Originally written on Rockies Review  |  Last updated 10/29/14
The Rockies lost Nolan Arenado for a long time on Friday night.Nolan Arenado has emerged as a huge star for the Colorado Rockies in 2014. After one errant slide on Friday, the Rockies will be without him for quite a while.After drilling a ball off the top of the left field wall in the top of the 2nd inning, Arenado hesitated on his way to second base. It was hit so hard that going to second base wasn't a given. The hesitation Arenado gave made it a bang-bang play. The slide was of the awkward, face first variety. It was late, which caused Arenado's fingers to jam into the base. He left in between innings and all the way back in Colorado Springs, reports swirled that Josh Rutledge was removed from the game in the middle of the inning, a sign that Arenado would be down for a while.The injury came with an insult, as the Rockies watched Adam Ottavino allow the go-ahead run in the 8th inning. The run gave the Braves the 3-2 win, which started a very important nine-game road trip ...
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