Three days my friends….. Three days until Major League Baseball begins anew. Before we hit the ‘reset’ button, the Rockies are still putting the finishing touches on the club that will make the trip to Milwaukee. Here is your daily brief for March 31.
Return of the Swarm
For the second consecutive year, the Colorado Rockies were interrupted quite rudely by a swarm of bees. On March 9th 2016, the Rockies were taking on the Royals when the game was stopped to remove bees from the field. No one had seen anything quite like it.
Well, for the bees had such a good time the first go-around, they decided to join the play once again. This time, in a bizarre scene players and umpires were forced to ‘hit the deck’ in between live pitches. You can see the video here.
The Opening Day Starter is Officially Announced
Drum roll………………….. It’s Jon Gray. The suspense was killing us (not really). But now the Rockies have tapped an Opening Day starter. A first time no less. Jon Gray will make his first, of hopefully many, Opening Day starts for Colorado. You can read more about this move, and others in this article.
The biggest take away from the article is the outlook for the rest of rotation, which is a much bigger question mark than Opening Day starter.
"The final two spots in the rotation remain up for grabs. Kyle Freeland, 23, and Antonio Senzatela, 22, seem to be the leading candidates. Both have pitched as starters in recent weeks in the Cactus League. But Freeland and Senzatela would be making their big-league debuts. German Marquez, 22, is also in the discussion. He debuted as a September call-up last season.Next: The Colorado Rockies could have been the Denver Athletics"
Story Dazzles….. With The Glove
On Thursday the Rockies put up seventeen hits on the rival San Deigo Padres. It was all said and done, the Rockies walked off a 10-5 winner. Yes, the offense was rolling, but the best moment of the day came on the defensive side of the ball. You can see the spectacular play here.