The Colorado Rockies are among the hottest teams in baseball. They got there mostly by beating the stuffing out of opposing teams at home at Coors Field.
Tulowitzki is getting attention because he is absolutely unconscious, batting an unfathomable .408/.512/.786 so far in 2014. That line earned him National League player of the month.
As for Arenado, the sophomore third baseman entered Tuesday night’s game with the Texas Rangers with a 25 game hitting streak, something Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated broke down here.
Fast forward to the bottom of the 7th inning of Tuesday’s game and Arenado still had not extended his streak. Thanks to the work of his teammates in a crooked game, the Rockies put up 11 runs and got him another at-bat. He took advantage of the opportunity, lining a double down the left field line and extending the streak to 26 games.
The Rockies always have to find enough pitching to matter, but they might just have the goods to hang around in the NL West if their lineup keeps raking and if they find a way to produce offensively away from home. If they do, Arenado’s emergence will surely be a huge reason why.