Rockies Vs. Marlins: Colorado Snaps Losing Streak And Avoids Sweep With 8-4 Win

The Colorado Rockies pulled out an 8-4 victory on Wednesday night.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins Final Score: Colorado Breaks Losing Streak With 8-4 Victory

The Colorado Rockies ended a six-game losing streak on Wednesday by defeating the Miami Marlins, 8-4. The Rockies avoided being swept in the three-game series by taking the last game of the series.

Unlike the other two games, the Rockies got off to a slow start this time around. But after entering the top of the fourth inning in a 3-0 deficit, the Rockies scored three runs on a Troy Tulowitzki double and sacrifice flies by Jason Giambi and Michael Cuddyer. However, that wasn't all Tulowitzki had in his bat against Carlos Zambrano (-, 2.85 ERA). After Carlos Gonzalez singled in a run to tie the game at four, Tulowitzki unleashed his sixth home run of the season for three runs and a 7-4 lead. Gonzalez tripled in the final runs of the game in the seventh inning.

Alex White (1-3, 5.32 ERA) picked up his first victory of the season after settling down beyond the first couple of innings. He allowed three runs over the first two innings on singles by Greg Dobbs, Carlos Zambrano and Jose Reyes (who drove in the fourth run on an infield single in the fourth inning).

Adam Ottavino, Matt Belisle and Rafael Betancourt finished out the game in relief of White and allowed just one hit (by Ottavino in the seventh inning).

The Rockies (16-27, 7-13 away) are off on Thursday and will begin a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins Score Update: Colorado Leads 7-4 After 5 Innings

The Colorado Rockies are leading 7-4 against the Miami Marlins through five innings on Wednesday night thanks to a key three-run homer in the fifth inning by Troy Tulowitzki. The offense has come through early as the Rockies try to turn the tides during a rough start to the season.

The Rockies have had to come back from two deficits already in this game as starter Alex White has had mixed results so far. After a couple innings, the Marlins were able to jump out to a 3-0 lead, but the Rockies responded in the top of the fourth inning with three runs to tie the game.

The tie didn't last long, though, as the Marlins took back the lead with a two-out RBI single by Jose Reyes on a poorly played grounder by first baseman Jason Giambi in the fourth inning, the second iffy defensive play that Colorado has made already in the game. The mistakes certainly haven't helped White, who has given up four runs on eight hits already during his first five innings.

Despite having just five hits, the Rockies have managed to come up with their big knocks at good times. Tulowitzki's two-out, three-run homer is certainly a good example, as the Rockies managed to turn two singles, a walk and a homer into four runs during the fifth inning.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Place Jonathan Herrera On 15-Day DL, Recall D.J. LeMahieu

The Colorado Rockies have officially placed infielder Jonathan Herrera on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring sprain, as the team announced on Wednesday. D.J. LeMahieu has been promoted from Triple-A Colorado Springs to replace Herrera on the active roster.

As the team notes, LeMahieu will be available as the Rockies play the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Without Herrera, Colorado is starting Marco Scutaro at second base and Jordan Pacheco at third base against Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano.

This season, Herrera has hit .239/.282/.373 while playing around the infield for Colorado. His replacement, LeMahieu, has continued his high-average/low-power ways in the minors, hitting .322/.361/.407 with one homer and 11 steals over 191 plate appearances with Colorado Springs.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins Lineups: Jason Giambi Starts On Wednesday

The Colorado Rockies are out to end a six-game losing streak on Wednesday, but it will be a tough task for a victory, as the previous week's worth of games have shown. Eric Young Jr. and Marco Scutaro lead things off while Jason Giambi makes an appearance as the starting first baseman.

