A calmer Josh Rosen took the podium for his introductory news conference with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday, walking back one of his comments from a charged draft night.
“I was a little emotional last night,” Rosen said Friday.
For this, he credits a tweak to his slider — he’s using the index finger to create more spin — and a decision to own the top part of the zone. Gray was letting his fastball fly as his long, blond hair flew in every direction.
“I feel like Jon’s best games, it looks like he’s having a lot of fun,” catcher Tony Wolters said. “I told him he’s an aggressive assassin that has fun.”
Reliever Bryan Shaw allowed a run in the seventh and Wade Davis another during a shaky ninth in a nonsave situation. But Davis fanned Manuel Margot to end the game and help the Rockies take two of three from San Diego. It was their first home series win of the season.
This game turned into a strikeout-fest, though, with the teams fanning a combined 27 times.
Tyson Ross (2-2) allowed four runs in four innings and struck out seven as he dropped to 0-6 lifetime at Coors Field. He didn’t have the same sort of stuff as his last start, when he took a no-hitter into the eighth inning at Arizona.
“That’s not my focus,” Wade said after the Heat’s season-ending loss to the 76ers on Tuesday. “Fresh off this NBA season, my 15th year, I sit back and think about that. Then I dive and throw myself into my family. They’re next on my bucket list, making sure I’m there for them. And when it comes to the basketball side of it, which is a long time away from now, then I’ll think about that.”
“I had to pay my respects because I don’t know if this is it or if he has another year, but he’s a great and a Hall of Famer,” Embiid said.
Wade was complimentary of the young Sixers after the series.
“I think they grew up and learned some things from us and the way we pushed them,” Wade said. “You want to see good things. I mean, these guys are the future of the NBA, and the NBA is in great hands with Ben [Simmons] and Joel and those guys.”
“Conservatively, but yet knowing Adrian, kind of his history and what he’s able to maneuver through, anything’s possible,” Banister said, when asked how long Beltre would be out. “We do know it’s at least a minimum of 10 days.”