Nicasio, Escalona all smiles day after scuffle

Nicasio, Escalona all smiles day after scuffle

DENVER -- Rockies pitchers Juan Nicasio and Edgmer Escalona treated fans to a scuffle during Thursday's public workout at Coors Field, but they were smiling and hugging again Friday before the home opener.

"It's no big deal because Escalona is my best friend," Nicasio said. "It was a bad day. Something happened."

Escalona said, "It's like a brother, family. That's what happens all the time."

In fact, the two rode to Coors Field together for Friday's game.

"We do everything together," Escalona said. "It happened because we're together too much. Sometimes we've got to fight."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.