Are the Colorado Rockies the Hottest Team in the National League?

Gary OusdahlCorrespondent IIApril 21, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 15:  Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockie is congratulated back in the dugout by teammate Tyler Colvin #21 after scoring on a Troy Tulowitzki RBI single in the fourth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on May 15, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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With a 4-3 victory Saturday night against the division rival Arizona Diamondbacks, the Colorado Rockies have quickly become the hottest team in the National League.  

The win marked their eighth-straight victory and made them a perfect 8-0 at home this season.  

So what's making the Rockies so dominant this season?  If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be: hitting.

The Rockies currently lead the major leagues in runs scored (100), on-base percentage (.356), slugging (.490) and are second in team batting average (.284).  

Not only are Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer all crushing the ball, the surprise power and production from Dexter Fowler and Wilin Rosario have also continued to put plenty of runs on the board.  

And while their starting pitching has been somewhat spotty at times, Jhoulys Chacin, Jorge De La Rosa and Jon Garland have been pitching well and keeping their club in games.

But can they really keep up this current pace with reigning World Series Champions San Francisco Giants and the newly rebuilt Los Angeles Dodgers playing in the same division?

If they keep hitting the way they currently are and perhaps add an arm or two sometime in the near future, anything is possible for this team.

The Dodgers are already suffering from multiple injuries to their pitching staff and position players, and while the Giants are currently playing well, their bats aren't producing anywhere close to what the Rockies are doing.  

So what do you think?  Will the Rockies be able to keep up this current pace?  Is this just an early season power surge that will taper off sometime in the near future?

Let me know your thoughts...