<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> rockies]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/rockies Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:31:57 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Braves crush Rockies as Arenado avoids serious injury ]]> http://gazette.com/braves-crush-rockies-as-arenado-avoids-serious-injury/article/1609356?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/braves-crush-rockies-as-arenado-avoids-serious-injury/article/1609356?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Ender Inciarte hit two of Atlanta's four homers and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 10-4 on Thursday.

Freddie Freeman and Tyler Flowers also homered, and Lucas Sims (1-3) got his first win in the majors for the Braves, who managed a four-game split at Coors Field thanks to four solo shots off Colorado starter Jeff Hoffman (6-5).

The Rockies were served a potentially more serious blow in the seventh, when All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado left the game with an apparent injury to his left hand.

Arenado was eaten up by a sharp grounder from Lane Adams and left the field in pain. The ball appeared to hit the same spot where he was plunked by Miami pitcher Vance Worley on Sunday.



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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:00:39 -0600
<![CDATA[X-rays come back negative on Arenado's hand ]]> http://gazette.com/x-rays-come-back-negative-on-arenados-hand/article/1609355?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/x-rays-come-back-negative-on-arenados-hand/article/1609355?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Colorado Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado avoided serious injury after a ball hit off his left hand in the field on Thursday.

X-rays came back negative for Arenado, who held his hand in pain after trying to field a sharp grounder from Atlanta outfielder Lane Adams. The ball hit the same spot where Arenado was hit by a fastball from Miami pitcher Vance Worley four days earlier.

"It's just a little swollen and bruised," the third baseman, who leads the majors with 103 RBIs, said. "Bruised bone on top of a bruise. . It's just kind of crazy how it hits the exact same spot."

Related:Braves crush Rockies as Arenado leaves with injury 

Arenado, who suffered the initial bruise on Sunday, did not start Monday but



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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:00:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Trevor Story homers twice in Rockies' blowout win over Braves ]]> http://gazette.com/trevor-story-homers-twice-in-rockies-blowout-win-over-braves/article/1609303?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/trevor-story-homers-twice-in-rockies-blowout-win-over-braves/article/1609303?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Trevor Story had two homers and a career-high six RBIs, Jon Gray pitched six strong innings, and the Colorado Rockies broke out of an offensive slump in a big way to beat the Atlanta Braves 17-2 on Wednesday night.

Mark Reynolds also homered and drove in four runs, and DJ LeMahieu had his fifth four-hit game of the season for the Rockies.

Gerardo Parra added three hits and four RBIs for the Rockies, who finished the night one run shy of their season-high.

Gray (5-2) allowed two runs and five hits to win for the second time in three starts this month.

Leading 6-0, the Rockies broke the game open with a five-run fourth. Para's one-out single put runners at the corners and chased Mike Foltynewicz



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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:34:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Woody Paige: Baseball, and the Colorado Rockies, are better with resilient Chad Bettis back]]> http://gazette.com/woody-paige-baseball-and-the-colorado-rockies-are-better-with-resilient-chad-bettis-back/article/1609200?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woody-paige-baseball-and-the-colorado-rockies-are-better-with-resilient-chad-bettis-back/article/1609200?custom_click=rss

Never give up, always get up.

Chad Bettis is an inspiration to the Rockies - and to all.

Wondrously, Chad had a rousing, triumphant return to the Rox and Major League Baseball on Monday night, pitching seven innings and allowing only six hits and no runs.

It was his best - and only - appearance for the Rockies since Sept. 30 of last year.

"Welcome back @cbettis,'' the Braves' organization tweeted earlier in the day, before being shut down and out by Bettis and the Rockies. This was a defeat Atlanta would accept graciously.

Bettis has recovered from cancer - again.



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Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:30:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Arenado's rare error helps Braves beat Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/arenados-rare-error-helps-braves-beat-rockies/article/1609222?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arenados-rare-error-helps-braves-beat-rockies/article/1609222?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Brandon Phillips scored the go-ahead run on a rare error by Nolan Arenado, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Nick Markakis homered for the Braves, who snapped an 11-game skid in Denver.

The game was tied in the eighth when Phillips reached on a one-out double off Pat Neshek (3-3). One out later Tyler Flowers hit a routine grounder to Arenado at third base, but his throw to first was off line and skipped away from Mark Reynolds, allowing Phillips to score from second.

Arenado, who has won the Gold Glove at third in each of his four seasons, has five errors in 306 total chances this season.

Sam Freeman (2-0) pitched the seventh and Arodys Vizcaino



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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:08:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Chad Bettis dominant in return from cancer treatment, Rockies blank Braves]]> http://gazette.com/chad-bettis-dominant-in-return-from-cancer-treatment-rockies-blank-braves/article/1609134?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chad-bettis-dominant-in-return-from-cancer-treatment-rockies-blank-braves/article/1609134?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Chad Bettis drew a standing ovation when he took the mound for the first time since cancer treatment, then threw seven impressive innings Monday night as the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 3-0.

