June 20, 2012
At Citizens Bank Park. Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Colorado LHP Josh Outman (0-2, 8.44 ERA) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (9-3, 3.34) Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. Colorado RHP Alex White (2-5, 5.56) vs. RHP Joe Blanton (6-6, 4.93) Thursday at 7:05 p.m. Colorado LHP Jeff Francis (0-1, 12.46) vs. RHP Vance Worley (3-3, 2.80)
September 10, 2010 |
Rockies lose Cook - maybe In the sixth inning of Wednesday night's game between Cincinnati and Colorado, a line drive off the bat of the Reds' Joey Votto didn't just knock Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook out of the game - it may have ended his season. The righthander sustained a non-displaced fracture in his lower right leg when he was hit by a Votto's comebacker. Cook (6-8) was cruising before the injury, allowing one run and six hits in five-plus innings in the Rockies' 9-2 victory, their sixth straight.
April 28, 2010 |
Do the math: $50 million a year for Pujols, Cox says Albert Pujols can thank Ryan Howard, Braves manager Bobby Cox, and some grade-school math for this one. Cox says the St. Louis slugger should get $50 million a year in his next contract. Cox saw that Phils power hitter Howard got a five-year extension worth $125 million. He says Pujols is twice as good as any player in the majors. Pujols is in the final year of a seven-year, $100 million contract with St. Louis.
May 30, 2009 |
The Colorado Rockies fired manager Clint Hurdle yesterday, less than 2 years after their incredible "Roctober" run to the World Series, and replaced him with bench coach Jim Tracy for the rest of the season. Without reliable hitting, pitching or defense, the Rockies stumbled to an 18-28 start, but got off on the right foot under Tracy, with a 3-0 win over the visiting San Diego Padres last night. Jason Marquis (7-3) pitched eight sharp innings for Colorado. "It was been a tremendous ride.
October 29, 2007 |
DENVER - If he had it to do all over again, Clint Hurdle said, he'd probably do it all over again. The Rockies lost, 4-3, last night at Coors Field as the Boston Red Sox completed their sweep of the 103rd World Series. As a result, Colorado always will wonder if things would have worked out differently if the Rockies hadn't gone 8 days between clinching the pennant and Game 1; the Red Sox had just 2 days off. The Rockies spent most of the time at home, working out and playing simulated games.
October 29, 2007
DENVER - Knowledge is power. It was the theme of this postseason, the undercurrent that propelled the Boston Red Sox to their second World Series sweep of the last four seasons. In defeating the Colorado Rockies last night, 4-3, Boston reaffirmed the widely held belief that the American League is far superior to the one your team plays in, the one the Rockies chopped up 21 times in the 22 games that preceded this World Series. Boston's dominance, though, might be overstated. After catching Colorado asleep after an 8-day layoff in a 13-1 Game 1 laugher, Boston won three competitive games, a single run separating the teams in two games, including last night.
October 12, 2007 |
PHOENIX - And people think Phillies fans are bad. At least they show up. Despite claims that the Arizona Diamondbacks sold out Game 1 of the National League Championship Series tonight at Chase Field - they had an announced crowd of 48,142 - empty rows of seats could be found everywhere in the upper deck. But some of the fans who showed up turned nasty in the bottom of the seventh inning of their team's 5-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies after a correctly called interference play helped kill a Diamondbacks rally.
October 12, 2007 |
PHOENIX - Even the reigning Cy Young Award winner has weaknesses. The red-hot Rockies are Brandon Webb's weakness. The Arizona Diamondbacks righthander won 18 games and put up a 3.01 earned run average, certainly a fine defense of his honor. But Webb was 0-3 with a 6.47 earned run average in five starts before he beat them Sept. 28, the only loss in their last 18 games. Make that 19 games. The Colorado Rockies, the league's best hitting team, took Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, 5-1, last night.
October 5, 2007 |
He grew up following the Phillies, but now his job is to help his employers - the Colorado Rockies - knock Philadelphia out of the National League division series. So far, Will George has done his part. George, 48, is a Colorado scout who, many moons ago, was a Pennsauken High pitcher who later was Cal Ripken's roommate on Baltimore's single-A, double-A and triple-A teams. He is a man who has played a major role in the Rockies' development, a man who has filed major-league scouting reports this summer with a heavy heart.