Colorado Rockies Opening Night: Five Things We Learned
3. CarGo Avoids Slow Start
Carlos Gonzalez’s first half of 2015 was pretty ugly by all accounts. Cargo hit only. 259 with 13 home runs before the All-Star break. The second half of 2015, however, was a different story.
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CarGo exploded to mash a monstrous 27 home runs after the All-Star break. The question coming into Opening Night was which CarGo would we see. Following the excitement of Story’s first career bomb, Gonzalez was able to focus in and hit an absolute laser off Greinke for his first homer of 2016. If you catch a replay, you’ll notice the ball never gets more than 15 feet off the ground and is gone in under 4 seconds. That’s a absolute laser, folks. CarGo would add a hit in the eighth inning to sure up his first multi-hit game of 2016, so he appears locked in and poised to avoid the awful start that plagued his 2015 campaign.