Colorado Rockies: 4 things we learned during this homestand
By Kevin Henry
CarGo can still play defense
Carlos Gonzalez may have struggling at the plate earlier in the homestand, but he certainly could still make a difference for the Rockies in the field.
CarGo showed off his Gold Glove skills in two separate games on consecutive days during Colorado’s time in LoDo this week. On Tuesday, CarGo’s diving sixth-inning grab robbed Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs of a hit. It also earned him a stare from Baez at first base as he wondered exactly how CarGo got to that ball.
On Wednesday, with German Marquez working on a no-hitter, Gonzalez once again worked his magic in the sixth inning. Diving to his left toward the foul line, CarGo snared a sinking line drive off the bat of Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks to keep the no-hitter alive. The play earned a tip of the cap from Marquez.
Check out what Statcast has to say about both of the plays below…