rockies

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Returning a few days ago from a rehab assignment, Mat Latos reacted with sarcasm to the suggestion that his time on the disabled list may have been beneficial in providing the opportunity to get healthy for the first time this season. "It's fantastic. I love going to Triple-A. I got a great..." June 14

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies lineup vs. #Marlins. DJ leading off. pic.twitter.com/yui8dCNAE6

  • Jose double: Urena gets win for Marlins vs Rockies

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Jose, can you see? Even as the Marlins sent rookie Jose Urena in quest of his first big-league victory Friday against the Rockies at Marlins Park, greater interest was focused 90 miles to the north. That was where Jose Fernandez was making his second rehab start since Tommy John surgery for..." June 13

  • Inside Baseball: Top 40 trade candidates for this MLB trade season

    CBS Sports "Trade season semi-officially began after the three-day First-Year Player Draft, and the trade market may include some pretty big names (see the list of 40 below). But it may take some extra time to get going in a season where there so far appears to be only one truly great team (the Cardinals)..." June 13

  • Stanton, Phelps lift Marlins to win

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For all of their staggering distance, too many of Giancarlo Stanton's major league-leading home runs have had minimal impact on the scoreboard. Moving the slugger from third in the order to the clean-up spot was the remedy prescribed by Marlins manager Dan Jennings. The way the ingredients came..." June 12

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    Christina De Nicola @CDeNicola13

    Today's #Rockies lineup vs. #Marlins. #MLB pic.twitter.com/NYm3vFmkpV

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    Patrick Saunders @psaundersdp

    #Rockies moves coming this afternoon: Corey Dickerson, LaTroy Hawkins off DL. Kyle Parker, Christian Bergman to Triple-A.

  • Martinez leads Cards past Rockies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Nothing quite makes a struggling offense look better than a pitcher who doesn't need much help from it. Carlos Martinez tamed the elements and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field long enough for the Cardinals to build a lead, add to it, and then hold fast late for a 4-2 victory Wednesday..." June 11

  • Chris O’Dowd, son of former Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd, suspended for PED use

    Denver Post "Chris O’Dowd, a Double-A catcher in the Atlanta Braves organization and the son of former Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd, was tagged with an 80-game suspension without pay Wednesday after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs, Major League Baseball said. O’Dowd tested positive..." June 11

  • Rockies cut down the Cardinals again to move out of last place

    Denver Post "The Rockies used a scalpel to slice the skin off Jorge De La Rosa's left middle finger two weeks ago — anything to help a cut heal in time to pitch Colorado back into contention. The St. Louis Cardinals climbed on the back of Michael Wacha in April after Adam Wainwright tore his Achilles tendon..." June 10

  • Rockies option Eddie Butler, call up Kyle Parker

    Purple Row "The Colorado Rockies optioned another of their most promising young pitchers -- this time Eddie Butler -- to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday. This comes not long after optioning Tyler Matzek which would seem devastating to the franchise if not for the recent performances of Chad Bettis, David..." June 10

  • Rockies defeat Cardinals on 16 hits at Coors Field

    Denver Post "Exasperation turned into exultation for the head-scratching Rockies on a perfect summerlike evening at Coors Field. After losing two out of three to the lowly Miami Marlins over the weekend, the Rockies churned out 16 hits and leveled the St. Louis Cardinals 11-3 on Monday night. St. Louis,..." June 09

  • Astros, Rockies among winners on opening day of 2015 MLB draft

    SI "The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson with the top pick of the 2015 MLB draft on Monday night, the first selection of an intriguing Day 1 in Secaucus, N.J. Biggest Winners It was a good night for Major League Baseball, as we saw the effect of the new draft..." June 09

  • Rafael Betancourt moved to Rockies' disabled list

    Denver Post "Weakened by a three-week battle with a sinus infection, and frustrated by his recent poor outings, Rockies veteran right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt knew it was time for a break. So he sat down with manager Walt Weiss and they decided that Betancourt should go on the disabled list,..." June 09

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    hearing rockies will take mike nikorak, ultra-talented rhp from stroudsburg, pa.

  • Hechavarria's 10th-inning home run lifts Marlins to series win over Rockies

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Adeiny Hechavarria's two-out homer in the top of the 10th gave the Miami Marlins a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the rubber match of a three-game series. Hechavarria drove a slider from reliever Boone Logan (0-2) into the trees in straightaway center field. It was Hechavarria's first..." June 08

  • Rockies draft Brendan Rodgers, a high school shortstop, with No. 3 pick

    Denver Post "Brendan Rodgers, a high school hitter from Florida, became the Rockies newest shortstop Monday when Colorado drafted him with the No. 3 pick in Major League Baseball's draft. For the first time in the 50 years of MLB's draft, three shortstops went in the Top 3 picks. And Rodgers, at just 18..." June 08

  • Report: MLB owners balked at extending safety nets...twice

    The Outside Corner "Following the horrific injury suffered by a Red Sox fan, now identified as 44-year old Tonya Carpenter, on Friday night at Fenway Park, the cries to extend the netting behind home plate at all 30 MLB ballpark are growing louder. But what we didn’t know is that inside the game, the cries had..." June 08

  • Wilin Rosario hits two home runs to lead Rockies past Marlins

    Denver Post "While American Pharoah galloped to horse history Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, "The Bull" made a run of his own at Coors Field. First baseman Wilin Rosario slugged two home runs and went 3-for-5 as the Rockies' offense delivered big time in a 10-5 victory over the Miami Marlins. Colorado..." June 07