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DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 15: Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies cheers after a defensive out in the first inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 15: Bud Black #10 of the Colorado Rockies cheers after a defensive out in the first inning of a game against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on September 15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 26: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates as he crosses home plater after hitting a 2 RBI home run in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on September 26, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 26: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates as he crosses home plater after hitting a 2 RBI home run in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Coors Field on September 26, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /

Nolan Arenado’s otherworldly awesomeness

Sports on Earth’s Will Leitch called Arenado’s epic Fathers’ Day cycle the Rockies signature moment of 2017 in an article that really summed up the excitement of the 2017 season.  If you want to remember how you felt when you saw that ball sneak over the left field wall, I would recommend you read it.

When we talk about Arenado, so often we focus on his extraordinary offensive numbers, and rightfully so.  That being said, a big piece of what makes Arenado the player he has become is his ability to come through in the big moment.

It wasn’t just the cycle on Fathers’ Day.

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It was the two-run triple off Zach Greinke in the eight inning that pushed the Rockies past the D-Backs 4-3.

It was the three-run first inning home run off Clayton Kershaw that propelled the Rockies to a four game sweep of the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

It was the game in Arizona in the middle of September where he tied the game with a double in the sixth inning before breaking the tie in the eight with a three-run home run.

The guy just finds the big moment and comes through.

Not to mention he plays better defense than anyone else in the National League and has posted three consecutive seasons with at least 130 RBI.

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