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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||28.20||1.00||3.00||4.00||3.14||1.19||28.00||8.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs St. Louis|| 1.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||0|
|vs LHB|| 11.0||0||0|| 3.27||0||4||15|
|vs RHB|| 20.1||0||0|| 5.75||0||3||16|
|07/24/2014||Dilson Herrera, 2B NYM|
Rafael Betancourt, RP COL
Christian Yelich, LF MIA
Mike Leake, SP SF
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
Max Fried, SP ATL
|Jake Arrieta, SP CHC|
Melvin Upton, CF SD
Jonathan Papelbon, RP WAS
Sergio Romo, RP SF
Michael Cuddyer, LF NYM
Adam LaRoche, DH CHW
|Last 10 Games|
Rockies remove John Axford as closer, going with committee
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/31/15) The Rockies have made a change in the back-end of their bullpen. Manager Walt Weiss has removed John Axford from the closer's role, after he record his fifth blown save of the season, and fourth in a row on Thursday.
"I had a conversation with John a little earlier and I told him I was going to get him out of that ninth inning for a little bit and let him catch his breath," Weiss said Friday, per The Denver Post.
Axford, who once saved 46 games in a season, got off to a blazing start in 2015. He had converted each of his first 12 save opportunities and gave up just one earned run over his first 20 appearances.
But he has struggled lately, posting a whopping 12.15 ERA over his past nine outings.
"I'm not so bullheaded as to say that I want to pitch in the ninth inning and that's how it has to be," Axford said. "I have pitched in other innings and I've had success in other innings. A lot of my success has come in the ninth, but that's also where some of the pain comes.
"Stepping away definitely could be beneficial. It's worked before for me. It worked in 2012."
Weiss indicated he will likely go with a closer-by-committee approach, with the likes of Rafael Betancourt, Tommy Kahnle and Justin Miller as potential ninth-inning options.
"We have a few different options down there, so it will probably come down match-ups and who is available," Weiss said. "So there will be a few different guys throwing at the end."
Rockies activate Rafael Betancourt, will use nine-man pen
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/26/15) The Rockies activated reliever Rafael Betancourt before Friday's game, per the Denver Post.
Betancourt has been on the disabled list with vertigo and just completed a minor league rehab assignment.
The team hasn't announced a corresponding move to make room for Betancourt, but it appears that the team will go with a nine-man bullpen for the near future.
Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt likely to come off DL this weekend
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/25/15) Rockies reliever Rafael Betancourt (vertigo) will likely be activated during a three-game series against the Giants, which starts Friday, manager Walt Weiss said Thursday.
Betancourt, who is on the 15-day disabled list, began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday. He allowed two runs on two hits and one walk in 1 1/3 innings. He struck out two.
Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt blows save in rehab assignment
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/21/15) Rockies relief pitcher Rafael Betancourt blew a save in his rehab assignment for Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday.
Betancourt allowed two earned runs in 1 1/3 innings, blowing a save opportunity in what ended as a 6-5 loss. He walked a batter and gave up a home run before being pulled from the game.
Betancourt has been on the disabled list since June 8 due to symptoms of vertigo and a sinus infection.
Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt to start rehab assignment Sunday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/19/15) Rockies right-hander Rafael Betancourt is expected to make a Triple-A rehab outing with Albuquerque on Sunday, according to MLB.com.
Betancourt has been on the disabled list since June 8 due to symptoms of vertigo and a sinus infection. It is not clear how many rehab outings Betancourt will need before being able to return to the Rockies' bullpen.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/1/15||@ STL||7:15 pm||Lance Lynn|
|8/2/15||@ STL||2:15 pm||Jaime Garcia|
|8/3/15||SEA||8:40 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|8/4/15||SEA||8:40 pm||J.A. Happ|
|8/5/15||SEA||3:10 pm||Taijuan Walker|
|8/7/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Jordan Zimmermann|
|8/8/15||@ WAS||7:05 pm||Doug Fister|
= probable start