Bettis scattered six hits, walked none and struck out two. He hadn’t pitched in the majors since being diagnosed with testicular cancer in November.

Bettis had surgery for the condition, but tests in March showed the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes. He later underwent chemotherapy.

The crowd at Coors Field gave Bettis a big cheer as he went out to pitch the first inning. The Braves’ best chance to score against him came when Ender Inciarte led off with a triple, but he was thrown out trying to stretch it to an inside-the-park home run.



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Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:34:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Arenado leaves Rockies' game with bruised left hand]]> http://gazette.com/arenado-leaves-rockies-game-with-bruised-left-hand/article/1609038?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arenado-leaves-rockies-game-with-bruised-left-hand/article/1609038?custom_click=rss

MIAMI — Major league RBI leader Nolan Arenado has left the Colorado Rockies' game at Miami after being hit on the left hand by an 88-mph fastball thrown by Vance Worley.

Arenado consulted with a trainer near the dugout before leaving the game in the fifth inning Sunday. He has 100 RBIs, including 16 game-winning RBIs, which also leads the majors.

The All-Star third baseman has missed only three games this season and is batting .311.



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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:44:05 -0600
<![CDATA[Stanton ties franchise mark with 42nd homer in Marlins' win over Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/stanton-ties-franchise-mark-with-42nd-homer-in-marlins-winover-rockies/article/1609053?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stanton-ties-franchise-mark-with-42nd-homer-in-marlins-winover-rockies/article/1609053?custom_click=rss

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton homered for the fourth straight game, hitting his 42nd of the year to tie the Marlins' season record, and Miami completed its first series sweep of the Colorado Rockies since 2006, winning 5-3 Sunday.

Stanton homered leading off the third inning to tie Gary Sheffield's team record set in 1996. The homer was Stanton's 21st in the past 33 games.

It was the 250th homer of Stanton's career and came in his 941st game. Only five players since 1913 have reached the 250-milestone faster.

Rockies All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado, the major league RBI leader, left the game in the fifth inning after being hit on the left hand by an 88-mph fastball thrown by Vance Worley.



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Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:58:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Ryan Howard agrees to minor league deal with Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/ryan-howard-agrees-to-minor-league-deal-with-rockies/article/1609018?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ryan-howard-agrees-to-minor-league-deal-with-rockies/article/1609018?custom_click=rss

DENVER — The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Ryan Howard, who will report to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Ryan, 37, hasn't played in the majors this season but could be a September call-up if he shows some power at the plate. He would be eligible for the postseason roster if the Rockies qualify for the playoffs.

Howard hit 382 home runs for the Phillies in 13 seasons, became a free agent and signed a minor league contract with Atlanta. He was released by the Braves after he hit .184 in 11 games at Triple-A.

Howard was the NL Rookie of the Year in 2005 and MVP in 2006, and he led the Phillies to the 2008 World Series title.



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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 22:09:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Stanton blasts 41st homer in Marlins' 4-3 win over Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/stanton-blasts-41st-homer-in-marlins-4-3-win-over-rockies/article/1609017?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stanton-blasts-41st-homer-in-marlins-4-3-win-over-rockies/article/1609017?custom_click=rss

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton is enjoying his power surge.

Stanton hit his 41st homer and drove in three runs in the Miami Marlins' 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.

"Fuego," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "Seems like every day you count on him hitting one."

Stanton went 3 for 4 with two runs scored and is hitting .382 (13 for 34) with eight home runs and 15 RBIs in his last nine games.

"You never can expect it that if he throws his pitches it's going to get demolished," Stanton said. "I can't explain it. As long as I get extension and get lift on the ball it's going to go. Sometimes they're hard grounders. Sometimes it's fly balls. It's one of those grooves.



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Sat, 12 Aug 2017 22:08:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Stanton hits 40th HR as Marlins beat Rockies 6-3]]> http://gazette.com/stanton-hits-40th-hr-as-marlins-beat-rockies-6-3/article/1608964?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/stanton-hits-40th-hr-as-marlins-beat-rockies-6-3/article/1608964?custom_click=rss

MIAMI  — Two of the game's best players reached impressive statistical marks on Friday.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his Major League-leading 40th home run as the Miami Marlins beat Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies 6-3 on Friday night.

"When he's making contact, he's got a good shot to continue to put balls in the seats," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said of Stanton.

Derek Dietrich hit a tie-breaking bloop single to spark a three-run eighth inning to help the Marlins take the lead.

