Saturday Rockpile: Rockies hoping for more wins inside NL West, more

DENVER - APRIL 09: Tthe Colorado Rockies celebrate after the final out against the San Diego Padres during MLB action on Opening Day at Coors Field on April 9, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Padres 7-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Armstrong: Winning West? Hey, it's a start - The Denver Post
The Rockies finally having a winning record inside the division. The Last time this happened? Last April, when the Rockies took 2 out of 3 from Arizona to open the season. How about a couple more to give yourself some cushion, eh guys?

Also inside the article, Armstrong goes into detail about Carlos Gonzalez's hard-luck day yesterday. CarGo crushed a couple of balls to centerfield, but both were outs. Armstrong refers to one of them as a "laser." LAZOR would be more appropriate.

Kiszla: Jimenez, De La Rosa brothers with arms - The Denver Post
"The Brothers K" have gotten off to a terrific start in 2010. Vinny Castilla saw it coming, apparently.

Burger joint tasty tip O' cap to Todd Helton - The Denver Post
The No. 17 Burger Shack is a new addition to Coors Field this season. Todd Helton was apparently very humbled by the decision to name the restaurant after him. I have GOT to try one of those burgers.

Also, Renck states that Huston Street will begin throwing in five days, and that Jeff Francis experienced a bit of a setback in his attempt to get back on the field, as his throwing session that was originally scheduled for yesterday was scrapped due to soreness underneath his left armpit.

Headley's seeing-eye single only smudge on De La Rosa - The Denver Post
One of these days, it's going to happen...

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies - April 10, 2010 | MLB.com Preview
MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo has his preview for tonight's game, which features good stuff on Jason Hammel. Also, he mentions the Rockies' efforts to improve their approach at the plate, in an attempt to cut down on strikeouts. The Rox struck out just five times yesterday, while racking up seven runs on twelve hits.

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