Colorado Rockies Rundown: CarGo, Tom Murphy, Tulo, And The Tourists

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Mar 1, 2015; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher T. Murphy poses for a portrait during photo day at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Tom Murphy’s surprised to be here!


Unexpectedly, Tom Murphy made his Major League debut with the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night, even though he was (a) packing for a hunting trip when he got the call on Friday, and (b) expecting to go to the Arizona Fall League later this month to be with other prospects.

Well, hey, prospect no more! He’s now in the big leagues trying to stick, and he’s going to get an opportunity or two (or ten) over the next two-plus weeks for the Rockies.

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Murphy had this to say about his sudden realization during the game Saturday night that he was actually playing baseball in the Major Leagues:

"“It’s something I’ll never forget, that’s for sure. I was just telling those guys in there, it doesn’t really hit you until that one big moment in the game. That was in the first inning when we went one, two, three. Came back to the dugout and it was like, ‘Dang, that really happened.’ And, it was against good guys, good team.”"

Good for him. As for the AFL, that’s probably out now for Murphy, so the Rockies will have to replace him on the roster. We’ll update you with more on that when we know what’s up.

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