After the Colorado Rockies downed the New York Yankees 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon to complete a two-game sweep of their American League East foes, the Rockies improved to 32-33 on the season.
The sweep of the Yankees not only improved Colorado’s record, but also helped the Rockies regain their home-field advantage at Coors Field. Now 15-16 at 20th and Blake, the Rockies take their recent hot streak on the road to Miami to face the Marlins for four games before a two-game visit to Yankee Stadium.
The Colorado Rockies have now won four consecutive games, including four of their last five and eight of their last 10. They also secured their third consecutive series win this season, following victories at Los Angeles and against San Diego.
Heading into the road trip, here are four things to know about the Rockies before they start a big series in south Florida.
DJ LeMahieu continues to rock Coors Field
LeMahieu was 3-for-3 with two extra-base hits, two runs scored and two RBIs in the Rockies’ sweep-clinching win over New York. The performance upped LeMahieu’s batting average at home this season to .370, compared to just .275 on the road. It’s a familiar breakdown for him. According to Elias, he is the only MLB player who batted higher than .300 at home and below .300 on the road in each of the previous three seasons (minimum: 200 plate appearances both home and away each year from 2013 to 2015).
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On Wednesday, LeMahieu also extended his hitting streak to nine games and has now reached base safely in 11 of his last 12 games. He is batting .455 (15-for-33) with 10 runs, five doubles, two triples, one home run and seven RBI during his hitting streak.
Nolan Arenado continues to pour it on
Arenado went 2-for-5 with this 20th home run of the season in Wednesday’s win over New York. His 20 home runs in the first 65 games of the season are fourth in Rockies franchise history. He also became the second player in Rockies history to be the first to reach 20 home runs in the National League in a season, joining Carlos Gonzalez in 2013. Arenado’s 57 RBI lead the National League and currently lead the Major Leagues.
Charlie Blackmon on base is still a thing
Going 2-for-4 on Wednesday, Blackmon has now reached base safely in 38 of his last 39 games and is batting .329 (51-for-155) over that span with 26 runs, 10 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 25 RBI.
CarGo en fuego
Gonzalez went 2-for-4 on Wednesday and is batting .367 (22-for-60) with eight multi-hit games in the month of June.