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Justin Morneau finished 3-for-3 with a double, homer and two RBI in a loss to the Friars on Wednesday.

Morneau has clearly enjoyed his escape from Target Field to Coors, though he did his damage tonight at renowned hitter-killer Petco Park. At least in the early going, he looks like a different hitter: The veteran first sacker is slashing .354/.396/.542 with two homers and five RBI over 48 at-bats. He's had a lot of singles drop in, so the power will have to rise to compensate. It's worth noting that he hasn't hit 20 homers since 2009.
Apr 17 - 1:20 AM

Jorge De La Rosa hurled his first quality start of the season, allowing three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits over six innings in a 4-2 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.

The left-hander whiffed four and walked one. As implied above, this was by far De La Rosa's best start of the season, as he logged only 4 1/3 frames in each one of his first three outings. He's 0-3 with a 7.58 ERA, but look beneath the surface and you see a 1.42 WHIP and 20/8 K/BB ratio that suggest things haven't been as quite as bad as they appear. De La Rosa and the Rockies host San Francisco on Monday.
Apr 17 - 1:06 AM

LaTroy Hawkins earned his third save of the season Tuesday in the Rockies' 3-2 win over the Padres.

So far, so good for Colorado's 41-year-old offseason import. Since allowing a run in his Rockies' debut, Hawkins has strung together four consecutive scoreless appearances. He's 3-for-3 in save conversions to go with a 1.93 ERA and 0.86 WHIP. He's outpitching Rex Brothers right now.
Apr 16 - 1:47 AM

One night after suffering an elbow contusion, Michael Cuddyer went 1-for-4 with a steal and a run scored in Tuesday's 3-2 win against the Padres.

With Justin Morneau getting the night off, Cuddyer was free to man first base, a slice of the defensive spectrum that his stomach can handle at this point. He was fortunate to escape Monday's warning track fiasco after slamming into the fence with all his weight falling backwards after getting crossed up on Alexi Amarista's triple. In the batter's box, on the other hand, Cuddyer still looks very much at home, slashing .340/.400/.585 in the early going.
Apr 16 - 1:43 AM

Juan Nicasio surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings in Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the Padres.

Nicasio struck out six in each of his first two outings and fell off to three tonight, but everything else was encouraging. He issued only one free pass. The right-hander has sandwiched two quality starts around last week's rough outing against the White Sox. Add it all up and he's 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through three outings. He’ll face off against the Phillies at home on Sunday.
Apr 16 - 1:42 AM

Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) allowed four runs -- one earned -- on three hits and two walks over 2 2/3 frames in a rehab start with High-A Modesto Tuesday.

He struck out two on the night. It's obviously not the line the Rockies were hoping for, but they're mostly concerned with how Chacin felt. The right-hander is hoping to rejoin the Rockies in late April or early May.
Apr 15 - 11:02 PM

Michael Cuddyer is back in the Rockies' lineup Tuesday.

Cuddyer had to leave Monday's game with a right elbow contusion after slamming into the right field wall. He's surely still sore but is feeling well enough to give it a go. Cuddyer is playing first base, with Justin Morneau getting a night off.
Apr 15 - 6:23 PM

Wilin Rosario hit a two-run homer in the Rockies' loss to the Padres on Monday.

The one-out fifth inning shot off Eric Stults was Rosario's only hit in four at-bats. Rosario missed a game over the weekend with a sore wrist, but he's suffering no ill effects with homers in each of his past two games. The Baby Bull hasn't done much this season outside of that pair of round-trippers, however, slashing .214/.277/.405 over 42 at-bats.
Apr 15 - 1:51 AM

Rex Brothers suffered an ugly blown save Monday against the Padres, walking three batters and allowing two runs in the eighth inning of a 5-4 loss.

Against the Padres in San Diego, walking batters as a reliever is an unforgivable sin. As such, Brothers will be in confession tomorrow. Colorado's primary setup man issued free passes to Xavier Nady, Seth Smith and Yonder Alonso around a pair of outs that ended up in Charlie Blackmon's glove. A wild pitch scored Nady, while a Wilin Rosario throwing error plated the winning run in Smith. Brothers has taken the loss in consecutive games. He's no threat to LaTroy Hawkins at the moment.
Apr 15 - 1:46 AM

Michael Cuddyer has been diagnosed with a right elbow contusion and is day-to-day.

The veteran outfielder slammed into the right field wall on Monday when he got crossed up on Alexi Amarista's RBI triple. The play was more a commentary that Cuddyer shouldn't be playing the outfield any more than a fluke, but fellow former Twin Justin Morneau is in possession of first base for the next two years. Cuddyer is going to wake up very sore tomorrow, and we'd expect him to get a day or two off, but he's fortunate to escape without major injury.
Apr 15 - 12:48 AM

Michael Cuddyer left Monday's game against the Padres in the fifth inning after he slammed into the right field wall chasing Alexi Amarista's RBI triple.

Amarista's blast just missed clearing the wall, and it crossed up the veteran Cuddyer, who was backed up on his heals reaching when the entirety of his weight smashed back-first into the wall. Trainers were looking at his right elbow. We don't yet have an update on his status. Brandon Barnes entered the game to replace the 2013 NL batting title winner.
Apr 15 - 12:09 AM

Michael Cuddyer left Monday's game against the Padres after colliding with the right field wall.

Cuddyer slammed into the fence while trying to chase down Alexi Amarista's triple. He was able to walk off the field on his own, but the trainers were examining his right arm. The Rockies should provide an update on Cuddyer's status later Monday.
Apr 15 - 12:06 AM

Rockies recalled OF Corey Dickerson from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Dickerson was just sent down less than a week ago, but he's back up to replace the injured Brett Anderson (finger). He'll serve as a backup at all three outfield spots.
Apr 14 - 6:21 PM

Rockies placed LHP Brett Anderson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 13, with a fractured left index finger.

Anderson suffered the injury on Saturday during an at-bat. He will have surgery this week to insert some pins in the finger and is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks. Franklin Morales will go back into the rotation in Anderson's place.
Apr 14 - 6:19 PM

Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) will make his next minor league rehab start with High-A Modesto on Tuesday.

With the recent injury to Brett Anderson, the Rockies are starved for quality pitching options in their rotation, so the quicker Chacin can make it back the better. He'll likely have one more rehab start aside from this, and if all goes well he'll be cleared to rejoin the rotation April 28.
Apr 13 - 7:58 PM


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