After the Boston Red Sox traded pitcher Connor Seabold to the Colorado Rockies in January, the 27-year-old right-hander was very complimentary of the franchise helping him find a new start. Now, five months later, Seabold returns to Fenway Park with a goal of showing his former team exactly what they’re missing.
Connor Seabold returns to face Boston Red Sox as member of Colorado Rockies
Scheduled to start his eighth game for the Rockies this season, Seabold is slated to take the mound on Monday night in the opener of a three-game set in Boston. Seabold last pitched for the Boston Red Sox on September 26 as a starter against the Baltimore Orioles.
“I’m excited,” Seabold said inside the Rockies clubhouse on Sunday. “I am trying to go and prove something, but it’s all in respect.
“It didn’t work out there and I totally get why they felt like they wanted to move on. I have to pitch good to stick around, and I didn’t. Now I’m getting a good opportunity and I’m looking to show maybe they gave up a little early, but it’s all in good fun.”
So far this season in Colorado, Seabold is posting the best ERA (5.10), FIP (5.12) and WHIP (1.406) of his career. He’s also coming off a pair of June starts where the ERA sits at 2.38 over his past 11.1 innings (against the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco Giants). His 6.0-inning outing on June 7 at Coors Field against the Giants was the longest of his career and he didn’t allow a hit through his first 5.1 innings.
Seabold said that a return to Fenway will hopefully allow him to sign the inside of the Green Monster as he becomes reacquainted with it and all of the quirks that come along with pitching at Fenway.
“It’s just a cool stadium,” Seabold said. “There’s so much history there and a really cool vibe. I’m hoping to go out, have a good game, and just enjoy being back there.”