Marcell Ozuna went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and five RBI in Friday's 13-5 win over the Rockies.
The grand slam came in the ninth inning off of Rockies' reliever Juan Nicasio. It was Ozuna's 19th home run this season. The slew of RBI brought him up to 70 on the year. Ozuna had been struggling this August (.210/.300/.371), so maybe this grand slam gets him going. For the year he's hitting .261/.316/.440.
Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-4 with three runs batted in on Friday.
Stanton doubled off Franklin Morales in the third to score one, then singled in the ninth to score two. He also scored three runs. The double was Stanton's 27th of the season. He continues to act as a rock in the middle of Colorado's lineup and is hitting .299/.405/.565 with 32 home runs and 92 RBI.
Corey Dickerson hit his eighteenth home run of the season on Friday.
Dickerson hit the bomb off of Marlins' starter Henderson Alvarez in the fifth inning. The home run was Dickerson's only hit of the game, as he finished 1-for-5 in the Rockies' 13-5 loss. Hitters like Dickerson and Justin Morneau have been a few bright spots for what has otherwise been a dark season for the Rockies. In 326 at-bats this year, Dickerson is hitting .316/.370/.577.
Justin Morneau hit his 14th home run in Friday's tilt with the Marlins.
Morneau finished the game 2-for-4, driving in two with his third inning homer off of Henderson Alvarez. It was Morneau's first home run since the All Star break. Despite the lack of dingers in the second half of the season, Morneau actually has bettered his slashes across the board in the second half. Since the break, he's been hitting .353/.443/.515. The Rocky Mountain air is doing him well.
Henderson Alvarez gave up four runs in six innings of work on Friday.
Alvarez was the beneficiary of thirteen runs by the Marlins. It was a shaky outing, as he allowed ten hits, two of which left the yard. Justin Morneau hit a two-run shot in the third and Corey Dickerson hit another two-run homer in the sixth. Still, Alvarez picked up the win. Despite the shaky outing, he's got a 2.57 ERA and 1.22 WHIP going, in addition to a 94/28 K/BB ratio. He'll try to improve on this outing when he faces the Angels in his next start.