So much for the two Charlies’ growing pains

Published: September 24, 2013, 3:16 pm, by Joe Paisley

rockies logoCharlie Blackmon’s torrid week at the plate earned the Rockies outfielder National League Player of the Week honors, MLB.com reported on Monday.

Blackmon received his first career weekly honor after leading the majors in hits (18) and total bases (26) last week. He hit a Major League-high tying .500 (18-for-36) with five doubles and five RBIs.

The 27-year-old also doubled in five straight games, tying a franchise record last accomplished in 2004 by Todd Helton.

Rockies left fielder Charlie Culberson also was a finalist for the award after hitting .478 with a .520 on-base percentage and five runs scored.

Such development definitely points to outfielder Michael Cuddyer moving to first base next season to replace the retiring Todd Helton. That will allow prospects like Ben Paulsen to develop further in Colorado Springs.