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Tulowitzki homers again ... and again

Posted on: September 15, 2010 4:43 pm
Edited on: September 15, 2010 4:53 pm
 
Troy Tulowitzki
The power of the mullet is in full force in Colorado, where Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is continuing his unreal home run surge.

Tulowitzki hit a three-run shot against San Diego's Clayton Richard in the third inning, then hit another three-run shot in the fourth off Edward Mujica. They were his 10th and 11th homers in the past 13 games. He had nine homers in the first half of the season.

As MLB.com points out, the Rockies record for September home runs is 12, and Tulowitzki is just one shy of that with 13 more games on the schedule this month.

In 13 games entering Thursday, Tulowitzki (shown getting a recent post-homer sunflower seed shower) was batting .365 and slugging .981 with 20 RBI, 16 runs scored and 13 extra-base hits. In the first half today, he's tacked on another two homers and seven RBIs.

The Rockies might not even need this late-season surge if they'd had a healthy Tulowitzki all year. He missed 33 games with a chip fracture in his wrist and has only recently gotten back to full strength.

-- David Andriesen

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