<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - sports >> rockies]]> http://gazette.com/rss/sports/rockies Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:29:51 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Harper homers in 11-run 7th, Turner, Nats rout Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/harper-homers-in-11-run-7th-turner-nats-rout-rockies/article/1601945?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/harper-homers-in-11-run-7th-turner-nats-rout-rockies/article/1601945?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer as part of an 11-run seventh inning, Trea Turner enjoyed another big game at Coors Field and the Washington Nationals routed the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Thursday.

Turner proved to be a pitcher's nightmare throughout the four-game series. He hit for the cycle on Tuesday, finished a triple shy of another cycle Wednesday and added a double and two singles in the finale — in all, he had nine extra-base hits, scored 10 runs and had 11 RBIs.

Washington finished 9-1 on its road trip, taking three of the last four at Colorado. What's more, the Nationals scored 11 or more runs in three straight games for the first time since July 1986 at Atlanta, when the team was the Montreal



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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:57:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Nationals beat Rockies behind near cycle from Turner]]> http://gazette.com/nationals-beat-rockies-behind-near-cycle-from-turner/article/1601902?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nationals-beat-rockies-behind-near-cycle-from-turner/article/1601902?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Trea Turner nearly hit for the cycle for a second straight night, finishing a triple shy, and Bryce Harper had four more hits to run his average to .432 as the Washington Nationals beat the Colorado Rockies 11-4 on Wednesday.

Turner lined one of three Washington homers, with Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy also going deep, to help the Nationals improve to 8-1 on their 10-game trip.

Tanner Roark (3-0) worked his way out of several jams to throw five solid innings. He allowed two runs and struck out four.

Never quite settling in on a cool night, Tyler Chatwood (2-3) surrendered five runs in five innings.

Turner followed his cycle the night before with a solo shot in the fifth for his second



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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:29:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Turner hits for cycle, Nationals outlast Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/turner-hits-for-cycle-nationals-outlast-rockies/article/1601821?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/turner-hits-for-cycle-nationals-outlast-rockies/article/1601821?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Trea Turner wore everything he could to stay warm, including a red ski mask that covered his face.

For someone who doesn't enjoy hitting in the cold, he sure was hot at the plate.

Turner hit for the third cycle in Nationals history and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping Washington to a 15-12 win over the Colorado Rockies on a frigid Tuesday night.

The shortstop had a single in the first, a two-run double in the second, a two-run homer in the sixth and a bases-loaded triple in the seventh. It was the first cycle by the Nationals since Cristian Guzman on Aug. 28, 2008.

"I'm a baby when it comes to the cold," Turner said. "I was just trying to survive the cold.



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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:15:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Blackmon hits 2-run homer, Rockies beat Nationals]]> http://gazette.com/blackmon-hits-2-run-homer-rockies-beat-nationals/article/1601727?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/blackmon-hits-2-run-homer-rockies-beat-nationals/article/1601727?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer in the seventh, Colorado's lights-out bullpen threw three-plus scoreless innings and the Colorado Rockies beat Washington 8-4 on Monday night, ending the Nationals' seven-game winning streak.

Trailing 4-3, Blackmon lined a hanging slider from lefty Enny Romero (1-1) into the right-field stands. It was Blackmon's sixth homer of the season and followed a pinch-hit double from Pat Valaika — his first hit of the season.

The Rockies' relievers came through once again after starter Tyler Anderson wore down. Carlos Estevez (2-0) got four outs and Adam Ottavino threw an effective eighth. Greg Holland pitched the ninth in a non-save situation after the Rockies added three



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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:07:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Kyle Freeland sharp, first-place Rockies sweep Giants]]> http://gazette.com/kyle-freeland-sharp-first-place-rockies-sweep-giants/article/1601677?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kyle-freeland-sharp-first-place-rockies-sweep-giants/article/1601677?custom_click=rss

DENVER — In between starts, the message to Kyle Freeland was rather low-key.

As in, low was the key.

Freeland kept the ball down while pitching seven sharp innings, Gerardo Parra hit a two-run homer and the Colorado Rockies beat San Francisco 8-0 on Sunday for their first three-game sweep of the Giants at Coors Field since 2002.

Freeland (2-1) mixed a wicked sinker with a two-seam fastball to get 12 groundouts and three strikeouts. The Denver native allowed six hits and shattered three bats on a day when the Giants changed their lineup to try to break out of a hitting funk. It didn't work as they lost for the sixth time in seven games.

