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Rockies rookie Elehuris Montero packs power but needs seasoning

Rockies rookie Elehuris Montero is an aggressive hitter, there can be no denying that.

In the fourth inning of the Rockies’ 12-6 loss to Arizona on Sunday, he ambushed Zac Gallen’s first-pitch cutter, driving it into right-center field for a two-run double.

Considering how well Gallen has pitched this season, Montero’s aggressive plan of attack made sense. Gallen, after all, is 12-2 with a 2.50 ERA, and his 0.908 WHIP and 5.9 hits allowed per nine are the best in the National League.

“To do what he did against Gallen, arguably one of the best pitchers presently in the game, driving the ball to right-center on a cutter, is a good sign,” manager Bud Black said.