The Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado became the 8th Colorado Rockies to record a cycle on Sunday afternoon against the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field. Arenado started the cycle with a triple at the bottom of the first, then got his single at the bottom of the fourth, just before recording his double at the bottom of the sixth, completing his cycle at the bottom of the 9th, with a walk off homer (the Rockies were down 5 to 4 with runners at first and second with one out). Arenado blasted his walk off homer to give the Rockies the win and a series sweep of the San Francisco Giants completing his first career cycle.
The Colorado Rockies are now 13 and 4 for the month of June with 10 games remaining this month. The Rockies will begin a three-game series with division foes, the Arizona Diamondbacks this week beginning on Tuesday and wraps up on Thursday. The Arizona Diamondbacks and the L.A. Dodgers are both jockeying for the number two spot in the NL West, both just single game behind the Rockies. Colorado hopes to walk away from the series with a bigger lead over the Diamondbacks while Dodgers host the New York Mets this week in a four-game series that began on Monday.
A well known sports network has placed the Rockies well below teams they have outperformed in their Power Rankings, while Colorado has gotten better recognition for their play from other sports media outlets. These outlets have put Colorado at the top of their Power Rankings and although “Power Ranking,” are not a legitimate ranking source, some media outlets have outlined a fairly comprehensive reasoning behind their ranking by simply stating, “As always, this is a fluid process, and teams rise and fall based on where they were ranked the previous week. If a team keeps winning, it will keep climbing—it’s as simple as that.” - Joel Reuter from the Bleacher Report.
In other sports, reports have confirmed that UFC fighter Connor McGregor will be squaring up against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather sometime near the end of this summer. Both fighters are known for their trash talk and are expected to display their best leading up to the fight.