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Colorado Rockies Notes, Quotes 2009-05-07

Colorado Rockies Notes, Quotes 2009-05-07
--OF Matt Murton hit his first homer with the Rockies on Wednesday, and C Yorvit Torrealba followed with a homer against Giants LHP Randy Johnson in the fifth inning. It was the third time this season the Rockies have hit back-to-back homers, and the second time involving Torrealba. On April 6 at Arizona, Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Iannetta homered against Brandon Webb. On April 8 at Arizona, Torrealba and Ian Stewart homered against Billy Buckner.

--Murton's homer came in his second start with the Rockies. The other start was May 1 at San Francisco, also in a game started by Giants LHP Randy Johnson. Murton went 2-for-4 that day. The homer was Murton's first in the majors since Sept. 29, 2007, at Cincinnati, a span of 32 games and 82 at-bats without a homer.

--RHP Ubaldo Jimenez's single Wednesday on the first pitch from Giants RHP Osiris Matos gave him his first career RBI on his 100th at-bat in the big leagues.

--The Rockies have not gone more than one game without a home run. They have played 26 games, and their four without a homer are non-consecutive games on April 13, April 22, April 27 and May 3.

--Manager Clint Hurdle said he would stick with six regulars in his lineup, leaving only left field and second base as spots where he will rotate players. The fixtures are 1B Todd Helton, SS Troy Tulowitzki, 3B Garrett Atkins, CF Dexter Fowler, RF Brad Hawpe and C Chris Iannetta. That means Seth Smith and Ryan Spilborghs will share time in left with Ian Stewart a possibility there, and Clint Barmes and Stewart will play second.

BY THE NUMBERS: 0 -- Three-run homers or grand slams by the Rockies until C Chris Iannetta hit a slam May 4.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "In the bullpen, you have a lot of guys out there where you don't know what you are going to get. That's got to end." -- Manager Clint Hurdle, on the Rockies relievers.

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Added: May 7, 2009

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