Rockies News

  • Rox designate Wheeler to make room for Hernandez

    Since the Rockies have depth at first base, they designated the left-handed-hitting Ryan Wheeler for assignment so they could purchase the contract of lefty Pedro Hernandez -- Thursday afternoon's starter against the Cubs.

  • Matzek feeling fine, but Weiss shuffling Rox rotation

    Rockies left-handed pitcher Tyler Matzek reported feeling no worse for the wear Wednesday, roughly a day and a half after his impromptu relief appearance late Tuesday night.

  • This time, Rockies edge Cubs in extra innings

    Brandon Barnes perpetrated a simple, positive act that went a long way toward restoring baseball order. Barnes waited on Wesley Wright's breaking ball and lashed a bases-loaded single into left field to drive in the Rockies' go-ahead run in the 10th inning in a 6-4 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field in front of 29,491.

  • Rockies lose challenge in 10th, but win game

    The Rockies made an instant replay challenge in the top of the 10th inning, hoping for a reversal that would have given them a three-run cushion against the Cubs on Wednesday night. But replay upheld home-plate umpire Will Little's call that Michael McKenry was out at home plate. Two runs proved enough, as the Rockies held on for a 6-4 victory in 10 innings.

  • Rockies couldn't catch break vs. Baker in 16th

    Cubs catcher John Baker rarely answers his cell phone during the season, and didn't acknowledge the 100-plus text messages that clogged his inbox early Wednesday after becoming the first Cubs position player to win a game as a pitcher in franchise history.

  • LeMahieu laments not squeezing out key run

    The unexpected is often at the root of poor execution. Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu was the victim during the 10th inning of Tuesday night's 16-inning, 4-3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

  • Rosario catches break after working overtime

    Upon arriving at Wrigley Field Wednesday, Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario leaned into manager Walt Weiss' office and announced, "I can pitch today."

  • Hernandez gets spot start for Rox Thursday

    Having used scheduled Thursday's scheduled starter Tyler Matzek in relief at the end of Tuesday night's 4-3, 16-inning loss to the Cubs, the Rockies are calling up lefty Pedro Hernandez from Triple-A Colorado Springs for the final game of the series.

  • Rox battle for 16 but drop marathon to Cubs

    The Rockies tried to squeeze out a victory, only to see their chances burst in their hands. An attempted suicide squeeze by DJ LeMahieu with one out in the top of the 10th went awry. Then the Cubs won it, 4-3, on Starlin Castro's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 16th inning at Wrigley Field.

  • Blackmon steals Castillo's thunder -- twice

    Charlie Blackmon made two diving catches that together robbed Welington Castillo of three RBIs, and stole from the Cubs runs that could have shortened a game at Wrigley Field that went well into the night and into the wee hours of the morning.

  • Rox-Cubs contest brings records, rare feats

    The Cubs and Rockies took part in a 16-inning marathon Tuesday night at Wrigley Field that extended into Wednesday morning. The game, time-wise, was the longest in the history of both franchises and it also brought several rare occurrences.

  • Neck improved, Morneau returns to Rox

    Justin Morneau's neck might not be better than ever, but it's better than it's been at any point this season, and the Rockies activated him from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, a day after he went 2-for-4 in a rehab assignment for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

  • Tulo begins road to return after procedure

    Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said Monday's medical procedure, which involved needle therapy in his injured left hip flexor, was painful, but he said he'll get back to movement activities on Wednesday after resting Tuesday.

  • Rockies activate Logan from disabled list

    Diverticulitis -- a digestive ailment -- forced Boone Logan to the 15-day disabled list after the All-Star break. It also robbed him of some fun. But Logan was allowed to have fun on Tuesday, when the Rockies activated him prior to the game against the Cubs.

  • Adames called up from Colorado Springs

    The Rockies will reach double figures in players making their Major League debut when infielder Cristhian Adames, called up on Tuesday from Triple-A Colorado Springs, enters a game.

  • Flande fans eight in Rockies' loss to Cubs

    Yohan Flande pitched like a keeper on Monday -- eight strikeouts, four hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings -- but the Rockies didn't come close to solving Tsuyoshi Wada and lost, 4-1, at Wrigley Field.

  • Weiss has no issue with Tulo's Bronx visit

    Walt Weiss declared Troy Tulowitzki innocent of any violation of team or baseball etiquette following his visit to Yankee Stadium on Sunday.