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Michael Cuddyer’s hitting streak ends at 27 games

Los Angeles Dodgers v Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - JULY 2: Michael Cuddyer #3 of the Colorado Rockies walks off the field after recording the final out of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on July 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Cuddyer failed to record a hit, ending his streak at 27 games. The Dodgers defeated the Rockies 8-0. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

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Seemed long. Then you realize that he was still one shy of the halfway point to DiMaggio. Those hitting streaks are hard.

Especially when you have to face Clayton Kershaw, who was throwing lightning bolts last night. Cuddyer finished 0-for-4 against the lefty, ending the Rockies’ longest hitting streak in franchise history at 27 games.

I think 30 is the official point when we should start to get a tad excited. Little DiMaggio counters or a “hit streak watch” can start at, I dunno, 40. But for a guy like Cuddyer, who has never been an especially fantastic contact hitter, a 27-game streak is nothing to sneeze at. It’s a pretty darn nice accomplishment, actually.