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Marte picks up pitcher, but Grand Junction falls to Helena

By Patti Arnold

Hamlet Marte believes in picking up his pitcher. “(Carlos) Polanco was angry because of those two runs and I go to him and I say, ‘Polanco, I will hit a homer for you,’ ” said Marte, the Grand Junction Rockies’ ...


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By George, he did it

By Matt Meyer

The hard part was already done when Max George sauntered up to the plate in the eighth inning Saturday. He had the home run, a moonshot to the top of the bleachers in left field. He banged a triple off the CenturyLink sign in center field, ...


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GJ Rox speed to win

By Patti Arnold

Anthony Sanders was sprinting down the third-base line, urgently waving Terry McClure around the bases. When the skipper is sprinting, it’s easy to see why the Grand Junction Rockies run like there’s no ...


Monfort apologizes to disgruntled fans

By Patti Arnold

A firestorm of backlash after a series of emails from Colorado Rockies owner and CEO Dick Monfort to disgruntled fans prompted the team to issue a statement Friday. “I want to express my sincere apology to Rockies fans that received a ...


Errors costly for GJ Rox in loss to Osprey

By Patti Arnold

Funny how one misplayed ball turns into an onslaught of miscues. It happened Thursday night to the Grand Junction Rockies in an 11-5 loss to Missoula at Suplizio Field. The first ball hit was a routine fly ball to left, but it popped out of ...


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Impressive debut

By Patti Arnold

Kyle Freeland had 35 pitches or two innings, whichever came first. He didn’t even get halfway through his pitch count, and that’s a good thing. The Colorado Rockies’ first-round draft pick needed only 17 pitches to complete ...


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Fireworks, fans on 4th a new 
experience for some GJ Rox

By Matt Meyer

During the Grand Junction Rockies game on July 4, fireworks were going off all around Suplizio Field. Sparks flew from the parking lot in right field, from across North Avenue and from the Lincoln Park Golf Course. At different points during ...


Fundamentals help GJ Rox top Missoula

By Matt Meyer

Grand Junction kept the ball down Tuesday night and committed zero errors for the third time this season, topping Missoula 5-2 at Suplizio Field. “Our defense really starts with our starting pitching, and (Carlos) Polanco did a really ...


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Freeland set to debut Wednesday

By Matt Meyer

His dad, mom and brother are driving over from Denver, and his girlfriend flew to Grand Junction from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kyle Freeland is finally going to pitch for the Grand Junction Rockies. On Wednesday, the Colorado Rockies’ ...


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Seven is enough

By Matt Meyer

It’ll be nice to play someone else. After a week’s worth of games against Orem, Grand Junction capped back-to-back series against its Pioneer League rival Sunday afternoon with a 11-8 win over the South Division-leading Owlz at ...


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