Blackmon went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs and two RBI in Sunday's 13-3 win over the Pirates. Blackmon was tremendous as usual in setting the table for the offense out of the leadoff spot. He got the scoring started with an RBI single in the third inning before smacking the first of five Colorado home runs in the fifth. The 31-year-old outfielder is already just five short of last season's career-high 29 homers in 45 fewer games played.
Blackmon (leg) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Pirates, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet reports. Blackmon exited Wednesday's contest after dealing with cramping due to dehydration, but should be fully capable for Friday's series opener at Coors Field. Since the All-Star break, Blackmon has gone 12-for-25 with three home runs and six RBI at the plate.
Blackmon was removed from Wednesday's game with cramping in his upper leg and is expected to be fine going forward, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports. The cramping was severe enough in the moment to force the Rockies to lift Blackmon in the middle of an at-bat. He was doing fine in the dugout afterwards, though, and considering the Rockies have a day off Thursday, expect him back in the lineup for Friday's series opener against Pittsburgh.
Blackmon was removed from Wednesday's game against the Padres in the middle of his sixth-inning at-bat due to what appeared to be a leg injury, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. No official word has come forth as to what the actual issue is, but he seemed to injure himself on the swing just before being removed. Blackmon was 3-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored before the incident. Until more details emerge, consider him day-to-day. Alexi Amarista replaced him in center field.
Blackmon went 3-for-3 with a solo home run and three runs scored during Friday's win over the White Sox. Blackmon shifted down to the three-hole Thursday with Nolan Arenado taking a breather, but the center fielder was right back in the leadoff spot Friday. With a .318/.372/.581 slash line, 19 homers, 60 RBI, seven stolen bases and 70 runs, Blackmon is having another monster fantasy campaign.
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