The first series of the year between the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies wrapped up on Thursday afternoon. With a 6-5 win in the series finale, the Rockies took two of three from Chicago and moved to 48-61 on the season.
Here are three numbers to know from the series between the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs at Coors Field.
That’s how many times in franchise history before Tuesday night’s series-opening win that the Rockies had had the batters hitting seventh and eighth in the order each record a double, home run, and four RBI.
Well, you can now change that number to 1 after catcher Elias Díaz and outfielder Sam Hilliard turned the feat during Colorado’s 13-6 win. Díaz blasted a grand slam (the first of his career) to push him toward that mark while Hilliard added a three-run shot, with both homers happening before the end of the fourth inning.
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How rare is that homer-double-RBI feat? It hasn’t happened in the Majors since July 2, 2002, when San Francisco’s Damon Minor and Tsuyshi Shinjo pulled it off … against the Rockies.
That’s the number of consecutive games that Brendan Rodgers has recorded a hit, including a pair of singles on Thursday.
During the streak, Rodgers is hitting .360 (18-for-50) with two doubles, a triple, and four home runs. Also included in that stretch were three hits on Wednesday, tying his career-high for number of hits in a single game.
That’s the total number of fans who attended the three-game series in downtown Denver, including 30,462 for Thursday’s matinee.
Did Cubs fans outnumber their Rockies counterparts during the series? While we’re never know the exact numbers, they certainly seemed to be more vocal, especially after Wednesday’s win.