Playing in his third consecutive All-Star Game and making his first start, Nolan Arenado made Colorado Rockies history on Tuesday. With a pair of singles – one in the second inning and one in the fourth – Arenado became the first player in Rockies history to record multiple hits in an All-Star Game, according to Rockies PR.
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Arenado was hitless in his two previous trips to the All-Star Game. He was 0-for-3 off the bench in 2016 and struck out in his only at-bat in 2015.
Unfortunately for the National League All-Stars, Arenado did not get any farther than first base either time on base. He was the first out in a 4-6-3 double play in the second. Then, in the fourth, he was thrown out at second by Mookie Betts trying to advance on a deep fly ball to straightaway center field.
Arenado’s teammate, Charlie Blackmon, who was starting in center field for the NL, was 0-for-3 with a fly out to right, a strikeout and a ground out to shortstop.