by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (4-3) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his second-straight win, an 8-2 victory over St. Louis Sunday. He set down the first two batters he faced in the seventh before yielding a single to David Freese.
De La Rosa allowed another hit before finishing the scoreless inning and completing seven innings for the first time in eight starts. The left-hander struck out seven -- matching a season high -- and walked three.
De La Rosa's next scheduled start is Friday against San Francisco. He has yet to allow a run over 12 innings at Coors Field this season.
Jorge De La Rosa dominates Yankees -- again
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa continued his personal dominance over the Yankees in Tuesday's series opener. He worked six scoreless innings, giving up just three hits while striking out two in the 2-0 win.
De La Rosa also walked one and lowered his ERA to 3.52 while earning his third victory. He threw 54 of his 95 pitches for strikes.
The left-hander is now 3-0 with a 0.98 ERA in four career appearances (three starts) against New York.
His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Cardinals.
Jorge De La Rosa hints at tipping pitches
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa dropped to 0-8 with a 6.75 ERA in his career against the Dodgers following Tuesday's 6-2 loss. De La Rosa was tagged for six runs on 11 hits and said he will have to look at the film to see what went wrong.
De La Rosa is 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA in his last two starts, sending his season ERA from 2.28 to 4.18.
"I don’t have any idea," De La Rosa said of his poor history against the Dodgers, per The Denver Post. "I feel badly because I let my team down. It was like they knew what was coming. I am going to look at the video and see if I was tipping my pitches."
Jorge De La Rosa knocked around by Dodgers
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) After making four straight quality starts, Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa took a step back Tuesday night against the Dodgers. He allowed six runs on 11 hits over four innings in the 6-2 loss.
The left-hander surrendered two runs in each of the first three innings before making it through the fourth unscathed. He was done after throwing 93 pitches, 61 for strikes.
De La Rosa also walked two and struck out one while taking his third loss.
His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Yankees.
Think about dealing Jorge De La Rosa
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/29/2013) Prior to having Tommy John surgery, Jorge De La Rosa was a frustration as a Fantasy pitcher. The Rockies' lefty could deliver strikeouts, but he allowed too many baserunners to be of much use outside of deeper leagues.
Strikeouts have been scarce for De La Rosa this season, as he continues his comeback, but he has managed to succeed anyway, posting a 2.86 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. He's also reeled off four straight quality starts, including two in which he did not allow a run to score. An 11 percent swinging strike rate over those starts suggests that the strikeouts will come, but the overall results could be a lot worse going forward. De La Rosa doesn't profile as a low-WHIP pitcher, and he's been helped out by a .250 BABIP that won't likely last.
If you're one of the many owners who has picked up De La Rosa recently, point out the surge in strikeouts that is probably on the way and sell him high.
Jorge De La Rosa's scoreless streak snapped
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa had his scoreless streak snapped at 18 innings and he suffered his second loss of the season Thursday night against the Diamondbacks.
De La Rosa (2-2), who made his fifth start of the season, had his streak snapped in the second inning. The left-hander surrendered a run scoring single to Wil Nieves and then a two-run home run to Paul Goldschmidt in the fourth for his only damage of the night.
He surrendered three runs and seven hits in six innings of work in a 3-2 defeat. He struck out one and walked three on 96 pitches, 58 for strikes.
De La Rosa has a 2.86 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. He is scheduled to start Tuesday on the road against the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in his last two starts at Dodger Stadium.
Jorge De La Rosa off to surprising start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa has a 2.82 ERA in 22 1/3 innings to open the year.
De La Rosa has had some success in the past but hasn't been healthy the past two seasons. He's still utilizing the same four-pitch mix that he used in 2009 and 2010, his best statistical years. De La Rosa will try to extend his strong start against the Diamondbacks Thursday.
Back in Jorge De La Rosa's corner
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) I have to admit I've been flip-floppy when it comes to Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa.
All preseason I endorsed him as a sleeper and drafted him in many formats as a late-round option. Then, when he struggled to open the season, I started to bail and switch my tune about the veteran left-handed pitcher. Now, I'm back on the bandwagon.
I wasn't quite sure what to make of De La Rosa's first win April 14 at San Diego since he dominated a bad Padres lineup. But then I read an article where De La Rosa said he was effective because he started throwing his slider, so I became intrigued again. When he beat the Diamondbacks Saturday, I made sure to add De La Rosa in all the formats I dropped him in or he was available.
Saturday's outing was even more encouraging because De La Rosa held Arizona to no runs in six innings at hitter-friendly Coors Field. If he can find success at Coors, then De La Rosa should be able to turn in an effective season.
Jorge De La Rosa has another scoreless outing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa enjoyed another stellar performance as he picked up his second consecutive win Saturday night against the Diamondbacks. It was his first win at Coors Field since returning late last year from reconstructive surgery on his elbow.
De La Rosa, who made his home debut, gave up just two hits in six scoreless innings. He struck out four and walked two in 82 pitches, 50 strikes. The 32-year-old has not surrendered a run in his last two starts. He has a 2.82 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP through four starts.
De La Rosa is slated to take the mound Thursday in a rematch against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. He has a 3.86 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in three starts away from Coors Field.
Rockies adjust rotation
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) With Wednesday's game against the Mets being postponed due to snow, the Rockies will push starter Jon Garland to Thursday's series finale.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa turned in a solid outing as he picked up his first win of the season during Sunday's series finale against the Padres.
De La Rosa (1-1), who made his third start of the season, surrendered just two hits in six scoreless innings. He struck out seven and walked two in 92 pitches, 58 strikes. It was his first win since May 13, 2011.
"It was real special," De La Rosa said. "It was a very hard time last year and the year before. I have to keep focus in every game I pitch and try to be the same guy as I was before."
