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Wes Rogers’ speed back on display for Grand Junction Rockies

By Patti Arnold

Wes Rogers was speeding to the top of the South Atlantic League in stolen bases, swiping 44 in his first 68 games in Class A Asheville. The fleet-footed outfielder played plenty of games last year at Suplizio Field, first with Spartanburg ...


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GJ Rockies snap nine-game skid

By Patti Arnold

It’s over. The longest losing streak in the albeit brief four-year history of the Grand Junction Rockies ended Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory over Great Falls. The Rockies (23-28 Pioneer League, 3-10 second half) rode the pitching ...


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Close not enough

By Patti Arnold

Even the always-optimistic Anthony Sanders feels just a little bit snake-bitten. When you play so many one-run games and can’t get over the hump, that snake isn’t just a little garden snake. It’s more like a full-grown ...


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Grand Junction’s losing streak grows to eight games after late home run

By Patti Arnold

This is a team mired in a slump, searching for a way out. A team that falls behind early because of poor starting pitching, but rallies to take the lead, gets solid middle relief pitching, loses the lead, regains the lead and then some ...


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Sunday struggles at Suplizio

By Dale Shrull

It was a sunny afternoon, but there were few bright spots for the Grand Junction Rockies on this Sunday. Missoula hitters ripped Rockies’ pitching early and often to lead the Osprey to a 12-6 victory at Suplizio Field. Missoula (29-18 ...


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Missoula’s Diaz jumps on one GJ mistake

By Tim Harty

One bad pitch after a lengthy delay marred an otherwise excellent outing for Grand Junction pitcher Peter Lambert on Saturday night. The second-round draft pick this past June surrendered three straight hits with two outs in the fifth inning, ...


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Catching on

By Patti Arnold

Perhaps the greatest compliment a teammate could pay Chris Rabago came from pitcher James McMahon. “I wouldn’t know he was a first-year catcher,” the Grand Junction Rockies reliever said of the guy behind the plate. ...


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Helton’s encouragement helps Rodgers end slump

By Patti Arnold

Brendan Rodgers was about as low as an 18-year-old kid can get Thursday night. A three-error night isn’t what he’s used to, and he was 0 for 3 with a walk heading into the ninth inning. An RBI triple helped his mood, and it got ...


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The Toddfather returns

By Matt Meyer

Todd Helton can remember all coaches, good and bad, he had during his 17-year career. He can also remember 2010 when Tony Diaz, who was managing the Casper Ghosts, helped fix Helton’s swing during a rehab stint in Wyoming. “I was ...


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Triple the fun: GJ Rockies lead league in three-baggers

By Matt Meyer

Triples are normally a rare hit in baseball. Not so for the Grand Junction Rockies. The cavernous gaps in the outfield of Suplizio Field, and a lineup that can run from top to bottom, have helped the Rookie-level team leg out plenty of ...


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