Eric Young Jr. is fighting for a utility spot on the Rockies roster with the starting second base job, which he occupied for much of the final month of the 2010 season, likely to go to Jonathan Herrera or Jose Lopez or some combination.
Archive for March 2011
The Colorado Rockies will get a look at Jonathan Herrera and Jose Lopez in the same lineup Friday against the Texas Rangers. Herrera will start at second base and Lopez will start at third.
If you’re a dork like me you usually start fretting over the weather for the home opener. And since we start the season off at home for a change there’s even more “concern”.
Here’s The Weather Channel’s predictions for the days near the opener…let’s see how they hold true come game time.
Thursday, March 31 – 61, Partly Cloudy w/ 10% chance of rain
Friday, April 1st – 62, Partly Cloudy w/ 20% chance of rain
Saturday, April 2nd – 59, Showers w/ 60% chance of rain
Not sure I’m liking the Saturday’s rain chances …
While we at InsideTheRockies.com do not advocate gambling, the following odds at Bodog.com do give a sense of how the Colorado Rockies and some of their players are expected to do this season.
I wrote in to Troy Renck with the Post this morning after I saw the article in the Denver Post regarding the final four of Tulo’s walk up song choices. Apparently, there was a top thirty that Tulo paired down to these four songs, but as I wrote to Troy Renck these songs have a lot more pop culture flavor than they do have a great walk up song that will last. Maybe I am wrong, but I wanted to see what others thought?
Well I guess I will trust that these …
ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark writes about the immense challenge facing former Colorado Rockies manager Clint Hurdle in his job with with Pittsburgh Pirates. For Hurdle, there are lessons from his time with the Rockies and later as hitting coach with the Texas Rangers that could help him with the Pirates.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale writes that if the Colorado Rockies are going to be among the best team in baseball this season, starter Jorge De La Rosa, who signed a two-year, $21.5 million contract in the offseason, will need to become a top pitcher.
Esmil Rogers will start against the Texas Rangers on Friday, his first start since being named the Colorado Rockies’ fifth starter. Also in line to pitch for the Rockies: Matt Belisle, Franklin Morales, Felipe Paulino and Matt Daley.
Jhoulys Chacin pitched four shutout innings in the Colorado Rockies’ 6-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, but after the game the team said Chacin left early as a precaution with a small bruise between the thumb and index finger on his right hand.
With Esmil Rogers now set to be the Colorado Rockies fifth starter, only few pieces have yet to fall in place before Opening Day.
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy has told Esmil Rogers he will be the team’s fifth starter. Of the other candidates, Greg Reynolds has been told he’s a candidate for the bullpen and John Maine will open the season in the Colorado Springs Sky Sox rotation.
FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal Tweets that the Colorado Rockies are drawing interest in infielder Jose Lopez and could choose to go with Jonathan Herrera and Ty Wigginton at second base.