The Rockies are visiting the Oakland A’s Spring Training Facility today and Jhoulys Chacin was hoping to turn things around a bit before joining WBC team Venezuela. He has had some minor issues with his toe and some would question why the team is taking a chance having him pitch at all, possibly tempting the injury gods, but he took the mound and wasn’t as effective as hoped.
His line of four hits, three earned runs and two walks in two and a third was bad enough, but throw in an HR and a hit batter and it was a pretty tough outing. The only bright spot would be the three his three strikeouts issued.
The Rockies were down 5-0 going into the sixth, until Jordan and CarGo both singled before Nolan Arenado hit a 3-run shot.