The Rockies' lineup:

1. Eric Young CF
2. Marco Scutaro 2B
3. Carlos Gonzalez LF
4. Troy Tulowitzki SS
5. Jason Giambi 1B
6. Michael Cuddyer RF
7. Jordan Pacheco 3B
8. Ramon Hernandez C
9. Alex White P

The Marlins' lineup:

1. Jose Reyes SS
2. Omar Infante 2B
3. Hanley Ramirez 3B
4. Greg Dobbs 1B
5. Giancarlo Stanton RF
6. Chris Coghlan LF
7. Brett Hayes C
8. Bryan Petersen CF
9. Carlos Zambrano P

Stanton somehow still doesn't bat clean-up, but, hey, he did break the scoreboard the other night.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins: Colorado Has Last Chance To Avoid Sweep By Miami

The Colorado Rockies enter Wednesday night's contest against the Miami Marlins as losers of their last six games. It can't get worse than that, we all want to believe, but we'll just need to see how things play out. On Tuesday night, the Rockies made it two games in a row where they had a multi-run first inning and then saw it all disappear just a couple of innings later. Will Alex White be able to end that string of scoring results?

White (0-3, 5.09 ERA) has lost in all three of his starts this season, but he pitched rather well in his previous start against the Seattle Mariners. He allowed three runs in seven innings and struck out seven, but his offense put up zero runs in the 4-0 loss.

Carlos Zambrano (2-2, 1.96 ERA) has emerged as a renewed pitcher with the change of scenery to Miami. He has pitched at least six innings in each of his eight starts and has only allowed more than two runs in any outing twice -- both back in April. In May, Zambrano's ERA stands at 0.90 and his WHIP at 0.967 through 30 innings pitched.

Game time/date: 5:10 p.m. MT, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Location: Marlins Park, Miami, FL

TV: ROOT Sports/850 KOA

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Jonathan Herrera Injury: Hamstring Strain Will Send Infielder To DL

Second baseman Jonathan Herrera led off for the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night during the team's 7-6 road loss to the Miami Marlins, but was pulled from the game after his third at-bat with a sprained groin. Herrera sounded to be in serious pain after the game, and is headed to the 15-day disabled list.

The 27-year old Herrera is hitting .239 with two homers and four RBI this season in 67 at-bats.

DJ LeMahieu will be called up from Triple-A to take Herrera's spot on the roster. LeMahieu was acquired from the Chicago Cubs in an offseason trade centered around third baseman Ian Stewart. LeMahieu is hitting .315 with a .359 on-base percentage this season for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.

For updates,stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage, visit Rockies blog Purple Row. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins Final Score: Comeback Falls Short As Colorado Loses 7-6

The Colorado Rockies scored three runs before the Miami Marlins ever got a turn to bat on Tuesday night, but it didn't matter. The Marlins scored two in the first inning, three in the third and one run in both the fourth and sixth innings to secure a 7-6 victory over the Rox at Marlins Park.

The Rockies scored two in the eighth and put a pair of runners on in the ninth to mount a comeback, but Todd Helton struck out looking to end the game Jordan Pacheco on third.

Rockies starter Juan Nicasio was roughed up by the Marlins, allowing nine hits and six runs (five earned) over five innings.

The win moves Miami to 24-19, while Colorado falls to 15-27.

For updates,stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage, visit Rockies blog Purple Row. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Colorado Rockies Owner Dick Monfort Supports Manager Jim Tracy And GM Dan O'Dowd

The Colorado Rockies have not played good baseball this season -- the team's 15-26 record is the NL's second worst -- but owner Dick Monfort still believes in both Jim Tracy and Dan O'Dowd and says he is not going to fire them.

"I have had people get in my face and say, 'You've got to do this and do that.' And believe me, I understand the fans' frustration, " Monfort told The Denver Post. "I know everybody wants a fall guy and everybody wants blood. I just don't think it's appropriate to do."

Related: Rockies Vs. Marlins: Colorado Seeks Offensive Life Against Miami

The Rockies head into Tuesday's matchup with the Miami Marlins having lost five games in a row.

For updates,stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage, visit Rockies blog Purple Row. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins Lineups: Troy Tulowitzki, Todd Helton Moved Back Up

Game one of the series against the Marlins went well enough at the start for the Colorado Rockies, as they started off with some strong batting and a four run first inning. It wouldn't hold though, as the offense sputtered after that and Jamie Moyer eventually gave up a grand slam to Giancarlo Stanton.

