Cubs’ Pete Crow-Armstrong announces his arrival to baseball world in style
In the first defensive inning during his first career MLB start, Pete Crow-Armstrong earned a host of compliments from a Hall of Famer.
“A remarkable catch by Pete Crow-Armstrong,” Pat Hughes said on the Marquee Sports Network broadcast.
It really was.
As Rockies slugger Nolan Jones drilled a ball to the center field wall, Crow-Armstrong raced back, tracking it all the way. At the last minute, he made a leaping grab while running full speed and slammed into the wall afterwards.
PETE CROW-ARMSTRONG. pic.twitter.com/TGxspu4aYn— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) September 13, 2023
It robbed Jones of extra bases and kept Kris Bryant at first base. Given that the next batter singled, Crow-Armstrong undoubtedly saved a run with his defensive heroics.
A few innings later, Crow-Armstrong robbed Jones again with a “breathtaking” sliding catch in right-center, as Hughes described it.
WELCOME TO THE BIGS, PCA! pic.twitter.com/85Lui7G9K2— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) September 13, 2023
That is exactly as advertised for the Cubs’ top prospect. Crow-Armstrong has been heralded as one of the best defensive prospects in baseball, a guy who could come up and play a Gold Glove-caliber center field immediately.
One start into his career, it’s hard to argue that point.
Despite Crow-Armstrong’s heroics defensively, the Cubs were unable to pull out a victory, dropping the game 6-4 in Colorado.