Nolan Arenado left Wednesday's game after being hit by a pitch from Cole Hamels.

Nolan Arenado says next Cubs-Rockies series could get 'spicy'


The Cubs-Rockies series is over but, at the same time, it isn't.

Chicago and Colorado seemed to throw as many balls at each other this week as they did to home plate as Kris Bryant, Nolan Arenado, Cole Hamels and Anthony Rizzo were all hit by pitches.

It all started when Bryant was hit a couple of times and peaked when Arenado had to leave Wednesday's game after taking a pitch to his elbow.

He said he knew it was going to happen after all of the beanballs that were already thrown in the series.

"We hit Bryant twice yesterday, buzzed his tower there, 1-1 pitch, so I kind of had a feeling it was going to happen," Arenado told reporters after the Cubs' 10-1 win Wednesday. "I just thought it was high, that was it."

Arenado was clearly miffed when he was hit with the pitch and let Hamels know about it.

He left the game with a forearm bruise soon after.

No one was ejected, but there was discussion between both teams surrounding the beanballs.

It's something Arenado and Colorado won't soon forget.

When asked if the two teams were to meet again this season what that series would be like, Arenado was creative.

"It would be a spicy series," he said.

The only time the two teams could meet up again this season would be in the playoffs.



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