Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black liked what he saw out of Ty Blach
Ty Blach, the Opening Day starter for San Francisco in 2018, had made 16 appearances across three levels in the Baltimore Minor League system last year after returning from his surgery in 2020 before coming to the Rockies and delivering on his first opportunity.
Blach is also a native of Aurora, Colo., and grew up a fan of the Rockies so he was elated to take the mound for the first time as a member of the team.
“It is one of those lifelong dreams as a kid,” he said after Sunday’s game. “I don’t think it has quite set in yet. It’s a dream come true. It is one of the most wonderful things to ever happen to me. I just feel really, really blessed for sure.”
Colorado Manager Bud Black gushed about Blach’s four-strikeout, one-hit performance.
“Ty was outstanding,” he said. “I told him on the field I was so proud of him (especially with) what he’s been through the last few years.
“He lived up to his expectation of helping the Rockies after we signed him,” Black added. “So, it’s a great story. In the present, hopefully, this will continue—him helping us win. He was awesome. I mean, pitched great. We saw that in Arizona.
“He’s healthy. He feels good. He’s confident. He’s got a mix of pitches. He pitched today, which was great. Lovely.”