Found July 26, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Right fielder Tyler Colvin of the Colorado Rockies is trying to escape a deep slump that has taken much of the luster off his season. On July 6, Colvin hit safely in his sixth consecutive game and 10th in the previous 11 to raise his average to .311. In that 11-game stretch, Colvin went 16-for-39 with three doubles, two triples, six home runs and 17 RBI. Two of those home runs came against Stephen Strasburg on July 6, the first time he gave up two home runs in a game in his career. From those dizzying heights, the drop has been steep and relentless. Colvin is batting .278, the lowest since he was at .270 on June 2. His post-July 6 bottom line is four hits in 43 at-bats with one double, one RBI and 15 strikeouts. Colvin his hitless in his last 14 at-bats, with six strikeouts. Before the All-Star break, Colvin hit .305 with a .335 on-base percentage and a .626 slugging percentage, Since the break, Colvin is hitting .139 (5-for-36) with a .184 on-base percentage and a ...
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