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Lack of clutch hits costly for GJ Rockies

By Staff

The Grand Junction Rockies failed to hit with runners in scoring position Thursday, dropping only their second game of the Pioneer League season, 7-1 to the Ogden Raptors. The Rockies (6-2) went 4-2 on their first road trip of the season and ...


Defense lifts GJ Rockies past Ogden

By Staff

A pair of heads-up defensive plays in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday night preserved the Grand Junction Rockies’ 5-4 Pioneer League victory at Ogden, Utah. After the Rockies broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh inning, the Raptors ...


Eddie Butler selected to All-Star Futures Game

By Patti Arnold

Former Grand Junction Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler was selected Wednesday to represent Colorado in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Futures Game. The game, featuring up-and-coming minor leaguers, is played during the All-Star break, ...


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GJ Rockies hold off Orem

By Staff

The Grand Junction Rockies responded Tuesday night after Orem cut a comfortable lead to one run, claiming a 10-7 victory in Orem to improve to 5-1. After Correlle Prime and Jairo Rosario each hit home runs in the fourth inning to push the ...


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GJ Rox suffer 1st setback

By Staff

Orem scored two runs in the first inning despite not getting a hit. That helps explain how the Owlz, despite Grand Junction’s pitchers limiting them to five hits, handed the Rockies their first loss of the season, 5-3, in Pioneer League ...


Still perfect

By Staff

The Grand Junction Rockies took a 5-0 lead early, then survived a rough ninth inning as they edged Orem 6-5 in Pioneer League baseball Sunday at Orem. Grand Junction is off to a 4-0 start and is the only unbeaten team in the league. The ...


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GJ Rockies move to 3-0 with road win

By Staff

The Grand Junction Rockies got five strong innings from starting pitcher Helmis Rodriguez as they won their Pioneer League road opener 7-3 at Orem on Saturday. The Rockies also got a two-run home run from catcher Jairo Rosario as they ran ...


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Closing time

By Patti Arnold

Scott Oberg did a double-take at the assignment board this spring. He fully expected to be in the group of former Grand Junction Rockies players headed to Asheville, N.C., for Class A ball this season. On the Modesto roster, though, was his ...


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Climbing the ladder

By Patti Arnold

On Eddie Butler’s first day in a Modesto Nuts uniform, the game was postponed because of a bomb threat. “I was thinking, ‘Who did I make mad?’ ” the former Grand Junction Rockies ace said, laughing. The club has ...


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Payamps calms his nerves in U.S. debut

By Patti Arnold

Making your professional debut can be daunting. Making your American professional debut just adds to the nerves. Joel Payamps, a 19-year-old from Santiago, Dominican Republic, handled both Friday night for the Grand Junction ...


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