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.
|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|
|4/18/2017||at Dodgers||W 4-3||4||2||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.
Due to a players’ strike, the Rockies played 144 regular-season games in 1995, and 117 games in 1994.