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Thursday Rockpile: Rockies offense rolling behind Troy Tulowitzki, Nolan Arenado

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More Tulo and Arenado love (even though Tulo is in a slump now)!

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Troy Tulowizki's Having a Moment...and Possibly a Season for the Ages - Grantland
Jonah Keri has a profile of Troy Tulowitzki's torrid start to the season, including a look at his heat map and analysis of the role the weather in Denver this spring has played.

Arenado extends hitting streak to 27 games - MLB.com
Nolan Arenado has tied a franchise record with a 27-game hitting streak, and Thomas Harding has a look at the ins and outs of the streak to date.

Arenado's hitting streak getting interesting - ESPN.com
ESPN's David Schoenfield discusses Arenado's streak, what makes him a good candidate to put together a long hitting streak, and reminds us all that hitting streaks are fun.

Walt Weiss tells Jim Rome about his Rockies progression, watching Tulowitzki, Arenado - The Denver Post
In a five-minute interview with Jim Rome, Walt Weiss discusses his transition to being a MLB manager and the chance he gets to watch Tulowitzki and Arenado every day.

Charlie Blackmon's emergence - Beyond the Box Score
Chris Teeter of Beyond the Box Score takes a look at another Rockies hitter having a strong start, Charlie Blackmon, and just how sustainable Blackmon's early numbers are.

Recognizing Blake Doyle, the Rockies Hitting Coach - Rockies Zingers
Rockies Zingers writer Eric Garcia McKinley profiles Rockies hitting coach Blake Doyle, who is in his first season as a pro hitting coach after spending decades hosting high-profile hitting camps. As of now, all 30 MLB teams look rather silly for not having hired him sooner.

Rockies' Michael Cuddyer not concerned his hurt hamstring will flare up - The Denver Post
Lest we forget the recent offensive surge has come despite the absence of Michael Cuddyer, Patrick Saunders has an update on the reigning NL batting champ's recovery from a hamstring injury.

Around MLB

Yasiel Puig, very disciplined hitter - Beyond the Box Score
Chris Moran breaks down the improving plate discipline of Yasiel Puig, who is no longer swinging at pitches at a Vladimir Guerrero-esque rate.

Pirates' offer to prospect Gregory Polanco shows new way of doing business - SI.com
Sports Illustrated's Cliff Corcoran takes a look at the lucrative, long-term deal offered by the Pirates to, and rejected by, 22-year-old outfielder Gregory Polanco.