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Jason Marquis and Brad Hawpe named NL All Stars

Two Colorado Rockies veterans have a shiny new label they can add to their resumes, as both outfielder Brad Hawpe and pitcher Jason Marquis were named to the National League All Star team, the first time either has been so honored. Hawpe leads the Rockies in most offensive categories this season with his .331/.403/.596 line, 26 doubles, 13 home runs and 56 RBI. Marquis was the NL's first ten game winner of 2009 and has been a stable force in Colorado's rotation with his more confident sinker.

Congratulations Brad and Jason! Well deserved,  and thank you for what you've brought to Rockies fans so far this season.