Rockies vs. Diamondbacks: Defending NL Champs offense too much for Rockies

Well, that wasn't pretty, but at least we got 1.

Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks
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Coors Crown: Ryan McMahon

The best player on this Rockies team this series was undoubtedly Ryan McMahon. McMahon started the season hot, going 6-14 with three multi-hit games for a .429 average. Aside from a game four error, McMahon’s defense was solid as usual. 

Rockiest Rocky: Kyle Freeland

When you’re given the keys, you can’t crash the car. Kyle Freeland totaled it. Giving up 10 runs in 2.1 innings is not what Bud Black was looking for when he gave Freeland the opening day nod. Freeland looked like he was out there throwing batting practice for the Diamondbacks, who teed off on 30-year old lefty. (Kris Bryant did his best to earn this award, but 10 earned runs is hard to overlook out of a team’s ace). 

Stat-Pack:

Offensive Highlights

Ezequiel Tovar: 3-14, .214 AVG, 1 HR

Brenton Doyle: 4-13, .308 AVG, 1 HR

Elias Diaz: 3-11, .273 AVG, 1 HR

Jacob Stallings: 2-4, .500 AVG, 1 RBI

Pitching Highlights

Cal Quantrill: 5 IP, 9.00 ERA, 1 K

Austin Gomber: 4.2 IP, 7.71 ERA, 3 K

Ryan Feltner: 5 IP, 5.40 ERA, 4 K

Peter Lambert: 1 IP, 0.00 ERA, 1 win

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