October 13, 2009 |
Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado's cleanup hitter, begs to differ on the conventional wisdom about Phillies closer Brad Lidge. Forget those 11 blown saves in the regular season. Lidge can still lock up victories, Tulowitzki said. "His stuff was really good," Tulowitzki said. "I tip my cap to him. You go through ups and downs in this game. I think he's still pretty good. " Tulowitzki spoke from the voice of hard experience. Lidge retired him to finish the Phillies' wins in each of the final two games of the National League division series.
June 28, 2013
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has taken another stride in his comeback from a broken left ankle by running outdoors for the first time in two months. Jeter started the running program Thursday at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa and called it "the last step" before playing in minor-league games. The Yankees captain hopes to run the bases soon. "Everything is good," Jeter said. "No problems whatsoever. I've done everything else. It's a constant progression. " There is no date yet for Jeter to begin a minor- league injury rehabilitation assignment.
July 29, 2014 |
THE COLORADO Rockies gave out 15,000 Troy Tulowitzki shirts on Saturday night that weren't exactly letter perfect. The shortstop's name was mispelled T-U-L-O-W-I-Z-K-I, so you might say every fan was teed off. The Rockies knew about the gaffe before Saturday but gave out the shirts anyway. Now comes word that the team plans to give away correctly spelled shirts later this season. The team also said fans can exchange the misspelled item and get a free ticket to a game. Good luck with that.
January 21, 2008 |
The Colorado Rockies are closing in on a record-breaking contract extension with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the Denver Post reported yesterday. The Rockies and their shortstop have agreed to the framework of a six-year, $30 million contract, which would be the largest extension ever given to a major-league player with fewer than two years of experience. Tulowitzki finished second in the rookie-of-the-year voting, behind Milwaukee's Ryan Braun. The Rockies star hit .291 with 24 home runs and 99 RBIs as Colorado reached the World Series.
April 2, 2012 |
The Yankees beat Miami, 10-8, on Sunday in the first exhibition between major-league clubs at Marlins Park. But the new park, built on the site of the old Orange Bowl, was secondary to the startling news that closer Mariano Rivera gave up a run in his inning of work, the first time he has allowed a spring training earned run since April 15, 2008. The ballpark, about 16 miles south of the Marlins' old home in the Miami Dolphins' stadium, is still getting finishing touches, among them a pair of 450-gallon aquaria behind home plate.
May 7, 2012 |
ROCKIES PITCHER James Moyer isn't talking. Braves third baseman Chipper Jones won't shut up. During Saturday night's game, Moyer accused Jones of stealing signs. Jones was on second at the time, having doubled in a run to cut the Rockies' lead to 6-2. One batter later, Brian McCann singled home Jones. The Braves went on to win , 13-9. On Sunday, Jones said Moyer was paranoid and even took a shot at the Phillies, the team the 49-year-old lefthander played with for five seasons.
October 14, 2007 |
In the same clubhouse at Coors Field where the Phillies appeared optimistic and loose before Game 3 of the National League division series, the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday appeared optimistic and loose before Game 3 of the NL Championship Series. But isn't it difficult to remain upbeat at a time like this? "No," Diamondbacks first baseman Tony Clark said. "You know what's fantastic? The sun came up this morning. Our plane arrived safely. My wife and my kids love me. " The Diamondbacks, like the Phillies, lost the first two games of their postseason series against the Colorado Rockies at home before they arrived at Coors Field.
April 5, 2008 |
The Colorado Rockies celebrated their National League championship yesterday with a pregame jubilee filled with fireworks, fly-bys and flashbacks, then played nothing like the charmed team that won its first pennant 6 months ago. Arizona righthander Micah Owings (1-0) struck out a career-best nine batters and allowed just one run and two hits over 6 2/3 splendid innings in the visiting Diamondbacks' 8-1 win over Colorado. Chad Qualls and Juan Cruz completed the two-hitter, and Mark Reynolds homered, doubled and drove in three runs for the Diamondbacks, who watched the Rockies celebrate a sweep of the NL Championship Series the last time they were in town.
October 9, 2009 |
A clutch home run came from an unlikely source yesterday as the Colorado Rockies beat the Phillies, 5-4, in Game 2 of the National League division series. Catcher Yorvit Torrealba hit a 1-1 hanging curveball off Cole Hamels for a two-run homer to left field in the fourth inning, extending the Rockies' lead to 3-0. The catcher's home-run trot was admittedly rusty. He hit only two this season, and his last one came May 6 against the San Francisco Giants. Torrealba went his final 56 regular-season games plus the first game in this series without breaking out that trot.
August 12, 2009 |
Tulowitzki savors his cycle Troy Tulowitzki laced a line drive into the left-field corner Monday night and took off to snag a page in baseball history. The Colorado shortstop did not intend to stop till he made it to third or was tagged out. As he slid headfirst into third to complete a cycle, Tulowitzki knew he had to thank teammate Brad Hawpe. "We were sitting on the bench together, and he was telling me, 'If you get anywhere close to getting a triple, you'd better go,' " Tulowitzki said.