Nolan Arenado put himself in rare company Wednesday night, delivering his 130th RBI of the 2016 season in a 2-0 win over the Giants in San Francisco. With his run-scoring single in the fourth, Arenado joined Miguel Cabrera as the only third basemen in MLB history with back-to-back seasons of 130+ RBI. He also joined Hall of Famers Chuck Klein and Jimmie Foxx as the only three players in big league history with back-to-back seasons with 40 home runs and 130 RBI.
Arenado’s milestone night was only half the story in this game, though. The other half belonged to Tyler Chatwood, who pitched eight scoreless innings to earn his 12th win of the season. Chatwood struck out nine, while walking two and allowed just three hits in what will be his final start of the year. He shrunk his league-leading road ERA to 1.69 for the season.
The Rockies play their final road contest of the season on Thursday. Jon Gray faces Johnny Cueto.