Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Training Hits & Misses: Game 17 vs. Seattle


Jordan Pacheco

With only four innings of play in the books, Pacheco's two walk day was easily the best among Rockies players offensively. He also gunned out an attempted base stealer named Chone Figgins (fast), so he definitely made the most of the limited action.


Mother Nature

The people of Arizona may disagree with me because they obviously needed the rain, but come on, it's a rare chance to watch some spring training action live and she ruined it. She could have waited at least another two hours!

Got Their Work In

Tyler Chatwood

Chatwood's outing highlighted why the Rockies like him — three scoreless innings to start — while also reminding them why the 22-year-old will need some extra minor league seasoning before contributing. His fourth inning was little rough around the edges, and not exactly smooth on the inside either.

After a strikeout to start it, Chatwood allowed a single and then a two-run homer off the bat of Kyle Saeger. You could live with that, but a rattled Chatwood immediately followed it up with a four pitch walk. After a visit from Bob Apodaca, Chatwood would come back to strike out Mike Wilson (who doubled on him earlier) and then finished his allowing two more singles and a run.

Like I said, the lousy finish won't do any favors if he hopes to make the team out of camp, but I really think this is a kid we're going to like a year or two down the road when he's closer to a finished product.

Oh, yeah, and the score in case you're wondering

The game was called two batters into the fifth inning with Seattle leading 3-2. It should be noted that the action Rockies squad scheduled to play in Tucson on Sunday had they had game postponed until Thursday afternoon. That will still be played in Tucson.

What's next

The Rockies battle the Angels on Monday at 2:10 MT. The game will be broadcast live on MLB.TV (via the Angels TV broadcast) and then replayed on the MLB Network Tuesday morning at 8 AM in Denver.

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