Colorado Rockies Rundown: Flande, Bridich, Weiss, Winter
Jul 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher W. Rosario (20) talks with starting pitcher Y. Flande (58) during the second inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Yohan Flande aims to make his next start
We covered this story yesterday, but this is worth talking about a little bit, since we know some more information about Yohan Flande’s knee injury on the comebacker he took Saturday night.
This passage from Owen Perkins’ piece for MLB.com tells it all about Flande:
"Flande had just given up a run on a Justin Upton two-out single when the injury took place. With Upton on first, Jedd Gyorko drilled the ball back off Flande’s left knee. The ball ricocheted into foul territory and Gyorko ended up with a double. Flande covered third whileNolan Arenado chased down the ball and kept Upton from scoring. “That’s one of the reasons why his teammates love him so much,” Weiss said of Flande. “His only concern is the team, every day. The same thing there. He gets smoked, and he’s worried about covering third.”"
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This is kind of a cool quote, because we don’t hear very much about players like Flande. The focus is on Nolan Arenado (how many times have we written about him the last month?), Carlos Gonzalez, Jorge De La Rosa, you get it…
It’s kind of cool to hear that some of these guys we don’t hear much about, and who outwardly don’t impact the team as much from the casual fan’s perspective, have a big impact on the culture of the team.
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