Eating queso. Hitting homers. Trevor Story is settling into a routine - The Denver Post
As it turns out, baseball’s boy wonder is really just a Texas kid with lifelong affinities for Chili’s queso dip and dingers. For all of the concern over Story’s inevitable return to Earth, the rookie shortstop finds comfort in keeping himself grounded. So when the other shoe drops, it’s all just part of the game.
Charlie Blackmon has been in Story's shoes, and knows how difficult it can be to play under national hype. But Blackmon’s hot start to the 2014 season meant more to him in experience than the same sort of stardom Story is living in today. His advice to the rookie? Don't start thinking ahead. Blackmon's "stay in the moment" approach turned streaky play into consistency in 2015, improving season long numbers both in the batter's box and on the basepath.
The good news for Trevor Story is that the 23-year-old is already man of routine. Unconcerned with unrealistic expectations, he'll allow himself time to adjust and settle in for the long haul.
Story’s explosive debut against Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke made history in the April 4th season opener in Phoenix. Sunday night, Story’s Opening Day jersey was auctioned off for $12,250.
Nolan Arenado has chance to be Rockies greatest player - The Denver Post
It was to no one's surprise that the 25-year-old third baseman came in big for his team when they needed him. Not in the Rockies' clubhouse, or the Cubs'.
Arenado has already established himself as one of the game's elite in his short three-year career. But will his early success carry on to make him the greatest player in Rockies history? Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post thinks that could be in the cards.
Tyler Chatwood was masterful in his seven-inning outing yesterday. The righty was perfect through 4 2/3 before walking Jorge Soler and surrendering the Cubs’ first hit of the game to Javier Baez.
Chatwood posted mixed results in his first two appearances of the season. Allowing two runs on seven hits in the April 6 victory over Arizona, and a five-run, 11-hit performance against the Giants, in which he took the loss.
Back in the Rockies’ starting rotation for the first time since his second Tommy John surgery in 2014, Chatwood has received nothing but high praise from his teammates and coaches for his commitment to recovery and to his game.
Chatwood’s final line for Sunday: 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 SO