By Comparison: Arenado Answers Concerns About Health

A week ago, Nolan Arenado was in the midst of what became an 11-game, 5-for-39 slump, creating speculation that the right shoulder injury Arenado suffered Aug. 10 was impacting his offensive efforts.

Arenado denied the suggestion.

Manager Bud Black agreed.

So, on Saturday, Black gave Arenado a night off, thinking the break could give him a chance to catch his breath.

That’s why Black is the manager.

Arenado has returned to the lineup and in went into Thursday having gone 6-for-14 with four doubles, two home runs and six RBI in the four games, raising his season average back to .300. And in the Rockies 5-4, walk-off win against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday night, Arenado was a key part of getting the comeback started with two doubles and a home run, the 11th time in his career he has had three extra-base hits in a game.

Extra, Extra

Date Opponent AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
Wednesday D-backs W 5-4 4 1 3 2 0 1 2
6/15/2018 at Rangers W 9-5 4 3 3 2 0 1 3
5/2/2018 at Cubs W 11-2 6 2 3 1 0 2 5
7/19/2017 Padres W 18-4 6 4 5 0 0 3 7
6/18/2017 Giants W 7-5 5 1 4 1 1 1 4
6/15/2017 Giants W 10-9 5 2 3 3 0 0 4
4/18/2017 at Dodgers W 4-3 4 2 3 1 0 2 3
8/7/2016 Marlins L 10-7 3 2 3 1 0 2 5
4/13/2016 Giants W 10-6 5 2 4 1 0 2 7
8/21/2015 Mets L 14-9 5 3 3 2 0 1 4
4/5/2014 D-backs W 9-4 4 3 3 1 0 2 3

With an 80-65 record the Rockies have equaled the second-best record after 145 games in Rockies history. It is one of only eight seasons in which the Rockies have had a winning record after 145 games.

Tm W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2009 82 63 0.566 718 633 85 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 80 65 0.552 688 690 -2 TBD TBD TBD
2017 80 65 0.552 742 690 52 87-75 3 Wildcard
2010 79 66 0.545 693 626 67 83-79 3
2007 76 69 0.524 746 678 68 90-73 2 NL Pennant
2000 75 70 0.517 874 792 82 82-80 4
1996 74 71 0.51 864 865 -1 83-79 3
1997 73 72 0.503 823 818 5 83-79 3
2016 69 76 0.476 770 763 7 75-87 3
2006 68 77 0.469 696 693 3 76-86 4

Due to a players’ strike, the Rockies played 144 regular-season games in 1995, and 117 games in 1994.

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