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Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Takeaways from Rockies' Mini-Sweep

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Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: 5 Takeaways from Rockies' Mini-Sweep
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Dexter Fowler and Carlos Gonzalez celebrate the Rockies Mini-Sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers

View from the Rockpile: Colorado Rockies Musings from a Mile High along the Journey to Rocktober

Although Rocktober magic has made the club's recent slow starts a distant memory, the Colorado Rockies entered 2011 determined to get off on a better foot than in previous seasons.

Coming off of a less than stellar 7-11 2010 record against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rockies welcomed an early-season opportunity to make a statement that they are a force to be reckoned with in the 2011 Wild Wild NL West.

The Rockies jumped at the chance, taking two tough contests from their foes from L.A.: a 3-0 shutout on Tuesday night, in which Jhoulys Chacin out-dueled sleeper Cy Young candidate Clayton Kershaw, followed by a good old-fashioned slugfest on Wednesday afternoon as the Rockies outlasted the Dodgers 7-4.

How did the Rockies do it?  What does the mini-sweep tell us about the Rockies?

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