Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Training Hits & Misses: Game 11 vs. Los Angeles


Drew Pomeranz

Pomeranz was dominant in his abbreviated outing today, retiring all six batters he faced without allowing a ball out of the infield. Unfortunately, I was forced to use the word abbreviated because Pomeranz was forced to leave the game early with right hip tightness. That wouldn't appear to be a serious concern, but it does set him back a little bit in terms of his spring schedule, especially if he's advised to rest for a handful of days. Make sure to stayed to Troy Renck on Twitter for the latest.

Matt Belisle

Belisle threw two innings of relief and was every bit as good as Pomeranz, allowing only one infield single, which was quickly erased by a double play. Looks like Matty B. might make the team again!

Jonathan Herrera

We haven't mentioned Johnny Herrera a whole this spring but he was out there doing Johnny Herrera like things today against the Dodgers. That includes a pesky, two-out, two-run single in the second that pushed the Rockies lead to 3-0. He later muscled up for a double and also played some solid defense at short, reaffirming his versatility.


Brandon Wood

Wood had another chance to stand out from the pack with Casey Blake sidelined again on Tuesday. It didn't go quite as well as his previous starts. With a pair of runners on base in the first, Wood was fanned on a nasty changeup from Chris Capuano. In his second at-bat, he was again fanned by Capuano, meaning he failed to make contact against a marginal left-hander (he'll need to hit them to be a factor). It's also a reminder that Wood can be inconsistent and a maddening player to watch.

Got Their Work In

Rex Brothers

The Rockies setup man added another scoreless inning to his spring totals today. As noted by Troy Renck, Brothers and Belisle have now combined for eight scoreless on the spring. I hope we''re saying something similar come April.

Rob Scahill

The 25-year-old right-hander showed me a lot when he worked out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning. He did allow a run in the inning, but was able to get a popup and a strikeout to escape what could have been a disaster. The rest of his outing was hit or miss, which is what you'd expect from spring training roster filler, but I was impressed by his poise in that one specific situation.

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

A Rockies squad mostly made up of bench and roster bubble guys played a very solid all around game today and walked away with a 5-2 win over the Dodgers.

What's next

A spring night game! The Rockies and Diamondbacks will meet on Wednesday night at 8:10 MT with radio coverage being provided by 850 KOA.

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