Ryan Rolison impressed
Starting for the pinstripes, Colorado’s own birthday boy (Rolison turned 23 on Saturday) was sharp in his outing, throwing two shutout innings, allowing just one hit and one walk.
Rolison opened the “game” by getting Sam Hilliard on a check-swing to third, then walked Trevor Story. However, he got out of the inning by getting Arenado to ground into a 6-4-3 double play. Not a bad first against a gauntlet of an opener.
Brendan Rodgers grounded a single through the hole between third and short for the only hit Rolison allowed.
After splitting last season between Low-A Asheville and High-A Lancaster, Rolison will likely be a part of Colorado’s satellite camp in Albuquerque. However, his brief outing on Saturday showed that he can be effective, even against some of the toughest batters in the National League.