April 30, 1997 |
Matt Beech is ready for the Phillies, but they're not ready for him. Make no mistake. The Phils love what the 25-year-old lefthander has done in his last three triple-A starts: 3-0 record, 30 strikeouts in 24 innings. But if Beech were to come up now, he'd have to make his season debut in Coors Field, baseball's version of Cape Canaveral. A high-ranking Phillies official said the club would prefer to avoid that scenario. So Beech, who struck out 13 in a complete-game win over the hard-hitting Columbus Clippers on Monday night, will make at least one more start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
September 19, 2003 |
The Houston Astros ended one of baseball's record runs. For more than 4 years, a Rockies' run - at least one - was a sure thing at Coors Field. Not anymore. Wade Miller and the visiting Astros handed Colorado its first shutout at home since 1999, increasing their NL Central lead yesterday with a 6-0 victory. The Rockies had scored in 361 consecutive home games since San Diego's Andy Ashby pitched a six-hitter on July 4, 1999. The previous record was 258 games by the Boston Braves from 1892 to 1896.
July 9, 2016 |
DENVER - A trip to Coors Field proved once again to be a welcome visit for Ryan Howard. The Phillies first baseman homered in second inning of the game against the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night. It was his 10th homer in 34 games at the hitter-friendly ballpark. Howard's homer rate at Coors - one per every 3.4 games - is his fourth-highest rate in active ballparks in which he has played at least 30 games. The homer, which tied the score at 1, was the 369th of Howard's career, tying him with Ralph Kiner and Todd Helton for 78th on baseball's all-time list.
May 10, 2010 |
Roy Halladay is going to do something Tuesday that he's never done before. For the first time in his illustrious career, the Phillies' ace will pitch in the town where he was born when he goes against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver. Other than requiring some extra tickets for family and friends, Halladay, who will turn 33 on Friday, said the start in Denver will not be a big deal for a couple of reasons. "I've been gone so long that now it's a normal road trip, which is good - less distractions," Halladay said.
May 8, 1999 |
There are easier places to make your first major-league start, that's for sure. But righthander Joel Bennett sounds as if he's ready for the launching pad known as Coors Field. "It seems like everyone is making a big deal out of pitching here," said Bennett, who will start for the Phillies against the Colorado Rockies and lefty Brian Bohanon this afternoon. "But I'm not going to change anything. I've got to do my job and prevent them from doing theirs. " The light air in mile-high Denver allows fly balls to travel farther than usual.
August 29, 1999 |
Philadelphia sports fans are turning their attention to the boys of fall, and that's more than understandable given the way the boys of summer played yesterday. The reeling Phillies were swept in a day-night doubleheader by the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Losers of 13 of their last 19 games, the Phils blew an early lead and a late lead as they fell in the first game, 11-6. The Rockies won the nightcap, 4-0, as Brian Bohanon tossed a complete-game four-hitter to trump Phillies righthander Joe Grahe, who pitched seven innings and allowed three runs in his first big-league start in four years.
June 14, 1996 |
It's supposed to be easy here, in the ballpark that gravity forgot. The scoreboard is supposed to flicker and blink like the counter on a pinball machine. Routine pop-ups are supposed to turn on the afterburners and take off for the bleachers. Line drives - like the one John Vander Wal hit off Curt Schilling in the first inning - trail sparks on their way to the upper deck. "This is probably the best-hitting ballpark in baseball," Phillies manager Jim Fregosi said. "You'd like to come in, swing the bats, and get everybody into the action.
August 29, 1997 |
On an electrifying night, Andres Galarraga provided the biggest spark. Galarraga launched the longest home run in Coors Field history before its largest crowd ever last night, leading the Colorado Rockies over the visiting Seattle Mariners, 9-5. The crowd of 50,269, including complimentary tickets, was the biggest in the ballpark's three seasons, eclipsing the 50,247 fans who saw Los Angeles on July 14. In the much-anticipated showdown...
May 11, 2010 |
8:40 tonight, Coors Field, Denver. TV: Channel 17. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish. Tonight's pitchers Phillies RHP Roy Halladay (6-1, 1.45) vs. Rockies RHP Aaron Cook (1-3, 6.03) Three matchups to watch Roy Halladay vs. Coors Field: The veteran righthander grew up in suburban Denver but never has pitched in his hometown. He gets the chance tonight while looking for his seventh win of the young season. Halladay vs. Jason Giambi: Giambi has had good career success against his frequent AL East nemesis.
May 15, 2004 |
The Phillies lost their closer just hours before they opened a four-game series last night in a ballpark where it would seem nice to have somebody who can throw a baseball 100 m.p.h. But injuries happen, and the Phillies had to make do. They did in a 6-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Phillies righthander Tim Worrell pitched in place of Billy Wagner, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain, and picked up his second save of the season.