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4/26/2015 | Rain can't wash away memories of Coors Field's first game

The temperature was 42 degrees on Sunday afternoon just like it had been 20 years earlier when gates were opened at Coors Field for a regular season game for the first time. It was raining, just like it had been during the day 20 years earlier. And this year there was a celebration, not for an 11-9, 14-inning victory against the Mets like when the Rockies opened Coors Field on April 26, 1995, but rather for the memories still vivid 20 years later.


4/26/2015 | D-backs, Rockies open three-game series in desert

Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek (1-0, 2.40) and D-backs right-hander Chase Anderson (0-0, 3.00) will oppose each other in the series opener at Chase Field.


4/26/2015 | After rainout, Rockies won't alter their rotation

Manager Walt Weiss said the Rockies will not alter their rotation after Sunday's game against the Giants that was rained out.


4/25/2015 | Giants to lean on Lincecum in series finale in Denver

Rockies left-hander Tyler Matzek and Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum will face each other for the second time this season wen the two clubs wrap up their weekend series on Sunday, the 20th anniversary of the first game played at Coors Field.


4/25/2015 | LeMahieu's success with RISP not due to new approach

Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, who is better known for his defense, began the season with an uncanny knack for hitting in the clutch.


4/25/2015 | De La Rosa pleased with outing; Dickerson's quad sore

Jorge De La Rosa pitched five solid innings and rebounded from his poor 2015 debut in Colorado's 5-4 loss on Saturday. He allowed four hits and two runs with two walks -- back-to-back with two outs in the fifth -- and seven strikeouts in a 90-pitch effort against San Francisco.


4/25/2015 | Ottavino benefits from unusually flexible elbows

Rockies closer Adam Ottavino has more going for him than a vaunted pitching arsenal. In addition to a fastball that touches 98 mph, a wipeout slider and a hard cutter, Ottavino has an unusual amount of flexibility in his elbows.


4/25/2015 | CarGo looks like old self in two-hit game

Carlos Gonzalez came out for early batting practice on Friday afternoon, intent on discovering his proper swing and finding his way out of the April wilderness.


4/24/2015 | Arenado flashes leather in victory over Giants

Third baseman Nolan Arenado helped pitcher Eddie Butler avoid a big inning in the fourth of Friday night's 6-4 win and showed why he has won a National League Gold Glove at his position in each of his first two seasons.


4/24/2015 | Slowing the game down, Arenado cuts down on strikeouts

Third baseman Nolan Arenado has always had the ability to make consistent contact. And while they have never been high, his strikeout totals have been minimal this season.


4/24/2015 | Rockies rest Tulowitzki in series opener

Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki met briefly in the early afternoon with manager Walt Weiss and learned he was not going to be in the starting lineup against the Giants in the opener of a three-game series.


4/24/2015 | Hudson, De La Rosa look to reverse trends at Coors

Both starting pitchers for Colorado and San Francisco will seek to reverse their recent fortunes at Coors Field on Saturday. Tim Hudson is 0-2 with a 7.29 career ERA at Coors Field, where he's given up 55 hits in 42 innings. Jorge De La Rosa is looking to recover from a disastrous season debut at Coors when he matched a career high nine runs (seven earned) over two innings Monday.


4/24/2015 | Resilient Rockies top Giants in series opener

The Rockies overcame three Giants' leads to win their series opener, 6-4, on Friday. A three-run sixth put the Rockies ahead for good. The rally included run-scoring doubles by DJ LeMahieu and pinch-hitter Rafael Ynoa.


4/24/2015 | Anniversary of Coors Field opener brings back memories

Twenty years ago Sunday, the Rockies unveiled Coors Field and proclaimed their identity. And Dante Bichette, who weeks earlier questioned if he would even return to the Rockies in 1995, had the final statement.


4/23/2015 | Rockies' rested bullpen performs well vs. Padres

Before Thursday's finale of a four-game set with the Padres, closer Adam Ottavino informed Weiss he was dealing with slight soreness in his right triceps. Weiss simply turned to John Axford, who fanned two in the ninth to preserve a 2-1 victory.


4/23/2015 | Lyles notches solid outing but looks to improve further

Jordan Lyles was solid for 6 2/3 innings in Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Padres at Coors Field, which gave the Rockies a split of a four-game set that started with two losses.


4/23/2015 | Heston, Butler meet again in Giants-Rockies series

The Giants and Rockies resume their rivalry in Colorado on Friday after Colorado took a commanding lead in the season series by sweeping San Francisco in three games by the Bay earlier this month.


4/23/2015 | Bergman adjusting well to multiple roles

Rockies righty Christian Bergman still plays catch with starters Kyle Kendrick and Tyler Matzek, but he also feels accepted by the bullpen society.


4/23/2015 | Dickerson leads as Rockies split series with Padres

Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson homered for the third time in the past two games and right-hander Jordan Lyles forced 10 outs along the ground in a season-high 6 2/3 innings as the Rockies beat the Padres, 2-1, at Coors Field on Thursday in front of 31,676 to earn a split of the four-game series.


4/23/2015 | Battling foot issue, even-keeled Dickerson swats pair of HRs

Rockies left fielder Corey Dickerson stays cool. He has plantar fasciitis in his left foot, has had it since late Spring Training. The pain caused him to leave Monday's game and miss much of Tuesday's. Truth is, he still has it, but it doesn't worry him. Returning Wednesday to face Padres ace James Shields didn't faze him.


4/23/2015 | Arenado's dazzling 'D' once again on display

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado had his left wrist wrapped in a mini ice boulder. But when that hand had a glove on it, it was hot throughout Wednesday night's 5-4 victory over the Padres.


4/22/2015 | Axford brings son home for first time since snakebite

Activated from the restricted list, Rockies righty reliever John Axford celebrated bringing his 2 1/2-year-old son home Wednesday for the first time in the four weeks since he was bitten twice on the right foot by a rattlesnake.


4/22/2015 | To add arm to 'pen, Rockies option Rosario to Triple-A

Needing to bolster a tired bullpen and uncertain that third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Corey Dickerson are healthy, the Rockies sent right-handed-hitting Wilin Rosario to Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.


4/22/2015 | Rockies walk off against Padres in ninth, halt slide at five

Pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso delivered a bases-loaded single over a five-man, drawn-in infield with one out in the bottom of the ninth as the Rockies ended their losing streak at five games, edging the Padres, 5-4, at Coors Field on Wednesday night.


4/22/2015 | Friars eye series win at Coors, while Rox aim for split

The Padres and Rockies close out their four-game set Thursday afternoon, with Tyson Ross and San Diego out to secure the club's first series victory at Coors Field since July 2012. Colorado, which aims for a split, sends Jordan Lyles to the mound.




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