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Rockies’ Smith now swinging smoking bat

Patrick Saunders
The Denver Post

Todd Helton has visited “The Zone” more times than he can remember. Yet even Helton marvels at the place Seth Smith is in right now.

“Locked in? Are you kidding? He’s in a very special place right now,” Helton said. “If I was him, I would be writing down how he feels right now, so he knows exactly what he’s thinking. It’s that special of a place.”

Smith, the sweet swinger from Jackson, Miss., hit two home runs and drove in a career-high five runs Sunday in the Rockies’ 13-5 romp over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field.

The 26-year-old left fielder hit a two-run missile to right in the first inning for a 2-0 lead. He added a three-run homer to right in the seventh. During the first six games of this 10-game homestand, he has hit .542 (13-for-24), including five doubles, four homers, 10 RBIs and 10 runs scored.

“I have always been kind of a slow starter my whole professional career,” Smith said. “Baseball is kind of funny because it takes guys different amounts of time to get to a threshold of at-bats to where you feel good and your swing feels good.”

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