4-14-14: It was quite the interesting weekend for the Colorado Rockies in San Francisco. They lost two-of-three by the bay, the first of which came after Jorge De La Rosa allowed a grand slam to opposing starter Madison Bumgarner, and the second after light-hitting shortstop Brandon Crawford crushed a walk-off home run into the water in right field. Colorado was able to take the middle game, however, despite starter Brett Anderson leaving the game with an injured finger.
4-7-14: Following an embarrassing season-opening series in which they were spanked in losing three-of-four to the Marlins, the Rockies bounced-back over the weekend by winning their series against the Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Outfielder Charlie Blackmon has been on an absolute tear offensively, hitting .542 with a homer and six runs batted in to start the year. His 6-for-6 effort in Friday’s win over Arizona put him into an exclusive club (along with Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx, Alfonso Soriano and Shawn Green): players all-time with six hits, five RBIs and four extra-base hits in a single game.
4-1-14: Losing to the Miami Marlins is always bad, but losing to the Marlins in a blowout is substantially worse. The Colorado Rockies were crushed 10-1 in Miami, with starter Jorge De La Rosa lasting just 4.1 innings after being knocked-around for five runs on four hits and a pair of walks. The lone offensive highlight for Colorado came in the 6th, when Carlos Gonzalez took Jose Fernandez deep with a solo home run. The Marlins had control throughout, paced by a combined six hits from Marcell Ozuna and Adeiny Hechavarria.
3-27-14: The Colorado Rockies started the final week of spring training by releasing pitcher Bobby Cassevah while he rehabs an injury. The Rockies also decided to pay the $100K retention fee to keep Nick Masset in the organization rather than risk losing him or guaranteeing him a Major League roster spot. Top prospects Eddie Butler and Jon Gray seem close and could be midseason additions to the club so if the Rockies can stay close to .500 all season long a Wild Card berth is not out of the question, especially with a healthy Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez on the field. It's not likely they will compete in the National League West this season but that's the beauty of Opening Day, everyone is in first place and everyone has a shot.
3-20-14: The Colorado Rockies got the news they have come all too accustomed to hearing unfortunately as All Star Troy Tulowitzki left a spring training game after being hit by a pitch in the lower leg, although X-Rays were negative thankfully for Rockies fans. Tulowitzki made his return to the Rockies lineup a few days later going 0-3 but just being there is encouraging. Colorado needs all the encouragement they can get as they are under .500 in the Cactus League this season and have gone 3-4 in their last week worth of games. The Rockies center field job is still up in the air as the spring competition has not come to a close yet but they know who their ace starting pitcher is as Jorge De La Rosa has been named the Rockies Opening Day starter.
3-13-14: The Colorado Rockies have been in the rebuilding and retooling mode for quite a few years now, is 2014 the year they finally put it all together? First and foremost the Rockies need Troy Tulowitski and Carlos Gonzalez on the field at the same time for most, if not all, of the 2014 season. So far both are healthy and look great this spring and the Rockies have a winning record to show for it in the Cactus League this year. Jorge De La Rosa has been named the team's Opening Day starter already and the team added first basemen Justin Morneau to what was already a pretty stacked lineup. The Rockies also added former New York Yankee Boone Logan to the bullpen and have a lot of pieces in place to make a run at a Wild Card in the very near future.
3-12-14: The five most expensive Rockies games in the regular season are: 1. April 4th vs Arizona, July 4th vs Los Angeles Dodgers, August 17th vs Cincinnati (with Todd Helton jersey retirement ceremony), July 3rd vs Los Angeles Dodgers, July 25th vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The cheapest game of the season comes April 9th vs the White Sox.
3-11-14: The Rockies overcame the Kansas City Royals 10-1 during Spring Training action on Sunday. Juan Nicasio contributed 4 scoreless innings during the match. Kyle Parker, who was a former Clemson quarterback, drove in a two-run double in the 7th, and a three run double in the 9th. The Rockies totalled 14 hits during the game.
3-5-14: Good news in Colorado as their All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has been reportedly way ahead of schedule after his appendicectomy and hernia surgery this past January. The Rockies will need him in the middle of their order if they have any hopes of contending for the division. In other news first baseman Justin Morneau has a stiff neck and has been listed as day-to-day but the organization is not worried about this at all as Morneau is a veteran and doesn't need a ton of spring training at bats to get ready for the regular season.
3-4-14: The Rockies top pitching prospect, Jon Gray impressed the staff with a two inning run during the team's game vs the Seattle Mariners on Monday. Despite the Rockies dropping the game 8-1, Gray held the Mariners to two hits, with no runs, and threw strikes in 24 of his 37 pitches.
1-7-14: The Colorado Rockies have had a busy and productive off-season so far. They acquired Boone Logan from the New York Yankees through free agency. Logan was very effective out of the Yankee bullpen for a couple of years and prove that he's more than just a lefty specialist. The Rockies also acquired Drew Stubbs from the Indians in exchange for Josh Altman. Stubbs has good speed and power especially a course field but he will likely be a utility man to start the season.
12-9-13: Last season the Colorado Rockies finished in last place with a record of 74–88. Despite their poor record they did finished third overall in the major leagues in team batting average. Last season acted as a farewell tour for a long time Colorado Rockies player Todd Helton who announced his retirement. Immediately this off-season the Rockies have addressed the replacement for Hilton and signed veteran first baseman Justin Morneau to a two-year deal worth roughly $13 million. Remains a slight advantage for the Rockies as they were able to post a winning record at home. The road is what led to the Rockies demise last season as they posted a road record of just 29–52. Last season Michael could Dyer had a career year batting .331 with 20 homeruns and 84 RBIs.
8/21/13 - Last night the Colorado Rockies were able to win on the road in Philadelphia behind Jorge De La Rosa. He pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up three hits three runs and struck out three batters. The Rockies ranked 11th overall in runs scored with 553. The Rockies are 15 games out of first place in the division and face the Miami Marlins over the weekend. The Rockies have struggled away from home and have a road record of 23 – 41.
8/6/13 - The Colorado Rockies continue to struggle in ninth place. This week they will visit New York and face the Mets. Carlos Gonzalez leads the team with 26 home runs.
7/19/13 - Third place belongs to the Colorado Rockies. At 46-50 they are 4.5 games behind the division leading Diamondbacks. As a team, the Rockies have scored 426 runs, that is good for 10th best in the majors. Michael Cuddyer has been a stand out offensively, batting .330 with 16 home runs and 55 RBIs. The Rockies also boast the 6th best team batting average at a clip of .265. After the break the Rockies will face the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field. The 9-5 Jorge De La Rosa will take the hill for game one on Friday.
7/7/13 - Three Colorado Rockies were selected as 2013 National League all-stars. Short stop Troy Tulowitzki and outfielder Carlos Gonzalez will both start and make his second all-star game appearance. Outfielder Michael Cuddyer will make his second ASG appearance as a reserve.
6/12/13 - The Colorado Rockies are in second place at 35 – 30. They have won two games in a row and this week will face off against the Washington Nationals. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is batting .353 and leads the team in hits with 76. Carlos Gonzalez leads the team in homeruns and RBIs. Colorado has a home record of 21-14 at Coors Field. Closer Rafael Betancourt leads the team in Saves with 11 but is currently on the DL.