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Rockies farm roundup: Buckner sharp for Sky Sox

June 30, 2011 | 11:10 pm | 1

Colorado Springs starter Billy Buckner allowed one hit in seven shutout innings of a 2-1 extra-inning loss Thursday. Buckner, who also pitched five shutout innings on June 19, walked two and struck out five.

Rockies agree to terms with second-rounder Thomore

June 30, 2011 | 10:33 pm

Second-round pick Carl Thomore was among 11 signings announced by the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Thomore was a high school outfielder from East Brunswick High School in New Jersey. Baseball America reports the Rockies have also agreed to terms with supplemental first-round pick Trevor Story.

Rockies blow early lead, drop second straight series

June 30, 2011 | 5:19 pm | 20

The Colorado Rockies squandered a 3-0 lead provided by a Troy Tulowitzki home run as Rockies pitchers were unable to hold the lead and, as has been the case all season, Rockies hitters were unable to add on or come through with another big hit.

Rockies acquire infielder Ellis from Oakland

June 30, 2011 | 12:52 pm | 45

The Colorado Rockies have acquired infielder Mark Ellis from the Oakland Athletics for right-handed pitcher Bruce Billings and a player to be named later or cash.

Rockies lineup vs. White Sox, 6/30

June 30, 2011 | 11:02 am | 29

The Colorado Rockies lineup Thursday against Chicago White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy,

Rockies farm roundup: Tulsa All-Stars have an off night

June 29, 2011 | 11:27 pm | 1

Tulsa’s Christian Friedrich took the loss for the Texas League North All-Stars, allowing three hits and a run in the second inning. Scott Beerer had the only hit among Rockies prospects, going 1-for-1 after replacing Tim Wheeler, who was hitless along with teammates Wilin Rosario and Ben Paulsen.

Rockies lose on sac fly as Smith’s throw comes up short

June 29, 2011 | 9:45 pm | 5

After squandering chances in the seventh and eighth innings, the Colorado Rockies paid the price when Carlos Quentin scored on A.J. Pierzynski’s sacrifice fly to give the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 victory.

Rockies lineup vs. White Sox, 6/29

June 29, 2011 | 2:47 pm | 26

The Colorado Rockies lineup Wednesday vs. Chicago White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle.

Mariners designate Roe

June 29, 2011 | 1:38 pm | 2

MLBTTradeRumors.com reports that Chaz Roe, a supplemental first-round pick by the Colorado Rockies in 2005, has been designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners. Roe was traded to the Mariners in the offseason for infielder Jose Lopez. Roe, 24, is 0-5 with a 6.41 ERA for Triple-A Tacoma this season.

Matzek leaves Asheville to work with pitching instructor

June 29, 2011 | 11:24 am | 18

Struggling left-hander Tyler Matzek was given permission by the Colorado Rockies to leave low Class A Asheville on Sunday to return to California for about two weeks and work with the pitching instructor who helped him as an amateur.

June Farm Report: Tale of Two First-round Picks

June 29, 2011 | 10:25 am

In the 2009 draft, the Colorado Rockies had two first-round picks. With the 11th overall pick, the Rockies selected left-handed pitcher Tyler Matzek. With the 32nd overall pick the Rockies selected outfielder Tim Wheeler. Both were beaten to the majors by the 34th overall pick, supplemental first-rounder Rex Brothers, but Wheeler at least is headed in the right direction while Matzek is trying to recover the talent that led many to consider him the best high school pitcher in the draft.

Wigginton single gives Rockies first extra-inning win

June 28, 2011 | 11:16 pm | 16

Troy Tulowitzki scored all the way from first on a two-out single by Ty Wigginton in the bottom of the 13th inning to give the Colorado Rockies their first extra-inning win and first walkoff win of the season, 3-2 over the Chicago White Sox.