Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado had a big week.
Big enough for him to become the first Rockies player this year to be selected the NL Player of the Week for last week.
Arenado claimed his sixth NL Player of the Week Award, the first since June 24th of last season. He has matched Dante Bichette and Todd Helton for the most weekly awards by a player in franchise history.
Arenado hit .538 (14-for-26) with seven runs scored, two doubles, four home runs, nine RBI, a walk and a 1.077 slugging percentage over six games played. He finished first in home runs, total bases (28) and slugging percentage; tied for first in hits; second in batting average; tied for second in extra-base hits (6); and tied for third in RBI among NL hitters
He hit his 200th career home run in his 925th career game on Saturday, becoming the fourth-fastest third baseman in Major League history to reach the milestone, trailing Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews (779), Bob Horner (882) and Troy Glaus (903).
Arenado registered his seventh consecutive multi-hit game Monday against the Diamondbacks. He is the fourth player in franchise history to post a streak of seven-or-more such games, joining Blake Street Bombers Andres Galarraga (July 23-29, 1996), Larry Walker (June 15-22, 2002) and Vinny Castilla (August 11-16, 1999).
Other noteworthy NL performances were:
-- All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo (.500, eight runs, six extra-base hits, 10 RBI) of the Cubs;
-- Outfielder Juan Soto (.500, seven runs, fve extra-base hits and eight RBI) of the Nationals;
--Starting pitcher Mike Soroka (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 14.0 innings, 12 strikeouts) of the Braves;
-- Outfielder Andrew McCutchen (.345, six runs, seven extra-base hits and seven RBI) of the Phillies;
-- Starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff (1-0, 1.13 ERA, eight innings and 10 strikeouts) of the Brewers;
-- Second baseman/outfielder Ketel Marte (.407, eight runs, five extra-base hits and six 6 RBI) of the Diamondbacks;
-- Outfielder Harold Ramirez (.500, eight runs, 12 hits, four extra-base hits) of the Marlins;
-- Closer Kirby Yates (three saves, 0.00 ERA, six strikeouts) of the Padres;
-- And catcher Wilson Ramos (.455, nine runs, three home runs, seven RBI) of the Mets.