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Friday Rockpile: Rockies return home to honor Keli McGregor at Coors Field

While Denver's in a hubbub over the selection of Tim Tebow, let's see what going on with the Rockies and the rest of Major League Baseball.

Rockies returning home 8-8 - The Denver Post

He's certainly not the Livan Hernandez of the NL. Jimenez is power. Hernandez tries to tickle you to death with a feather, deftly blending 84-mph fastballs with 65-mph curveballs.

Also, Renck points out that the Rockies return home with an 8-8 record, Keli McGregor's number.

McGregor memorial service Sunday | Inside the Colorado Rockies
McGregor memorial service set for Sunday | News

McGregor memorial set for Sunday at Coors Field - The Denver Post

As we learned yesterday, the Rockies will hold a memorial for Keli McGregor on Sunday, pushing the game to 3:05 pm MT.

Official Rockies Fan Guestbook
The Rockies created a blog for fans to offer their condolences to the McGregor family.

Beimel steps up with solid 8th-inning stint - The Denver Post
Now that he is back at full pitching strength, Joe Beimel will be used more in tight spots, like in yesterday's game.

Chris Davis optioned to AAA, Justin Smoak called up - Lone Star Ball
The Rangers called up their #2 prospect, 1B Justin Smoak. He was the 11th overall pick in the 2008 draft.

Zobrist gets 5-year extension; announcement today | The Heater
The contract covers the rest of his arbitration years, and the Rays have club option for the first two years he's eligible for free agency. We should hear the money value later today when the extension is officially announced.