Charlie Blackmon has already established himself as one of the better players in Colorado Rockies history. A second round selection in the 2008 MLB Draft, Blackmon has spent his entire career in Colorado, continuing to etch his name into their record books. That continued on Friday night. Blackmon laced a...
Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a triple, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk in Friday's victory over the Padres. Blackmon's two RBI came on a triple in the first inning, where he sent Yonathan Daza to the plate and a sixth-inning single that scored Connor Joe. The veteran outfielder picked up two runs of his own, both of which came thanks to C.J. Cron homers. Blackmon has been swinging a hot bat lately, picking up a hit in 10 of his last 11 games, including six multi-hit games. Although his season batting average sits at .267, Blackmon is slashing .329/.365/.543 in June.
Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a 4-3 extra-inning loss to the Guardians on Tuesday. The Rockies' leadoff man went yard for the 10th time this season -- and third in his past eight games -- to tie the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh. The blast came off Guardians ace Shane Bieber and led to him being pulled from the game one batter later. The 35-year-old left-handed hitter is slashing .251/.307/.439 and should continue to benefit from hitting at or near the top of the order in Coors Field.
Blackmon will be on the bench Sunday against San Diego, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Blackmon went 0-for-5 at the plate Saturday, ending a six-game hitting streak in which he posted a 1.160 OPS. Randal Grichuk will be the right fielder Sunday, while Connor Joe starts at DH.
Charlie Blackmon dunked one in McCovey Cove and a couple of kayakers nearly drowned each other trying to get the ball
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EditorsNote: changes to “second-longest” in third graf. Charlie Blackmon swatted a pinch-hit, three-run homer into McCovey Cove in the sixth inning on Tuesday night to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 5-3 victory over the host San Francisco Giants. The homer was Blackmon’s ninth of the season and...
Blackmon went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a run scored Thursday against the Giants. Blackmon continues to hit well, as he's now tallied six multi-hit performances across his last 13 starts. He's hit .364 in that span while also slugging three homers, driving in 12 and scoring six runs. That's raised his overall line to .260/.320/.451 across 226 plate appearances on the campaign.
Blackmon went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on Wednesday against the Giants. Blackmon recorded an extra-base hit for the third consecutive game, though his RBI came on a single in the third frame. Across his last 12 games, Blackmon is hitting .340 with three homers, 12 RBI and five runs scored. While plenty of that production has come at Coors Field, the Rockies have been on the road for five contests in that span. Overall, Blackmon is hitting .251/.313/.437 across 221 plate appearances on the season.
Blackmon went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Giants. Blackmon didn't start Tuesday, but he entered the game as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. He made an instant impact, putting a Jose Alvarez pitch into McCovey Cove for a go-ahead homer, and the Rockies protected the lead from there. Blackmon has homered in each of his last two games, giving him nine for the season. The outfielder has added a .246/.310/.431 slash line with 29 RBI, 26 runs scored and a stolen base in 49 contests. He should continue to draw most of the playing time in right field.
Blackmon went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 8-7 loss to Atlanta. Blackmon brought the Rockies within a run with his ninth-inning solo shot, but the comeback effort fell short. This was his first extra-base hit since his last homer May 29 versus the Nationals. The outfielder is still struggling at the plate with a .244/.308/.415 slash line in 215 plate appearances this season, but he's gone 6-for-19 (.316) over his last four games. The 35-year-old has added eight homers, 26 RBI, 25 runs scored, a stolen base, seven doubles and a triple through 48 contests.
Blackmon went 4-for-5 with a run and two RBI in Thursday's loss to the Braves. The veteran drove in Colorado's first run with a first-inning single and collected another RBI with a single in the fifth. This was his second four-hit performance of the campaign, though he's still on pace for a career-worst .251 batting average. Blackmon has picked things up of late, however, slashing .400/.471/.500 with a home run and seven RBI over his past seven games.
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Charlie Blackmon’s numbers — .241 average and a .729 OPS entering the month of June — aren’t exactly “Nazty.”. But the veteran outfielder, who turns 36 on July 1, is showing signs of coming out of a season-long slump. And with a little thunder, too. He has seven home runs after hitting only 13 all of last season.