Stanton's blast pulled him within two of the Marlins' franchise record of 42 set by Gary Sheffield in 1996. Stanton has hit seven home runs in his last eight games to reach the 40-home run plateau for the first time in



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Fri, 11 Aug 2017 23:04:31 -0600
<![CDATA[See the Rockies' nickname jerseys for Players Weekend at Coors Field]]> http://gazette.com/see-the-rockies-nickname-jerseys-for-players-weekend-at-coors-field/article/1608790?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/see-the-rockies-nickname-jerseys-for-players-weekend-at-coors-field/article/1608790?custom_click=rss

Some of your favorite Colorado Rockies players will have different names on the backs of their jerseys later this month.

Colorful jerseys that will feature player nicknames will be used by the Rockies from Aug. 25-27, Major League Baseball the MLB Players Association announced Wednesday. The Rockies will be hosting the Braves at Coors Field during what's billed as Players Weekend.

The alternative jerseys were inspired by youth-league uniforms, according to MLB.com.

Some the nicknames you'll see on the backs of Rockies players include "Chuck Nazty" for outfielder Charlie Blackmon, "Nado" for third baseman Nolan Arenado and "Free" for pitcher Kyle Freeland.



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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 17:05:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Charlie Blackmon's 12th-inning homer leads Rockies over Indians]]> http://gazette.com/charlie-blackmons-12th-inning-homer-leads-rockies-over-indians/article/1608803?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/charlie-blackmons-12th-inning-homer-leads-rockies-over-indians/article/1608803?custom_click=rss

CLEVELAND — Charlie Blackmon homered in the 12th inning, atoning for a baserunning blunder and lifting the Colorado Rockies over the Cleveland Indians 3-2 on Wednesday.

With Colorado trailing 2-1, Blackmon singled leading off the eighth and was running on the pitch when DJ LeMahieu fouled a ball to the right side. Second baseman Jason Kipnis caught the ball on the warning track with his back to home plate, spun and threw to pitcher Joe Smith, who was covering first.

Colorado tied the score in the ninth when Carlos Gonzalez singled with one out and came home on Jonathan Lucroy's double off Cody Allen, who blew a save for the third time in 22 chances. Lucroy's hit bounced away from center fielder Bradley



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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 16:14:24 -0600
<![CDATA[Chad Bettis' rehab for the Rockies takes big step forward]]> http://gazette.com/chad-bettis-rehab-for-the-rockies-takes-big-step-forward/article/1608783?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/chad-bettis-rehab-for-the-rockies-takes-big-step-forward/article/1608783?custom_click=rss

Chad Bettis' return from testicular cancer took a big step forward Tuesday in Albuquerque.

Bettis allowed just one run on three hits over five innings for the Isotopes, the Colorado Rockies Triple-A affiliate. Bettis struck out two and walked none.

Over six rehab appearances, Bettis has a 4.24 ERA, allowing 25 hits and seven walks while striking out 17 over 23 1/3 innings.



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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 12:17:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Greg Holland blows second straight save, Indians blast their way past Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/greg-holland-blows-second-straight-save-indians-blast-their-way-past-rockies/article/1608763?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/greg-holland-blows-second-straight-save-indians-blast-their-way-past-rockies/article/1608763?custom_click=rss

CLEVELAND — For eight innings, nothing. The Indians did everything in the ninth.

Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer with two outs off All-Star closer Greg Holland as Cleveland, down to its last strike several times, rallied for four runs in its last at-bat for Corey Kluber and stunned the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Tuesday night.

After Austin Jackson tied it with a two-out bloop RBI single, Gomes connected on the first pitch from Holland (2-3), driving it into the seats in center field to touch off a wild celebration in Progressive Field.

Gomes flung his helmet and skipped around the bases as the Indians players danced out of their dugout at the improbable walk-off win.

"That was unbelievable, man,"



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Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:47:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Marquez, Rockies beat Pirates 7-3 after benches empty]]> http://gazette.com/marquez-rockies-beat-pirates-7-3-after-benches-empty/article/feed/478584?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/marquez-rockies-beat-pirates-7-3-after-benches-empty/article/feed/478584?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — In the midst of a dominating outing, German Marquez had one wayward pitch that fueled a near brawl.

Marquez matched a career best with nine strikeouts in seven solid innings and also became the latest Rockies pitcher to hit a Pirates batter with a pitch as Colorado beat Pittsburgh 7-3 on Saturday night.

Marquez (8-4) plunked Andrew McCutchen in the sixth inning, and the Pirates outfielder strode toward the mound before being headed off by home plate umpire Chad Fairchild and slowly taking his base. Going into the game, the Pirates had a major league-high 55 batters hit by pitches, including four by Rockies pitchers on Friday night.

"It never was on purpose," Marquez said through a translator. "All I want

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