Wednesday by Comparison: Blackmon Joins Rockies 1,000-Hit Club

Charlie Blackmon had been in an August funk. When he struck out in the third inning on Tuesday his slump to open the month extended to 1-for-23. In the sixth inning, though, Blackmon began to revive his offense, and became the seventh player in franchise history to reach the 1,000-hit plateau.

Blackmon led off with a single to key a two-run rally that turned out to be the extent of the Rockies offense in a 10-2 loss. Blackmon added hit No. 1,001 in the eighth inning. Todd Helton is the franchise-record hoder with 2,519 hits in 17 seasons followed by Larry Walker with 1,361, and current Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez with 1,295.

Blackmon is right ahead of the two men who usually combine with him at the top of the Rockies lineup -- DJ LeMahieu, No. 8 with 953 hits, and Nolan Arenado with 925. 

Rockies Hit Kings

Player Season G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB AVG
Todd Helton 1997-2013(17) 2247 7962 2519 592 37 369 1406 1335 0.316
Larry Walker 1995-2004(10) 1170 4076 1361 297 44 258 848 584 0.334
Carlos Gonzalez 2009-2018(10) 1208 4447 1295 267 37 225 736 405 0.291
Dante Bichette 1993-1999(7) 1018 4050 1278 270 18 201 826 226 0.316
Vinny Castilla 1993-2006(9) 1098 4099 1206 208 20 239 745 273 0.294
Troy Tulowitzki 2006-2015(10) 1048 3897 1165 224 24 188 657 435 0.299
Charlie Blackmon 2011-2018(8) 871 3319 1001 171 37 132 404 241 0.302
DJ LeMahieu 2012-2018(7) 868 3178 953 152 29 42 317 265 0.3
Nolan Arenado 2013-2018(6) 827 3166 925 208 25 177 587 268 0.292

Source: Stats, Inc. | Matt Holliday | 2004-2008(5) | 698 | 2656 | 848 | 188 | 23 | 128 | 483 | 251 | 0.319 |

With the 10-2 loss on Tuesday night, the Rockies are 60-53 for the season, which is the third best record in franchise history after 113 games. It has the Rockies in third place in the NL West, two games behind the Diamondbacks and 2 1/2 behind the Dodgers. The Rockies are in second place for the second NL wild-card spot, 2 1/2 games behing the Braves. The D-Backs are only a half-game behind Atlanta.

The 113-Game Mark

Tm W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2017 64 49 0.566 594 547 47 87-75 3 Wildcard
2009 62 51 0.549 565 502 63 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 60 53 0.531 531 547 -16 TBD TBD TBD
2010 59 54 0.522 543 499 44 83-79 3
2007 59 54 0.522 576 534 42 90-73 2 NL Pennant
1995 58 55 0.513 614 632 -18 77-67 2 Wildcard
1996 58 55 0.513 680 686 -6 83-79 3
2003 56 57 0.496 608 600 8 74-88 4
2000 55 58 0.487 677 639 38 82-80 4
2016 55 58 0.487 587 569 18 75-87 3
2006 55 58 0.487 511 497 14 76-86 4

Source: Baseball-reference.com

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