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Michael Cuddyer’s hitting streak ends at 27 games

Jul 3, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

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Seemed long. Then you realize that he was still one shy of the halfway point to DiMaggio. Those hitting streaks are hard.

Especially when you have to face Clayton Kershaw, who was throwing lightning bolts last night. Cuddyer finished 0-for-4 against the lefty, ending the Rockies’ longest hitting streak in franchise history at 27 games.

I think 30 is the official point when we should start to get a tad excited. Little DiMaggio counters or a “hit streak watch” can start at, I dunno, 40.  But for a guy like Cuddyer, who has never been an especially fantastic contact hitter, a 27-game streak is nothing to sneeze at. It’s a pretty darn nice accomplishment, actually.

  1. delsj - Jul 3, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Oh yeah, Ruben Amaro Jr. thought Ty Wiggington & Lance Nix were better free agent options than this guy. Thanks Craig, you troll Phillies fans even without trying!

  2. 13arod - Jul 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    I thought he was going to break the record guess not

  3. albertmn - Jul 3, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Nice run, Cuddy! Wish him luck the rest of the season.

  4. pop562 - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    Don’t feel too bad cuddy, kershaw is a very good pitcher. However, like you said winning the division is more important than your hitting streak.

  5. stex52 - Jul 3, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    It’s a pretty darn nice accomplishment if you are Miggy Cabrera, too. When you consider a different pitcher every night, rain, shine, minor injuries, etc etc etc; it’s amazing what it takes to put even a short streak together.

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