Arenado Leaves Rockies' Game With Bruised Left Hand

Arenado Leaves Rockies' Game With Bruised Left Hand

Arenado consulted with a trainer near the dugout before leaving the game in the fifth inning.

Black said when Arenado was first hit, he was anxious it could be serious.

Besides Stanton, the key for Miami on Sunday was the bullpen. Watermelon-flavored water, he said.

"In due time", Stanton said of breaking the club record with 48 games remaining.

Stanton leads the majors with 41 homers, and his Marlins (55-60), while realistically out of playoff contention, have been playing good baseball lately.

Stanton's homer, an opposite-field job to right in the bottom of the third, tied the score 3-3. It was the 250th homer of Stanton's career and came in his 941st game. He became the sixth-fastest player to reach 250 homers, dating to 1913. "Whether it's awesome - claps from guys on the other team, cheers from the crowd - whatever it is, I'm going to enjoy it".

Arenado exited Sunday's game against the Marlins after being hit by a pitch on his left hand during the fifth inning, Jenny Cavnar of AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain reports.

Arenado said the area, on his left hand between his wrist and pinkie, was swollen. He says he hopes to be sidelined for only a couple of days and is optimistic he can avoid a stint on the disabled list. That was my concern - how tight it was getting. "Luckily it's not broken, but it hurts a little bit".

Colorado starter German Marquez (9-5) took the loss, allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings.

The Marlins' winning pitcher was Javy Guerra who only pitched two innings but struck out three batters.

Odrisamer Despaigne pitched a flawless ninth for his first career save.

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said he thinks that pitchers, during this Stanton hot streak, are afraid to make mistakes against him, and that fear has backfired.

Miami opened the scoring with two runs in the second.

The Rockies took a 2-0 lead in the third on Arenado's two-run home run, his 26th, making him the first player in the majors with 100 RBIs.

Along with them, so do the wins for the Marlins.

"I really enjoyed watching him play as a kid", Stanton said. Most times, when you break, muscles get super tight. The Rockies return home on Monday to face the Atlanta Braves. Hopefully a couple but it hurts pretty bad right now. "It's a great comeback for a guy who is a tremendous human being". "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).