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Monday Rockpile: More on the weekend sweep

The Rockies swept the Giants over the weekend in stunning fashion, so you know you want to read more about that.

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Nick Groke has more from San Francisco including some quotes from key contributors. Here's what Troy Tulowitzki said:

"I've been here a lot when they've come back on us. The way we did it, coming back and grinding out wins, it says a lot about the guys in this locker room. I'm proud of them."

Thomas Harding also has some good quotes from yesterday's game in his recap.

David Martin of Rockies Review gives a nice analogical wrap on the weekend series and points out that the offensive success this weekend came with a boatload of hits to the opposite field. I think he's onto something there.

When Tulo hit his home run yesterday, a funny things happened. A father caught it barehanded while holding his baby.

Tulo also continues to lead the voting for the All Star game, something that should come as no surprise.

Walt Weiss still has confidence in Adam Ottovino despite his recent struggles. It would really be helpful however if other relievers can build on their success in San Francisco and take a little pressure off Ottovino so he doesn't have to be the only reliable guy before the ninth inning in that pen. A few guys took a nice first here over the weekend.

Adam Peterson of Rockies Zingers has more on the emergence of  Corey Dickerson. A lot more. In addition to this great work here, I'll add that Bruce Bochy's decision to intentionally walk  Dickerson as the go ahead run in the ninth inning of Friday's game speaks volumes about how much opponents fear his bat.

One article that does not exist today is a detailed breakdown of Juan Nicasio's horrendous outing yesterday. This has become a disturbing trend and if he doesn't improve next time out, he's in very real danger of getting the boot from the rotation when arms start coming off the DL.

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There's some devastating news today involving Tony Gwynn. The Hall of Famer who spent his entire career with the Padres and won eight batting titles has died of cancer at the age of 54. I hate cancer.

Our own Bryan Kilpatrick interviewed Gwynn back in 2011.

Mike Trout talks about how he has more success when he doesn't swing too big. his maturity as a hitter and understanding of his swing is astounding. This is something some hitters never develop in their entire career.