Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hits & Misses: Spring Training Game 1

Rockies 11, Diamondbacks 1  (Boxscore)


Seth Smith

The best pure hitter on the squad starts his spring with a home run, double, single, 2 runs and 3 RBI. The pressure is already on Brad Hawpe.

Rockies Aggression

Eric Young stretches a single into a double leading off. Gonzalez attempts a steal a couple batters later. I've said many times before -- I like aggressive baserunning, but too many times the Rockies cross the line into dumb baserunning. Hopefully they will stay on the aggressive side of the line far more times than not.

Jack Corrigan

Jack was in October form right off the bat in this one, calling EY's double like the Rockies were a basehit away from the postseason. Hey, I was excited right along with him. Just try to save a little for I dunno... when it really counts.

Manny Corpas

Sure three of his fives batter reached, but Corpas was still able to throw a 0 on the board. That's all that matters, right? That, and he didn't seem to show any ill affects from the elbow or hamstring injuries. Promising start.


Ian Stewart

The worst possible first spring AB. Bases loaded, contact situation, and Stewart comes through with the all too familiar whiff. That's the concern with Ian. That needs to be cleaned up quickly. He also had one of those baserunning moments that crossed the line on a ball in the dirt. I can let that one go much quicker than the bases loaded K, though.