Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies keeps getting hits and establishing new career milestones. Both happened in Wednesday’s 6-5 loss at the Cincinnati Reds.
Gonzalez blooped a one-out double to center field in the sixth inning that fell in front of Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton for the milestone hit. Earlier in the game, Gonzalez had gotten hit #999 on an RBI double down the left-field line.
During his career, Gonzalez has rapped 196 doubles, 35 triples, and 180 homers as part of his 1,000 hits. He’s the 77th active MLB player to hit the 1,000-hit mark. Among that group, Gonzalez ranks seventh in slugging percentage (.526) and is tied for 17th with a .291 batting average.
To celebrate CarGo’s achievement, let’s take a look back at the five most memorable hits Gonzalez has had as a member of the Rockies.
Next: Number 5: A Grand Time Against the Nationals