He got exactly halfway to Joe DiMaggio's record, but no more. Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Reds on Friday night, ending his hitting streak at 28 consecutive games.
Arenado struck out, grounded out to first and lined out to first in his first three at-bats. He scored the game-tying run in the ninth after drawing a walk against Jonathan Broxton. Justin Morneau doubled him in. Joey Votto hit a walk-off home run in bottom of the ninth, so the Rockies and Arenado did not get to bat in extra innings.
The last time any player reached as many as 30 games came in 2011, when both Andre Ethier (30) and Dan Uggla (33) pulled it off. The longest hitting streak in the past decade came in 2005-06 when Jimmy Rollins got to 38 games before losing it. DiMaggio, as you know, has the longest hitting streak in history at an absurd 56 games.
Arenado, 23, hit .360/.383/.568 with 40 hits during the 28-game hitting streak. It is the longest hitting streak in Rockies franchise history.