Colorado Rockies: 3 Things You Need to Know on April 2
By JD Jensen
Baseball fans rejoice, for the long wait is over. At last, the 2017 MLB season officially kicks off later today, and the crew here at Rox Pile cannot wait for the first game to open up a brand new season. Here’s 3 things you need to know the day before the first game for the Colorado Rockies on Monday in Milwaukee.
Opening Day lineup featuring a lot of backups
Opening Day in the MLB will never not be a big one for the season. Setting the tone early helps your team accomplish what they need to win. However, this year the Rockies are missing a lot of players they planned on starting. This allows for a lot of backups to play tomorrow. We hope to see the Blake Street Bombers start out the season at 1-0, but do not be too disappointed with a loss. MLB.com sources say to plan on inexperience to begin while starters work their way back onto the field.
Arenado hopefully ready to begin MVP run
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Nolan Arenado was considered by a number of people to be the runner up for Most Valuable Player last season. Statistically, he was one of the top two players the MLB had to offer. With only a .212 average in the World Baseball classic and a .231 through spring training (stats from MLB.com), there is a lot more to be desired. Hopefully this solo home run against the Mariners could start a possible turnaround.
First game against huge question mark
The Colorado Rockies’ first game will be against the Milwaukee Brewers. We all know the Rockies have made a number of moves this offseason that really makes it hard to find exactly where they will be come playoff time. The Brewers are no different.
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Milwaukee has typically not come close to competing for a playoff spot while getting lost in a National League Central division featuring the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers added a lot to their batting lineup, but will it be enough to even compete for a wild card spot? We’ll get a glimpse of the chances Monday Night.