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4/16/2014 | De La Rosa makes strides without much help

Wednesday night wasn't an ideal outing for Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa, but he did show improvement in a six-inning quality start, dropping a duel with the Padres, 4-2.

4/16/2014 | Chacin to continue rehab work at Class A

Right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who is building strength from a shoulder strain, will throw his second injury rehab start with Class A Modesto on Friday, Rockies trainer Keith Dugger said.

4/15/2014 | Nicasio strong after first, bullpen follows his lead

Starting pitcher Juan Nicasio and a nail-biting bullpen effort made a one-run lead hold up as the Rockies beat the Padres, 3-2, at Petco Park on Tuesday night.

4/15/2014 | Weiss reflects on Jackie, game's diversity

The Majors on Tuesday celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, which meant it was a time to remember Robinson breaking the color barrier in 1947. But it was also an opportunity to reflect on the dwindling number of African-American players in the game.

4/15/2014 | Cuddyer starts at first base night after injury

Despite leaving Monday night's 5-4 loss to the Padres with a contusion and severe swelling in his right elbow after trying to make a play against the right-field fence, Michael Cuddyer was back in the Rockies' lineup Tuesday.

4/15/2014 | Weiss plans to give Brothers a breather

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said before Tuesday's game he will try not to use lefty reliever Rex Brothers, who issued three walks and a wild pitch to lose Monday night's game against the Padres.

4/15/2014 | Cashner to face Rockies coming off one-hitter

Right-hander Andrew Cashner nearly made history in his last start. The recent past hasn't been nearly as good for Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa. The pitchers square off Wednesday night in the third of four games at Petco Park, after the clubs split the first two meetings in the series.

4/15/2014 | Barnes relied on faith during trying time

Tuesday was another day in a job Rockies outfielder Brandon Barnes never thought he'd land. He nearly walked away when he was oh-so close.

4/15/2014 | Rockies eager to flip script in one-run games

Sometimes a stretch of close losses and blown leads can destroy a season, especially if a team lacks ability and confidence. Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said he doesn't see the club spiraling into a pattern of frustration.

4/15/2014 | Cuddyer slams into wall, exits with elbow injury

Rockies outfielder Michael Cuddyer left Monday's game in the fifth inning after slamming against the right-field wall in San Diego trying to catch Alexi Amarista's triple. Cuddyer said he had a right elbow contusion and is day to day.

4/14/2014 | Hot-hitting Blackmon gets start against lefty

A .488 batting average going into Monday night is reason enough for Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon to be confident, but he received an extra boost when manager Walt Weiss started him against Padres lefty Eric Stults.

4/14/2014 | Dickerson recalled to provide depth on bench

Outfielder Corey Dickerson, 24, made the Rockies' Opening Day roster and went 1-for-5 in three games before being optioned to Colorado Springs on April 7. He hit .385 with a double and a triple in three Triple-A games.

4/14/2014 | Pin procedure to boost Anderson's recovery

Rockies left-hander Brett Anderson most likely will have surgery Thursday to place tiny pins in his broken left index finger to promote faster healing.

4/14/2014 | De La Rosa struggling with increased strength

Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa believes being too healthy is part of the problem through his first three starts. He is registering 95 mph and averaging 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings, and despite looking dominant at times, he carries a 9.69 ERA.

4/14/2014 | Erlin, Nicasio look to secure footing in matchup

The Padres will turn Tuesday to left-hander Robbie Erlin for the second meeting in a four-game series at Petco Park, with the hopes he can replicate the success he had last week facing a mostly left-handed Indians lineup. The Rockies will counter with right-hander Juan Nicasio.

4/14/2014 | Erratic eighth wipes out Rockies' early efforts

On a night when the Rockies displayed some of their best defense of the season, they ended up with 5-4 loss to the Padres on some poor eighth-inning execution from left-handed pitcher Rex Brothers.

4/13/2014 | Rockies have deep admiration for Robinson

Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu, catcher Jordan Pacheco and relief pitcher Chad Bettis all smiled at the prospect of wearing No. 42 on Tuesday when the Rockies meet the Padres. For the first time in their careers, they'll be on a big league roster when Major League Baseball commemorates Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier.

4/13/2014 | Wild finish goes against Rockies in San Francisco

The Rockies have lost games and series to the Giants at AT&T Park in weirder and more deflating ways than Sunday afternoon's 5-4, 10-inning decision. But at least the Rockies avoided getting walked off in inside-the-park fashion for the second straight year.

4/13/2014 | Anderson out 4-6 weeks with broken finger

An X-ray revealed that Rockies left-handed pitcher Brett Anderson suffered a broken left index finger Saturday, which the club said means he will likely miss four to six weeks.

4/13/2014 | Cuddyer batting second working out well

Rockies manager Walt Weiss is seeing good early results from his plan of moving 2013 National League batting champion Michael Cuddyer to No. 2 in the batting order -- up from the middle-of-the-lineup spots he occupied last season.

4/13/2014 | Rockies mindful of keeping backups active

One of Rockies manager Walt Weiss' challenges has been keeping right-handed-hitting outfielders Brandon Barnes and Drew Stubbs sharp, now that left-handed-hitting Charlie Blackmon has hit well enough to be the regular center fielder.

4/13/2014 | Rockies' Lyles hopes to break Petco Park spell

Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles, who is 1-2 with a 5.51 ERA in three career starts against the Padres and 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA at Petco Park, will start Monday's opener of four games at Petco Park against the Padres and lefty Eric Stults, the type of pitcher who has given the Rockies problems in recent years.

4/13/2014 | Culberson sent down to make room for Chatwood

The Rockies' evolving roster made another turn when the club optioned utility man Charlie Culberson to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room for Sunday afternoon's starting pitcher, righty Tyler Chatwood, who was activated from the disabled list.

4/12/2014 | Chatwood has felt at home in San Francisco

Tyler Chatwood is set to make his season debut as the Rockies take on Tim Hudson and the Giants on Sunday at AT&T Park.

4/12/2014 | Rockies' bullpen steps up to deliver shutout

Starting pitcher Brett Anderson left the game after pitching three innings because of a bruised left index finger that he suffered batting in the top of the fourth. A parade of relievers protected a one-run lead the rest of the way, and the Rockies took a 1-0 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park on Saturday.

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