Arenado struck on the first pitch he saw in the seventh inning. While facing Tony Watson, Arenado took a 93 mph fastball out to center for the solo shot. He also walked during the game. Arenado finished 1 for 4, with one run scored and one RBI.
Arenado gave Colorado a 3-0 lead with an RBI single in the fifth inning. He then put Colorado up 5-0 with a solo home run in the seventh -- his eighth home run this season.
''Nolan had a great game. We've all seen him do those things before,'' manager Walt Weiss said. ''He was impressive tonight to go back out there and have the game that he did. He's a special player.''
Arenado is batting .310 (13 for 42) with one triple, two home runs, four doubles, seven RBI and seven runs in his last 11 games.
''Obviously, it's hard to end on a day like yesterday,'' he said. ''Today was a good day. I was able to make my plays, get a couple of knocks and help the team win, because yesterday I showed I wasn't a team player. I'm happy today I was able to help them out.''
Arenado hit a weak grounder in the fourth inning, but failed to run out the pitch. He was pulled by manager Walt Weiss before the next inning. Weiss said he pulled Arenado because he "didn't meet the standard." Arenado finished 0 for 2 prior to getting pulled.
Arenado was pulled from the game in the fifth inning. The team has not announced whether it was due to an injury. Arenado was involved in an infield groundout where he didn't hustle in the previous inning, and it's unclear if he was benched for his lack of hustle. Arenado is hitting .283/.308/.458 over 251 at-bats.
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