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Colorado Rockies Inside Pitch 2009-05-12

Colorado Rockies Inside Pitch 2009-05-12
The Rockies are hopeful shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will be ready to play Tuesday when they open a series with the visiting Astros. He didn't seem worried about leaving Sunday's game with an injury that brought back bad memories.

Tulowitzki left the game with the Marlins in the top of the ninth with a left quadriceps injury. He pulled his quadriceps in the sixth inning when he attempted to field pitcher Aaron Cook's errant throw after Cook fielded a comebacker.

Tulowitzki said he felt his quadriceps "tweak" when he made a sudden movement on Cook's throw to second base. "It happened when I was going full speed to the bag and had to stop and go the other direction," Tulowitzki said, "and I kind of tweaked it a little bit."

Tulowitzki missed 47 games early last season when he tore his quadriceps tendon from the bone, an injury that hampered him the rest of the season. He said this latest injury is not nearly as severe as the one he suffered last year.

"My (left) leg, obviously, is weaker than my other one," Tulowitzki said after the game. "So it's expected a little bit. But at the same time, it's sorer than normal. ... It doesn't do any good for me to try and go back out there and blow it out again, then miss two months."

Tulowitzki has started to emerge from his early season slump, having raised his average from .198 after play Thursday to .237. He has three straight multi-hit games, along with seven RBI in his past seven games after none in his previous 17 games.

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Added: May 12, 2009

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