Series Preview: Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres

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Jul 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop T. Tulowitzki (2) fields a ball during the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field. The Rockies won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

SERIES KEYS FOR THE ROCKIES

Good luck keeping up the momentum

The Rockies surprised everybody with, at fourteen games under .500, a four-game sweep of the nearly-.500 Atlanta Braves right before the All Star Break. So how do we celebrate this? Four days off! Yay!

Off days aren’t awful things, but they are momentum killers. Especially on the road, good luck Rockies getting back into the swing of things against a club that’s going to throw some pretty decent arms at the Rox over the weekend. But hey, I never ever thought the Rockies would sweep a four-game series, and yet, here we are!

Trade deadline time!

This is where things are going to get interesting… obviously, you can make the case that the Rockies should trade any/all of a lot of options this summer: Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, Wilin Rosario, DJ LeMahieu, Nick Hundley, ok let’s be honest pretty much everybody but Nolan Arenado. Who will get traded? Who sticks around? Will the Rockies make any moves? Stay tuned to find out!

Take advantage of the Padres’ struggles

The Padres limped into the All Star Break, and if the Rockies weep San Diego this weekend (ha), Colorado climbs out of last place in the NL West and the Padres will take over the cellar. I don’t think that’s going to happen, but San Diego has had an awful season, and hey, why couldn’t weird stuff like that happen? Stranger things have happened in the past… like… when the Rockies swept a four-game series in Denver… yeah.

Next: Let's Meet The San Diego Padres

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