Rockies return home after D-Backs onslaught sweep

Begin Series with Padres tomorrow

The Colorado Rockies became victims of the worst team in NL West as the Arizona Diamondbacks swept the Rockies in three straight games with an astounding combined score of 34-19.  It was the first series sweep of the season for the Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

“Their offense shows up against us,” Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. “Once they got rolling, it was tough to stop them.”

rockies5“It took long enough,” D-backs manager Chip Hale said in reference to finally getting a home sweep. “We’d have liked to have done it earlier, but the guys are playing hard. We talk to them a lot about keep playing nine innings, keep playing hard, and they’ve never stopped. Even during the tough times, the losing streaks, they’ve never stopped playing hard.”

The Rockies will have a day to lick their wounds before welcoming back the San Diego Padres to Coors Field.  The last meeting between the two teams ended up splitting four games.

Tickets for the series, which begins tomorrow, are still on sale .  Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still to be had so grab a friend and get out to help cheer on your Colorado Rockies in their last nine home games!

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Bettis gets start tonight

Rockies fall to Giants before heading home

The Colorado Rockies (38-46, 3rd NL West) were hoping to capitalize on their 7-3 win Tuesday night but the San Francisco Giants’ (54-33, 1st NL West) Brandon Belt had other plans, and he implemented them early, popping out an RBI triple in the bottom of the first inning. This allowed the SP Johnny Cueto to come out and calmly work his magic, shutting out the Rockies in nine innings.

“He’s one of the best pitchers in the game,” said Jorge De La Rosa, who lost both of his starts during the Rockies’ 1-5 road trip despite allowing just five runs in 14 innings. “I just had to keep the game close and wait until the guys start swinging the bats.”

The Rockies return home to face the Philadelphia Phillies in a four game series kicking off at 7:40 tonight.  Chad Bettis (6-6, 5.85 ERA) is scheduled to take the mound for the Rockies and will match up against Adam Morgan (1-6, 6.31 ERA).  Bettis has gone 4-1 in his last five starts.  Morgan is starting in place of Aaron Nola.

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Tickets for the series are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Colorado Rockies!

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Axford inks Major League Deal

John Axford, who signed a minor league contract last month with the Colorado Rockies last month, just inked a one year deal with the club worth $2.6 million with a chance to earn up to $600,000 additional bucks.

A new team is always a challenge, but today was a great 1st full team workout,” Axford said on his Twitter Account.  “PFP’s, bunting, running, getting used to 60 new naked bodies!”

Catch the Rockies against the Arizona Diamondbacks this Wednesday.  Be sure to get out to Salt River Fields in Scottsdale to cheer on your Rockies.

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