The Rockies return to the friendly confines of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick today, this time playing as the road team against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Apparently the D-backs are playing a split-squad game, even though the rest of their squad doesn’t seem to have a game scheduled elsewhere in the Cactus League.
Assuming nothing has changed from Thursday, the Rockies will have Kyle Freeland, Harrison Musgrave, Chris Rusin, Zach Rosscup, and Shane Broyles pitch today.
For the first time, there is no TV or radio, so feel free to follow along online via MLB.com or ESPN.com and then join us in the Game Thread.
Time: 1:10 pm MT
Location: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Scottsdale, Arizona
Nolan Arenado launched his second home run of the spring, teeing off on former teammate Jorge De La Rosa. To his credit, he seemed to feel bad about it:
Funny moment with #Rockies Arenado. Said he was razzing Jorge De La Rosa, in Spanish, before hitting 2-run homer off him.— Patrick Saunders (@psaundersdp) February 26, 2018
"I felt kind of bad, I really like Jorge."
Alas, the Rockies bats couldn't quite keep up with Paul Goldschmidt and the Dbacks. The final was 7-4; full box score is here.