LeMahieu came into Tuesday's game in Atlanta in a rare mini-slump (.148, 4-for-27 in his last seven games), but he got back into his groove against the Braves, helping the Rockies stop a four-game losing streak with three hits and three RBIs in a 5-1 win. It was his 14th three-hit game of the season (the 38th of his career) and the third time he's driven in three runs in a game this season.
The key knock on Tuesday was a bases-loaded single to center off Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz with two outs in the fourth that drove in two runs. On a full count, no less.
"That was a huge hit right there, a big at-bat for DJ," manager Walt Weiss said. "But he's another one, he's been getting clutch hits all year. He's having a heck of a year for us."
With his three-hit night, LeMahieu is now hitting .314, with a team-high .371 on-base percentage. He's hitting .303 on the road, .323 at home, .326 against lefties, .311 against right-handers and .444 with the bases loaded (4-for-9).
In a season in which the Rockies have struggled, LeMahieu has been a rock.
"I've just been trying to keep my approach this year. Just not trying to do more than I'm capable of," LeMahieu said after the win. "I have a boring approach. Everybody knows what I'm going to do pretty much. I get out of whack when I try to do more."
John Donovan is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.