Rockies’ woes persist after unraveling in fifth

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By Thomas Harding /

LOS ANGELES — Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki didn’t have to look back far to recall bad times. The team went 73-89 just last year.

But after building a bright 2012 outlook with additions of seasoned hitters and the buildup of young arms, somehow the Rockies’ current stretch of eight losses in nine games seems worse. Sunday’s walk-filled and messy 11-5 loss to the Dodgers left the Rockies reeling from a three-game sweep.

“It’s a veteran group, but it’s a tough time,” said Tulowitzki, who went 1-for-12 in the series, incluiding 0-for-4 on Sunday after being dropped from fourth to fifth in the batting order. “I’ve been around, and this is one of the lowest of the lows.  MORE>>>