May 30, 2023

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Jurickson Profar’s web gems help Rockies blank Nationals on home Opening Day

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In the Rockies’ 1-0 win over the Nationals in Thursday’s home opener, Kyle Freeland got the win and Kris Bryant had the game-winning RBI. But it was Jurickson Profar’s glove that saved the day.

Profar, making his first start for Colorado at Coors Field, perfectly played a deep fly ball to left in the first inning, jumping up and snagging Jeimer Candelario’s fly ball at the yellow line along the top of the fence. Then, Profar made a diving play in the left-center gap to end the second inning and bring the Coors Field crowd to its feet. Those plays loomed large in the wake of only the 12th 1-0 game in Denver in franchise history.

“Profar made plays today and that was a critical part of today’s (win),” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “It came in different moments, but…

Kyle Newman, Patrick Saunders

2023-04-06 19:08:29

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