Zach Greinke's debut was spoiled by the upstart Colorado Rockies, who banged out seven hits, and hit three home runs off the Diamondbacks ace in four innings of work. An opening party in Arizona was supposed to be about celebrated starter Zach Greinke making his Diamondback debut, but rookie shortstop Trevor Story crashed the party. Story hit two home runs, and knocked four runs sending the ace to an early shower.
It turned out to be a historic night for the rookie in becoming the first Rockies hitter to slug two home runs in his Major League debut. Veteran slugger Carlos Gonzalez got in on the act with long blast himself. On the night the Rockies banged out 15 hits, of which were home runs. Nolan Arenado got in on the act late by blasting one of his own.
General Manager Jeff Bridich is the only one who believes the Rockies can compete with their current roster. They are going to produce some runs this season, and be entertaining to watch, but will likely be on the receiving of end of more 10-5 games than winning. For one night, they looked good ruining the a celebrated opener in Arizona.