Series Preview: Rockies Enter Town To Battle Padres

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Seth Smith is coming off of yet another strong series, and he looks to raise his .291 average. Yonder Alonso and Yangervis Solarte also looked good for the Friars in Pittsburgh. Solarte is hitting .299 with 20 hits in 17 games since joining the Padres from New York.

The Rockies have a lot of offense on the DL, but still have some viable weapons. Charlie Blackmon leads the active roster with 14 HRs and a .285 batting average and is well on his way to a 20/20 season as he already has 20 stolen bases. Justin Morneau leads the team with 64 RBI and he is also hitting an impressive .318. Nolan Arenado is not to be trifled with either. When he is healthy, he is dangerous. He has 90 hits in 81 games, 27 of them doubles.