Nolan Arenado made Colorado Rockies history yesterday despite his side being thumped 5-0 by the Texas Rangers.
The third baseman smashed his 28th consecutive games hit which overtook the Rockies previous record held by Michael Cuddyer.
But the hit gave little comfort to Arenado after his side's season record slipped to 22-15 after an impressive beginning to 2014. Despite Arenado’s hits, his side failed to notch up a single run the entire game despite their offence being one of the most impressive this season.
Before yesterday’s game, the Rockies had outscored the Rangers 29-5 in three straight victories – two at Coors Field and one at Arlington – and it was the first time Colorado have been shutout all season.
Despite the defeat Arenado can feel proud of his achievement as it adds to his impressive rookie season. 12 months he won the Gold Glove award and the 23-year-old is making his mark for the Rockies, who could receive interest for the third baseman if his record-breaking form continues.
Arenado’s single in the third innings was his 28th consecutive game hit, surpassing Michael Cuddyer’s 27-game streak from last season.
Speaking to MLB.com, Arenado said: “I figured he [Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Harrison] was going to give me something. It was away and down and I was able to put a good swing on it.”
Harrison had a notable game himself and is still to concede a run against the Rockies this season. This was his third game against them and has pitched a scoreless 10 1/3 innings combined.
The Rangers ended their three-game losing streak to the Rockies with their 5-0 triumph and host the Boston Red Sox for a three-game series over the weekend. The Rockies travel to the Cincinnati Reds this weekend looking to bounce back while Arenado hunts for his 29th consecutive hit on Friday.
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