Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies is evaluated by team doctors after being hit by a pitch in the fifth inning during the game Sunday between the Miami Marlins and the Colorado Rockies at Marlins Park. The three-time All-Star is slashing.313/.361/.588 with 26 home runs and 100 RBI and is a primary reason his team is in the middle of the playoff race.
Arenado also drilled 42 homers and knocked in 130 RBI and earned his third straight Gold Glove Award on the hot corner in 2015.
Stanton's four-game home run streak is the second such streak of his career and the second-longest streak this season.
Emerging as one of the best all-around players in the league over the course of the last several seasons, Arenado has spent his entire five-year big league career as a member of the Rockies. The homer was his 21st in the past 33 games.
While Stanton's opposite-field blast off Rockies starter German Marquez (9-5) was the attention-grabber, backup infielder Mike Aviles came up with the key hit for the Marlins (56-60) when he broke a 3-3 tie in the fourth with a two-run double. "It's not something I'll fully appreciate until the year is over, but it's a cool thing to have under my belt, and I've got time to get more".
The Rockies went 2 for 12 with runners in scoring position, and 5 for 39 (.128) in those situations on their five-game trip.
Black said when Arenado was first hit, he was anxious it could be serious. "He has been through a lot in the past nine or 10 months".
Marlins: LHP Adam Conley (4-5, 5.43) is scheduled to start Monday against the San Francisco Giants and LHP Ty Blach (8-7, 4.15).