Tracy wants to take advantage of Young's speed - The Denver Post
In addition to Patrick Saunders' profiling Eric Young Jr.'s blazing speed, the article perhaps more interestingly mentions that the Rox are likely considering Brandon Hynick or Russ Ortiz to pitch on Tuesday, along with kicking around the idea of skipping the fifth starter altogether and just running Jorge De La Rosa out there. It will be interesting to see what the club decides to do. Also, Saunders says Carlos Gonzalez's chances of playing this weekend appear slim. Meanwhile, Tracy Ringolsby says it definitely WON'T be Josh Fogg making the start on Tuesday, and that CarGo could be available to play defense tonight and possibly be in the starting lineup tomorrow.
In the Cowboy's national piece for FoxSports.com, he talks about how the Rox were setup by the Dodgers, who were struggling heading into the series at Coors Field but promptly took two of three from the previously-surging Rockies. Once they get through this tough part of the schedule, the Rox will only play teams with winning records in 9 of their final 31 games, in addition to playing 19 of those 31 contests in Denver. So, things still set up very well for them. As Jim Tracy says in a quote at the end of the article, the Rockies have "got to keep trudging forward."
Jason Marquis having a remarkable season for Colorado Rockies - ESPN
The national attention continues for the Rockies, despite the small losing streak the team is currently enduring. ESPN.com's Tim Kurkjian's piece details Jason Marquis' success at Coors Field, and throughout the season altogether.
Helton flashes the leather - The Denver Post
What a play by the Toddfather on Randy Winn's hard-hit ball down the first base line last night. Ironically, the piece also mentions the Rockies' blunder on Juan Uribe's 8-foot pop fly.
Armstrong: Tracy, Rockies deserve credit - The Denver Post
A quote from former Rockie Jeremy Affeldt:
"You've got to give them credit. With Francis, Fuentes and Buchholz gone, you would have thought they would be in a pretty big hole. I don't know a lot of other teams that could have survived that."
Michael Young, Brian Roberts best players to not reach postseason - Tom Verducci - SI.com
In this article about the stuff listed in the headline, SI.com's Tom Verducci also discusses top left-handed relievers in the NL West. Franklin Morales and Joe Beimel are no Hong-Chih Kuo and George Sherrill, but they definitely hold their own. Check out the piece for statistical comparisons, etc.