Colorado’s Nolan Arenado lived every little leaguers dream yesterday, as the Rockies star step into the batter’s box down one in the bottom of the ninth inning, and crushed a home run to complete his cycle in dramatic fashion.
Arenado’s Rockies teammates were so moved by his accomplishment that they mobbed him at home plate. The end result? The team’s best player was left with a busted-up face.
Charlie Blackmon’s helmet caught the star third baseman just right, allowing for some compelling postgame photographs.
Arenado’s cycle lifted the Rockies, now atop the National League West, to their fifth straight win. At 46-26 they sport the second-best record in baseball. Definitely worth celebrating.