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Denard Span’s hitting streak ends at 29 games

Sep 20, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT

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Nationals center fielder Denard Span went 0-for-4 in last night’s win over the Marlins, ending his hitting streak at 29 games.

Span’s streak was the longest in the majors this season, topping Michael Cuddyer‘s 27-game streak from June-July. He fell one game short of tying Ryan Zimmerman for the franchise record, which was set in 2009.

Span, who was acquired from the Twins last winter, hit .371 with nine extra-base hits (two home runs), nine RBI, and 20 runs scored during the streak. The 29-year-old is now batting .281/.329/.380 for the year. His batting average was at .258 at the start of the streak.

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  1. cur68 - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    I think DJ just banned someone….can’t think who (since I plan to forget that annoying git from this time on). But there is DEFINITELY a fresh feeling to the ‘Ole Blog. A sense of some crap shovelled up, placed in a large garbage sack with other rubbish, and thrown out the door.

    I had no idea Span was even on a hitting streak. I wonder at what threshold it gets reported around here (if it wasn’t reported, that is: I’ve been busy and not getting to HBT as much as usual)? Is the threshold 30? He fell one shy of getting the streak commented on? Or is there some bad juju associated with mentioning a hitting streak like there is a no hitter?

    • dan1111 - Sep 20, 2013 at 10:28 AM

      Apparently 29 is long enough to get a comment when it ends only.

      • natstowngreg - Sep 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM

        In fairness, Denard might have gotten his own blog post if his streak had reached 30 games.

        We, the assembled Nats fans, gave him a nice round of applause after his last plate appearance.

    • kalinedrive - Sep 20, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      The streak was mentioned at 24 games in a Settling the Score recap.

      • cur68 - Sep 20, 2013 at 5:23 PM

        Ah, good. Wouldn’t want to think these bloggers were asleep at the keyboard.

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