Jorge De La Rosa
If there’s a dramatic improvement in Colorado Rockies pitching this season it’s because they have an extra coach behind the plate in new arrival Nick Hundley.
Nick Hundley started last season in San Diego, finished it in Baltimore and then signed with Colorado. A dizzying year for the veteran catcher? Not so much for the son of a college football coach.
Colorado Rockies pitchers and catchers will report Feb. 20 in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Jeff Bridich and Walt Weiss are as excited as anybody.
Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O’Dowd and senior vice president Bill Geivett are leaving the front office after the team turned in a fourth straight losing season.
His team mired in another midsummer nosedive, Colorado Rockies owner Dick Monfort had seen enough and was finally going to do something about it.
Drew Stubbs’ tiebreaking RBI single in the 12th inning squirted through a gap in San Diego’s desperation defensive alignment, lifting the Colorado Rockies past the Padres, 7-6, on Saturday night.
Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam and Jorge De La Rosa pitched eight crisp innings, helping the Colorado Rockies cool off the Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.
Rymer Liriano’s first big league homer was a two-run shot in the fourth inning and Abraham Almonte also went deep to help the San Diego Padres beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 Wednesday.
David Peralta hit a grand slam in Arizona’s nine-run eighth inning, Mark Trumbo homered and drove in four runs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the bumbling Colorado Rockies 14-4 on Saturday night.
The Colorado Rockies stayed with the Detroit Tigers early but just couldn’t keep up the pace.