Two minor league members of the Colorado Rockies, the High-A Spokane Indians and the Low-A Fresno Grizzlies, will begin their quest for a championship on their home fields on Tuesday evening.
As we’ve described in this article, both Spokane and Fresno compete in best-of-five series against farm partners of the San Francisco Giants. On Monday we had the opportunity to talk to Spokane manager Scott Little, pitcher Chris McMahon and infielder Hunter Stovall about the current season and the upcoming playoffs.
Little said Monday that the key to the entire best-of-5 series boils down to one thing.
“Pitch,” he chuckled. “If we pitch well, we will win the whole thing.”
That means all eyes will be on the hill at Avista Stadium, including Game 2 when McMahon, a right-handed 10th on Colorado’s Best Views list, takes the hill.
We had the chance to ask McMahon how he conquered the hill in the playoffs, comments from Little and Stovall about the clubhouse atmosphere in Spokane and how the team got into the playoffs on August 1st after 14.5 games behind. You can hear our conversation with them on our latest podcast here.
Here’s what else in our latest Colorado Rockies podcast
Along with our conversation with the Spokane trio, we look to the week ahead for the Colorado Rockies, with both the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants coming to Denver for key three-game series. There will be a playoff atmosphere at Coors Field as the two National League West rivals fight for the top spot in the division (with many opposing fans). NL west crown.
We also discuss Ryan Vilade and Colton Welker’s recent promotions and exactly why the final games of the season are so important to the franchise.
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