Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has won the NL Player of the Week Award for his play last week.
It may not be all that considering how well he played last weekend but Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon has won the NL Player of the Week Award for his play last week.
In seven games this week, Blackmon hit a mind boggling .568/.568/1.216 with six home runs, 15 RBI, 4 doubles, a triple, 21 total hits, and 15 runs.
15 of those 21 hits came in the four-game series that the Rockies just finished with the San Diego Padres. In the Padres series, he went 15-for-24 with 4 home runs and 10 RBI.
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As we noted in this article earlier this morning, Blackmon is the is the first player in the modern era (since 1900) with 15 hits in a four-game series and only the third player since World War II to have 15 hits in a series, regardless of the number of games in the series.
He had four hits in each of the first three games of the series, which is a feat that no Rockie has ever done in three games in a row, in general. Also, the last time that a MLB player accomplished that was Rafael Furcal in 2007, per the Rockies PR team on Twitter.
Something that was recently found by Elias was that Blackmon is only the fourth player since 1900 to have 20+ hits and 5+ home runs in a 7-game span. The most recent occasion of that happening was Tim Salmon of the then-named California Angels in May of 1994. The other two players who accomplished this were Hall-of-Famers Bill Terry and Al Simmons, each in 1932.
Blackmon entered the Padres series on Thursday with an offensive slash line of .305/.361/.582. Now, he has a slash line of .336/.385/.652 for the season.
With the award, Blackmon joins his fellow teammates Nolan Arenado and Trevor Story as the recipients of three out of the last four NL Player of the Week Awards.
This is the sixth time that Blackmon has won the NL Player of the Week award in his career. However, he has not won the award in more than two years. He previously won the award on September 22, 2013, April 6, 2014, June 26, 2016, August 14, 2016, and May 28, 2017.
Blackmon and the Rockies will look to keep their offensive ways going tomorrow in the desert as they head to Phoenix to face the Arizona Diamondbacks for the start of a three game series and a nine game road trip to Arizona, Los Angeles to face the Dodgers, and to San Francisco.