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Nolan Arenado Extends Rockies Franchise Record Streak
- Updated: May 8, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas — While the Colorado Rockies could not score a run and win their fourth straight game against the Texas Rangers, history was made for the franchise Thursday night. And it was made by their 23-year old phenom third baseman.
Nolan Arenado hit a single in the third inning of Thursday’s 5-0 loss, extending his current hit streak to 28 games. The 28-game hit streak is the longest in the major leagues this season, and broke Michale Cuddyer’s franchise record 27-game hit streak set last year.
Despite a hit streak that is halfway to the record 56-game hit streak owned by Joe DiMaggio, Arenado and his hit streak has flown under the radar. While playing for the best offensive team in baseball, Arenado tends to slide by in a lineup that includes Charlie Blackmon, Troy Tulowitzki, Carlos Gonzalez, and Cuddyer. But the Rockies, who are tied with the Milwaukee Brewers with 22 wins on the season, may like that the national media has not shun much focus on the hit streak at a time where the NBA and NHL playoffs are in full force, as well as the NFL Draft kicking off tonight.
During the 28-game hit streak, Arenado has hit from second to fifth in the lineup, showing off his versatility in the lineup. Coming up last season from the minor leagues, he showed flash on the diamond with his defense at third base, winning the gold glove as a rookie, but struggled at times from the plate. A year later, it seems to be coming along for him.
Arenado will look to extend his hit streak on the road beginning a 3-game series tomorrow at Cincinnati.
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