Miguel Olivo comes out swinging in 2010 for the Colorado Rockies

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Monday 12 April 2010 at 9:54 pm

Miguel Olivo is pushing Chris Iannetta for playing time. He has played in 3 games for the Rockies this season and he is 5 for 11 (.455 avg, 1.500 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 2 homers, 3 RBIs and 1 stolen base. Olivo’s playing time will likely increase as long as he is playing well at the same time that Iannetta is struggling. Iannetta has played in 3 games this year for the Rockies and he is only 1 for 12 (.083 avg, .548 OPS) with 1 run scored, 1 homer and 1 RBI. He needs to get his act in gear soon or he will be watching Miguel Olivo from the bench.

The Colorado Rockies get off to a .500 start in 2010

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Weekly Results by chinmusic on Monday 12 April 2010 at 5:28 pm

The Rockies made it out of the first week of the season with a 3-3 record despite outscoring the opposition 29-22. The Rockies need to be more consistent offensively if they are going to make the pitching stand up. The Rockies will host the New York Mets starting tomorrow for 3 games then they will travel to Atlanta this weekend to play the Braves. The Rockies need to go at least 4-2 this week.

A couple pitchers have been standouts for the Colorado Rockies so far

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by chinmusic on Saturday 10 April 2010 at 5:59 pm

Lefty starter Jorge De La Rosa and righty reliever Rafael Betancourt are both throwing darts so far this year. De La Rosa has started 1 game this season, which he won, by working 7 shutout innings allowing only 1 hit and 1 walk while whiffing 9 batters! De La Rosa is hoping to build off his breakout season in 2009 and it looks like he will. Betancourt is one of the top set-up men in all of baseball and he is showing why so far this season. In 3 games for the Rockies, Betancourt has pitched in 3 innings allowing only 1 hit while whiffing 5. When Huston Street gets back from injury the back end of the Rockies’ pen is going to be outstanding once again.

The Colorado Rockies have a couple of players swinging hot sticks

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by chinmusic on Saturday 10 April 2010 at 5:56 pm

Outfielder Carlos Gonzalez and 3B Ian Stewart are swinging hot sticks for the Rockies so far this year. Gonzalez has played in all 4 games for the Rockies this season and he is 9 for 20 (.450 avg, .950 OPS) with 5 runs scored and 2 RBIs. He is building off his huge performance in the playoffs last October. Stewart is 5 for 14 (.357 avg, 1.375 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 2 homers and 5 RBIs so far this season as he is hitting the ball hard so far this year. The Rockies need both of these guys to keep swinging hot sticks as they are both a big part of the Rockies’ future.

The Colorado Rockies are off to a so-so start this season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Weekly Results by chinmusic on Saturday 10 April 2010 at 5:23 pm

The Rockies are 2-2 on the season so far even though they have outscored the competition 21-15. The Rockies really need to get more consistent outings out of the starting pitchers. Jorge De La Rosa and Ubaldo Jimenez were outstanding the first time around but Greg Smith and Aaron Cook were not. The Rockies are scoring enough runs to be winning games (5.5 avg) so if they start getting consistent starting pitching, watch out!

The Colorado Rockies make a rash of moves to get down to a 25-man roster

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries by chinmusic on Tuesday 6 April 2010 at 6:59 am

First off the Rockies have released righty reliever Justin Speier which didn’t come as much of a surprise. The Rockies then placed 4 pitchers on the 15-day disabled list. Lefty starter Jeff Francis, closer Huston Street, righty reliever Taylor Buchholz and righty starter/reliever Greg Reynolds will all start the 2010 season late. Francis has a case of left arm soreness and he will be replaced in the rotation by lefty Greg Smith who had a outstanding spring. Street has a case of shoulder stiffness and he has flown to Alabama to see Dr. James Andrews which is always a bit scary. Lefty Franklin Morales will replace Street as the closer until he is ready to return to action. Buchholz is still trying to rehab from the major surgery that kept him out the whole 2009 season. Reynolds has a elbow contusion. He will likely be the first player in this grounp to come off of the D.L.

The over/under for Colorado Rockies wins in 2010 is 84.5

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Friday 2 April 2010 at 3:00 pm

The Rockies just did minor tinkering over the winter signing Miguel Olivo and Melvin Mora to help the bench. That’s because the Rockies are very confident in the collection of players they already have in place. Getting lefty starter Jeff Francis and righty reliever Taylor Buchholz back from injury in 2010 should give the pitching staff a huge boost. I like the Rockies to finish in second place in the N.L. West and I would take the over as I see them approaching 90 wins in 2010.

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