Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 4/29/12
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Todd Helton blasted the Rockies back into the game.If there is one thing that is certain so far in the Colorado Rockies 2012 season, it is that Todd Helton is quieting the critics.On Sunday, after spending seven and a half innings on the bench, Helton pinch hit with the bases loaded and two outs. The Rockies hopes looked bleak, after another Johan Santana gem against them put them down 4-0. Helton got down in the count 1-2 before drilling a no-doubt grand slam that hit off the facing of the second deck to tie the game.Look around and the people calling for Helton to retire four long years ago are nowhere to be found. When the native Tennessean was struggling with a bad back, the only thing anyone said about him was how his best days were behind him. They complained about his contract and blamed him for the team's failures.The doubters were sure that as Helton got older, he would never return to his previous form. The fact that he was only hitting in the neighborhood of 15 home runs ...
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