De La Rosa, who was a 16-game winner in 2009, has a 3.86 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP. He will take the mound Friday at home against the Diamondbacks. He did not face Arizona in 2012, but went 1-0 with a 3.29 in three starts against them in 2011.
Jorge De La Rosa has quality start but loses
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa did not have his finest showing in his season debut but looked much sharper Monday night against the Giants.
He allowed three runs on six hits over six innings, but his counterpart -- Madison Bumgarner -- was a little bit better and De La Rosa took the loss 4-2.
De La Rosa (0-1) surrendered a three-run homer to Hunter Pence in the first before cruising over his final five innings. He struck out three and walked one while throwing 76 pitches, 50 for strikes.
His next start is Sunday against the Padres.
Jorge De La Rosa lucky to take no-decision
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Rockies starter Jorge De La Rosa didn't have a great debut Tuesday night against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Colorado's No. 2 starter left the game with a no-decision, but only because Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each homered for the second straight game to start the year.
De La Rosa didn't go deep enough in the game to be in line to post a win, lasting just 4 1/3 innings before being pulled. He gave up four earned runs on five hits and three walks over his 77 pitches -- 45 strikes -- and struck out three batters . De La Rosa gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Braun, who has owned him, in the third.
The 32-year-old De La Rosa, who overcame late forearm tightness this spring to make his first start after returning from Tommy John surgery, is hoping to remain healthy this season after making just 13 starts the last two seasons for the Rockies. He will look to get on track in his next start on Monday at San Francisco. De La Rosa is expected to be in line for two starts next week.
Jorge De La Rosa suffers no setbacks in minor-league action
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa threw 81 pitches in a game against the Diamondbacks' Triple-A team Thursday, allowing a run on three hits and a walk in six innings while striking out four. He reported no issues with his troublesome forearm.
"I feel very good," De La Rosa told the Denver Post. "The first two games I was out of rhythm. I started pitching better after that. I was working with (pitching coach) Jim Wright on a lot of things."
De La Rosa is expected to begin the season in the rotation unless he suffers a setback before his first start.
Jorge De La Rosa throws 36 pitches Sunday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) MLB.com reports Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa threw 36 pitches over two innings in a camp game on Sunday and reported no setbacks. The left-hander was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League start due to forearm tightness.
De La Rosa has a 2.84 ERA over four outings this spring with 13 strikeouts and eight walks in 12 2/3 innings pitched.
Jorge De La Rosa back to form?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) It's a bit frustrating to see Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa scratched from his latest spring start because of forearm tightness. But honestly, it doesn't really scare me off from drafting the veteran pitcher in Fantasy.
I've been impressed with what De La Rosa has done this spring after missing most of last season working his way back from Tommy John surgery. Through four spring games (three starts), De La Rosa is 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. He's walked a lot of batters (eight in 12 2/3 innings), but he's also struck out a lot of batters (13).
Prior to having elbow surgery in 2011, De La Rosa was 39-26 in 91 appearances (85 starts) for the Rockies. He was also striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings during that stretch. His ERA might be a little inflated once he starts pitching in the thin air in Colorado, but I've been buying De La Rosa as a late-round sleeper this spring and I'm not going to stop despite this minor setback.
De La Rosa is showing once again he can be a productive arm when healthty and is flashing strikeout-per-inning potential, which is what all Fantasy owners seek.
Jorge De La Rosa scratched from Saturday's game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League game against the Padres with forearm tightness. De La Rosa told the Denver Post that he is feeling "OK" and could pitch Sunday against the Brewers.
Jorge De La Rosa coming on strong
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa turned in his second straight solid Cactus League start on Monday night against the Reds. He allowed one run on two hits over five innings of work. The left-hander also struck out four and walked two.
De La Rosa has a 2.84 ERA through four outings this spring with 13 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings pitched.
De La Rosa has best outing yet
(3/13/2013) After getting tagged for three runs over his first 3 2/3 innings this spring, Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa had his best outing of the Cactus League on Wednesday against the Cubs. He worked four scoreless innings, giving up four hits while striking out six. De La Rosa also walked two and lowered his spring ERA to 3.52 in the 2-0 win. "The ability to minimize damage or control damage is really important. De La did that," manager Walt Weiss said. "I think he was able to do it because his changeup and curveball were real good."
De La Rosa off to rough start
(3/3/2013) After giving up two runs in his spring debut, Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa had another shaky outing in Sunday's Cactus League game against the A's. He allowed one run on two hits over 1 2/3 innings. The left-hander also walked three and struck out two while running his spring ERA to 7.36. ''We'll have some patience with Jorge because he hasn't been out there much the last year and a half,'' manager Walt Weiss said. ''But we're counting on him and he knows that. We have another month, so we're not going to get too carried away. It wasn't real pretty, but he's got time to figure things out.''
De La Rosa takes loss vs. Cubs
(2/26/2013) Rockies pitcher Jorge De La Rosa made his Cactus League debut on Tuesday against the Cubs but did not get off to the best of starts. He allowed two runs on two hits over two innings of work in the 4-2 loss. The left-hander surrendered a solo homer to Christian Villanueva in the third before giving up his final damage the following frame. De La Rosa, who threw 14 pitches, also struck out one. "I was overthrowing," De La Rosa said to the Denver Post. "My mechanics were off."
De La Rosa feels normal again
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013)The Denver Post reports Rockies starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa admitted Monday he was tentative as he recovered from 2011 Tommy John surgery. It was harder than I expected, De La Rosa said. De La Rosa said he is now cleared of the mental and physical hurdles. I finally feel like a pitcher again, said De La Rosa, who was encouraged by recent bullpen sessions in the Dominican Republic.