Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Extra innings torture for fans of the Colorado Rockies who want something to cheer for

If the Rockies were in the race, it would have been fun.
The Colorado Rockies had a game on Tuesday night.

Fans who were staring at the standings every night after the game back in April and May have forgotten that the baseball season is still going on. As far as they are concerned, some misguided emails from a pompous owner were sent out a couple of days after another disappointing season came to a conclusion.

Those who realized that the Rockies are indeed forced to play out the remainder of their schedule, were treated to an extra innings affair in which the club made several huge mistakes. None of those mistakes were bigger than in the top of the 10th inning, with runners on second and third base with one out and DJ LeMahieu at the plate with the game tied at three.

Monday, July 28, 2014

GUEST POST: History in Denver suggests that altitude shouldn't be an excuse for the Colorado Rockies

The Rockies use the altitude as an excuse.
BY: TOM OLSON

The Denver Bears and Denver Zephyrs played baseball at altitude and played the game with success.  The City of Denver (as far as I know) has not shrunk in height over the years, as some older people do.  It is still the same altitude now as it has always been.  

The climate has probably changed since the Denver Bears and Denver Zephyrs played baseball.  But, hey, climate change, that is for the politicians to debate till they are blue or red in the face.  I am not going to get into the climate.  I am not a politician, in fact I hate politics.

The facts are:  22 years prior to the Colorado Rockies being born here in Denver, the winning percentage for professional baseball in Denver was .525.  The Colorado Rockies winning percentage (including up to 7-27-2014) is .470.  That is a huge difference folks.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

GUEST POST: Arenado and Matzek lead the way for Colorado Rockies

Arenado responded well to his benching the previous night.
BY: ZACH MARBURGER

Nolan Arenado told reporters before yesterday’s game he was embarrassed by his lack of hustle in the Rockies’ win over the Pirates Friday.

Saturday, he jogged out of the batter’s box again. Everything worked out ok this time, because he kept jogging all the way home.

Arenado’s solo home run in the bottom of the seventh helped break the game wide open for the Rockies, who wiped Coors Field with Jeff Locke and the Pirates en route to their second straight 8-1 win.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

GUEST POST: Brett Anderson shows what might have been for the Colorado Rockies

Brett Anderson gave the Rockies a taste of what might have been. 
By Zach Marburger (@burchburger)

Zach Marburger is a transplant from Maryland who covers the Rockies and Nuggets as a staff writer at milehighsports.com. He also covers high school sports at CHSAAnow.com.

In the bottom of the third inning Friday, after a lengthy at-bat, Brett Anderson got reigning MVP Andrew McCutchen to rollover a 92 mph fastball for the easy 6-3 putout.

It was a great pitch by Anderson, part of a beautiful performance by the now-healthy lefty – six and a third innings, two hits, eleven groundball outs, and no runs.The Pittsburgh Pirates are no slouch at the plate (first in baseball in OBP), and Anderson has now gone 13 1/3 innings and allowed one run against them in his past two starts.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

De La Rosa is the only dependable Colorado Rockies starter, and he may soon be gone

Jorge De La Rosa may be on the move.
Jorge De La Rosa may have made his last start in a Colorado Rockies uniform.

If that is the case, it was one of his many great ones in purple pinstripes.

As trade rumors heat up, and the Rockies spiraling out of the race, De La Rosa is quickly becoming one of the top two pitchers that might be available at the trade deadline. He is a free agent at the end of the season and is showing that he might be the exact piece that a contender needs in order to shore up their rotation for a real run at the postseason.