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Nolan Arenado extends hitting streak to 24 games

May 4, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 24 consecutive games with a fourth-inning double in Sunday afternoon’s series finale at home against the Mets. Arenado slashed a 1-2 change-up from Dillon Gee to left field with one out in the fourth inning.

The hitting streak is currently the longest active streak in baseball, and it is the second-longest in Rockies history. Michael Cuddyer set the Rockies’ record last season with a 27-game streak, but it was ended by none other than Clayton Kershaw.

Arenado has been enjoying a great start to the 2014 season. Entering Sunday’s action, he had a .313/.326/.492 slash line, and hit a go-ahead grand slam in Saturday night’s game against the Mets.

  1. musketmaniac - May 4, 2014 at 7:15 PM

    36 to go ??

    • doctornature - May 5, 2014 at 9:00 AM

      57-24=33 to break Dimaggio’s record

      • 18thstreet - May 5, 2014 at 9:29 AM

        It’s not a record. It’s a thing that happened.

        It will never happen again because starting pitchers don’t face the same hitter four times, and there are relievers who are much better today than back then. Also, walks are valued more today, so batters are willing to get on base that way instead. Also, intergration. Also, the defense is better. Also, there’s no player today who gets to play half his schedule against the St. Louis Browns, Philadelphia Athletics and the other doormats of the pre-war American League.

        Nothing would make me happier than a no-name player having a long hit streak.

  2. joehahntpt - May 5, 2014 at 12:50 AM

    This guy is going to get way too little press being on the Rockies, I can see Eric Chavez 2.0 when I watch him play. I hope that he can stay healthy, he’s going to have a pretty decent career!

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