By Romi Bean

PHOENIX, Ariz. (CBS4) – The Colorado Rockies are picking up right where they left off the 2017 season at Chase Field.

They open Thursday night with a rematch of last year’s Wild Card Game in Arizona against the Diamondbacks.

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Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black has a little chat with starting pitcher Jon Gray during batting practice prior to their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NL Wild Card Game on October 4, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ at Chase Field. (credit: John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The Rockies lost 11 to 8 on a Wednesday night. It was a forgettable outing for a lot of the guys, none moreso than starting pitcher Jon Gray.

He gave up four runs in just 1-1/3 innings.

But he’s got the perfect chance to make amends – and he didn’t have to wait all that long.

When the Rockies start their new season, Gray’s on the bump.

“There’s always that feeling. You want to good in places you haven’t before – or where something bad happened. I want to get things back on track and this is perfect opportunity,” Gray said.

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Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) walks the dugout after their loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-8 during the NL Wild Card Game on October 4, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ at Chase Field. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

“It’s exciting. The last time we played these guys, we left with a bad taste in our mouth,” said shortstop Trevor Story. “We’re excited that we open up here. We’re hungry and excited for the season to start.

The guys are keeping calm, but there is definitely an excitement around the clubhouse about playing Arizona.

First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.

Romi Bean is a sports anchor and reporter at CBS4. Connect with Romi on Twitter @Romi_Bean.

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