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Nolan Arenado extends hitting streak to 28 games to set Rockies record

May 8, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado just keeps rolling.

Arenado extended his MLB-best hitting streak to 28 games this evening with a single to center field in the third inning against Rangers starter Matt Harrison. In doing so, he set a new Rockies franchise record. The record was previously held by his teammate Michael Cuddyer, who hit in 27 consecutive games last season.

You can watch video of the hit here.

Arenado won a Gold Glove Award as a rookie last season, but he batted .262 with 10 home runs and a .706 OPS in 133 games. After his second-inning single tonight, the 23-year-old is hitting .326 with an .883 OPS this season. We’re watching the rise of a potential star here.

Joe DiMaggio had the longest hitting streak in major league history at 56 games in 1941. As impressive as Arenado’s streak has been, he’s just halfway home.

  1. wilmyers09 - May 8, 2014 at 10:22 PM

    go arenado go for the record

  2. myleschristiancopeland - May 8, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    Reblogged this on Around The Base.

  3. cohnjusack - May 9, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    I feel like it’s worth reminding people of this every time DiMaggio’s streak is brought up.
    Joe largely won the MVP of Williams that year because of his streak.
    During those 56 games, he hit:

    During the entire season, Ted Williams hit

    • aceshigh11 - May 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

      I’ve honestly never understood how DiMaggio won over Williams.

      Okay, DiMaggio got the sexy hitting streak record, he was good-looking and glamorous, he played for the Yankees, he was a media darling on a World Series-winning team.

      Williams was an ornery dude who didn’t get along with the media on a 2nd place team…

      …but still, he had a MUCH better season objectively-speaking, hitting streak or not. In fact, one of the best seasons ever.

  4. 3oh3isthegreatest - May 9, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    You just answered your own question on why dmagio won

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