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Rockies Arenado Enters Sunday Seeking 7th Straight Homer Game



The Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is having the best season in his three-year MLB career and as teams get closer to the post season, Arenado, with the Rockies not in contention, is getting closer to an individual title, 2015 Home Run King.

The Rockies signed Arenado in the second round of the 2009 MLB Amateur draft and on April 28, 2013, he made his MLB debut, but it wasn’t until the next day where he would make his mark on the Rockies. On April 29th, Arenado hit his first MLB home run and finished the game 3 for 6, three runs scored and two RBI’s.

In 2013 he finished the season batting .267, with 10 home runs and 52 RBI’s. The next season, he took a big step forward and batted .287, adding 18 home runs and driving in 61 runs.

Now in 2015, and an All-Star nod under his belt, he is currently batting .288, with 36 home runs, and 105 RBI’s. He is also on a home run tear as on Saturday he hit his sixth home run in his sixth straight game. The Rockies third baseman currently leads the NL in home runs and RBI’s and even though the Rockies are in the cellar, Arenado is making himself into one of the future stars of this game.

Arenado now holds the Rockies record previously held by Dante Bichette (1995) and Larry Walker (1999) who both did it in fiver straight games.  The last player to enjoy such a streak was Chris Davis in 2012, when he homered in six straight as well.

On Sunday, the Rockies take on the Giants for the final game of their four-game series, as Arenado will try to take Madison Bumgarner deep for his seventh straight dinger.


David Conde
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