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.
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.
On the final Sunday of the season, the Colorado Rockies trampled the Houston Astros 19-3, reaching a season-high in runs, setting franchise records in hits and runs scored on the road and enjoying immensely a day that has brought them historic misery.
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.
Kevin Millwood finally faltered and the Colorado Rockies were held to one hit in an 8-2 loss to the San Diego Padres. It was the Rockies fifth straight defeat and assured them of a losing record at Coors Field this season.
Drew Pomeranz pitched five sharp innings in his major league debut Sunday as the Colorado Rockies took the finale with the Cincinnati Reds, 4-1.
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.
Alex White struggled with his command in his second Colorado Rockies start, walking six and receiving little help from his offense in a 5-1 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Colorado Rockies scored five runs in the first inning Sunday and held on to take the final game of a three-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, 7-6.
The Rockies scored six runs in the first, one in the second and took an eight-run lead into the ninth but needed closer Rafael Betancourt to get the final two outs in a 9-5 win over the Houston Astros.
The Colorado Rockies and, again, Jason Giambi in particular made a ninth-inning charge, but Jhoulys Chacin lasted a season-low four innings in a 6-5 loss to the Florida Marlins.