"Moving forward, that should be a big part of Kyle's game —



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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:01:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Senzatela, Story key Rockies' 12-3 win over Giants]]> http://gazette.com/senzatela-story-key-rockies-12-3-win-over-giants/article/feed/455406?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/senzatela-story-key-rockies-12-3-win-over-giants/article/feed/455406?custom_click=rss

DENVER (AP) — Rookie right-hander Antonio Senzatela expanded his pitching repertoire to stay a step ahead of the San Francisco Giants.

Senzatela pitched seven innings of one-run ball for his third win in four major league starts, Trevor Story homered for the second straight night and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 12-3 Saturday.

"The thing about tonight that I thought was different than the previous start was the use of the breaking ball and the changeup," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "It was a true three-pitch mix. He got some outs with the breaking ball. He got some outs with the change and again, the fastball was live, beat some swings, and he pitched very well."

Senzatela (3-0) allowed four

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DENVER - First names first.

Is it Bud or Buddy?

"Both," the Rockies manager said from a dugout stoop prior to a game against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. "Or Harry, my real name. Or Blacky. Some guys call me Blacky. Any one of them is fine, really."

The Rockies currently are the best of the Big Four teams in Colorado - 11-6 and in first place in the National League West entering Saturday - so it's about time we all got better acquainted. It was on a trip through Denver International Airport that I realized we should probably know which name Harry Ralston Black prefers. He's been here fewer than 20 games, yet Black was asked to lend his voice to the train that connects terminals at DIA: "Welcome to Denver.



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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 20:47:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Story, Blackmon power Rockies to win over Giants]]> http://gazette.com/story-blackmon-power-rockies-to-win-over-giants/article/1601575?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/story-blackmon-power-rockies-to-win-over-giants/article/1601575?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Trevor Story has been tinkering with his swing to break out of a slump.

He just might be on to something.

Story hit his first career grand slam and Charlie Blackmon lined an inside-the-park homer as part of a six-run fourth inning, helping the Colorado Rockies beat Johnny Cueto and the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on a rainy Friday night.

It's the first time an NL team has hit a grand slam and an inside-the-parker in the same inning since the 1950 New York Giants, according to STATS. The Boston Red Sox accomplished the feat in 2011.

"We're seeing signs of better at-bats," Rockies manager Bud Black said of Story. "I liked the swing on the grand slam for sure.



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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:53:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Clayton Kershaw calls Rockies' Tyler Anderson 'disrespectful' after Dodgers' win]]> http://gazette.com/clayton-kershaw-calls-rockies-tyler-anderson-disrespectful-after-dodgers-win/article/1601437?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/clayton-kershaw-calls-rockies-tyler-anderson-disrespectful-after-dodgers-win/article/1601437?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES — Clayton Kershaw was irritated before even throwing his first pitch. That's because Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Anderson left the bullpen late, and Kershaw, already on the mound, had to wait for him.

Kershaw said that didn't cause his rocky first inning, but he got out of a bases-loaded jam by allowing just one run and was his trusty Cy Young self afterward. He struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.

"That was one of the more disrespectful things I've been a part of in a game," Kershaw said. "Really didn't appreciate that. The game starts at 7:10. It's started at 7:10 here for a long time.



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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:48:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Nolan Arenado hits 2 home runs, Rockies hold off Dodgers]]> http://gazette.com/nolan-arenado-hits-2-home-runs-rockies-hold-off-dodgers/article/1601350?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/nolan-arenado-hits-2-home-runs-rockies-hold-off-dodgers/article/1601350?custom_click=rss

LOS ANGELES — Nolan Arenado homered twice, Trevor Story also connected and the Colorado Rockies held off the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday night.

Greg Holland gave up two runs in the ninth inning but earned his eighth save in as many chances. With runners at first and second, Adrian Gonzalez grounded out to end it.

Arenado hit a two-run homer into the left-field bleachers off Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-3) in the first. The slugger added his sixth of the season in the fifth, sending another pitch from Ryu into the stands between the left-field foul pole and the Dodgers bullpen.

The only National League player with more homers than Arenado is Milwaukee's Eric Thames, who has seven.



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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:33:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Rookie Antonio Senzatela wins again, Rockies make history in San Francisco]]> http://gazette.com/rookie-antonio-senzatela-wins-again-rockies-make-history-in-san-francisco/article/1601205?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rookie-antonio-senzatela-wins-again-rockies-make-history-in-san-francisco/article/1601205?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO — Rookie Antonio Senzatela overcame a rocky start for his second straight victory on a rainy afternoon, and the Colorado Rockies won a four-game series in San Francisco for the first time in club history.

Senzatela settled down after a rough first inning, holding San Francisco scoreless on four hits over the next six innings in the Rockies' 4-3 victory Sunday.

