Troy Tulowitzki not concerned with lack of power so far this season - The Denver Post
Troy Tulowitzki is not in panic-mode over his low home run totals this season, per Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post. The Rockies’ shortstop has been playing this game long enough to recognize there’s nothing he can do but wait for the power surge to click. This is not a slump. Tulowitzki’s .320 batting average is the highest on the team; he ties Nolan Arenado in hits with 85 on the season and 18 doubles. But with the rest of his team’s offense laboring, one of those signature Tulo home run tears may be just what the Rockies need to spark a winning trend.
Colorado Rockies players not participating in home run derby - The Denver Post
The Home Run Derby is not in either Nolan Arenado nor Troy Tulowitzki’s plans for this year’s All-Star week festivities. Arenado, who leads the team with 24 home runs on the season, is concerned about the Derby possibly throwing off his swing, which has been as good as any the past month. Tulowitzki would rather not make another run at the title until his son, Taz, is old enough to remember it. Last year’s NL captain would be a long shot to make the team anyway this season, entering July with just eight home runs.
Baseball a ‘haven’ for Axford in return to Rox - Rockies.com
Things certainly haven’t been easy for Rockies’ closer, John Axford, this season. Ax returned Saturday -- but was not listed as available -- after another family related absence. Axford spoke with MLB.com’s Thomas Harding about the importance of baseball and of this team to him during this tough time.
‘Topes’ shortstop is writing his own Story - Albuquerque Journal
Trevor Story has fast tracked through the Rockies’ minor league system, but it’s not due to any immediate plans for him to take the reigns in the majors. Story is still just 22-years old, in only his fourth season of professional baseball. Story was promoted to Triple-A Albuquerque earlier in the week, and launched his first homerun as an Isotope in last night’s loss to the Reno Aces. The standout shortstop, as well as Ramiel Tapia, will represent the Rockies in this year’s Future’s Game in Cincinnati.
Rock Cat Tommy Murphy excited to play in Pan Am Games for US - New Britain Herald
Tommy Murphy will miss a chunk of playing time for the New Britain Rock Cats this month as the Double-A affiliate’s catcher heads to Toronto for the Pan American Games. Murphy says the Rockies celebrated his selection and encouraged his participation from the beginning. The United States are scheduled to face Puerto Rico in their first game on July 11th.