When you work for the Cincinnati Reds, those questionable moments may come earlier than expected. The bird remained in that spot as the Reds scored three runs, cutting the Rockies lead to 6-4. At some point during all this craziness, someone decided it would be a good idea to open the seventh inning by having Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman interview the bird.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN.com senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer Follow on Twitter Spring training is a time for fresh starts, optimism and lots and lots of questions. Think back to mid-February, when all 30 MLB teams were seeking answers to questions that would play a major role in how their seasons unfolded. Maybe it was an injury rehab or the impact of a new manager or an area of the roster crying out for improvement. This week marks the quarter point of the 2017 season, so it seems like a handy time to take stock of those spring questions and assess how they're playing out. Some of the answers are positive, some not so
Phillies (15-26) vs. Rockies (28-17) Coverage starts at 6:30 p.m. on CSN; streaming live on CSNPhilly.com and the NBC Sports App The Phillies return home after a disastrous 2-7 road trip to host the NL West-leading Colorado Rockies in a four-game split. Jerad Eickhoff gets the start for the Phils and is coming off of his best start in a month, but has a tough matchup vs. the Rockies’ potent offense. Here are five things to know: 1. Like the old Eick Eickhoff has been the model of consistency for Phillies pitchers since he joined the club in 2015, with 31 quality starts (six or more innings with no more than three earned runs) in 49 career games. But Eickhoff struggled recently, before regaining