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Rehab for Rafael

By Patti Arnold

Rafael Betancourt climbed on the bus with the Grand Junction Rockies on Wednesday night, bound for Idaho Falls, Idaho. Not many 11-year Major League Baseball veterans would willingly go on a Rookie level road trip, even when they’re on ...


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The win’s the thing

By Matt Meyer

Tony Bryant could not catch a break Tuesday night. First, the Grand Junction Rockies’ starting pitcher took a ball off his heel. The “thwack” of the ball hitting him was audible throughout Suplizio Field.  Then, he ...


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Chukars down GJ Rox, split early season series

By Patti Arnold

Idaho Falls couldn’t solve Grand Junction pitching Sunday afternoon. Monday night, the Chukars had Carlos Polanco figured out early. Polanco had trouble keeping the ball down in the zone early, and Idaho Falls made him pay, scoring ...


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Spot starter Norris lifts GJ Rockies to easy victory

By Patti Arnold

Logan Norris started the baseball season in the bullpen in Asheville. He spent about a week in the Tri-City bullpen. Sunday, he was a spot starter for the Grand Junction Rockies, and what a spot start. Norris threw five shutout innings, ...


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Chukars rough up GJ

By Matt Meyer

Shaky defense by Grand Junction and hot hitting late by Idaho Falls overshadowed a strong start by pitcher Javier Palacios as the Rockies lost 12-4 in Pioneer League baseball Saturday night at Suplizio Field. Palacios didn’t run into ...


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Walk-off winners

By Patti Arnold

Well-played, it wasn’t. All it took to make it a night to remember, though, was one pitch. Luis Castro electrified the Grand Junction Rockies’ opening-night crowd of 3,921 on Friday night at Suplizio Field, drilling a one-out, ...


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Veteran Rookies

By Patti Arnold

They were wide-eyed, baby-faced kids last summer when they joined the Grand Junction Rockies. Fresh out of high school, Terry McClure and Wes Jones were only 17 years old when they signed their professional baseball contracts. Dom Nunez was ...


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Former GJ players progressing

By Matt Meyer

When Eddie Butler made his first start with the Colorado Rockies, the buzz could be felt around Grand Junction. He was the first Grand Junction Rockies player to make it to the big leagues. A handful of locals made the trip to Denver to see ...


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Armed with information

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Professional baseball players are on pace to have more Tommy John surgeries for torn elbow ligaments than ever before, according to several reports. There have already been more than 40 this year. The record is 67, set in 2012. The ulnar ...


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Learning how to run the show

By Dale Shrull

With stylish sunglasses and a megawatt smile, Derek Lynch looks good in purple. The Colorado Mesa University graduate is spending the summer interning with the Grand Junction Rockies. His duties are in media relations, and he plans to use the ...


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