There’s no question that Charlie Blackmon is having an amazing year for the Colorado Rockies. On Sunday, Colorado’s All-Star center fielder added to his lore.
In the seventh inning of Colorado’s 13-4 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon, Blackmon blasted a ball to deep left-center field. The ball hit at the very top of the left-center field wall and bounded away from Mets center fielder Curtis Granderson. While the Mets seemed confused on whether the hit was ruled a home run or not, Blackmon never stopped running. He completed his trek around the bases standing up for what was ruled an inside-the-park home run.
You can check out the video of the round tripper below.
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Interestingly, this was not Blackmon’s first inside-the-park home run of the season. He also tallied one on April 21 against the San Francisco. With two inside-the-park home runs in one season, Blackmon is the first member of the Rockies to record a pair in the same campaign since Brandon Barnes turned the trick in 2014. Barnes was also the last Major League Baseball player to have two in one season before Blackmon accomplished the feat on Sunday.
Take a look at Blackmon’s inside-the-park home run against San Francisco below.
Blackmon’s home run on Sunday now gives him 21 for the season to go along with 64 RBI. Impressive numbers for a leadoff batter. The 31-year-old Blackmon totaled a career-high 29 homers last season to go along with a career-high .324 average. Some of those numbers are the reasons why Blackmon earned his first-ever Silver Slugger Award last season.
Now 53-41 on the season and just a game behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for the top National League Wild Card spot, Blackmon and the Rockies return home this week for a six-game homestand against the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates.