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What are Ryan McMahon’s objectives early in spring games and what are his thoughts on his new teammate, C.J. Cron
Ryan McMahon spoke to the media after he was removed from the game and he spoke about some of the things that he has been looking for to improve and, perhaps, be the guy that is replacing Nolan Arenado at third base.
But during that, he also had a little bit of praise for one of his teammates.
"“Early in spring, I think (my) goal is to try and see the ball (and) see how you’re seeing it,” said McMahon. “Typically, your swing isn’t perfect off the bat, unless you’re Charlie Blackmon, so you come in here and you’ve got to work it out … (That) and staying on time and taking good swings during the game.”"
McMahon said that he thinks that it’s coming along well for him and it seemed to show on Tuesday as he went 1-for-2 with a home run and a walk.
He was also asked about his new teammate, C.J. Cron, and McMahon likes Cron having around for more than one reason.
"“He has already brought some new ideas and new ways of thinking (to the team),” said McMahon. “(Some) [d]ifferent analytical things we can look up or look at before going up to face pitchers so I think he’s going to be good. He’s a good guy to lean on. Obviously, he’s been around (the league) a bunch and around some really good hitters as well as himself having a great approach so it will be good to lean on him this year, that’s for sure.”"
Cron started off slow at the plate to start the spring but, like McMahon, he was a big help in the Rockies 11-4 win against Arizona on Tuesday as he went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, an RBI, and two runs scored.
The Rockies will look to improve upon their 5-3-1 spring record when facing the Padres later today. Austin Gomber will take the hill for the Rockies against the Padres top prospect (MLB.com’s #3 overall prospect) MacKenzie Gore. The game will be broadcast both on AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain and on the KOA Rockies Radio Network.