Charlie Blackmon led off the game with a homer and Nolan Arenado celebrated his 26th birthday with a two-run double to cap a three-run first inning as the Rockies took three of four.

"We jumped out to the quick lead, we ambushed their guy, and then they jumped on Antonio," Colorado manager Bud Black said. "A lot of young guys would have let



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Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:48:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Cueto pitches 7 innings as Giants beat Rockies]]> http://gazette.com/cueto-pitches-7-innings-as-giants-beat-rockies/article/1601102?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cueto-pitches-7-innings-as-giants-beat-rockies/article/1601102?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants got Johnny Cueto some runs to work with, and the right-hander took over from there.

Cueto pitched seven effective innings, Brandon Crawford and Chris Marrero homered, and the Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Friday night.

San Francisco led 4-0 after four innings.

"Once I saw that I had that lead I told myself, 'OK now I have to grind it, pitch and hold onto that lead,'" Cueto said through a translator.

Cueto (3-0) allowed two runs and six hits while winning his third straight start to begin the season. He struck out six and walked one.

Cueto won his sixth straight decision against the Rockies. He was 5-0 with a 1.33 ERA over his previous



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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:14:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Story hits 2-run HR to lead Rockies in win over Giants]]> http://gazette.com/story-hits-2-run-hr-to-lead-rockies-in-win-over-giants/article/1601065?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/story-hits-2-run-hr-to-lead-rockies-in-win-over-giants/article/1601065?custom_click=rss

SAN FRANCISCO — The Colorado Rockies lost starter Jon Gray early with a re-aggravated toe injury, so they turned to solid relief pitching and strong defense — and got just enough from their sputtering offense — to beat the San Francisco Giants.

Trevor Story hit a two-run homer and five Colorado pitchers combined on a five-hitter in the Rockies' 3-1 victory on Thursday night. The Giants loaded the bases with one out in the ninth, but Greg Holland — who notched his sixth straight save this season — got Eduardo Nunez to ground into a game-ending double play.

"Tonight we pitched really well and played good defense," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "Your starter gets knocked out early, and



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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:02:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Paul Klee: Where are we again? Colorado Rockies pitchers carrying hitters]]> http://gazette.com/paul-klee-where-are-we-again-colorado-rockies-pitchers-carrying-hitters/article/1600942?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/paul-klee-where-are-we-again-colorado-rockies-pitchers-carrying-hitters/article/1600942?custom_click=rss

DENVER - With a sly grin that hinted he knew the bizarre nature of his commentary, the reigning National League batting champion, D.J. LeMahieu, jumped at the opportunity.

He hasn't had many like it, so file this one under Things You Never Hear at Coors Field.

"The only reason we're 6-4 right now is pitching," LeMahieu said.

Is it a more surprising development the Rockies suddenly can pitch or suddenly can't hit?

"Offense hasn't been there the last couple of games, but (pitching) is there to pick us up," shortstop Trevor Story said.

Tell me again: What parallel baseball universe are we in? Yes, the Rockies are 6-4.



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Thu, 13 Apr 2017 06:55:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Zach Lee, bullpen hold Rockies to 3 hits in win]]> http://gazette.com/zach-lee-bullpen-hold-rockies-to-3-hits-in-win/article/1600949?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/zach-lee-bullpen-hold-rockies-to-3-hits-in-win/article/1600949?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Zach Lee's first major league start didn't go all that well. Nearly 21 months later, he got another chance.

Now this one went way better.

Lee and four relievers combined on a three-hitter, Ryan Schimpf homered as part of a four-run first inning and the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 6-0 on Wednesday.

"After the year I had in '16, there could have been very few teams that would have given me opportunities," said the 25-year-old Lee, who bounced around the minors with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners last season before being claimed off waivers by the Padres in December.

"Fortunately the Padres saw something that they wanted to take a chance on.



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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:57:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Rockies' Antonio Senzatela gets 1st win, to take ball to mom's grave]]> http://gazette.com/rockies-antonio-senzatela-gets-1st-win-to-take-ball-to-moms-grave/article/1600855?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/rockies-antonio-senzatela-gets-1st-win-to-take-ball-to-moms-grave/article/1600855?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Antonio Senzatela knows exactly what he's going to do with the baseball from his first major league win — place it on his mother's grave in Venezuela.

"A gift to my mom," said Senzatela, who lost his mother to cancer last July.

Senzatela allowed a leadoff homer and then settled down to throw seven sharp innings and help the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 3-2 on Tuesday night.

"He's got a good heartbeat. His pulse is good. He competes," manager Bud Black said. "He's focused and always in a pretty good space."



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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:33:08 -0600