Update: Troy Tulowitzki is still white hot at the plate


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Sometimes baseball things happen.

The Colorado Rockies played a great game Friday night against the Cincinnati Reds. Both teams pitched well and came through with clutch hits.

Billy Hamilton put a great swing on a ball to double in the 9th inning and eventually score a go-ahead run. Justin Morneau put a ridiculously good swing on a pitch in the next half inning to double and tie things up. Joey Votto had the biggest swing of them all to end things in the bottom of the 9th with a walk-off home run.

It was just a great baseball game. If the Rockies play enough of them, they should win plenty. They just came out on the wrong end of things on this night.

To focus on the positives, Troy Tulowitzki stayed white hot at the plate with this home run off Johnny Cueto in the 4th inning.


Cueto entered the night as one of the stingiest pitchers in baseball. On Friday night he kept up that pace, going eight innings and striking out eight. Tulo saw a rare mistake on this off-speed pitch and made him pay.

Away from Coors Field and facing one of the toughest starters in baseball, Tulowitzki showed us that he is still on another planet at the moment. His slash line for the season is now .402/.503/.769/1.273. “Dialed in,” is the baseball cliche you might indulge to describe Tulowitzki at the present moment.