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Carlos Gonzalez is hotter than the sun

Aug 27, 2011, 10:00 PM EDT

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Carlos Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 14 games in the first inning Saturday and then just kept going, finishing 4-for-6 with two bunt singles and a pair of RBI in a 7-6 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

Despite spending the first five days of August on the DL finishing his recovery from a wrist injury, Gonzalez is making a strong case for NL player of the month honors.  He’s hit .393 with eight homers and 26 RBI during his hitting streak and .317 with nine homers and 30 RBI in 20 games for the month.

With his third-inning single Saturday, Gonzalez moved into the Rockies’ record book by driving in a run for the 11th straight game.  The previous mark of 10 games in a row was set by Vinny Castilla in April 2004.

Gonzalez’s RBI streak is also the longest in the majors this season.  The longest in the last five years was a 14-game streak by Florida’s Jorge Cantu that began on Sept. 29, 2009 and ran through April 15, 2010.

  1. mjay424 - Aug 28, 2011 at 1:29 AM

    Carlos Gonzalez is certainly not prone to prolonged slumps but when he’s locked in, so to speak, he’s a dangerous hitter and equally likely to go on long hitting tears. He and Troy Tulowitzki, if healthy are a big-bang duo, even if they hardly get any support from the rest of the lineup in which they toil.

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  2. bmoreballer023 - Aug 28, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    Believe me I know, he’s the reason why I’m 2/12 in my fantasy league

  3. theonlynolan - Aug 28, 2011 at 9:14 AM

    Anyone know what the record is for longest RBI streak ever?

  4. tmohr - Aug 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    I’d be more inclined to take Gonzalez seriously as an elite player if his 2011 and career OPS weren’t 250 points higher at Coors than on the road.

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