May 2, 2011 10:03 PM by Lee Douglas
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Rockies are leading the NL West even though two of their stars are off to slow starts.
Slugger Carlos Gonzalez is in a prolonged hitting slump that began after he caught the flu in Pittsburgh almost a month ago.
Ubaldo imenez is still searching for his command and his first win of the season after spending time on the disabled list with a cracked cuticle on his pitching thumb.
None of Gonzalez's teammates are expressing concern about their struggling slugger because he isn't in a fog over his funk. He just needs to fix his swing, which started to get out of whack after he got sick in Pittsburgh on April 8.
The Rockies, on the other hand, are stumped by Jimenez's slump.
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