The Rockies (10-2) are the first team in the major leagues to reach double-digits in wins and they've done it with great offense and super pitching. That formula will work every time, that's for sure. So for now, it is the Rockies not the Giants, who look like they're on a collision course with the mighty Philadelphia Phillies for NL supremacy.
Hats off to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki who is having a monster year thus far. If the season ended today, Tulowitzki (7 HR, 14 RBI, .364 BA) would no doubt be the NL MVP. Slugger Carlos Gonzalez, veteran Todd Helton, outfielders Dexter Fowler and Seth Smith are also getting the job done.
But make no mistake about it, the key to the Rockies early success is their pitching, particularly their bullpen. The Rockies are getting great starting pitching and their bullpen has been magnificent. They rank No. 1 in the major leagues in SAVES with 8 and No. 1 in HOLDS with 18. Closer Huston Street leads the major leagues with 6 SAVES and has 0 BLOWN SAVES and their 18 HOLDS in only 12 games are a phenomenal accomplishment.
|Rockies closer Huston Street - Getty Images|