4/17/2014 | Scuffling CarGo given breather in finale
With a .138 average against Padres starter Ian Kennedy, Carlos Gonzalez wasn't in the Rockies' starting lineup on Thursday.
4/17/2014 | Anderson has pins inserted in broken finger
Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson had four small pins inserted into his left index finger to help speed the healing of a broken bone, which he suffered Saturday while batting against the Giants.
4/17/2014 | Rockies happy with strides made by Bettis
The Rockies are seeing results from reliever Chad Bettis, a talented right-hander who could end up playing a big part in the late innings for the club.
4/17/2014 | Phillies, Rockies set for East-West showdown
The Phillies and Rockies will try to build on the momentum gained from Thursday's victories when they begin a weekend set at Coors Field, with Jonathan Pettibone and Tyler Chatwood squaring off in Friday's opener.
4/16/2014 | Bullpen still coming together in early going
Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins notes that the early days of a season can be difficult for relievers. They've had a chance to work in Spring Training, but the innings aren't enough, or intense enough, to truly prepare.
4/16/2014 | Tulo's stellar defense invaluable for Rockies
During the second inning Tuesday night, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki completed a pair of dazzling defensive plays against the Padres, demonstrating that keeping him healthy is of utmost importance for the Rockies.
4/16/2014 | LeMahieu coming through in clutch situations
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu has become a weapon in run-scoring situations. Entering Wednesday night, he was batting .538 (7-for-16) with two doubles with runners in scoring position.
4/16/2014 | Pacheco's pairing with De La Rosa not intentional
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he hasn't made Jordan Pacheco the personal catcher for left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, even if it looks that way.
4/16/2014 | Kennedy looks to stay strong at home in matinee
Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy, who has flourished at Petco Park, starts Thursday's finale of a four-game series with the Rockies, who counter with left-hander Franklin Morales.
4/16/2014 | De La Rosa makes strides without much help
Wednesday night wasn't an ideal outing for Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, but he did show improvement in a six-inning quality start, dropping a duel with the Padres, 4-2.
4/16/2014 | Chacin to continue rehab work at Class A
Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who is building strength from a shoulder strain, will throw his second injury rehab start with Class A Modesto on Friday, Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said.
4/15/2014 | Nicasio strong after first, bullpen follows his lead
Starting pitcher Juan Nicasio and a nail-biting bullpen effort made a one-run lead hold up as the Rockies beat the Padres, 3-2, at Petco Park on Tuesday night.
4/15/2014 | Weiss reflects on Jackie, game's diversity
The Majors on Tuesday celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, which meant it was a time to remember Robinson breaking the color barrier in 1947. But it was also an opportunity to reflect on the dwindling number of African-American players in the game.
4/15/2014 | Cuddyer starts at first base night after injury
Despite leaving Monday night's 5-4 loss to the Padres with a contusion and severe swelling in his right elbow after trying to make a play against the right-field fence, Michael Cuddyer was back in the Rockies' lineup Tuesday.
4/15/2014 | Weiss plans to give Brothers a breather
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said before Tuesday's game he will try not to use lefty reliever Rex Brothers, who issued three walks and a wild pitch to lose Monday night's game against the Padres.
4/15/2014 | Cashner to face Rockies coming off one-hitter
Right-hander Andrew Cashner nearly made history in his last start. The recent past hasn't been nearly as good for Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. The pitchers square off Wednesday night in the third of four games at Petco Park, after the clubs split the first two meetings in the series.
4/15/2014 | Barnes relied on faith during trying time
Tuesday was another day in a job Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes never thought he'd land. He nearly walked away when he was oh-so close.
4/15/2014 | Rockies eager to flip script in one-run games
Sometimes a stretch of close losses and blown leads can destroy a season, especially if a team lacks ability and confidence. Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said he doesn't see the club spiraling into a pattern of frustration.
4/15/2014 | Cuddyer slams into wall, exits with elbow injury
Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer left Monday's game in the fifth inning after slamming against the right-field wall in San Diego trying to catch Alexi Amarista's triple. Cuddyer said he had a right elbow contusion and is day to day.
4/14/2014 | Hot-hitting Blackmon gets start against lefty
A .488 batting average going into Monday night is reason enough for Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon to be confident, but he received an extra boost when manager Walt Weiss started him against Padres lefty Eric Stults.
4/14/2014 | Dickerson recalled to provide depth on bench
Outfielder Corey Dickerson, 24, made the Rockies' Opening Day roster and went 1-for-5 in three games before being optioned to Colorado Springs on April 7. He hit .385 with a double and a triple in three Triple-A games.
4/14/2014 | Pin procedure to boost Anderson's recovery
Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson most likely will have surgery Thursday to place tiny pins in his broken left index finger to promote faster healing.
4/14/2014 | De La Rosa struggling with increased strength
Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa believes being too healthy is part of the problem through his first three starts. He is registering 95 mph and averaging 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings, and despite looking dominant at times, he carries a 9.69 ERA.
4/14/2014 | Erlin, Nicasio look to secure footing in matchup
The Padres will turn Tuesday to left-hander Robbie Erlin for the second meeting in a four-game series at Petco Park, with the hopes he can replicate the success he had last week facing a mostly left-handed Indians lineup. The Rockies will counter with right-hander Juan Nicasio.
4/14/2014 | Erratic eighth wipes out Rockies' early efforts
On a night when the Rockies displayed some of their best defense of the season, they ended up with 5-4 loss to the Padres on some poor eighth-inning execution from left-handed pitcher Rex Brothers.
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