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4/20/2015 | Padres' early barrage spoils De La Rosa's debut

Jorge De La Rosa, who started the season on the DL with a groin strain, was greeted rudely in his season debut, as the Padres scored nine runs in his two innings. The barrage started with Matt Kemp's two-run double and supported Odrisamer Despaigne's strong start.

4/20/2015 | Matzek faces Padres looking to build on last start

Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek (1-0, 1.80) will make his third start and second at Coors Field on Tuesday, and Padres right-hander Brandon Morrow (0-0, 1.29) will start there for the first time in almost five years.

4/20/2015 | Rockies go with shorter 'pen after sending down Oberg

The Colorado Rockies began a seven-game homestand Monday with seven relievers in their bullpen, down one after Scott Oberg was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room on the roster for Jorge De La Rosa.

4/20/2015 | Dickerson joins Arenado on bench with ailment

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was scratched from the lineup Monday due to a sore left wrist and is listed as day to day. And left fielder Corey Dickerson, who has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot, left the game after running out a ground ball to end the third inning

4/19/2015 | Tulo's sixth-inning at-bat encapsulates missed chances

The Rockies had their chance Sunday afternoon in the sixth against Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy -- no outs, two on, with stars Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki hitting and a two-run deficit.

4/19/2015 | Axford moved to restricted list as he continues to care for son

The Rockies moved right-handed relief pitcher John Axford to the restricted list, which means he can continue to care for his son as he recovers from a rattlesnake bite incident but can be activated at any point.

4/19/2015 | Starters making adjustments to take load off bullpen

Pitching coach Steve Foster understands that the early-season performance has produced ominous signs. Going into Sunday's finale of three games with the Dodgers, Rockies starters had the highest walks per nine innings, the 12th-most pitches per batter faced and the fifth-fewest innings.

4/19/2015 | Despaigne, De La Rosa set to open series

Odrisamer Despaigne has never pitched at Coors Field, which could play in his favor when he takes the mound Monday for a start, the beginning of a four-game series against the Rockies. This will be the first start of the season for Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa, who began the regular season on the disabled list with a strained left groin.

4/19/2015 | LeMahieu off to hot start, but regrets missed opportunities

DJ LeMahieu burned Dodgers star pitcher Zack Greinke for a seventh-inning, two-run homer in the Rockies' 6-3 loss Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.

4/18/2015 | Blackmon trying to go deeper into counts this season

Through the first 10 games going into his start Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, Charlie Blackmon saw 4.13 pitches per plate appearance, an increase over the 3.58 average he saw last year -- his first in the top spot in the order.

4/18/2015 | McCarthy will face rookie Butler in series finale

Rockies rookie Eddie Butler faces the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. Butler made three Major League starts last year. Two were against the Dodgers, and they weren't good (0-1, 9.90 ERA). He'll be opposed by Brandon McCarthy.

4/18/2015 | Dodgers extend streak to six wins, despite LeMahieu's homer

Torrid Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs and Howie Kendrick had a pair of doubles as the Dodgers win streak reached six games with a 6-3 victory over the Rockies at Dodger Stadium Saturday night. Zack Greinke got the win, despite being chased with a two-run homer by DJ LeMahieu with two out in the top of the seventh inning.

4/18/2015 | Tulowitzki sees improved attitude among teammates

The Rockies' 7-3 loss to the Dodgers, their first defeat in seven road games, shouldn't stop the growth Tulowitzki sees in this Rockies team.

4/18/2015 | Dodgers extend win streak to five, snap Rox road run at six

Howie Kendrick homered and doubled, Adrian Gonzalez had a pair of RBI doubles and Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 in six innings of a 7-3 win over the Rockies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, extending the Dodgers' win streak to five games and snapping Colorado's road win streak at six.

4/17/2015 | Greinke goes for series win vs. Rockies, Lyles

Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles, who will start against the Dodgers and Zack Greinke on Saturday night, would rather Yasiel Puig not return. Puig is 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBIs against Lyles.

4/17/2015 | Axford may need to extend emergency family leave

Rockies right-handed pitcher John Axford's family medical emergency leave will expire Sunday. Manager Walt Weiss said Friday the club will be in contact with the Commissioner's Office if it is determined that Axford needs more time.

4/16/2015 | Matzek overcomes early jitters, cruises to pick up first win

While Rockies fans likely worried about lefty Tyler Matzek's scattershot control for the first two innings Wednesday night, he experienced peace -- and trust -- in the dugout.

4/16/2015 | Young: Robinson 'paved the way for us to put on this uniform'

On a day when every player in the game wore Jackie Robinson's No. 42 to commemorate the end of the color barrier in 1947, Rockies coaches Eric Young and Stu Cole were in position to offer examples of opportunities the game offers.

4/16/2015 | Arenado's big blast off Lincecum carries Rox to sweep of Giants

A night after showing his two-time Rawlings Gold Glove prowess with a stunning catch, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado showed he can hit as well, hitting a three-run blast in the first inning to lead Colorado to a sweep of the Giants.

4/15/2015 | De La Rosa set to rejoin rotation Monday vs. Padres

After pitching five innings, striking out five and giving up three runs (two earned) in an injury rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, lefty Jorge De La Rosa will rejoin the Rockies' rotation on Monday against the Padres at Coors Field.

4/15/2015 | Kershaw aims to rebound vs. Rox to launch series

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw has given up nine hits in 12 1/3 innings and a .320 batting average in two starts this season. Kershaw is 13-5 with a 3.17 ERA in 26 starts against the Rockies. The Rockies, off to a strong road start, will hope to tame Kershaw as the three-game series begins Friday night.

4/15/2015 | 'New wrinkle' gives Ottavino arsenal to be Rox's closer

Two days after saying LaTroy Hawkins was being given a break from the ninth-inning bullpen role with the Rockies, manager Walt Weiss has decided Adam Ottavino is the Rockies chairman or closer or whatever label someone wants to slap on him.

4/15/2015 | Rockies bullpen pitches in for victory over Giants

Rockies right-hander Scott Oberg, who threw a scoreless inning in his Major League debut Tuesday, would have plenty of help from his new bullpen friends after he left.

4/15/2015 | Good as gold: Arenado makes fantastic catch

Nolan Arenado's tumble into the tarpaulin roll behind the Giants' bullpen to grab a foul pop by Gregor Blanco in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 4-1 Rockies victory at AT&T Park went viral practically the second the highlight went online.

4/15/2015 | MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.

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