Monday, March 12, 2012

Spring Training Hits & Misses: Game 10 vs. San Diego


Wilin Rosario

Rosario capped Colorado's 8-run seventh inning with an absolute rocket three-run home run to straight away center field. And boy did it ever sound good coming off his bat. According to the Denver Post's Troy Renck, Rosario has worked hard to clean up his swing this spring and is also doing a better job of laying off breaking pitches. Hopefully he's able to maintain that discipline and the positive results continue piling up.

Brandon Wood

With Casey Blake a late scratch due to being old, tired and barely able to move, Brandon Wood was gift wrapped another opportunity at third base on Monday. He took advantage of it by crushing more baseballs (single and RBI triple). Assuming Blake remains old, tired and unable to move, Wood will find himself getting more and more opportunities, which makes him one of the more intriguing players in camp. Keep watching (or reading).

Jeremy Guthrie

After Cameron Maybin took him deep to lead-off the game, Guthrie would allow only one single over his next four innings of work. That's good stuff. Of the 12 outs he recorded, three came via the strikeout and another seven came on groundouts. That's also good stuff. Oh, and again no walks allowed. That's great stuff.

Chad Tracy

I've been a little rough on Chad Tracy this spring (admittedly unfairly so), so I will definitely acknowledge his go-ahead RBI single and sacrifice fly today. Those were actually two very good at-bats. A nice day for him and I'm sure a nice day for daddy as well.


Dexter Fowler

He did walk once today!

And then he was promptly picked off.

That's a pretty good summary of Fowler's uninspiring spring to this point.

Chris Rose & Kevin Millar throw out first pitch

Ugh. I don't mind Rose that much, but Millar is insufferable. Just awful. His presence on my TV always results in a mute or a click. Poor choice for a first pitch, but at least I didn't have to listen to them.

Got Their Work In

Esmil Rogers

A step back in the right direction today for Rogers. Over three innings, he allowed one run on two hits, he walked one, and he struck out four. Now, will he follow that up with another positive outing, or will he go right back to the sloppy, unfocused performance that typically follows his good ones. We shall see.

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

The Rockies used that big seventh inning rally to beat the Padres 11-2.

What's next

Drew Pomeranz will take the mound for Colorado on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game will be broadcast live on MLB.TV (via Dodgers TV) at 2:05 MT and will be replayed on MLB Network at 5:00 AM on Wednesday morning.