Colorado Rockies

Rockies' Nolan Arenado Extends Hit Streak to Franchise-Best 27 Games

Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado watches the flight of his two-run double off a pitch from Texas Rangers' Colby Lewis in the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. The hit, that extended Arenado's hitting streak to 27 games, scored Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffMay 8, 2014

Following Wednesday night's first-inning RBI double, Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies extended his hit streak to 27 games, tying a franchise record, per The Denver Post. Michael Cuddyer—the defending National League batting champion—recently set the mark with his own 27-game streak last season.

In Wednesday's 9-2 victory over the Texas Rangers, the Rockies third baseman recorded his first three-hit game of the streak, which started back on April 9. Over this span, 11 of Arenado's games have been of the multi-hit variety, and he's posted a .364 batting average. In comparison, Cuddyer hit .372 over his streak, and also had exactly 11 multi-hit games.

In terms of extra-base hits during the streak, Arenado outnumbers Cuddyer 15-11. Arenado also has 20 RBI compared to Cuddyer's 19, while Cuddyer is tops in the OPS department, .975 to .967. 

On the all-time list, Arenado still has a long ways to go in terms of the most consecutive games with a hit. Pete Rose tops the list with 44 straight games in the modern era (defined here as starting in 1969), while Joe DiMaggio is the all-time leader with a streak of 56, recorded back in 1941. 

Arenado will attempt to make it 28 games in a row with a hit Thursday night against the Rangers. He's never faced projected starter Matt Harrison in his career.

 

All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference unless otherwise specified.  

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