We continue our countdown of the Colorado Rockies Top 10 moments of 2017 with some fancy bat work by Nolan Arenado and... Jon Gray? The former should be no surprise to anyone who has seen a baseball game in the last five years but the latter could be, though not to anyone who closely followed the Rockies season.
The "big hit" can come in all shapes and sizes. Baseball is unique in that clutch moments don't always have to take place at the ends of games. That was true for Gray's ridiculous round-tripper in early July. While he put up a final stretch to his season worthy of putting his name into the "elite" category, none came with any true standout moment. Ironic that for a pitcher we believe has a legitimate chance at a Cy Young, his crowning moment of 2017 came in the batter's box.
For the seventh entry on our list, however, there's no reason to get overly clever and try to be unpredictable; It's Nolan Arenado winning a game with an epic hit because that's what he does.