Aaron Cook won his 58th career game, claiming a piece of Rockies history while his team shrugged off a disappointing series-opener against the Rays.
Seattle commits three errors in Rockies decisive two-run eighth.
Hurdle is scapegoat for players who became focused on their stats, not team results
Clint Hurdle, 51, who was told of his dismissal Friday morning in a meeting with general manager Dan O’Dowd, was hired to manage the Rockies on April 26, 2002, replacing Buddy Bell. Bench coach Jim Tracy, who has ample experience managing in the majors, will replace Hurdle on an interim basis.
The Rockies bullpen blew a three-run lead in disastrous fashion, allowing 10 runs in the seventh inning when the first 11 batters reached base before an out was recorded.
Jason Hammel, coming off a brilliant start against the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, fell apart in the fifth inning to the Marlins to suffer his first loss of the season.
Hurdle doesn’t buy the idea it is still early.
Fails to put away hitters in 10th inning of 1-0 loss to Giants.
Lefty Flores is expected to join Rockies.
Right-hander does have options, which means he could be sent down.
Helton unloads first home run of the season.
Broxton responds to request for him to get final five outs in Dodgers victory on Friday.