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5 Things We’ve Learned from Colorado Rockies’ First 25 Games

Things We’ve Learned from the Rockies’ First 25 Games

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To the surprise of some, the Colorado Rockies are one of the hottest teams in the league after the first few weeks of the season. They are scoring runs as if Peyton Manning was tossing TD passes over the fence, and lead the league in runs scored by a wide margin. The Rockies offense is playing at a clip that would succeed in any park. The major question is if they can continue at this pace for a full season. Here are five things we have learned.

5. The Pitching Is Holding Up

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5. The Pitching Is Holding Up

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The first thought of Rockies baseball is always on the offense. However, in 2014, the pitching is currently holding up its end as well. By no means is the Colorado rotation filled with household names, but they do have four starters with winning records. Leading the way is Jordan Lyles who is undefeated with an under 3.00 ERA. On most nights, the bottom line may not be pretty pitching in Coors Field, but it's turning out to be effective thus far.

4. Justin Morneau Appears Rejuvenated

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4. Justin Morneau Appears Rejuvenated

Justin Morneau
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After having a few seasons riddled with injuries, Justin Morneau appears to be rejuvenated out in the Mile High city. A somewhat afterthought in that lineup, he is playing nearly everyday once again, has a batting average well over .300 and has also been hitting for power. Could it all be because of the park? Perhaps. But, the former MVP and All-Star is once again playing up to his abilities from the left side of the plate.

3. When Healthy the Lineup Can Slug With Anyone

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3. When Healthy the Lineup Can Slug With Anyone

Carlos Gonzalez
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Colorado has always been known for offensive outbursts. The Rockies have several talented hitters, but injuries have been a problem for Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and others. They have the No. 1 offense in baseball, and they are without the batting champ from last year, Michael Cuddyer, and starting catcher Wilin Rosario. If the Rockies can all stay healthy for the majority of the season, the offense will certainly keep them in games.

2. Nolan Arenado Could Be A Rising Star

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2. Nolan Arenado Could Be A Rising Star

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Nolan Arenado is a second-year player who could be found on the list of best young players you may have never heard of. The third baseman is currently tied for the longest hitting streak in team history. Through the first five weeks of the season, Arenado is already half way to his RBI total of a year ago, and has nearly reached his 2013 home run total as well. He is one of several Rockies to be hitting over .300.

1. This May Finally Be the Year For Troy Tulowitzki Winning An MVP

Troy Tulowitzki
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1. This May Finally Be the Year For Troy Tulowitzki Winning An MVP

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For years, Troy Tulowitzki has always been viewed as one of the game's best and brightest young stars. However, injuries always seemed to hamper him from that truly elite level. Tulo is now in his 9th year and is playing absolutely out of his mind right now. He leads the Rox in every major offensive category. He is also on an early quest for the NL Triple Crown. His highest finish in MVP voting has been fifth. This year, he could be much higher.

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