9/29/2014 | Injuries take their toll on Rockies in tough season
The number of injuries, and the strangeness of some of them, are well-documented factors in a Rockies season that started promising, but descended into a fourth straight below-.500 season. But manager Walt Weiss realizes that much losing turns reasons into excuses in the eyes of fans.
9/29/2014 | Rockies hoping for more health, depth in 2015
Days before the season ended, Rockies manager Walt Weiss thought back to those hopeful days of Spring Training, April and May. Back then, phrases like "if all goes right" and "barring injury" had not been rendered meaningless by misfortune and pain. With the season now over, Weiss is happy those caveats have meaning for 2015.
9/28/2014 | Rockies unable to crash LA's party in finale
The NL West champion Dodgers doubled up the Rockies in the season finale, 10-5, on Sunday afternoon. Although the Rockies avoided the basement in the division after consecutive last-place finishes, their 66-96 record was second worst in the club's 22-season history.
9/28/2014 | Morneau claims NL batting title with .319 average
First baseman Justin Morneau clinched his first National League batting title on Sunday. It is the ninth batting title in Colorado history, by the seventh different player. Morneau gave the Rockies their third batting champ in the last five years.
9/28/2014 | Butler reports back soreness after final start
Eddie Butler, the Rockies' No. 2-ranked prospect, reported upper back soreness Sunday morning after a rough outing the previous night. The right-hander is expected to go to the Arizona Fall League this week.
9/28/2014 | Hawkins logs 1,000th career appearance
By retiring the only batter he faced on Saturday night's 6-5, 12-inning loss to the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, LaTroy Hawkins became the 16th pitcher in Major League history to appear in his 1,000th game. He is two games out of 15th place, held by Hall of Famer Goose Gossage.
9/28/2014 | Morales' wild pitch spoils Hawkins' milestone night
The Rockies nearly made a milestone night for relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins one to savor, but fellow reliever Franklin Morales' wildness in the 12th inning made it another loss -- 6-5 to the Dodgers in 11 innings.
9/27/2014 | LeMahieu to undergo MRI on knee sprain
DJ LeMahieu sustained a left knee sprain sliding to field a ground ball during Friday night's 7-4 loss, and left the game when he could not push off the leg.
9/27/2014 | Morneau sits out, leading batting title race by one
The Pirates' Josh Harrison went 1-for-4 in the Pirates' game with the Reds Saturday afternoon, which left him one point behind Morneau's .319 average.
9/27/2014 | Uribe to act as manager in regular-season finale
Juan Uribe will take the reins from Don Mattingly in Los Angeles' final regular season game against the Rockies on Sunday. His pitching coach will be Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu may serve as bullpen coach.
9/27/2014 | Rockies lose challenge on out call at plate
The Rockies challenged a seventh-inning call at home, when Dodgers catcher Drew Butera was ruled to have tagged out Rafael Ynoa after receiving a strong throw from left fielder Carl Crawford.
9/27/2014 | NL batting leader Morneau powers up in defeat
Justin Morneau homered on a 2-for-3 night, lifting his NL-best average to .319, and right-hander Jordan Lyles had the game under control until the sixth inning, when the NL West champion Dodgers scored six runs en route to a 7-4 victory Friday night.
9/26/2014 | Dickerson's season ends as he awaits first child
Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson will spend the final days of his breakout season at home with his wife, Beth Anne, who is due to have the couple's first child.
9/26/2014 | Haren tunes up for October against Rox prospect
Although he'd certainly like to end his season in style, Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren doesn't have much left to prove and will be on a pitch count Saturday. He will be opposed by Eddie Butler, who is ranked as the second-best prospect in the Rockies' system.
9/25/2014 | Doyle enjoys time as hitting coach despite road numbers
At 60, Blake Doyle is on a Major League coaching staff for the first time and loving it. The team's record and the stat sheet, which is full of ugly road numbers that must improve if the Rockies hope to contend next season, can't dampen his joy.
9/25/2014 | Flande denied first big league win as offense struggles
Wilin Rosario came up empty in scoring situations, twice with two out, in a 4-3 loss Wednesday night to the Padres at Petco Park. The defeat assured the Rockies of the worst road record in their history.
9/24/2014 | Fortunes split on pair of replay challenges
Padres manager Bud Black challenged a pair of close plays down the first-base line in the fourth inning of Wednesday's Padres-Rockies game, and he finished the frame 1-for-2.
9/24/2014 | Catcher Williams undergoes knee surgery
Williams, who suffered the injury in a July 19 game against the D-backs, hit .214 (3-for-14) with one home run and three RBIs.
9/24/2014 | Hernandez hopes to beat Rox, earn playoff role
Roberto Hernandez will lead the newly minted NL West champion Dodgers against the Rockies and Jordan Lyles on Friday night.
9/24/2014 | Rockies win game, lose ninth-inning challenge
A beeline throw from Padres catcher Rene Rivera erased Rockies potential basestealer Brandon Barnes at second base in the top of the ninth inning -- and withstood a replay challenge -- on Tuesday night.
9/23/2014 | Wieland makes his second '15 Padres audition vs. Rox
On Tuesday, the Padres gave the ball to pitcher Robbie Erlin as part of his open ongoing audition for a roster spot in 2015. On Wednesday night, Joe Wieland gets his turn. He'll face the Rockies and lefty Yohan Flande at Petco Park.
9/23/2014 | Stubbs' go-ahead homer in eighth lifts Rockies
Drew Stubbs added to his growing resume of clutch hits with an eighth-inning leadoff homer to give the Rockies a 3-2 victory over the Padres on Tuesday night at Petco Park.
9/23/2014 | Rockies open to Betancourt's return in 2015
Rockies manager Walt Weiss is keeping the door open for right-handed closer Rafael Betancourt to compete for a Major League job next season. Betancourt had 57 saves, fifth-most in club history, from 2009 until he suffered an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery last year.
9/23/2014 | Chacin takes step forward in comeback
Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin's 2014 season was lost three months ago, but his push toward 2015 took a major step Tuesday when he scaled the mound for a throwing session.
9/23/2014 | Rockies shift Northwest League affiliation to Boise
The Rockies shifted their Northwest League affiliation to Boise, Idaho, and on Tuesday officially announced a four-year player development contract with the Boise Hawks.
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