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Friday Rockpile: Eight isn't enough, so the Rockies go for nine

Eight's just great for Rockies - The Denver Post

"The huge thing lately is that the mood on the field has changed so much. Now we expect something to go right, not wrong," shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said. "You can feel it all the way into the stands. Their crowd expects something to go good for us and bad for them."

Bullpen now stoppers in tough situations - The Denver Post
Matt Daley has a line about the confusion that was the bullpen until recently, when guys didn't know their role out there. Also, Jason Hammel expects to receive his ALCS ring next week when the Rays visit Denver.

Rockies' surge isn't easy to explain - FOX Sports on MSN
Tracy Ringolsby latest work at Fox Sports looks at the Rockies' "surge."

Cooperstown Confidential: Dr. Strangeglove and Mr. Cooper -- The Hardball Times
Since we're on the subject of a nickname for Carlos Gonzalez, here's a piece on the nickname of "Dr. Strangelove."

Red culmination: Rockies pick Tyler Wallace to cap memorable Eaton career | Greeley Tribune
Here's a good article on the Rockies' selection of Tyler Wallace and Sterling Monfort.