September is one of best months of the year. The weather dips to a cool, comfortable 75 degrees, football season begins, the baseball pennant races heat, and the Colorado Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki mashes the baseball.

On Monday night, Tulowitzki hit his ninth HR in 11 games in the Rockies’ 6-4 loss to the San Diego Padres. Tulowitzki is hitting .346 with a 1.365 OPS for the month of September and has raised his average to .323 on the season.


To say Tulowitzki is locked in right now is an understatement. Kind of like saying Brian Schottenheimer called a hideous game on Monday night.

While Tulowitzki is red hot in September, those of you who have followed him throughout his career, know this is nothing new. Tulowitzki owns the month of September in his career.

In 116 regular season games in September and October, “Tulo” is hitting .310/.380/.565 with 27 HR’s, 25 doubles, and four triples. His 27 HR’s are 10 more than any month during the season and his .945 OPS is 27 points higher than any other month as well.

And it’s no coincidence that Tulo’s awesome offensive play has been a springboard to the Rockies’ September success. Since Tulo became an everyday player for the Rockies in 2007, the Rockies are 25 games over .500 in the month of September and October.

Pretty impressive.

If the Rockies are going to catch the Padres in the NL West and the Atlanta Braves for the Wild Card, they are going to need Tulo to continue his hot hitting. If history is any indication, this shouldn’t be a problem.

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