Look, if you pound us all over the head repeatedly with the importance of being aggressive, being gritty, and being aggressively gritty (or is it the other way around?), it is tough to complain when something like this happens, isn’t it?
Should Tyler Chatwood, a key starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies, have known better than to try and stretch a double into a triple in Spring Training action? Shouldn’t he know better even if this were a regular season game? Yes and yes, but then again he was just playing the game the right way, no? Hustling and being aggressive and fighting for every edge he could get?
Whatever the case, Chatwood injured his hamstring trying to stretch a double into a triple Friday night in exhibition action against the Seattle Mariners.
The team hopes that the injury is not serious.
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) March 29, 2014
For now it sounds like he might need to miss a start or have his first start pushed back at the most. Chatwood very well might have a good chance to stay on schedule for his first appearance of the regular season, which would obviously be the ideal scenario for the Rockies given that they are already starting the year without the services of Jhoulys Chacin.
Here’s hoping. And here’s hoping that Chatwood will see the importance of being aggressive, just not that aggressive.