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Nolan Arenado’s hitting streak halted at 28 games

May 9, 2014, 9:50 PM EDT

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado broke the Rockies’ club record when he hit in his 28th consecutive game on Thursday night, but the pursuit of Joe DiMaggio’s Major League record 56-game hitting streak was halted at the halfway point. Against Reds starter Johnny Cueto and reliever Jonathan Broxton on Friday, Arenado went 0-for-3 with a walk, snapping the bid.

In his first three plate appearances, Arenado struck out, grounded out to first, and popped out to first. He had what appeared to be his final shot at keeping the streak alive in the ninth inning, but worked the count well and ultimately drew a walk. He quickly came around to score on Justin Morneau‘s double, tying the game at 3-3. However, Joey Votto squelched any hope for a fifth at-bat, leading off the bottom of the ninth with a walk-off solo home run against Rockies lefty reliever Boone Logan.

During the streak, which lasted from April 9 to May 8, Arenado slashed .360/.383/.568 with four home runs and 20 RBI.

  1. renaado - May 9, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    Man, truly sad to see Arenado’s hit streak has been halted here. Still, breakin the Rockies record for hit streaks recorded is really somethin you can definitely admire.

  2. db1001 - May 9, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Lol I think u mean 56 game hitting streak

    • Bill Baer - May 9, 2014 at 10:08 PM

      Thanks for the catch.

  3. JuniorGriffey'sRecliner - May 9, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    It was inevitable. The poor guy just came up against the wrong pitcher(s).

  4. asimonetti88 - May 9, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    What’s the record for consecutive games getting on base? Is that also DiMaggio’s 56 game streak? Impressive work by Arenado this year! He is really developing into a great player, and he’s fun to watch

    • cur'68 - May 10, 2014 at 5:55 AM

      Ted Williams. 84 times in a row in 1949. Current streak is being held down by Jose Bautista, reaching safely 35 times in a row so far.

  5. robertb655 - May 9, 2014 at 10:30 PM

    Selfless to draw that walk when it was his last chance to continue the streak

    • yahmule - May 10, 2014 at 1:48 AM

      Began the count down 0-2 as well. Lots of guys would have struck out expanding their strike zone trying to extend the streak. The Rockies have really got themselves a gem here.

  6. jrocknstuff - May 9, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Ted Williams reached base safely in 84 consecutive games. That’s the record.

    • asimonetti88 - May 10, 2014 at 1:12 AM

      that is amazing

  7. Eutaw's Finest - May 9, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    Nick Markakis- your current hit streak leader at 15. Or something close to that.

    • cur'68 - May 10, 2014 at 5:58 AM

      Nope, Eutaw, not even close. Its your Beaver Rivals with Jose Bautista at 35 in a row now. Final at bat las night he hit a single to extend it.

      • fr0sted21 - May 10, 2014 at 9:14 AM

        That would be the longest current on base streak, not the longest current hit streak

      • cur'68 - May 10, 2014 at 7:57 PM

        Thought that’s what I said. My apologies for the misunderstanding.

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