The Colorado Rockies announced Tuesday that the entire coaching staff will be retained for 2012 following a disappointing season in which the team collapsed from an 11-2 start to flirt with last place in the National League West during the final week of the season.
Esmil Rogers was nearly untouchable for six innings, but everything fell apart for him and the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning as the Rockies dropped the first of a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1.
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said it was hard to play after pitcher Juan Nicasio was hit on the right side of his head with a line drive in the second inning and carted off the field in a 5-3 loss to the Washington Nationals.
Jhoulys Chacin was very effective for five innings but veered off course in the sixth when he gave up three runs to the Arizona Diamondbacks, who beat the Colorado Rockies 5-2 to split their day-night doubleheader.
It’s very rare for manager Jim Tracy to publicly question pitch selection after a loss, but he did so Saturday. The Padres, who had been held to four hits and one run through six innings, scored four runs in the seventh against Jhoulys Chacin. He didn’t retire any of the four batters he faced in the inning, which began with a walk to Cameron Maybin.
To be sure, Maybin is a budding talent but still an inexperienced 24-year-old trying to settle into the majors with his third organization.
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The Colorado Rockies suffered their third straight walk-off loss, falling 3-2 to the San Francisco Giants as Felipe Paulino lost his third game on the road trip and second in two nights.
The Chicago Cubs drafted current Colorado Rockies skipper Jim Tracy out of Marietta College in 1977. He began his professional career in the Florida State League at Pompano Beach, and had a soon-to-be-famous 19-year-old teammate from Jamestown, Louisiana named of Lee Arthur Smith. Smith and Tracy would be teammates in the bigs as well.
The Colorado Rockies enjoyed their first road trip when they went 7-1 on a trip to Pittsburgh and New York. Now they head back East again for a three-game series with the Florida Marlins before going to Chicago for three against the Cubs.
Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of the death of former Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor, 48.
The Colorado Rockies and Pittsburgh Pirates share a number of managerial ties plus other notes about the Pirates and baseball.
The Colorado Rockies returned to the field after a two-day layoff and shut out the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 as Jhoulys Chacin pitches seven shutout innings, backed by home runs from Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Iannetta.
Colorado Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa confident of making next start after 3-1 win highlighted by pitching and good defense.