Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Should Know on March 15

Sep 29, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy (23) throws out San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (not pictured) during the third inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2016; San Francisco, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher Tom Murphy (23) throws out San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Johnny Cueto (not pictured) during the third inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports /
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March Madness officially kicked off on Tuesday. That includes Colorado State University advancing in the first round of the NIT. It could also have applied to the Colorado Rockies as well.

Sure, it’s a different sport, but the Rockies had their own dose of madness on Tuesday afternoon, rallying for four runs in the ninth inning to record a 4-3 spring training decision over the Oakland A’s. Two of the game’s heroes were catchers. Dustin Garneau went 2-for-3 while Anthony Bemboom blasted a two-run homer in the final frame to start the Colorado rally.

We talked about the importance of Colorado’s catching depth in this article. As it turns out, Tuesday was a day when the Rockies needed to see that depth perform.

The Injury Bug Strikes Again

When it was announced on Tuesday that Tom Murphy had a hairline fracture of his right forearm and would miss four to six weeks of action, Colorado’s catching depth was needed perhaps more than ever.

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Murphy’s injury is just one in a string of ailments that have plagued Colorado in recent weeks. You can check out how Murphy suffered the injury and how it could affect the team in this article.

Speaking of Bugs…

Jon Gray had a solid outing against the A’s on Tuesday, but didn’t like one of his statistics.

After issuing three walks in 3.2 innings of work, Gray said the walks “bug me.” They seemed to overshadow the fact that Colorado’s ace struck out six batters and looked strong on the mound. You can read Gray’s thoughts and see more of his stats by clicking here.

Well Played

Have we mentioned lately how amazing Colorado’s public relations and social media departments are? Seriously, we’re not just sucking up here. They do an amazing job of connecting with fans and always being creative.

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On Pi Day (yesterday, March 14 or 3.14), the Rockies social media wonders staged an amazing photo to celebrate the day. Sure, there was some Photoshop involved but the photo drew some national attention. You can click here to see it and see some of the words of praise.

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