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.
4/13/2014 | Rockies have deep admiration for Robinson
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, catcher Jordan Pacheco and relief pitcher Chad Bettis all smiled at the prospect of wearing No. 42 on Tuesday when the Rockies meet the Padres. For the first time in their careers, they'll be on a big league roster when Major League Baseball commemorates Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier.
4/13/2014 | Wild finish goes against Rockies in San Francisco
The Rockies have lost games and series to the Giants at AT&T Park in weirder and more deflating ways than Sunday afternoon's 5-4, 10-inning decision. But at least the Rockies avoided getting walked off in inside-the-park fashion for the second straight year.
4/13/2014 | Anderson out 4-6 weeks with broken finger
An X-ray revealed that Rockies left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson suffered a broken left index finger Saturday, which the club said means he will likely miss four to six weeks.
4/13/2014 | Cuddyer batting second working out well
Rockies manager Walt Weiss is seeing good early results from his plan of moving 2013 National League batting champion Michael Cuddyer to No. 2 in the batting order -- up from the middle-of-the-lineup spots he occupied last season.
4/13/2014 | Rockies mindful of keeping backups active
One of Rockies manager Walt Weiss' challenges has been keeping right-handed-hitting outfielders Brandon Barnes and Drew Stubbs sharp, now that left-handed-hitting Charlie Blackmon has hit well enough to be the regular center fielder.
4/13/2014 | Rockies' Lyles hopes to break Petco Park spell
Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles, who is 1-2 with a 5.51 ERA in three career starts against the Padres and 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA at Petco Park, will start Monday's opener of four games at Petco Park against the Padres and lefty Eric Stults, the type of pitcher who has given the Rockies problems in recent years.
4/13/2014 | Culberson sent down to make room for Chatwood
The Rockies' evolving roster made another turn when the club optioned utility man Charlie Culberson to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room for Sunday afternoon's starting pitcher, righty Tyler Chatwood, who was activated from the disabled list.
4/12/2014 | Chatwood has felt at home in San Francisco
Tyler Chatwood is set to make his season debut as the Rockies take on Tim Hudson and the Giants on Sunday at AT&T Park.
4/12/2014 | Rockies' bullpen steps up to deliver shutout
Starting pitcher Brett Anderson left the game after pitching three innings because of a bruised left index finger that he suffered batting in the top of the fourth. A parade of relievers protected a one-run lead the rest of the way, and the Rockies took a 1-0 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday.
4/12/2014 | Anderson exits with bruised left index finger
Rockies pitcher Brett Anderson left Saturday afternoon's 1-0 win against the Giants before the bottom of the fourth inning with a left index finger contusion (bruise).
4/12/2014 | Weiss wants De La Rosa to relax on the mound
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa has fallen into bad habits, which have led to an 0-2 record and 9.69 ERA in his first three starts. But at least De La Rosa doesn't have to overcome health issues.
4/12/2014 | Tulowitzki back in lineup, but being monitored
As was the Rockies' plan, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was back in the lineup Saturday after being limited to a ninth-inning pinch-hit appearance Friday night.
4/12/2014 | Wrist issue not a concern for Rosario
The Rockies scratched catcher Wilin Rosario from Friday night's lineup to give him a day off from the bumps and bruises, but they went back to him for Saturday afternoon's game against the Giants.
4/12/2014 | Rockies can't pick up De La Rosa after slam
Rockies left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa's early-season spiral continued when he gave up a grand slam to opposing pitcher Madison Bumgarner, lasted just 4 1/3 innings for the third time in as many starts, and lost to the Giants, 6-5, on Friday night.
4/11/2014 | Anderson hoping for better memories vs. Giants
Brett Anderson can laugh about his worst moment in AT&T Park, which is good. Anderson will start for the Rockies on Saturday afternoon, against the Giants and righty Matt Cain, in the middle game of a three-game set.
4/11/2014 | Cautious Rockies sit Tulo one more game
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was dashing along the grass at AT&T Park early Friday afternoon, feeling almost as good as he looked. But almost wasn't good enough for the Rockies.
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