The Colorado Rockies Will Start Jon Gray Tuesday Against The Seattle Mariners
Mar 1, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcherJon Gray
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The Colorado Rockies have decided to bring up their top pitcher from the minor leagues, and hopefully — if he’s decent and improving — it’ll be for good.
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Here we go. The Colorado Rockies are bringing up their top pitching prospect, Jon Gray, and he will make a start on Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners and Vidal Nuno, himself a recent addition to the M’s starting rotation.
Gray will be making his Major League debut with the Rockies on Tuesday, after pitching the entire season in AAA Albuquerque. Of course, Gray nearly made the Rockies out of Spring Training, but after his final start in the spring sputtered against the Chicago Cubs, Gray was sent to the Pacific Coast League.
There, he had a tough first few starts to his season, but had calmed down quite a bit in the last several months, finally earning his opening in the rotation, thanks to Kyle Kendrick‘s right shoulder injury.
Thomas Harding of MLB.com first reported the news several hours ago:
And then he wrote up a piece on Gray and the Rockies’ decision to recall him from the Isotopes.
We’ve written about Gray before — a lot — and while about six weeks ago it was the right move to wait for him, as the calendar turns to August, well, the Rockies have absolutely nothing to lose and they certainly will benefit next year from this recall.
So, here we go Jon Gray. No pressure, right? He’ll start the Tuesday night game (6:40pm MT) against Seattle. We’ll see if he’s up for good this year now (I’d assume yes, since it’s already August 3).