Series Recap: Let’s Talk About Tyler Matzek

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Colorado Rockies @ Arizona Diamondbacks Friday-Sunday, August 29-31, 2014 (Series Preview) The Rockies struck out 27 times on the weekend, managing 6 runs on 22 hits. Meanwhile, the bullpen allowed 6 runs on 7 hits in 6.2 innings. So yeah, it’s pretty clear who to point the finger at for this series loss. But, really, […]

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Comparing Losing

Associated Press via Huffignton Post

Sometimes, things are sad. When the San Diego Padres concluded their sweep of the Colorado Rockies on August 13th (and no, it wasn’t a Friday the 13th, just another day as a Rockies fan), it reiterated what had been a sad fact for much of August, that the Rockies had the worst win-loss record in […]

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Series Preview – Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks – 8/29/14-8/31/14


Colorado Rockies (53-80) at Arizona (55-78) COL on the road (19-47) , last 10 (5-5). ARI at home (27-42), last 10 (2-8). Probable Starters: Christian Bergman (5.3 IP, 4.6 SO/9, 1.7 BB/9) vs. Josh Collmenter (5.8 IP, 6.2 SO/9, 2.2 BB/9) Tyler Matzek (6 IP, 6.4 SO/9, 3.4 BB/9) vs. Vidal Nuno (5.9 IP, 7.1 […]

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Series Recap: The Slow March to 100

(Eric Risberg, AP)

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants Monday-Thursday, August 25-28, 2014 (Series Preview) The Colorado Rockies have lost their 80th game. They would have to go 29-0 for the rest of the season in order to finish above .500—which probably won’t happen. At this point, the only things Rockies fans have to root about is the […]

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Blame the Umps?! – Part 2


Last week, in Part 1 of this study, I explored the effect bad umpiring on ball/strike calls has had on Colorado Rockies hitters – both individually and as a team – thus far in 2014. The headlines, in brief, were: 1. Corey Dickerson, screwed by the umps more than anyone on the team, may be even […]

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Rooftop Deck Summary — Colorado Rockies Links and Tweets — 08/27/2014

Rooftop Deck is a, well, deck (or stack or summary or whatnot) of articles and tweets, primarily about the Colorado Rockies that are either thought-provoking or funny. (Or at least, we think are thought-provoking or funny). Michael Cuddyer returned from the Disabled List just long enough to hit for the cycle… becoming just the third […]

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Series Preview – Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants – 8/25/14-8/28/14

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Colorado Rockies (52-77) at San Francisco (68-61) COL on the road (18-44), last 10 (6-4). SF at home (32-32), last 10 (6-4). Probable Starters: Tyler Matzek (5.9 IP, 6.2 SO/9, 3.5 BB/9) vs. Jake Peavy (6.5 IP, 6.3 SO/9, 2.2 BB/9) Jorge De La Rosa (5.8 IP, 6.6 SO/9, 3.1 BB/9) vs. Madison Bumgarner (6.5 IP, 9.2 […]

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Series Recap: Home Runs are the Best

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Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies Series Recap: August 22-24, 2014 (Series Preview) The Rockies won a series. Giancarlo Stanton did not hit a home run at Coors Field this year. Corey Dickerson hit a home run that made everyone’s jaws hit the floor (and then later hit the game winning single in the 13th inning): All these […]

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An Improbable Weekend at Coors Field


From August of 2011 until August 2014, I attended games at five different major league ballparks—none of which were Coors Field. I did see the Rockies play on the road for one of those games, but as Rox Pile’s Hayden Kane told me, that doesn’t really count. It was due time to return to Colorado […]

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Series Preview – Miami at Colorado – 8/22/14-8/24/14

Es apropiado que Jordan Lyles utilice el antiguo número de Fowler: 24 (Getty Images)

Miami Marlins (63-63) at Colorado Rockies (50-76) COL at home (32-32), last 10 (5-5). MIA on road (26-32), last 10 (6-4). Probable Starters: Henderson Alvarez (6.3 IP, 5.5 SO/9, 1.7 BB/9) vs. Franklin Morales (5.5 IP, 6.0 SO/9, 4.1 BB/9) Tom Koehler (5.3 IP, 7.0 SO/9, 3.3 BB/9) vs. Jordan Lyles (5.7 IP, 6.5 SO/9, 3.4 […]

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