For the final game of Spring Training Wilin Rosario proved *again* why he should be in the opening day line-up, although his chances are practically zero with Hernandez healthy and ready to play. Rosario went 2 for 3, both hits doubles. While Rosario was having a great day, Chacin was having anything but, going only four innings to give up five runs on eight hits, all of the runs coming in the fourth inning. He seemed allergic to the corners as the ball was all over, but mostly hittable. Chacin was followed by Alex White, who kept the ball flying, giving up two runs on three hits in two innings.
The team ended up 10 – 10 in Spring Training, not able to finish above .500, but other than Outman’s strained stomach muscles they leave pretty much intact.
Remember, OPENING DAY IS FRIDAY, APRIL 6th AT 5:00 PM!!!
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Tulo will be in the line-up today, sporting a new elbow brace, as the Rockies try to win the Rubber Game against the Mariners. The rest of the altered line-up is as follows:
LF Carlos Gonzalez
1B Todd Helton
DH Jason Giambi
RF Michael Cuddyer
C Wilin Rosario
3B Chris Nelson
RHP Jhoulys Chacin
Other than Giambi as DH, you would think this is the opening day roster by the looks of it, but during yesterdays game it was announced that Jordan Pacheco would start opening day. I can’t remember the reasoning, but I believe it was because he wanted Nelson in for Moyers start because of his better range.