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4/18/2015 | Blackmon trying to go deeper into counts this season

Through the first 10 games going into his start Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, Charlie Blackmon saw 4.13 pitches per plate appearance, an increase over the 3.58 average he saw last year -- his first in the top spot in the order.


4/18/2015 | McCarthy will face rookie Butler in series finale

Rockies rookie Eddie Butler faces the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Butler made three Major League starts last year. Two were against the Dodgers, and they weren't good (0-1, 9.90 ERA). He'll be opposed by Brandon McCarthy.


4/18/2015 | Dodgers extend streak to six wins, despite LeMahieu's homer

Torrid Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs and Howie Kendrick had a pair of doubles as the Dodgers win streak reached six games with a 6-3 victory over the Rockies at Dodger Stadium Saturday night. Zack Greinke got the win, despite being chased with a two-run homer by DJ LeMahieu with two out in the top of the seventh inning.


4/18/2015 | Tulowitzki sees improved attitude among teammates

The Rockies' 7-3 loss to the Dodgers, their first defeat in seven road games, shouldn't stop the growth Tulowitzki sees in this Rockies team.


4/18/2015 | Dodgers extend win streak to five, snap Rox road run at six

Howie Kendrick homered and doubled, Adrian Gonzalez had a pair of RBI doubles and Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 in six innings of a 7-3 win over the Rockies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, extending the Dodgers' win streak to five games and snapping Colorado's road win streak at six.


4/17/2015 | Greinke goes for series win vs. Rockies, Lyles

Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles, who will start against the Dodgers and Zack Greinke on Saturday night, would rather Yasiel Puig not return. Puig is 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs against Lyles.


4/17/2015 | Axford may need to extend emergency family leave

Rockies right-handed pitcher John Axford's family medical emergency leave will expire Sunday. Manager Walt Weiss said Friday the club will be in contact with the Commissioner's Office if it is determined that Axford needs more time.


4/16/2015 | Matzek overcomes early jitters, cruises to pick up first win

While Rockies fans likely worried about lefty Tyler Matzek's scattershot control for the first two innings Wednesday night, he experienced peace -- and trust -- in the dugout.


4/16/2015 | Young: Robinson 'paved the way for us to put on this uniform'

On a day when every player in the game wore Jackie Robinson's No. 42 to commemorate the end of the color barrier in 1947, Rockies coaches Eric Young and Stu Cole were in position to offer examples of opportunities the game offers.


4/16/2015 | Arenado's big blast off Lincecum carries Rox to sweep of Giants

A night after showing his two-time Rawlings Gold Glove prowess with a stunning catch, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado showed he can hit as well, hitting a three-run blast in the first inning to lead Colorado to a sweep of the Giants.


4/15/2015 | De La Rosa set to rejoin rotation Monday vs. Padres

After pitching five innings, striking out five and giving up three runs (two earned) in an injury rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, lefty Jorge De La Rosa will rejoin the Rockies' rotation on Monday against the Padres at Coors Field.


4/15/2015 | Kershaw aims to rebound vs. Rox to launch series

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has given up nine hits in 12 1/3 innings and a .320 batting average in two starts this season. Kershaw is 13-5 with a 3.17 ERA in 26 starts against the Rockies. The Rockies, off to a strong road start, will hope to tame Kershaw as the three-game series begins Friday night.


4/15/2015 | 'New wrinkle' gives Ottavino arsenal to be Rox's closer

Two days after saying LaTroy Hawkins was being given a break from the ninth-inning bullpen role with the Rockies, manager Walt Weiss has decided Adam Ottavino is the Rockies chairman or closer or whatever label someone wants to slap on him.


4/15/2015 | Rockies bullpen pitches in for victory over Giants

Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg, who threw a scoreless inning in his Major League debut Tuesday, would have plenty of help from his new bullpen friends after he left.


4/15/2015 | Good as gold: Arenado makes fantastic catch

Nolan Arenado's tumble into the tarpaulin roll behind the Giants' bullpen to grab a foul pop by Gregor Blanco in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 4-1 Rockies victory at AT&T Park went viral practically the second the highlight went online.


4/15/2015 | MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.


4/14/2015 | De La Rosa looks ready to return after rehab start

Comfortably attacking the strike zone, Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa struck out five in five innings of an injury rehab start at Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday night.


4/14/2015 | Rockies' strong pitching, defense sink Giants

The Rockies got to Giants starter Tim Hudson early, with eight hits in the first four innings, and used an all-hands pitching effort to win, 4-1, at AT&T Park on Wednesday night.


4/13/2015 | Butler dances out of trouble to get win in shutout

In 5 1/3 innings of the Giants' home opener Monday, Eddie Butler gave up five hits and gave the Giants six walks. Yet not one runner scored, and Butler wound up with a strange but satisfying decision in the Rockies' second shutout of the season, 2-0.


4/13/2015 | Giants' Hudson faces Rockies seeking home success

After going 5-5 with a 3.94 ERA in San Francisco last season, Tim Hudson starts Tuesday night against the Rockies and righty Christian Bergman -- who seems to like pitching at AT&T Park and facing the Giants.


4/13/2015 | Swingman Bergman ready for first 2015 start

Rockies right-hander Christian Bergman entered the regular season with an uncertain role, and he'll enter Tuesday's start against the Giants having pitched just one inning. But that could be good.


4/13/2015 | Rockies seek new closer after Hawkins' struggles

On Monday, Rockies manager Walt Weiss replaced LaTroy Hawkins, who blew two of three closing chances, with righty Rafael Betancourt, the Rockies' closer from late 2011 until he suffered an elbow injury in August 2013.


4/12/2015 | LeMahieu producing from nine-hole

DJ LeMahieu drove in four of the runs, scored two, and kept alive a rally that accounted for another, contributing to seven of the Rockies' 10 runs from the nine hole.


4/12/2015 | Hawkins blows save, but club confident in veteran

In Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Cubs, the 'pen came back to earth, registering its first loss as closer LaTroy Hawkins faced former teammate Dexter Fowler with two outs and two strikes in the top of the ninth, a pitch away from victory and a second consecutive series win to open the season.


4/12/2015 | For Axford, reviving career pales to challenge of ailing son

John Axford's baseball season has been interrupted by a dose of reality as his 2-year-old son Jameson recovers from being bitten twice by a rattlesnake.




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