Blackmon went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two walks in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers. Blackmon briefly put Colorado ahead with his fifth-inning home run -- his 27th of the year -- though the Dodgers would tie it back up in the bottom of the frame in the extra-inning defeat. The 32-year-old is working on an 11-game hitting streak and is now slashing .375/.438/.656 across 64 at-bats since the start of September.
Blackmon is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against Arizona, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. Blackmon will receive a rare day off following 15 straight starts as Gerardo Parra gets a nod in the outfield for the series finale. During that 15-game stretch, Blackmon has hit .355 with a 1.011 OPS and nine extra-base hits. Look for him to return to the starting lineup Friday in San Francisco.
Blackmon went 3-for-3 with a double, walk, two runs and an RBI in Monday's 13-2 victory over the Diamondbacks. Blackmon has gotten off to a blazing start to September, reaching base at a .452 clip through nine games while providing six extra-base hits and three steals. He'll benefit from three more games at hitter-friendly Coors Field before the Rockies kick off a nine-game road trip Friday that could hinder Blackmon's productivity.
Blackmon went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and a double Sunday in the Rockies' 9-6 loss to the Dodgers. Blackmon has now slugged three long balls over the Rockies' past two games, matching his total from his previous 37 appearances combined. The decline in Blackmon's power production during the second half has put him at risk of missing out on a second straight 30-homer season, but it's his starker downturn in batting average that has instead proved more damaging to fantasy owners that tabbed him in the early rounds of drafts. After hitting .324 and .331 in 2016 and 2017, respectively, Blackmon's average has dropped to .282 this season, his lowest mark since his 2011 debut campaign.
Blackmon went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Dodgers on Saturday. Blackmon took Walker Buehler deep in the fifth inning to record his 24th home run of the season. The long ball marked his first since Aug. 24 and only his second since July 31. While that production is disappointing, Blackmon has managed to provide value by swiping seven bases and scoring 28 runs since the All-Star break.
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