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8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.


8/26/2014 | Rockies take advantage to reward Matzek's start

On Monday night, the Rockies capitalized on some sloppy play by San Francisco in a 3-2 victory as the Giants try to cling to their slim lead for the second National League Wild Card spot.


8/26/2014 | Giants' challenge takes away Rockies' run

After the Rockies' DJ LeMahieu was called safe at home plate in the seventh inning Monday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy challenged the call, and upon review, it was overturned.


8/25/2014 | Arenado adds to Rockies' weekly awards haul

For a team that's sitting in the cellar of the National League, Colorado has been staying remarkably busy collecting awards this season. Nolan Arenado was named NL Player of the Week on Monday, the second straight time a Rockies player has won the award and fifth overall, the most of any team in baseball.


8/25/2014 | Rosario remains out; McKenry starts vs. Giants

The Rockies were hopeful that Wilin Rosario would be able to return to the starting lineup against the Giants at AT&T Park on Monday night, but the catcher's left wrist injury kept him out for a third straight start.


8/25/2014 | Rockies look to continue thwarting Giants

The Rockies will look to carry over Monday's momentum when their ace, Jorge De La Rosa, takes the mound for Game 2 on Tuesday. He'll be countered by left-hander Madison Bumgarner, who has been just as sharp as De La Rosa this month.


8/25/2014 | Arenado rewarded for big week with NL honor

Rockies star third baseman Nolan Arenado has earned his first career National League Player of the Week Award after leading the Majors in slugging over the last week. Arenado slugged 1.045 and also led the NL with a .545 average (12-for-22). He posted a .600 on-base percentage and tallied 12 hits, 23 total bases, three homers, three RBIs, three doubles, six runs and a triple.


8/24/2014 | Hawkins happy for Chicago Little League team

Closer LaTroy Hawkins was excited to see the Jackie Robinson West team from Chicago reach the finals of the Little League World Series on Sunday against a team from South Korea.


8/24/2014 | Rosario hoping to return Monday from wrist soreness

Catcher Wilin Rosario was unable to pinch-hit Saturday night due to left wrist soreness. And although Michael McKenry caught the entire 13-inning game Saturday night, he was back in the lineup Sunday afternoon and homered on his first at-bat.


8/24/2014 | Cuddyer hits DL with hamstring injury

The Rockies placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday with a left hamstring injury.


8/24/2014 | Peavy looks to extend win streak as Rockies visit

Jake Peavy, who has won his last two starts, will take the mound Monday night against the Rockies as the Giants try to cling to a one-game lead for the National League's second Wild Card spot. Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek will be riding a five-game losing streak into Monday's matchup.


8/23/2014 | Marlins hope Hand can raise them to series win

In recent days, the Marlins' Twitter account has accompanied tweets with the hashtag #WhyNotUs, a fair question regarding their standing. Miami eclipsed last season's win total of 62 on Tuesday, but the club has to keep moving forward if its sights are set on more than mere improvement. The Marlins will try to get back on the right track and continue their playoff push as they go for a series victory on Sunday afternoon at Coors Field.


8/23/2014 | Dickerson forces extras, lifts Rockies in 13th

Corey Dickerson's habit of hitting the ball hard won a game for the Rockies on Saturday night. Dickerson, who tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a third-deck homer, singled in the bottom of the 13th to give the Rox a 5-4 victory over the Marlins in front of 31,109.


8/23/2014 | LeMahieu admits changing too much during slump

Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu's talks with himself were interesting over the last two weeks, as he slipped into a hitting slump he couldn't explain.


8/23/2014 | Inexperienced Barnes a seasoned pro off bench

The sparkplug off the bench often is a highly experienced player, but the Rockies' Brandon Barnes is excelling despite being in just his second full season.


8/23/2014 | Rox contend with another young Fish arm in Koehler

They Marlins took three out of four from Colorado to begin the 2014 campaign, and they won the opener of this weekend's series at Coors Field. Rockies manager Walt Weiss is impressed with what he's seen, especially from Miami's young pitchers. One of those, Tom Koehler, gets the call Saturday opposite struggling hurler Jordan Lyles.


8/22/2014 | Command woes wreck Rox chances in loss to Fish

Reliever Brooks Brown offered the Rockies hope in the fifth inning, when he forced a double-play grounder to hold the Marlins at two runs and keep the deficit at four. But Brown's shining moment of command was rarely repeated the rest of the night. Six Rockies pitchers gave up 16 hits -- including Marcell Ozuna's grand slam in a six-run ninth -- and nine walks in a 13-5 loss to the Marlins at Coors Field in front of 30,674.


8/22/2014 | Hamstring still swollen, but Cuddyer says no DL

Rockies right fielder Michael Cuddyer had hoped to return Friday against the Marlins. One glimpse at the bruising and swelling that remained in his left hamstring drained that hope.


8/22/2014 | Parker powers Colorado Springs to victory

Right fielder Kyle Parker, the Rockies' No. 8 prospect, collected a season-high four hits and homered twice on Thursday, helping Triple-A Colorado Springs defeat Albuquerque, 9-8.


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.




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