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Troy Tulowitzki's abysmal spring (hopefully) ended in Friday night's inspiring victory.

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Tulo breaks out of slump with power display - Rockies.com
Troy Tulowitzki's concerning start to the season finally showed signs of subsiding in last night's win over the Phillies. Tulowitzki went 4-4 with two solo home runs, which alone would have been enough to take the series opener from Philadelphia. Thomas Harding of MLB.com has quotes from Tulowitzki, as well as manager Walt Weiss, on the star shortstop's much needed big day at the plate. 

Albuquerque Isotopes Park seeing fewer home runs from Rockies prospects - The Denver Post
Irv Moss spoke with Isotopes hitting coach, Dave Hajek, and Rockies director of player development, Zach Wilson, to address the Triple-A affiliate's early season home run totals. The Isotopes have hit 43 home runs as a team this season, which does not even break the top five within the Pacific Coast League. When asked how much of the problem is the team's drop to a lower elevation, Wilson explained that it's not a focal point of this administration.

Coming off his best outing, Bettis tops it - Rockies.com
Chad Bettis has given the Rockies masterful work deep into the game in his last two starts. The converted reliever (several times over) seems to have found a niche in this starting rotation since his call up on May 14th. In each of his four starts, Bettis has built on his previous performance. Last night's gem will be difficult to best, but the young right hander appears to be locked into a devastating rhythm. Thomas Harding has all the quotes and clips from Bettis' dance with perfection.

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When 5 ins't enough: An Ode To Pitching: Part II, David Hale - Rox Pile
Troy Olsen is confident that current Albuquerque Isotope, David Hale, will have a big league effect on the Rockies this season. Hale made his first appearance with the big club as the 26th man in the double header with San Francisco on May 23rd. As the starting pitcher of game 2, Hale gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings of work to earn the win.