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O’Dowd on trading Jimenez: It wasn’t a time to be timid

July 31, 2011 | 10:36 pm | 28

In Alex White and Drew Pomeranz, the Colorado Rockies believe they have acquired two elite young pitchers who can be mainstays in their rotation — and soon.

Rockies farm roundup: Bettis solid, Matzek wild

July 31, 2011 | 10:35 pm | 1

Modesto’s Chad Bettis extended a string of starts in which he has pitched at least seven innings to seven while Asheville’s Tyler Matzek walked eight, but took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before hitting a wall.

Late collapse sends Rockies to 15th straight Sunday loss

July 31, 2011 | 5:35 pm | 12

A brutal eighth inning by the Colorado Rockies spoiled a great start by Juan Nicasio and led to an 8-3 loss to the San Diego Padres, the 15th consecutive Sunday loss for the Rockies.

Rockies to recall Escalona to take Jimenez’s roster spot

July 31, 2011 | 11:55 am | 4

The Colorado Rockies have recalled right-handed reliever Edgmer Escalona to take the roster spot of Ubaldo Jimenez. Escalona, who pitched one scoreless inning for the Rockies on July 1, is 3-1 with a 3.18 ERA in 34 appearances at Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Iannetta, Stewart, Betancourt drawing interest

July 31, 2011 | 11:53 am | 16

Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta, third baseman Ian Stewart and right-handed reliever Rafael Betancourt are drawing trade interest as the deadline nears.

Rockies lineup vs. Padres 7/31

July 31, 2011 | 11:49 am | 34

The Colorado Rockies lineup Sunday against the San Diego Padres.

Rockies trade Jimenez to Indians for four players

July 30, 2011 | 11:09 pm | 125

The Colorado Rockies have traded starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to the Cleveland Indians for four players, including Drew Pomeranz and Alex White, two of the top pitching prospects in baseball.

Rockies farm roundup: Rutledge extends streak to 23

July 30, 2011 | 11:08 pm

Modesto’s Josh Rutledge extended his hitting streak to 23 games while starting pitcher Edwar Cabrera added nine more strikeouts to his minor-league-leading total.

After Jimenez’s shaky departure, Alfonzo, Rogers pick up Rockies

July 30, 2011 | 9:50 pm | 2

The Colorado Rockies overcame an understandably difficult start for Ubaldo Jimenez and beat the San Diego Padres 10-6 as Eliezer Alfonzo hit a grand slam and Esmil Rogers allowed one hit and one run in five innings.

Rockies lineup vs. Padres, 7/30

July 30, 2011 | 4:03 pm | 38

The Colorado Rockies lineup Saturday against San Diego Padres right-hander Aaron Harang.

Rockies farm roundup: Houston throws shutout for Tulsa

July 30, 2011 | 1:04 am | 2

Tulsa’s Dan Houston bounced back from a pair of rough starts to pitch a three-hit shutout, walking two and striking out 10 in the process.

Rockies score early, hold on to beat Padres

July 29, 2011 | 11:45 pm | 3

The Colorado Rockies scored three runs in the second and none thereafter but won the opener of their series, beating the San Diego Padres 3-2 behind Jason Hammel and five relievers.