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Sports Rockies fall to Padres as Jon Gray still can't get first victory

With Gonzalez hitting from the left side, Norris had an unobstructed throw to third to nail LeMahieu."I was just overthinking the situation. Just overthinking it," said LeMahieu, who was running on his own. Colorado had two outs with DJ LeMahieu at second, Trevor Story on first and Gonzalez at the plate.Running on a 2-0 count, LeMahieu attempted to steal third and was easily thrown out by catcher Derek Norris to end the inning. Needing offense, the Rockies pinch-hit for Gray in the seventh.
The Denver Post
03/05
18 Points
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Rockies' Eddie Butler a more confident pitcher entering Tuesday start

The last time Eddie Butler started a game for the Rockies, he left the mound shaking his head.That was Aug. "I'm also trusting my catchers a little more."In his first start at Triple-A Albuquerque this season, Butler shook off catcher Dustin Garneau a few too many times."Those balls were getting hit too much," Butler said. "It's going to be a good pitch for him moving forward."CarGo's delivery.
The Denver Post
03/05
14 Points

Rockies' bullpen comes through in clutch in win over D-Backs

I think if I keep pitching like I am, good things will happen."Gray, 0-2 with an 11.42 ERA, owns the longest streak of starts ever for a Rockies pitcher to begin a career without collecting a win.Weiss said Gray is "right on the cusp of taking his next big step."Footnotes. Then manager Walt Weiss summoned 23-year-old, right-handed rookie Carlos Estevez into the fire. Utility infielder Daniel Descalso (broken hand) has begun taking light infield practice but is not hitting yet.
The Denver Post
02/05
8 Points
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Sports Chad Bettis, Nolan Arenado propel Rockies to win, sweep against D-backs

as the Rockies beat Arizona 6-3, completing a three-game sweep at Chase Field.It was Colorado's first regular-season sweep at Arizona since July 23-25, 2004."This was huge," said Arenado, who hit four homer in his last five games. Add some quality, clutch pitching to the formula and the Rockies become a relevant, even dangerous team.They proved it again Sunday.Chad Bettis pitched six strong innings and third baseman Nolan Arenado delivered his major-league leading 11th home run .
The Denver Post
02/05
4 Points
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Sports Greinke solid but Diamondbacks lose late to Rockies

The left-hander held the Diamondbacks scoreless on one hit and struck out six with three walks.A SUCCESSFUL DEBUTThe Diamondbacks selected left-hander Zac Curtis from Single-A Visalia before Saturday's game and designated reliever Keith Hessler for assignment. Bettis gave up five runs in 5 1-3 innings in his first outing against Arizona on April 5 in Phoenix.Diamondbacks: Shelby Miller looks for his first win Sunday against Colorado.
USA Today
01/05
11 Points
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Sports Trevor Story's triple lifts Rockies to win over Diamondbacks

Story raced home on Gerardo Parra's single, giving Colorado a 2-0 lead. Starter Chris Rusin pitched like an ace for five innings, Story crunched a run-scoring double off Arizona ace Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks were held to four hits. It was clutch.Story's 17 extra-base hits in April are tied for the second-most by a major-league rookie since 1913, behind only Jose Abreu, who had 18 in 2014 for the White Sox.
The Denver Post
01/05
2 Points
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Sports Jason Motte, shoulder healing, on road back to Rockies' bullpen

"We made sure the pain was gone before I started throwing, so now it's a matter of building up my arm strength," said Motte, who has been training at the Rockies' spring training complex in nearby Scottsdale.Motte will accompany the Rockies for the rest of their 10-game road trip.Blackmon is back. "We'll continue to build up his arm strength and then map out a rehab plan."There is no date targeted for Motte's Rockies debut or any minor-league rehab starts.
The Denver Post
30/04
11 Points
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Sports Trevor Story's 10th home run helps Rockies rout Diamondbacks

With his 10th home run in his 21st game, Story tied the Boston Red Sox's George Scott (1966) as the fastest players in history to 10 home runs."It's a big deal," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. It was Story's 10th home run in April, tying him with the Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu for the most by a rookie, in April, in big-league history."Maybe when it's all said and done, it will be something cool to look back on," Story said about making history.
The Denver Post
30/04
12 Points
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Sports Trevor Story hits 10th home run for Rockies, ties MLB record

That tied him with the Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu for the major-league record for most home runs in April for a rookie.The Rockies led the Diamondbacks 5-0 after five innings.Patrick Saunders: [email protected] or @psaundersdp. Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story wrote another chapter in the history books Friday night at Chase Field.Story smashed a two-run home run off Arizona's Robbie Ray in the fifth inning, giving him 10 homers this month.
The Denver Post
30/04
15 Points
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Trevor Story hits 10th home run for Rockies, ties MLB record

That tied him with the Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu for the major-league record for most home runs in April for a rookie.The Rockies led the Diamondbacks 5-0 after five innings.Patrick Saunders: [email protected] or @psaundersdp. Rockies rookie shortstop Trevor Story wrote another chapter in the history books Friday night at Chase Field.Story smashed a two-run home run off Arizona's Robbie Ray in the fifth inning, giving him 10 homers this month.
The Denver Post
30/04
15 Points
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Sports Colorado Rockies' goal on trip: Avoid road to ruin

After posting a 2.72 ERA from April 14-20, Rockies starters had a 9.72 ERA during a 1-5 set at Coors Field."We haven't been doing the job lately, but it's time to turn the page and start moving forward," said Bettis, who has been the Rockies' best pitcher, going 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA.Manager Walt Weiss, never one for hyperbole, understands the road facing his club."It seems like you can put a level of importance on every road trip or every homestand when it starts," he said.
The Denver Post
30/04
7 Points
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Sports Rockies pitching depth has evaporated. And now they're plugging holes.

He had pitched poorly, giving up two home runs to Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen in the first two innings.De La Rosa, the Rockies' opening-day starter, is 1-3 with a 10.18 ERA. He has pitched well in his last three starts, going six innings in each game, with a 3.00 ERA, 10 strikeouts and three walks."My first game, my balls were up in the zone," Butler said. In less than a month, all that pitching depth the Rockies built into their roster has evaporated into a shallow puddle of tears.
The Denver Post
29/04
3 Points
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Sports Trevor Story hits 9th homer, but Rockies lose to Pirates in 12 innings

An RBI triple by Ryan Raburn and a run-scoring single by LeMahieu also helped get the Rockies off the mat.Patrick Saunders: [email protected] or @psaundersdp. The loss was the Rockies' fifth consecutive at home, while the Pirates have won eight straight games in LoDo dating back to July 2014. But Pirates closer Mark Melancon struck out rookie shortstop Trevor Story looking at a 90 mph cutter. Colorado had a chance in the bottom of the 12th when DJ LeMahieu and Tony Wolters reached on walks.
The Denver Post
28/04
18 Points
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Clint Hurdle's Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Rockies at Coors Field

The lefty is 1-1 with an 8.44 ERA in two starts at Coors Field this season.Wednesday: Pirates LHP Jon Niese (3-0, 4.24 ERA) at Rockies RHP Jon Gray (0-0, 9.00), 6:40 p.m., ROOTThursday: Pirates RHP Juan Nicasio (2-2, 4.50) at Rockies RHP Tyler Chatwood (2-2, 3.47), 1:10 p.m., ROOTFriday: Rockies LHP Chris Rusin (1-0, 2.45) at Diamondbacks LHP Robbie Ray (1-0, 3.38), 7:40 p.m., ROOTPatrick Saunders, The Denver Post .
The Denver Post
26/04
9 Points
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