Michael Cuddyer's Hitting Streak At 21

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Michael Cuddyer homered in his first at-bat to extend the major league's longest hitting streak this season to 21 games -- and the Rockies held on to defeat the Washington Nationals 7-6 on Sunday afternoon. Cuddyer went 3 for 4 with four RBIs to break a tie with David Freese for the year's top streak, and Cuddyer is now just two games shy of matching the franchise's best run. Cuddyer has also reached base in a club-record 40 straight games. With Troy Tulowitzki currently on the disabled list, Cuddyer and Carlos Gonzalez are the two that need to carry the Rockies. As long as Cuddyer stays healthy, he will provide fantasy owners with above average offensive production all season. 

 NEWS & NOTES

  • Carlos Gomez was diagnosed with a left shoulder sprain and is considered to be day-to-day. Gomez suffered the injury Sunday when he leaped into the center field wall stealing an extra-base hit from Andrelton Simmons. We'll wait and see if Gomez can avoid the disabled list.
  • Ryan Sweeney tied a career-high six RBI in the Cubs' 14-6 victory over the Astros on Sunday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Sweeney has been filling in for David Dejesus who is currently on the disabled list. If Sweeney continues to produce at this high level, it is going to be difficult for the Cubs to keep him out of the lineup when Dejesus returns from the DL.
  • Rex Brothers earned his fourth save of the season Sunday in the Rockies' 7-6 win over the Nationals. Brothers now has a 0.28 ERA in 32 1/3 innings this season and don't be surprised if Brothers remains the Rockies closer when Rafael Betancourt returns from the disabled list.
  • Justin Upton was not in the Braves' lineup for the second straight day on  Sunday due to a sore right hand. Nobody seems to know when Upton actually hurt his hand, but at the same time the Braves don't seem to concerned that it is a major issue. Look for Upton to be back in the Braves' lineup in a day or two.
  • Ryan Madson may not pitch in 2013 according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia on Sunday afternoon. The Angels had hoped that Madson would throw a bullpen session over the weekend, but that bullpen session never happened and it is not known when Madson will be able to resume throwing from a mound.
  • Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with two doubles Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Bruce has been on a tear lately as he has five extra-base hits over his last three games.
  • Kenley Jansen earned his fourth save of the season Sunday against the Padres. Jansen should have been named the Dodgers closer to begin the season and not Brandon League, but all we can do is focus on the here and now.
  • Ernesto Frieri blew his second save of the season Sunday and this one was really tough to watch as the Pirates came back to sweep the Angels in Anaheim.
  • Matt Harvey was dominant again on Sunday as he went six scoreless innings Sunday against the Phillies. Harvey gave up just two hits and a walk with six strikeouts. He improved his record to 7-1 with a 2.05 ERA.