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Sunday Rockpile: Has the Tulo vengeance tour come to a halt?

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Oye... this is Cincinnati, all right... I miss Denver already. So do the Rockies.
Oye... this is Cincinnati, all right... I miss Denver already. So do the Rockies.

Rockies position players batting from the cleanup slot down went a combined 1 for 18 with eight strikeouts last night, that one hit came off the bat of Clint Barmes, who also had one of just three hits from the bottom two thirds of the lineup on Friday. Jorge De La Rosa's outing was dreadful and with our run producers so quiet, in short there's not much to like about how the Rockies are playing on this road trip save for the work of the clean-up crew in the pen and Jonathan Herrera.

Herrera's been a miniaturized version of the 2010 San Diego Padres thus far in that the source of his success has come out of nowhere and remains a mystery, leaving many of us pretty skeptical, but it's getting easier to see him sustaining it as he continues. Yesterday he was the only Rockies player who seemed capable of working the count off of Reds pitching to a desirable result (two walks, one SF, one hit) compared to the seeing a lot of pitches just to strike out results of the rest of the team.

The links:

Finally, a few links about our two drafted college QB's: