Sports Talk: #1-Michael Cuddyer’s 27-game Hitting Streak
For those of you who live in your shell under the ground, Michael Cuddyer hit in 27 games straight which is a career high, a franchise record, and the most in baseball this season. In other words, he got at least 1 hit in 27 straight games starting on May 28th and ending on June 30th. Unfortunately, he was nowhere close to Joe Dimaggio’s record hitting streak of 56. In fact, I saw Cuddyer’s 27th hit on the last day of his streak on June 30th against the San Francisco Giants. Since he went 0-for-3 in his first 3 at bats, it all came down to his 4th at bat in the 8th inning against the Giants pitcher Sandy Rosario. As a Rockies fan since 2004, I have been to Coors Field many many times, but I have never heard a crowd this pumped since the miracle run in 2007. So with 2 outs on a 2-1 count, Cuddyer… Well… Just watch… CLICK HERE!!!
So why does this matter? You could make the point that Dan Uggla had a 33 game hitting streak in 2008 which is better than Cuddyer’s. It matters because it secured him with a roster spot in the All-Star Game as a reserve that Bruce Bochy can use any time. Also his good friend and fellow Virginian, David Wright, the 2013 Home Run Derby National League Captain, picked him to participate in the HRB. And to go along with that, he has 15 home runs and the largest home run average distance in the entire majors of 407 ft.
Cuddyer has definitely been a key player for the Rockies by hitting .337 with 15 home runs, 52 RBI’s (Runs Batted In), and a .400 OBP (On Base Percentage) (as of July 11th) which is better than his career numbers of .275, 172 homers, 690 RBI’s, and a .344 OBP. Also in the league he is ranked fairly high. Looking forward to see what the Rockies do with Cuddyer as he is a major asset and I wish him all the best in the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game.
- 2013 League Ranks:
• 9th in NL in HR (15)
• 10th in NL in RBI (52)
• 2nd in NL in SLG (.575)
• 2nd in NL in OPS (.975)
- 2013 League Ranks: