The final month of baseball is here, and Rockies fans are ready to look forward to a new season. We’re hoping for some changes within the Rockies’ performance, but there will also be some changes within the baseball organization. The maximum roster size will go up from 25 to 26, with the minimum increasing from 24 to 25. Another roster change will be a maximum number of pitchers. The pitchers will have to face three pitchers or get to the end of the half inning. Another thing will be a return to a 15-day minimum on the IL rather than a 10-day. There will also be some changes to affect pace of play, so hopefully the Rockies will find more success in the new season.
Tim Melville has mostly found success in his time with the Rockies, but after allowing five runs in the two innings he played, he was pulled very early. Many hitters were able to get pop flies off of him, which is dangerous at Coors Field. That’s the risk with the kind of pitching he does. He had a similar kind of pattern as Peter Lambert. Lambert also came out strong but hit something of a lull. Melville is remaining optimistic for his future with the team, though, knowing that he has a lot to contribute to the team.
On the Farm
The Isotopes had a quiet night offensively, but they were also able to keep the Grizzlies quiet as well. While several Isotopes players had hits, only Josh Fuentes and pinch hitter Nelson Molina were able to score runs. Pitcher Rico Garcia played a good game in his time on the mound, allowing only four hits and three runs.
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