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Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki sits out of series-ending loss in Oakland

Despite the opportunity to DH, Tulo was rested against Jesse Hahn and the A's Wednesday afternoon.

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Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki gets rested despite being red-hot - The Denver Post
Troy Tulowitzki sat out of the Rockies' 4-1 loss to Oakland yesterday despite the option of having him DH. Nick Groke has the story on why Tulo didn't DH yesterday, and it actually changed my mind on the issue.

Tulo staking rare under-radar All-Star claim -
Thomas Harding has more on Tulo, whose hot June has pushed him into contention for an All-Star appearance despite how slowly he started the season.

Bats remain quiet as Rockies drop finale -
As for the actual game yesterday, Harding and Jane Lee have the story of the Rockies dropping the rubber game to the A's, scoring just one run, bringing their total for the series to a whopping four.

Despite solid effort, Bettis striving to improve -
Chad Bettis pitched fairly well in yesterday's loss, coming one out short of a quality start and throwing 111 pitches. Despite that, he told Harding that he was having some issues with his delivery and felt himself slipping into bad habits of years past.

Rockies are now 100-1 long shots to win NL West - The Denver Post
Patrick Saunders has a roundup of the new futues odds released in Las Vegas, with the Rockies at 100-1 to win the division, but Nolan Arenado among the favorites to lead the league in home runs.


Colorado Rockies can change the future by being active at trade deadline - BSN Denver
David Martin advocates for the Rockies to be active at the trade deadline, arguing that it would be best for the long-term future of the team.

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Jerry Dipoto resigns as Angels general manager - MLB Daily Dish
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