Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring Training Game 14: Hits, Misses & Foul Tips

Rockies 4, Royals 3 (boxscore)


Jason Hammel

Hammel made one mistake this afternoon -- which Mike Aviles hit for a HR. He also walked one, but retired each of the 12 other batters he faced. He's having as good as a spring as anyone in a Rockies uniform.

Todd Helton

Two more hits this afternoon. He's definitely locked in and feeling good. Cross your fingers it continues.

Seth Smith

Nice to hear a little noise from Seth in the spring. He's been relatively quiet, which doesn't necessarily mean he's struggling, but it's good to see him muscle up and take Luke Hochevar yard.


Carlos Gonzalez

0-for-3 with two strikeouts? Is that even allowed under his new contract?

Obviously it was a light day for misses, which is always a good thing.

Foul Tips

Franklin Morales

Four scoreless outings to start the spring for Franklin. I couldn't be happier for him. The sad thing, though, he could give up one run in his next outing and Rockies fans will go into their hate Morales routine. Just let the kid be and let him get his confidence.

Rex Brothers

Brothers had uneven inning of work today, loading the bases on one hit and two walks, but pitching out of the mess undamaged.

We're starting to hear his name more and more as an outside possibility to make the roster. Some of that has to do with how well he's pitching, but most of it has to do with how poorly Matt Reynolds has fared to this point. I think Reynolds will work his way through this stretch and be fine, but we'll have to take a closer look at Brothers' outings from here on out just in case.

Adam Jorgenson

Remember Adam from the first game of spring training? Things went much, much better today, as he lowered his ERA to 32.40 with one inning of one run baseball.