The trade of Ty Wigginton creates some payroll flexibility and opens the door for Jordan Pacheco, who hit .286 with two home runs and 14 RBI with the Rockies in September, to assume a utility role in 2012.
Two things that are inconsequential to Scott Beerer, a converted pitcher who is now an outfielder in the Colorado Rockies organization, at this point are whether he profiles as a prospect and the hindrance that might be his age.
The Colorado Rockies salvaged the final game of the season and avoided what would have been their first 90-loss season since 2005, beating the San Francisco Giants, 6-3, just the Rockies’ fifth win in 18 tries against the Giants in 2011.
The Colorado Rockies went quietly Tuesday in their second to last game of the season, a 7-0 shutout by the San Francisco Giants, who have won 13 of 17 games against the Rockies in 2011.
Jhoulys Chacin pitched well in his final start of the season, but the Colorado Rockies lost 3-1 to the San Francisco Giants, who have won six straight games and 12 of 16 this season from the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies broke their nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the Houston Astros in 13 innings, scoring twice on a rally that included a bunt single, three walks, an error and a sacrifice fly.
The Colorado Rockies lost their eighth straight game, falling 9-6 to the Houston Astros as Alex White and Matt Reynolds yielded three-run doubles.
There was a Troy Tulowitzki sighting but not much else for the Colorado Rockies, who squandered a good outing by Jhoulys Chacin, came up short in the ninth inning and lost 2-1 to the San Diego Padres.
Alex White struggled again in his fifth start with the Colorado Rockies, giving up two more homers and six runs in 5 2/3 innings as his ERA with the Rockies rose from 8.18 to 8.46.
Ryan Braun led off the 11th with a homer against Matt Lindstrom, giving the Milwaukee Brewers a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rockies, who have lost four games this season at Miller Park by a total of five runs.
The Colorado Rockies outlasted the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, 12-7, in game that included a combined nine home runs — five by the Reds and four by the Rockies, including the first major-league home run for Jordan Pacheco.
The Colorado Rockies were meandering toward another loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks when they erupted for their biggest inning of the season, scoring seven runs with two out in the eighth inning to stun the Diamondbacks 8-3.