Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon talks with reporters after Friday's 6-6 tie with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo: Mike Rice/KOA)
Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon is developing into a terrific player right before our eyes.
McMahon's talent was on full display in Friday's 6-6 tie with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale.
McMahon blasted two home runs and drove in four runs.
He said after the game he has a good mindset this spring.
"It's been easier for me to flush [bad] at-bats and get back to it," McMahon said. "I'm feeling a little more confident about my spot on the team. In previous years, it was, 'Hey, I want to make an impact; I want to show these guys I can play.'"
"Now I feel pretty confident these guys know what I can do and now it's about getting consistent with it. It makes my life easier. I don't feel as much pressure."
McMahon's power surge Friday helped the Rockies jump out to a 4-0 lead after two innings. He blasted a two-out, two-run home run in the first inning and then delivered another two-run blast in the sixth.
Rockies right-hander German Marquez pitched three innings and allowed two runs on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.
The Diamondbacks scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth off of Heath Holder to force the tie.
The Rockies play at the Dodgers on Saturday, March 7. Coverage starts with Rockies Countdown at 12 p.m. on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.
Postgame comments from McMahon.
Postgame comments from Marquez.
Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.