Rockies rookie Raimel Tapia puts the bat to his nose and face when he skims a pitch foul. Those who observe say the scent of leather, wood, pine and dirt — set afire — permeates the nose, taste buds and soul. But Tapia insists he isn’t smelling his bat; he’s talking to it.
The Dodgers got a solid start from ace Clayton Kershaw and took advantage of some wild Rockies pitching to cruise to a 4-0 victory on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, becoming the second team in the Majors and first in the National League to reach 50 wins.
Rockies right-hander Tyler Chatwood’s mechanics deserted him again at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night. He tied a career high with eight walks in just 3 1/3 innings of a 4-0 loss to the Dodgers.
Rockies left-hander Tyler Anderson believes 22 days off helped his left knee, which gave him trouble through the early part of the season. Dodgers righty Brandon McCarthy has been pitching effectively through right knee tendinitis. They’ll match knees and arms Sunday in the finale of a three-game series at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles is riding […]
Rockies starter Chad Bettis has had a wide range of emotions in the past year. He has enjoyed the birth of his first child, but between learning of his wife’s pregnancy and the birth of his daughter, he was diagnosed with cancer not once, but twice — when he first learned of his testicular cancer […]
fter giving up a career-high four home runs but still picking up his 10th win on Monday, Clayton Kershaw will look to help the Dodgers pad their lead in the National West when he returns to the mound to face the Rockies and righty Tyler Chatwood on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles has won […]
Despite losing Julio Urias before the game to shoulder surgery and Corey Seager during the game with a hamstring cramp, the first-place Dodgers kept on winning Friday night, 6-1 over the Rockies, their eighth consecutive victory, ninth straight at Dodger Stadium and 14th in their last 15 games overall.
The massaging of the Rockies’ starting rotation has begun. Lefty Tyler Anderson, who returned Thursday with a relief inning after missing three weeks with left knee inflammation, will rejoin the rotation Sunday against the Dodgers, Rockies manager Bud Black said after Friday night’s 6-1 loss at Dodger Stadium.
In his 11th season in the Majors, Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds is over any hand-wringing because of a slump, especially if it’s more like a mini-slump with more than three months to play. The Rockies have lost three straight, the latest a 6-1 setback at Dodger Stadium on Friday night. They haven’t lost four […]
The Rockies saw no good fortune against Dodgers lefty Alex Wood last time they met — although it’s not like anyone has done much against him. But the Dodgers haven’t had much luck with Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland. To the possible chagrin of both clubs, Wood and Freeland will meet Friday night at Dodger Stadium […]
Zack Godley pitched like a veteran in his first career start at Coors Field as the D-backs took the rubber game, 10-3, from the Rockies on Thursday afternoon. After a Charlie Blackmon solo home run to lead off the first, Godley settled in to keep the Rockies off the scoreboard again until the eighth.