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Rockies bats heat up; Tulowitzki to return Tuesday

Jun 15, 2010, 1:12 AM EDT

The Colorado Rockies, scuffling for much of the season and currently in fourth place in the NL West (33-30) are getting a nice boost for Tuesday’s series opener against the Minnesota Twins as shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is expected to return to the lineup.

Tulowitzki, one of the Rockies more consistent bats this season (.307/.373/.489) missed the last two days with a groin strain, but tells Troy Renck of the Denver Post that “it feels good,” and he expects to play Tuesday.

Tulo’s return, in addition to the improved hitting of late from Todd Helton and Ryan Spilborghs, gives the Rockies, as Renck writes, “their most powerful lineup to date.”

Many folks had the Rockies winning the NL West this season, but they have largely disappointed so far. Are they beginning to turn the corner?

“I hope,” Tulowitzki said. “You just never know.”

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  1. Fast Eddy - Jun 15, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    The problem with the Cardinals is that they hit infrequently. the only consistent hitter with men on base is Ludwig. Even Albert who I think the world of, is not driving the ball anywhere and a lot LOB. So he had three singles yesterday. Where are the H-R’s, doubles and so on that he is known for? Also, Holliday is a bust. Does he even make contact with the ball with men on? And, to make matters worse, tonight they are pitching one of the biggest losers in the league. No doubt the Mariners will score at least 5 runs in the first three innings. I still like the Reds in the playoffs. In a month we will get Volquez back, and Leake is doing better than expected. In the meantime, the birds can rely on Suppan. (spelling)?

  2. Rob - Jun 15, 2010 at 4:36 PM

    “Scuffling” doesn’t mean what these idiot athletes and broadcasters think it does. Ever since Jeter misused it a few seasons back people can’t stop themselves.

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