4/24/2014 | Rule 5 pick Kahnle's story one of perseverance
Reliever Tommy Kahnle was left unprotected by the Yankees last winter because his control hadn't reached the point the team wanted when it had to make its decisions. The Rockies took him in the Rule 5 Draft. Suddenly, the rookie has pulled his hard-throwing style together, to the tune of 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA, with work in key spots.
4/23/2014 | Rockies undone by grand slam in homer-filled loss
Hector Sanchez hit two of the Giants' six and the team's combined nine homers Wednesday. The second was an 11th-inning, two-out grand slam that gave his team a 12-10 victory over the Rockies.
4/23/2014 | Prospect Gray flirts with perfection vs. Arkansas
Right-hander Jon Gray retired the first 17 batters he faced Wednesday, only to lose his perfect game, no-hitter and, ultimately, the game.
4/23/2014 | Rockies give CarGo a breather vs. Giants
Rockies manager Walt Weiss resisted the temptation to play slumping outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on Wednesday.
4/23/2014 | Aggressive approach working well for Brothers
Lefty reliever Rex Brothers is doing little thinking and even less caring, and it's working out for the Rockies.
4/23/2014 | Barnes making most of opportunities with Rockies
The next time Rockies manager Walt Weiss starts right-handed-hitting Brandon Barnes in the leadoff spot, instead of sizzling Charlie Blackmon, it just might not set off a social media and fantasy player firestorm.
4/23/2014 | Rockies looking for road success in set with Dodgers
Rockies manager Walt Weiss wants to dominate at home and at least hold their own on the road, especially within the National League West. That brings Colorado to Friday's opener of three against the Dodgers and six within the NL West. Righty Jordan Lyles will start the opener against Dodgers righty Josh Beckett.
4/23/2014 | Hawkins a closer, and mentor, for Rockies
LaTroy Hawkins is the Rockies' closer -- for the time being. He's the guy the Rockies signed off the free-agent market last winter not only to get the final outs of victories but also to help lefty Rex Brothers develop into the reliever the Rockies believe he can be: their long-term answer to the challenges of the ninth inning.
4/23/2014 | Chatwood, Cain surging into series finale
Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood and Giants righty Matt Cain have had to ease into the season, for different reasons. Both hope to be at full stride when they meet in Wednesday's finale of a three-game set at Coors Field, with the Rockies seeking a sweep.
4/23/2014 | McMahon hits eighth home run with Class A
Third baseman Ryan McMahon, the Rockies' No. 5 prospect, hit a two-run home run to lead Class A Asheville to a 4-2 victory Tuesday at Greenville. The home run was his eighth of the season, the second most in the Minor Leagues.
4/22/2014 | Morales in control to win duel over Bumgarner
Fashioning his second straight stellar start, Franklin Morales held the Giants to one run in seven innings and made solo homers by Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado stand, as the Rockies won for the fifth time in six games, 2-1, at Coors Field on Tuesday night
4/22/2014 | Blackmon swinging hot bat in leadoff role
As last season ended, Rockies manager Walt Weiss told outfielder Charlie Blackmon he wanted him to prepare to be a leadoff hitter. It turns out that with Blackmon making a slight modification to his approach, he has found a home.
4/22/2014 | LeMahieu shines at plate with runners on base
Regularly batting No. 8 in the Rockies' lineup, DJ LeMahieu carried a respectable batting average into Tuesday night's game against the Giants. But with men on, his average improves significantly.
4/22/2014 | Barnes, Stubbs join lineup against tough lefty
Rockies manager Walt Weiss saw Tuesday night's game against Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner as an opportunity to play right-handed-hitting outfielders Brandon Barnes, who batted leadoff, and Drew Stubbs, who hit seventh.
4/22/2014 | Giants, Rockies testing depth early in season
The Rockies and Giants have been relying on their depth during the first month of the season, with Colorado in position to absorb the loss of Michael Cuddyer and San Francisco carrying an extra pitcher while at Coors Field. The series continues Tuesday with left-handers Madison Bumgarner and Franklin Morales squaring off on the mound.
4/21/2014 | Blackmon belts two of five Rox homers in rout
On the day that Michael Cuddyer was placed on the disabled list, Charlie Blackmon led the Rockies' home run binge en route to an 8-2 victory over the Giants at Coors Field on Monday night.
4/21/2014 | Rockies pleased with all-around team effort
The Rockies have tried several formulas to building a successful roster, and this winter they took a new approach. Putting the focus on roster depth, the club likes what it's seen in the first month of the season, writes columnist Tracy Ringolsby.
4/21/2014 | CarGo gets wish after texting plea to start
Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez texted manager Walt Weiss Sunday evening -- not long after being removed from a 10-9 loss to the Phillies with left knee tendinitis -- requesting to start Monday night against the Giants.
4/21/2014 | Rockies taking look at Arenado in No. 2 spot
Nolan Arenado has spent nearly two weeks being a headache for pitchers who already were dealing with strength in the top half of the Rockies' lineup. Now, with Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list, it appears Arenado will have chances at the No. 2 slot.
4/21/2014 | Chacin to approach 80 pitches in rehab start
Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin will make a rehab start of 70-80 pitches Thursday for Triple-A Colorado Springs, and it could be his last or next-to-last rehab start.
4/21/2014 | Rosario back behind plate for De La Rosa
For the first time since Opening Night, left-hander Jorge De La Rosa was paired with regular Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario on Monday.
4/21/2014 | Cuddyer hits 15-day DL; Culberson recalled
The Rockies announced Monday that the club has placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 18) with a left hamstring strain. In addition, the club has recalled infielder Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Colorado Springs.
4/21/2014 | Red-hot Morneau is NL Player of the Week
For the second time in three weeks, a Rockies player has been named the National League Player of the Week. This time, it was first baseman Justin Morneau, who won the award on Monday.
4/20/2014 | CarGo feels 'all right' after exiting with knee tendinitis
Colorado left fielder Carlos Gonzalez left Sunday's series finale between the Rockies and Phillies with left knee tendinitis after running out a high-bounding grounder to third to end the sixth inning.
4/20/2014 | Phils, Rox use replay three times in eventful finale
The Phillies and Rockies had three replay challenges Sunday in a wild game at Coors Field that ended in a 10-9 win for Philadelphia.
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