April 12 - John Axford takes leave to care for snake-bitten son
You might say that the Rockies’ season had an inauspicious beginning as reliever John Axford’s 2-year-old son, Jameson, was bitten by a rattlesnake during spring training and subsequently hospitalized. Axford took leave from the team on this day to tend to his son.
April 14 - Nolan Arenado makes unbelievable catch
Third baseman Nolan Arenado made a spectacular catch which many thought might hold up as the catch of the year despite how early in the season it occurred. He dove over the tarp at AT&T Park in San Francisco to make a catch reminiscent of the famous Derek Jeter dive into the stands. He then had the presence of mind to throw to third base to nearly get another out.
April 15 - Rockies start 7-2
Following a sweep of the Giants in San Francisco, the Colorado Rockies had a 7-2 record -- tied for the best nine-game start in franchise history. They had also started the season 6-0 on the road which was promising given that the team had been 21-60 on the road in 2014.
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May 10 - Rockies play game after Coors Field cleared of snow
The month of May was a particularly rainy month in Colorado, and the week ending on May 10 was a miserable one for the Rockies. The team was rained out three times that week and played one doubleheader. On May 10 the Rockies played, but not before snow had to be cleared from the field. The team lost all four games it was able to play that week.
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May 13 - Walt Weiss undergoes appendectomy
After complaining of stomach discomfort while the team was in Southern California, Rockies manager Walt Weiss was hospitalized and underwent an appendectomy. He would return to the dugout a few days later.
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May 14 - Rockies end 11-game losing streak
The Rockies ended their season-worst 11-game losing streak with a bang. Carlos Gonzalez hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning of a game in Los Angeles to lift the team to victory. The win also ended an eight-game losing streak against the Dodgers.
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June 14 - Jorge De La Rosa becomes Rockies career wins leader
De La Rosa had already become the Rockies' career strikeouts leader on May 21. On this day he surpassed Aaron Cook as the franchise’s leader in wins with 73.
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June 29 - Nolan Arenado named NL Player of the Week
Arenado had an MVP-caliber week to give him this award. The third baseman hit seven home runs -- including three multi-homer games -- and collected 14 RBIs. He had also recorded at least one hit, one RBI and one run scored in seven consecutive games through the end of the week.