Milwaukee Brewers fall to Colorado Rockies, 6-5
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Top Rockies prospect Jon Gray left with abdominal tightness after facing only three batters and Nolan Arenado homered in Colorado’s 6-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, March 22nd.
Gray, the third overall pick in the 2013 draft, was penciled into a rotation spot. When Jonathan Lucroy tapped his 97 mph fastball to the mound for a likely double play, Gray threw it high and wide of second base and a run scored.
Manager Walt Weiss and the training staff came out to check on the 24-year-old Gray, who was quickly removed after 16 pitches.
Gray was to undergo an MRI.
“He said he was feeling it on certain pitches,” Weiss said. “When you hear that you just take him out.”
Gray gave up a double to Scooter Gennett and walked Ramon Flores.
Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and Gerardo Parra all homered against Brewers starter Taylor Jungmann. Arenado went 1 for 3, ending a streak of eight straight multihit games and dropping his average to .605.
Alex Presley hit a three-run home run off Rockies reliever Scott Oberg.