Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado blasts a three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. (Photo: Norm Hall/Getty Images)
He does it all. And makes it look so easy.
Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado did it with the bat and the glove in a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night at Chase Field.
Arenado drilled a three-run home run in the eighth inning off Jake Barrett to break a 2-2 tie. Arenado finished 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs.
He also flashed the leather, diving behind the third base bag and throwing out A.J. Pollack at first.
Just another night at the office for Arenado.
Left-hander Tyler Anderson, pitching for the first time since June 25, went four innings in relief of starter Kyle Freeland, who was hit in the shoulder and jaw by a line drive off the bat of J.D. Martinez in the fourth inning.
Anderson gave up one hit and struck out four in four scoreless innings.
The Rockies have won fiver straight games and six of their last seven. They trail the Diamondbacks by four games in the race for the first N.L. wild card.
Colorado leads St. Louis by 3-and-a-half games and Milwaukee by four games in the race for the second wild card.
Game two between the Rockies and Diamondbacks is Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. MDT on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Postgame comments from Nolan Arenado.
Postgame comments from Tyler Anderson
Postgame comments from manager Bud Black