By Comparison: Arenado Reaches 100th RBI for Fourth Time

Nolan Arenado, in his fifth full season in the big leagues, drove in his 100th run on Thursday afternoon, becoming the fifth player in franchise history to have four or more seasons of 100 RBI. Arenado, who was called up after four weeks of the 2013 season, has driven in 100 or more runs each of the last four seasons.

Dante Bichette (1995-1999) and Vinny Castilla (1996-99, 2004) and Larry Walker (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001-2002) each had five 100-RBI seasons. Todd Helton (2000-03) had four 100 RBI seasons during his career.

The single-season record of 150 RBI was put together by Andres Galarraga, who reached the 100-RBI mark three times (1995-97).

Driving Them Home

Player 1st yr-RBI 2nd yr-RBI 3rd yr-RBI 4th yr-RBI 5th yr-RBI
Dante Bichette 1995-128 1996-141 1997-118 1998-122 1999-133
Vinny Castilla 1996-113 1997-113 1998-144 1999-102 2004-131
Larry Walker 1995-101 1997-130 1999-115 2001-123 2002-104
Nolan Arenado 2015-130 2016-133 2017-130 2018-100
Todd Helton 2000-147 2001-146 2002-109 2003-117
Andres Galarraga 1995-106 1996-150-x 1997-140
Matt Holliday 2006-114 2007-137
Garrett Atkins 2006-120 2007-111
Carlos Gonzalez 2010-117 2016-100
Ellis Burks 1996-128
Jeff Cirillo 2000-115
Jeffrey Hammonds 2000-106
Preston Wilson 2003-141
Jeromy Burnitz 2004-110
Brad Hawpe 2007-116
Troy Tulowitzki 2011-105
Charlie Blackmon 2017-104
Trevor Story 2018-102
x-Franchise record

The Rockies have assured themselves of avoiding a losing season. They head into the final 16 games of the seasons with an 81-65 record, the second-best record in franchise history after 146 games. The Rockies have had a winning record after 146 games eight times in 24 seasons. The strike limited the Rockies to fewer than 146 games in 1994 and 1995.

The Best at 146

Year W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
2009 82 64 .562 720 643 77 92-70 2 Wildcard
2018 81 65 .555 698 693 5 81-65 1
2017 80 66 .548 744 698 46 87-75 3 Wildcard
2010 80 66 .548 702 632 70 83-79 3
2007 76 70 .521 750 690 60 90-73 2 NL Pennant
2000 76 70 .521 879 796 83 82-80 4
1996 75 71 .514 870 870 0 83-79 3
1997 74 72 .507 832 825 7 83-79 3
2016 69 77 .473 776 774 2 75-87 3
2011 69 77 .473 671 683 -12 73-89 4


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