Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 8/31/13
Rockies fans should give Todd Helton the ovation he deserves.Maybe it should be called Heltember. The Colorado Rockies are playing for nothing in the final month of the season, so why not honor the guy who put them on the map?Todd Helton, the grizzly veteran who leads the Rockies in every offensive category--save triples--showed that he isn't done quite yet. On Friday night against a Cincinnati Reds team in desperate need of a few wins in town, Helton basically ensured that the Reds would be in for a fight this weekend.The first baseman launched a no-doubt, 3-run home run deep into the Rockies bullpen in right-center field in the 4th inning with two men on. The bomb broke a 1-1 tie and gave Jorge De La Rosa, the Rockies starter, some wiggle room.Helton drilled a 1-0 change-up from Bronson Arroyo with a vintage Helton swing. There was no doubt about the result.In the 7th inning, Helton rendered the game over, making a 6-3 lead a 9-3 lead with his second 3-run homer of the game. This ...
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