3/14/2014 | Friedrich can't contain Pence's bat in loss to Giants
Hunter Pence homered twice Friday to propel the San Francisco Giants to a 4-0 exhibition victory over the Colorado Rockies. Pence drove a pitch from Rockies starter Christian Friedrich over the left-field barrier to lead off San Francisco's second inning. Two innings later, Pence cleared the fence when he connected with a delivery from Friedrich, who was sent to Minor League camp Thursday.
3/14/2014 | CarGo confident finger injury behind him
Even with the boredom that comes with being a star performing at a time when the numbers don't count, Rockies star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez has allayed any fears that the right middle finger injury that marred last season will linger.
3/14/2014 | Reliever Logan coming along right on schedule
If the rest of the steps go as smoothly as his 20-pitch live batting-practice session Friday, Rockies left-handed reliever Boone Logan should soon appear in Spring Training games in preparation for the March 31 start of the regular season.
3/14/2014 | R. Wheeler making case for Rockies bench spot
Left-handed-hitting corner infielder Ryan Wheeler is trying to force the Rockies' hand when it comes to the bench makeup.
3/14/2014 | Janish hoping strong spring leads to roster spot
Paul Janish entered Friday's game against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium batting .480 with 12 singles and a home run. With regular shortstop Troy Tulowitzki nursing a left calf bruise and the Rockies having cleared a couple of younger infielders to Minor League camp, Janish is looking to take advantage of his playing time.
3/14/2014 | Coors Field could host hockey, football games
Rockies owner, chairman and CEO Dick Monfort said he has been talking with the National Hockey League and others involved for more than eight months, and it should result in Coors Field hosting an NHL Stadium Series game "within the next two years."
3/14/2014 | Gray has lessons to learn after bumpy outing
Not that anyone cheers for a prodigious talent to struggle, but it's inevitable and teams use it for teaching. Call Thursday a teachable moment for Rockies 2013 top Draft pick Jon Gray, a right-hander from Oklahoma.
3/14/2014 | Belisle's spring struggles don't worry Weiss
Rockies manager Walt Weiss was not alarmed by an outing for Matt Belisle that started unlucky and got worse Thursday night in a 10-5 loss to the Athletics.
3/14/2014 | Sharpening location next on Chatwood's agenda
The next step for Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood is sharpness. Thursday night's performance against the Athletics illustrated the point.
3/14/2014 | Rosario, T. Wheeler home runs among 15 hits
Catcher Wilin Rosario and right fielder Tim Wheeler each homered on a rough night for Rockies pitching in a 10-5 Athletics' win Thursday.
3/14/2014 | Adames thrilled by opportunity to back up Tulo
Being a young player behind a star is part of the Spring Training life. Rockies middle infield prospect Cristhian Adames was grateful he had a chance to learn from one of the best at big league camp.
3/14/2014 | Friedrich, Parker among nine sent to Minors camp
Of the nine players the Rockies sent down to Minor League camp on Thursday, left-hander Christian Friedrich and prospect Kyle Parker were the biggest names.
3/13/2014 | Tulo taking it easy after plunking on calf
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki walked Thursday with his left calf wrapped -- the result of being hit by a pitch from the previous night. He said he didn't think the contusion would keep him sidelined long, and he didn't comment on the speculation that the plunking might have been intentional.
3/13/2014 | Janish homers as Rockies split day's action
Brandon Drury's two-run double in the eighth inning lifted the D-backs to their second win on Wednesday, 6-4, over the Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Paul Janish hit his first homer of the spring for Colorado.
3/12/2014 | Tulo day to day after getting plunked in leg
Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was removed in the bottom of the fourth inning against the D-backs on Wednesday night after he was hit in the lower left leg by a Wade Miley pitch.
3/12/2014 | Walker joins Rox camp as guest instructor
Former Rockies star Larry Walker joined the club Wednesday to serve as a guest instructor, and he is happy with the club's effort to reach out to its former stars.
3/12/2014 | Rutledge happy ankle has responded well
Rockies infielder Josh Rutledge thought his left ankle sprain, which cost him five days of action, was fully recovered. Tuesday's game against the Cubs confirmed it.
3/12/2014 | Added weight has Brothers feeling strong
Rockies left-handed reliever Rex Brothers believes he will be better over the course of the season because he reported to Spring Training 10 pounds heavier than last year.
3/12/2014 | Rockies reward De La Rosa with Opening Day start
Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa received a reward Wednesday after a long and triumphant journey. Manager Walt Weiss named De La Rosa the starting pitcher in the season opener on March 31 at Miami. The Marlins will start righty Jose Fernandez.
3/12/2014 | Anderson effective over five as Rockies top Reds
Left-hander Brett Anderson put aside some early struggles to toss five solid innings and earn the victory,as a split Rockies squad topped the Reds, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon.
3/11/2014 | Lyles 'in a good place' as he eyes rotation spot
Righty Jordan Lyles, competing for the Rockies' rotation spot that will be open at the start of the year as Jhoulys Chacin recovers from a right shoulder injury, made forward strides during three scoreless innings in Tuesday's 13-0 victory over the Cubs.
3/11/2014 | Center-field competition may take duration of spring
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said competition for playing time in center field could go until late in camp.
3/11/2014 | De La Rosa evolving into natural rotation leader
The Rockies can depend on left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa. Sure, he struggled in his first Cactus League start, but he's been progressively better since. He can't get much better than his three scoreless frames with two hits and one strikeout in Tuesday's 13-0 win over the Cubs.
3/11/2014 | Arenado welcomes homework from trusted tutor
Called up to the Major Leagues late last April, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado had more access than ever to research tools. Now he wants to learn how to use them.
3/11/2014 | Rockies back stingy De La Rosa with four homers
Kyle Parker hit a two-run homer as the Rockies hit for the cycle in a four-run third inning, while Nolan Arenado, Kent Matthes and Ryan Wheeler each added blasts to beat the Cubs, 13-0, on Tuesday in front of a Cactus League record crowd of 14,840 at Cubs Park.
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