5/29/2015 | Tulo breaks out of slump with power display
The problem with breaking down Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki's season-long slump and home run drought is he has the power to change things quickly.
5/29/2015 | Coming off his best outing, Bettis tops it
If Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis is awful in warmups, look out. Of Friday night's pregame bullpen, Bettis said, "This was by tenfold worse. Coming into the game, there was nothing that was working for me."Evidently, all he needs to hear is, "Play ball." Bettis carried a perfect game into the seventh and a no-hitter into the eighth. He threw eighth scoreless, two-hit innings as the Rockies beat the Phillies, 4-1.
5/29/2015 | Butler to make start vs. Dodgers on Monday
Right-hander Jordan Lyles was supposed to make the start for the Rockies on Friday against the Phillies, but because his start was pushed to Sunday, thanks to a sprained left big toe, righty Eddie Butler's next start will be Monday against the Dodgers.
5/29/2015 | Veterans Harang, De La Rosa set to square off
Two pitchers will be facing off against relatively familiar foes Saturday, when Aaron Harang and Jorge De La Rosa start against the Rockies and Phillies respectively for the second time in less than two weeks.
5/29/2015 | Barnes, Rosario return to Majors rejuvenated
Brandon Barnes had been a Major Leaguer since 2013 and Wilin Rosario since '12, yet each was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque this season. Such a demotion challenges a player's attitude and work ethic, but both came through it better players.
5/28/2015 | Top Rockies prospect Dahl injured in on-field collision
Rockies outfield prospect and former top Draft pick David Dahl suffered multiple injuries, including a lacerated spleen, in a collision with a teammate while playing for Double-A New Britain on Thursday in New Britain, Conn.
5/27/2015 | Efficiency grants Kendrick long-awaited win
The sun shined Wednesday in a way the Rockies had not seen in a long while, accentuating the sparkling Ohio River and the downs of fern and forest green -- the backdrop of Great American Ball Park. It was a Kyle Kendrick kind of day.
5/27/2015 | Arenado, LeMahieu need attention in ASG vote
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado and second baseman DJ LeMahieu have established defensive reputations and have put up strong offensive numbers so far this season. Will it be enough to bring them back to Cincinnati to represent the National League in the All-Star Game on July 14 via the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot?
5/27/2015 | Rox pounce with power before holding off Reds
Home runs by Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon propelled the Rockies before they held on for a 6-4 victory over the Reds on Wednesday to take the three-game series at Great American Ball Park -- their first series win since April 13-15. Colorado has won four of its last five games, while fading Cincinnati dropped its 10th in the last 11.
5/27/2015 | Rockies, Phillies bring familiarity into opener
The Phillies will host the Rockies at Citizens Bank Park on Friday to kick off a three-game weekend series between the two National League foes. The opener will mark the fifth meeting between Colorado and Philadelphia this season, with the two splitting a four-game series last week.
5/27/2015 | Lyles confident in making delayed start Sunday
Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles, who suffered an injury to his left big toe during his last start, said he is set for his next start Sunday at Philadelphia -- two days later than originally scheduled.
5/27/2015 | NL All-Star Game ballot update: May 27
At the first update in the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot for the National League, the Cardinals have four players in line to start July 14 Midsummer Classic at Great American Ball Park, and another four among the voting leaders. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, an All-Star in each of the last two seasons, leads all NL players in balloting with 1,447,753 total votes.
5/27/2015 | MLB.TV unveils new Web-based media player
Major League Baseball Advanced Media is introducing its new Web-based media player (version 5.0), for those who currently subscribe or those who sign up now for MLB.TV Premium ($114.99 a year or $24.99 a month) or regular MLB.TV ($94.99/$19.99). You'll notice the difference right away as the HD media player has an in-page layout, so it all happens in your browser with no need for an additional download.
5/26/2015 | Rusin steps in for gutsy start in Rockies debut
The Rockies had called up lefty pitcher Chris Rusin once before for a doubleheader, but he never took the mound. The rains that fell all day Tuesday, when he was recalled for an emergency start, seemed especially cruel. But the skies cleared, and Rusin made a strong first impression in purple by yielding one run and four hits in seven innings of the Rockies' 2-1 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park.
5/26/2015 | After drama, Reds, Rox to settle up in rubber game
The Reds and Rockies will wrap up their three-game series with a rubber game on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park after Cincinnati walked off in the second game to end a nine-game skid, while Colorado saw its winning streak halted at three games.
5/26/2015 | Reds walk off on Rox to end extended skid
The Reds' season-high nine-game losing streak ended when Skip Schumaker hit a pinch-hit double in the bottom of the ninth for a 2-1 walk-off victory over the Rockies on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.
5/26/2015 | Out with cut finger, De La Rosa to start Saturday
The Rockies recalled left-hander Chris Rusin from Triple-A Albuquerque to start Tuesday night's game against the Reds because a cut on scheduled starter Jorge De La Rosa's left middle finger didn't heal in time.
5/26/2015 | Hall of Famers, legends top list of Draft reps
Three members of the 500 Home Run Club -- Ken Griffey Jr., Reggie Jackson and Mike Schmidt -- and 20 other former All-Stars will headline the list of team representatives on the floor at MLB Network's Studio 42 when the 2015 MLB Draft gets underway on June 8.
5/25/2015 | Lorenzen hopes to get Reds untracked vs. Rockies
A pair of pitchers looking for consistency, one a raw rookie and the other a 12-year veteran, face off Tuesday when the Reds host the Rockies at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati has lost nine straight games.
5/25/2015 | Arenado pads already ridiculous highlight reel
After slamming into a roll of tarp to catch a foul ball on April 14 in San Francisco, and feeling the requisite pain, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado swore he'd think twice before charging into the field barriers. ... Then came Monday, and there was no such hesitation.
5/25/2015 | Arenado does it all in win over Reds
Nolan Arenado put on a Memorial Day display of powerful hitting and dazzling fielding. But it was his execution of a fundamental -- a sacrifice fly in the ninth -- that gave the Rockies their third straight victory, 5-4, over the Reds, who have lost nine in a row.
5/25/2015 | Tulo hopes to be more selective
Troy Tulowitzki is showing patience with himself, with the hope it translates into batting patience. The Rockies shortstop entered Monday hitting .232 this month.
5/24/2015 | Rockies ride eight-run frame to victory
Colorado batted around in the fourth inning Sunday and eventually scored eight runs in the frame, the offensive catalyst behind an 11-2 win over the Giants at Coors Field.
5/24/2015 | Aggressive Bettis tosses gem vs. Giants
Chad Bettis was nearly flawless for eight innings before exiting two outs shy of a complete game -- his overall dominance largely helping the Rockies breeze to an 11-2 blowout win over the Giants in Sunday's series finale at Coors Field.
5/24/2015 | Butler trying to learn quickly in big leagues
After a year of mechanical issues and a shoulder injury, right-hander Eddie Butler is close to being the hard-thrower the Rockies drafted 46th overall in 2012 and watched strike out 143 in 149 2/3 innings with a 1.80 ERA in Class A and Double-A in 2013. But the Major League life seems so complicated.
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