Day/Night Double-Header

A day after the first “televised” Spring Training game for the Rockies finds us, the fans, in a national “blackout” as far as following the game is concerned. There will be no streaming play-by-play of either match-up in a split-squad double-header. The first is against the Texas Rangers at 2:05 MST and then we meet the Diamondbacks at 8:05.

Line-Up vs Rangers:

CF Eric Young Jr.
2B Marco Scutaro
SS Troy Tulowitzki
DH Jason Giambi
1B Todd Helton
C Jordan Pacheco
RF Tyler Colvin
3B Brendan Harris
LF Tim Wheeler
P Chatwood

Night Line-up:

CF Dexter Fowler
2B Jonathan Herrera
LF Carlos Gonzalez
1B Michael Cuddyer
C Ramon Hernandez
RF Charlie Blackmon
SS Brandon Wood
3B Nolan Arenado
RHP Juan Nicasio

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Pooter
Pooter
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Speed kills

Jim
Jim
8 years ago
Reply to  jaredean

Unfortunately, you have to get to first base before you can steal 2nd.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Looks like Pacheco has something to say about the UT position today. Nice to see Todd is also knocking it around the park.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I really am liking Pacheco. Maybe he caps out as 10 HR a year but the kid gets the necessary hits when runners are on and this team needs that so bad. Too many guys on this team over the years that were experts in solo HR department but couldn’t hit with RISP.

Where/how do we get him in the lineup regularly?

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

He is replacing Ty Wigginton. So he will get a lot of ABs and play all over the field including catching.

trip
trip
8 years ago

Ed,
Any idea what’s up with Dex? His BA is .050 or so. I know it’s ST, but that is low…..

egossage
egossage
8 years ago
Reply to  trip

Yeah, he isn’t good

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

From the boxscore it appears that Nicasio had a great outing. So far, he’s one of the great stories of spring training. Can Pacheco field well enough at 3B to be the starter there, at least until Arenado shows up? BTW, I assumed, contrary to many, that Arenado would start the season in the minors (probably Tulsa) and I think that his performance so far is supporting that assumption. It won’t be long until he’s a Rockie, but I don’t… Read more »

Mike Raysfan
Mike Raysfan
8 years ago
Reply to  Julian

Agreed Julian. I really believe Nicasio is the real deal. I was worried about his injury but so far he is going in the right direction. Unless Chacin does some serious soul searching and get consistent, I think it’s very possible for Nicasio to overtake him. Both you and RMH make some interesting comments/points on Pacheco. I keep thinking about the conflicting stories from last season along with a Mr. O’Dowd interview in the off season. I don’t subscribe to… Read more »

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

NoDo (Nolan Arenado) helped himself a bit tonight; he had a bases-loaded, bases clearing double.

Pitching has been great tonight; only blemish is Matt Reynolds giving up three hits in a row allowing two runs after getting the first two batters out. Josh Roenicke went two innings and gave up zero runs.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

Roenicke’s box scores have looked good, but I have no idea whether by the time he pitches in the game whether he’s pitching to major leaguers or minor leaguers. It does seem that he has a decent shot at winning a bullpen job as a 7th inning guy. BTW, should we start calling Betancourt, Brothers, and Belisle the “Killer Bs” or some such nickname?

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago
Reply to  Julian

Josh Roenicke pitched with the Rockies the last few months of 2011 and he was no slouch.

rockymountainhigh
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rockymountainhigh
8 years ago

Egmer Escalona just breezed through an inning pitched with three strikeouts while giving up one single.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if Escalona also makes the bullpen as a seventh inning guy. Does he have any options left? I could see the bullpen being Betancourt, Brothers, Belisle, Reynolds (do we have another lefty reliever option?), Roenicke, Escalona, and Rogers as the long reliever/spot starter.

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
8 years ago

Trip etal… Dexter is hitting with much more power this year…his hits are just not falling in. It happens…ST seems to magnify those AB’s as we want to see instant success. He will be fine. All our pitchers last night pounded the strike zone, especially Nicasio, who looked unhittable. Cargo’s HR was a laser shot…the substantial crowd was noticeably buzzing after that bomb. Arenado made an A-ball error which is proof(to me anyway)that he still has much work to do…his… Read more »

Trip
Trip
8 years ago
Reply to  EdtheUmp

Thanks Ed. I was hoping that was the case. Can’t really trust the box scores during ST I have learned in the past. As to Arenado, that is not the first time he has made a mental mistake. Listening to an earlier game he had an easy throw to second for the final out, but for some reason he throws to first and does not get the fast batter. Hoping he is a fast learner. At this point I’m starting… Read more »

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago
Reply to  Trip

That is nice to hear that Fowler is at least making good contact. That BA is distressing on its own.

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