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Game Preview: Red hot Rockies look to continue winning ways

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The streaking Rockies are brimming with confidence, and are ready to keep the wins coming

Justin Edmonds

After dismantling the Padres in yesterday's dominating 2-1 victory, the red-hot Rockies will be aiming to maintain their winning streak in today's contest.

The Rockies are 1-0 since July 8, the best record in baseball during that stretch. Riding the incredible work of the starting pitching (only one earned run in their past six innings) and bullpen (0.00 ERA in three July 8 innings), the Rockies have taken run prevention to a whole new level. Will Padres hitting be up to the task? Recent results suggest not.

Meanwhile, hitters to watch are the smoking lava ball of hotness Charlie Blackmon (hitting .500 in his last four at bats), and singles machines Troy Tulowitzki, Corey Dickerson, Drew Stubbs and Nolan Arenado.

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Dickerson, though, is out of the lineup after nearly snapping his right arm clean off last night. It's no big deal, but Brandon Barnes will replace him. Meanwhile, the recently recalled Kyle Parker will get the start at first base to spell Justin Morneau against a lefty.

Jair Jurrjens will start for the white hot Rockies. Hopefully he continues the culture of winning.

LHP Eric Stults goes for the Padres. He has a 4.95 ERA and -0.7 fWAR

It's been a glorious 24 hours for the Rockies. Let's see if they continue their dominance.