The Colorado Rockies battled back from a 5-2 deficit with home runs in the ninth and 10th only to lose a heartbreaker when closer Huston Street allowed a walkoff three-run home run to Pedro Alvarez.
Despite putting in seven innings of work in Saturday’s 14-inning loss to the San Diego Padres, the Colorado Rockies bullpen still had enough steam to close out a 4-2 win in the series finale Sunday.
Despite another quick start against the Milwaukee Brewers, the Colorado Rockies left plenty of runners on base and failed to take advantage of opportunities to score.
The Colorado Rockies outhit the Milwaukee Brewers, but failed to deliver a much-needed big hit to put them over the top.
The Colorado Rockies want a long reliever in the bullpen, and when Joe Beimel is activated he will not fill that role, which could allow Esmil Rogers to remain.
Colorado Rockies closer Huston Street is nearly certain to begin this season on the disabled list while batting problems with his shoulder. In the meantime, the team has several candidates to replace him temporarily.
The Colorado Rockies enter 2010 with a bullpen that, like the team’s starting rotation, could be the most stable in franchise history. The late-innings trio returns intact while the rest of the bullpen will be comprised of 2009 holdovers, veterans returning from injuries and a pack of young arms trying to find a way to stick in the major leagues.
The Colorado Rockies added Jhoulys Chacin, Matt Belisle, Matt Murton and Mike McCoy to their roster. Adam Eaton was designated for assignment and Chris Nelson placed on the 60-day disabled list to make room for Belisle and McCoy on the 40-man roster.
The Colorado Rockies announced Friday that relief pitcher Ryan Speier has been designated for assignment and Manny Corpas placed on the 15-day disabled list to make room for Jhoulys Chacin and Rafael Betancourt on the roster.
Top pitching prospect Jhouyls Chacin a candidate to fill opening in bullpen.
The Rockies got off to a good start after the break behind an offensive outburst and a solid start from Aaron Cook.
Corpas has given Rockies hope he might avoid surgery.