This is not a joke. h/t @TheGhostofMarv https://twitter.com/TheGhostofMarv/status/1221700608622657537
Whistle Sports and MLB.com's Thomas Harding teamed up with Charlie Blackmon to deliver the story of how the two-time All-Star outfielder converted from pitcher to hitter prior to his senior year in college. This is awesome.
Spring training is almost over. That is good but also, for comedic purposes, sort of bad.
Carlos Gonzalez swatted a solo homer for Team Venezuela today. His bat drop is in midseason form, my goodness.
Highlights include Nolan's story of how he went to the Rose Bowl with brother Jonah and cousin Josh Fuentes; wiffle ball talk; Nolan's mother, Millie, making a dank breakfast for her boys and nephew; and much more. The whole thing just makes you feel good.
You can't make this stuff up.
With a one-out single in the first on Thursday, David Dahl extended his hitting streak to 17 games, setting the franchise record and tying the major league record for hits to begin a career. He tied Chuck Aleno of the Cincinnati Reds, who set the record in 1941.
The best part -- other than the insurance run and the fact that, well, it was Dahl's FIRST CAREER HOMER -- is that the Rockies' bullpen catcher retrieved it, ensuring the rookie will get a piece of memorabilia he'll cherish forever.
Story joined MLB Network's The Rundown to chat about his historic rookie season as well as the call-up of fellow highly touted youngster and good friend David Dahl. Check it out.
Just how much did Carlos Gonzalez crush that first inning homer? Let's let Statcast tell you.