Got Their Work In
4 IP, 5 ER, 8 K, 2 BB, K
A bleh spring ends with a short, but hidious outing against one of baseball's softest regular lineups. It sounded again like he struggled with his fastball command and found himself behind in counts, which will cost you against anybody and everybody. Fastball command is essential, and unfortunately it seems to be the thing Chacin struggles most to be consistent with. We just need to cross our fingers and hope he can find it more times than not when it counts.
He usually does, but this team really, really can't afford more than 3-4 completely ineffective outings from him.
2 IP, 2 ER, 3 H, BB, K
The good news is the Rockies will be moving Alex White back into a starting role. The bad news is it'll be happening at Colorado Springs.
Granted, they have added a humidor to the mix down there, which should help, but as The Gazette explains, it's still a long ways from a pitching paradise.
The only Rockie with a multi-hit game, Rosario raised his spring average to .418 with a pair of doubles. He may relegate Ramon Hernandez into a very well paid backup sooner than we think.
Oh, yeah, and the score in case you're wondering
The Rockies drop the spring finale by a score of 7-2, finishing with a 17-15-1 according to Troy Renck. I don't have the time or energy to double check that, but something doesn't add up.
Baseball that counts!
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