Rockies all-star Nolan Arenado is showing fans around the Cactus League why he’s a six-time Gold Glove winner.
In the top of the first inning against the Angels, Arenado snared a line drive shot off the bat of Jonathan Lucroy. The jaw-dropping catch not only ended the inning but also impressed starting pitcher Jon Gray.
Gray said of Arenado’s catch: “That was awesome. Whenever you first hear a sound like that, it’s, ‘Oh, great. A guy just got a hit.’ But not with Nolan. I heard the snap of the glove, instead. It was nice.”
Here in Denver fans are thrilled Dick Monfort and the Rockies were able to work out a long-term contract extension with their star third baseman. Baseball fans in LoDo are fortunate they get to watch Arenado flash the leather for 81 games at Coors Field.
If you missed his web gem from Wednesday you can view it below. If the video doesn’t play, click here.
— Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post
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