Nicasio had an excellent outing today, other than a couple of solo shots. He pitched 5 2/3 innings, only giving up four hits and striking out six! EYj started off the game today with a triple to center helping his cause for fourth outfielder. Tulo was a perfect 3 for 3, all singles. Wilin keeps making it hard for Tracy to send him down, going 2 for 5 as a DH…
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Tulo is back in the line-up after being rested with a bruised heel, today against the Cleveland Indians. Nicasio will be on the mound in his second to last start before the regular season kicks off. His focus, according to Patric Saunders’ interview, will be on his slider:
I want to throw the slider with better downward movement … I want it to fall out of the strike zone and surprise batters.
Nicasio will be backed up by the following pooter approved players:
CF Eric Young Jr.
2B Marco Scutaro
DH Wilin Rosario
SS Troy Tulowitzki
C Ramon Hernandez
3B Chris Nelson
RF Tyler Colvin
1B Brandon Wood
LF Brian Rike
RHP Juan Nicasio