8/21/2014 | Fastball command helping Ottavino find groove
Adam Ottavino's slider has long been known to make a grown man cry. And with his fastball back to consistently touching 97 mph this month, scouts are now jumping back aboard the right-hander's bandwagon as a future closer.
8/21/2014 | Changeup creates Coors advantage for De La Rosa
Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa's brown eyes burn with intensity. The scowl bubbles to the surface at times, like Wednesday night in the first inning when plate umpire Jeff Nelson called a ball on what De La Rosa thought was a good pitch to the Royals' Billy Butler. Often, the batter buys into the intensity and his mind begins to expect the 92-95 mph fastball De La Rosa is capable of throwing.
8/21/2014 | Rockies lose challenge in late innings
Rockies manager Walt Weiss took a shot at getting his team a rally out of a replay challenge in the eighth inning Wednesday night against the Royals, but it was not to be.
8/20/2014 | McBride's grand slam lifts De La Rosa to 13th win
On Wednesday night, the deliberate Jorge De La Rosa kept the game close until Matt McBride launched his first career grand slam, in the sixth inning, and the Rockies ended up cooling off the sizzling Royals, 5-2, in front of 28,834.
8/20/2014 | McBride returns to starting lineup in grand fashion
The Rockies' Matt McBride rounded the bases with enthusiasm -- and without incident -- Wednesday night. McBride, whose contract the Rockies purchased from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday, celebrated his first start Wednesday by clubbing a sixth-inning grand slam off Royals starter Danny Duffy.
8/20/2014 | Bergman will get start against Miami
Rockies right-handed starting pitcher Christian Bergman will have a chance Sunday to continue what has been an eye-opening season. Bergman will start against the Marlins at Coors Field.
8/20/2014 | Weiss asks Cuddyer to protect himself
Hustle is one of the attributes that make Michael Cuddyer one of the favorites for Rockies fans and teammates, but manager Walt Weiss has talked to Cuddyer about keeping some of the grit under control.
8/20/2014 | Rockies unravel in late innings vs. red-hot Royals
The American League Central-leading Royals got their 22nd victory in the last 27 games with a crushing 7-4 win over the Rockies at Coors Field on Tuesday night.
8/19/2014 | Rockies win challenge on steal of third
Rockies manager Walt Weiss challenged Nori Aoki's apparent steal of third and umpires quickly overturned third-base umpire Laz Diaz's safe call.
8/19/2014 | McBride promoted, Flande optioned to Triple-A
The Rockies purchased the contract of first baseman-outfielder Matt McBride from Triple-A Colorado Springs for Tuesday night's game against the Royals, optioned left-hander Yohan Flande to Colorado Springs, and moved shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (left hip surgery) to the 60-day disabled list.
8/19/2014 | Betancourt may see Major League action
Rafael Betancourt, 39, who was with the Rockies 2009-13 with most of that time as the closer, signed a Minor League deal this summer. He made 14 appearances at Rookie Ball Grand Junction (1-0, 2.03 ERA), before making scoreless appearances for Colorado Springs Sunday and Monday against Fresno.
8/19/2014 | Cuddyer scratched with sore hamstring
Michael Cuddyer was scratched from the Rockies' lineup Tuesday against the Royals because of hamstring soreness. Drew Stubbs took his place in the order. Manager Walt Weiss said Cuddyer was available to pinch-hit.
8/19/2014 | CarGo has surgery, might not be ready by spring
Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez had the middle third of the patella tendon repaired and a bursa sac removed in a surgery on Monday. Head athletic trainer Keith Dugger cautioned that it won't be known for months if Gonzalez will be healthy enough to begin Spring Training on time.
8/19/2014 | Dickerson considers Morneau his hitting mentor
If Corey Dickerson stays hot and healthy, however, he has a chance to battle with mentor and teammate Justin Morneau -- at least average-wise.
8/19/2014 | Duffy hopes to maintain cushion in AL Central race
The Royals' run of success will be put to the test at Coors Field, a hitter's heaven, as Danny Duffy takes on Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa.
8/18/2014 | McKenry a stabilizing force behind the plate
Catcher Michael McKenry isn't just the Rockies' resident psychologist in shin guards. He's also an expert on what lost seasons can mean in the long run from his time with the Pirates.
8/18/2014 | Dickerson earns first NL Player of Week honor
Corey Dickerson became the fourth Rockies player this season to be named the National League Player of the Week after leading the Majors in RBIs and total bases.
8/18/2014 | MLB Notebook: Another cycle for Cuddyer
In the second game of a doubleheader at Coors Field on Sunday, Michael Cuddyer -- in his second game back after spending two months on the DL -- became the first player in 2014 to hit for the cycle.
8/18/2014 | Rockies face surprising Royals, Shields at Coors
Two teams sitting in different places in the playoff picture will meet at Coors Field on Tuesday, as the surging Royals and right-hander James Shields visit the spiraling Rockies to open up a two-game set. Tyler Matzek will start for Colorado.
8/18/2014 | Cuddyer's historic cycle: By the numbers
Michael Cuddyer's eighth-inning double on Sunday night gave him a cycle -- the second of his career -- and put him in select company. Here are some historical facts and figures on Cuddyer's big night:
8/18/2014 | Cuddyer's cycle highlights Rockies' nightcap rally
Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle and drove in three runs as the Rockies erupted late for a 10-5 victory over the Reds in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader. The Rockies won the first game on a walk-off home run by Drew Stubbs.
8/18/2014 | Cuddyer hits for second career cycle
On his first day back after missing 60 games with a fractured left shoulder, Rockies veteran Michael Cuddyer hit for the seventh cycle in club history Sunday night against the Reds in the second game of a doubleheader.
8/17/2014 | Helton's numbers stack up against the best
Todd Helton, whose No. 17 became the first retired number in Rockies history, never focused on individual numbers. But those statistics may just land the first baseman in the Hall of Fame.
8/17/2014 | Stubbs delivers heroics for Rockies with walk-off HR
Drew Stubbs hit a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a wild rally for the Rockies in a 10-9 victory over the Reds in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Coors Field.
8/17/2014 | Helton's No. 17 becomes permanent part of Coors Field
The Rockies celebrated the career of Todd Helton, who played 17 seasons with the organization, on Sunday by retiring his No. 17 during a ceremony at Coors Field.
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