Colorado Rockies Tinder: Road Trippin’

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Jun 28, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) rounds the bases after hitting a two run home run off San Francisco Giants starting pitcher M. Bumgarner (not pictured) during the first inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports


Nolan Arenado. That should be obvious; seven home runs in the last seven calendar days, eight in his last eight games, a .370 average with 14 RBIs to boot, and for good measure, he was named National League Player of the Week for his efforts. Also, even with all that power, he’s only struck out one time in his last 30 plate appearances.

Troy Tulowitzki. Tulo is quietly coming on to have a really nice season, and the last week was no exception. 11-for-25 with four walks and a home run has bumped Tulo’s average north of .310 on the season, and the fact that he’s taken four free passes in the last seven games bodes well for the club as he gets back on track to the Tulo we all know and love.

Wilin Rosario. The Rockies have needed Rosario’s bat at first base with the continued absence of Justin Morneau, and now he’s making it pay off — so much so, in fact, that it might turn him into a valuable trade piece in the next month. He’s 11-for-22 with a homer and two doubles in the last seven games.

LaTroy Hawkins. I know, it’s only 1.2 innings across three appearances this week, but Hawkins had a rough start to the year and then got injured — little things like this can get him going on the right foot and make him a valuable member of the bullpen again.

Scott Oberg. Three appearances, three scoreless innings. He leads the National League in home runs allowed by a reliever, unfortunately, but he is straightening out the ship as he acclimates to a big league bullpen, and he still can turn out to be a valuable pen arm for the Rockies for a few years to come.

Jorge De La Rosa. As he prepares to start on Wednesday night, De La Rosa tossed five innings in his last start and allowed only one run on four hits before leaving with a finger injury. Hope and pray and plead that his finger is OK and everything goes off without a hitch tonight…

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