The first game of the baseball season is always an indicator of how things will go through the summer months. That's how we know that Matt Davidson will break the single-season home-run record, Clayton Kershaw is on his way to the worst season of his career, and the Miami Marlins will be a side show.
Okay, sarcasm aside, one of them might actually be true . But if you have played without baseball for so long, you can invest a lot in a game, especially if it becomes an ugly 8-2 loss. But, and that's the beauty of baseball, it's just a game and the Rockies and Diamondbacks will play one more tomorrow.
Make no mistake: This game was ugly. The Rocky Mountains seem to take on all the fears and criticisms of fans and experts, of an offense that could not find consistency with a young starter pitcher, and a mid-time relief. He managed to suck the fun out of one of the funniest days of the year.
The opening day started very funny when DJ LeMahieu hit the first homerun of the Rocky Mountains "season in the top of the first." It stopped being fun almost immediately thereafter, while the rest of the game In a manner reminiscent of the last time the Rocky Mountains played at Chase Field, Jon Gray, who fought with his commando, gave up three runs in the first inning, managing to calm down and cause great difficulty in the race avoiding the next few innings, but when he went to Paul Goldschmidt to load the bases without failures in the fifth, Chris Rusin came in and pulled back the next three thugs he faced.
Meanwhile, Patrick had Corbin and that Bullpen Corps outnumbered the Rockies almost the rest of the game, Nolan Arenado struck his first home run of the season in sixth to make it a one-run ballgame, and unfortunately Rusin got caught again in trouble and was held responsible for the three runs that were on the bottom of the sixth place.
With the game at 6-2, the Rockies had two on and one with DJ LeMahieu on the plate, which, for the second time in the game, resulted in a rally that did double the game. This proved crucial as the Dbacks were doubled, treble and singular to increase their lead to 8-2, which was ultimately the final.
An insult that only runners made twice in the scorer's position and a player with a multiple hit, a second baseman who built in two double games in high-leverage situations, a young pitcher who struggled to throw away batsmen and your normal fainting. These factors have sunk the Rockies on the opening day, but all point to problems that many fear at some point through the season. These could be factors that plague the Rockies 2018 season.
Then again, it's just a game, and even a legitimate excellent team will lose those games during the season. The beauty of the baseball season is the opportunity to give them a second chance.