Many closers enter to songs that threaten to ransack a village. Often at Coors Field, an ominous keyboard noise known as “The Drone” holds for many seconds to herald the entrance of the tough guy in the ninth inning.
But Jairo Díaz begins his ninth differently. He trots out to “Con Calma” by Daddy Yankee and Katy Perry, featuring Snow. It doesn’t take a long Google search to reveal it’s high on the list – current and all time – of top party jams.
Díaz’s life these days has a happy beat you can dance to. He deserves it. Even with no save opportunity and six straight balls (plus a hit and a walk) to start Monday’s ninth inning, the happy dance continued. He escaped with one strikeout and no runs allowed to close out the Rockies’ fourth straight win — and sixth in their last seven games — a 9-4 victory over the Mets at Coors Field.