For game two, Jim Tracy has apparently decided against the idea of moving Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton down, as they've both been moved back up a spot after the experimental looking lineup of Monday. Jonathan Herrera gets the start for the Rockies at 2B with Marco Scutaro slumping. The pitching match up will feature Juan Nicasio for the Rockies taking on Ricky Nolasco of the Marlins.

The lineups for both teams have been posted on twitter now, here for the Rockies and here for the Marlins.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins: Colorado Seeks Offensive Life Against Miami

The Colorado Rockies are in a bad place. A real bad place. They are on their second five-game losing streak in May and are just 4-15 this month. Monday night's road contest against the Miami Marlins began with a bang with the emergence of a 4-0 lead after the first inning. A few innings later, however, Giancarlo Stanton unloaded a grand slam that broke the scoreboard at Marlins Park and put Miami in a 6-4 lead. The Rockies didn't even have a hit after the first inning until a Jordan Pacheco single in the eighth inning broke up the monotony.

If the Rockies' offense can emerge from this funk, Juan Nicasio (2-1, 4.37 ERA) will need to be more efficient than he was in his last outing. On Thursday, Nicasio allowed just one run on two hits and struck out seven, but he walked five and needed 106 pitches to get through 4.2 innings. Eventually, the two bullpens went back-and-forth and the Arizona Diamondbacks emerged with the 9-7 victory. One start earlier, Nicasio pitched seven innings of one-run ball while striking out nine.

The Marlins counter with Ricky Nolasco (4-2, 4.10 ERA). If he can pick up the victory, Nolasco will have his 69th career win and become the all-time wins leader in Marlins history. However, he has lost his last two games, failing to escape past the fifth inning in one and leaving after the fourth in the other. He gave up 10 runs in 8.2 innings.

Game time/date: 5:10 p.m. MT, Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Location: Marlins Park, Miami, FL

TV: ROOT Sports/850 KOA

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins Final Score: Colorado Blows Lead, Falls 7-4

The Colorado Rockies scored four runs in the first inning against the Miami Marlins on Monday, but a five-run fourth inning propelled the Marlins to a 7-4 home victory. The loss drops the Rockies to 15-26, while Miami moves to 23-19 with the win.

Rockies starter Jamie Moyer was roughed up in 3.2 innings, surrendering nine hits, four walks and six earned runs in 100 pitches. Colorado's bullpen allowed just one earned run the rest of the way, but the Rockies' offense simply couldn't score enough to win.

In fact, all four Colorado runs came in the first inning. Michael Cuddyer knocked in two runs with a double, which was followed immediately by a two-run homer from shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.

Giancarlo Stanton blasted his ninth homer of the year in the win for Miami, a grand slam in the fourth inning. Marlins starter Mark Buehrle went 7.2 innings and allowed four earned runs in the victory, which moves him to 4-4 on the season.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins Lineups: Michael Cuddyer Moves Up While Troy Tulowitzki, Todd Helton Drop

Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy has turned to juggling his lineup on Monday night after a disastrous three-game sweep at the hands of the Seattle Mariners. Against the Miami Marlins, Tracy has decided to move Michael Cuddyer up to the cleanup spot while Troy Tulowitzki and Todd Helton will bat fifth and sixth. All three have had their struggles of late, but let's see if this will spark them (Cuddyer did have two doubles in his three hits on Sunday, so he might be coming out of his slump).

Here is the full Rockies lineup:

2B Marco Scutaro
3B Jordan Pacheco
LF Carlos Gonzalez
RF Michael Cuddyer
SS Troy Tulowitzki
1B Todd Helton
C Ramon Hernandez
CF Dexter Fowler
P Jamie Moyer

And for the Marlins:

SS Jose Reyes
CF Bryan Petersen
3B Hanley Ramirez
LF Austin Kearns
RF Giancarlo Stanton
1B Logan Morrison
C John Buck
2B Donnie Murphy
P Mark Buehrle

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Marlins blog Fish Stripes. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Rockies Vs. Marlins: Colorado Makes 1st Trip To New Miami Stadium

The Colorado Rockies are on the road to play the Miami Marlins. Can they end a four-game losing streak?

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