Colorado Rockies wild card notes: Charlie Blackmon discusses Wednesday
During their workout at Chase Field today, Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon had some thoughts on the upcoming game that will be at 6 PM MST tomorrow.
Today, the Rockies had a workout prior to their game against the Diamondbacks tomorrow evening. Rockies outfielder and National League Most Valuable Player candidate Charlie Blackmon spoke with the media at Chase Field today about the game tomorrow.
Blackmon on hitting at Chase Field
One question asked of Blackmon was what it’s like to hit at Chase Field and he had this to say:
"I think it’s a good hitting ballpark. The thing I like about it has a really nice batter’s eye, it’s big. It’s bigger than most parks. It makes for seeing the ball well. It also carries pretty good, the gaps are big, the infield can be fast. There are a lot more factors to it. But I think the biggest factor is seeing the ball well."
However, in 10 games in Phoenix this season, Blackmon has an offensive slash line of .182/.200/.273. Blackmon had some thoughts on why that has been the case this season.
"I like hitting here. I wouldn’t think there is much more to it than [the D’Backs] pitch[ing] well."
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Blackmon on facing Zack Greinke
Another question asked of him was about facing Zack Greinke and he said this about it:
"He’s very good at executing pitches. He prepares very well, and he’s a really good competitor. I really enjoyed facing him. I think it’s a real test every time you face a guy that prepares like he does and can execute like he does."
He also said this about facing Greinke, the D’Backs pitching staff, and playing in the playoffs in general.
"I plan to approach it much like I would a regular game…It’s going to be different than a regular season game, but I’ll prepare for each of those pitchers very, very close to the same way…"
One of the other interesting things that Blackmon said was this:
"They sort of closed the stat books on you, and at this point you’re kind of playing for your teammates and you’re just enjoying the game, trying to win, and that’s all there is to it."
I think that it’s something to think about for the game. The postseason is a completely different animal. We saw this is in the American League Wild Card earlier tonight when Luis Severino of the Yankees was pulled in the first inning.
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