Rox Rocked 11 – 4

I understand the mantra “spring training games mean nothing”, but when it comes to being a fan of baseball there is some meaning in each game.  If for no other reason than we get to watch/listen in on how our guys are doing, young and old, spring training brings a different kind of excitement before opening day.

Game 1 brought us the realization that we might really have something in Pomeranz, with his clean first couple of innings to open the day, as well as the pop in the bat of Hernandez (something Iannetta had but rarely showed).

Game 2 ended well with a Paulsen Walk Off shot, but we also saw Friedrich pitch like a champ for 2 and several hits throughout the day, something game 1 was lacking.

Which brings us to Game 3, where the Rockies only had 3 fewer hits than the Cubs, but still lost by 7 runs.  There were very few bright spots during the game, with Dex’s solo shot in the 5th being one of them as well as Pacheco’s 2 hit day.  The pitching staff got rocked by the Cubs up and down the line, especially by Soriano who left with 2 HR’s and a double, going 3 for 3 with 3 RBI’s.  Even Ian Stewart got in on the action with 2 stellar plays at third and a hit and a walk.

Each of the Rockies pitchers gave up at least one earned run, except for Roenicke.  Moscoso, saddled with the loss, surrendered 4 runs on 5 hits as he watched not one but 2 leave the yard.

So, after Game 3 we’ve learned that either the Cubs are legit this season (this was their first win) or our pitching staff has some work to do.  After listening to this one, I’ll vote for the latter.

Blake Before Hit By Pitch
Blake Before Hit By Pitch

Tracy Looking at RWO EdTheUmp
Tracy Looking at RWO EdTheUmp

 

Stewart the Cub at Bat
Stewart the Cub at Bat

 

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It might be a bit difficult to keep score at home when you hear Ian Stewart at third, but no need to adjust your radio. Ian will be playing third, but not for the Rockies, as the Cubs host us for our third spring training game today.  Here is the Rox line-up:

Fowler (CF)

Pacheco (1B)

Cuddyer (RF)

Hernandez (C)

Blake (3B)

Wood (SS)

Colvin (LF)

Nelson (2B)

Castillo (DH)

Moscoso (P)

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ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Listening to the game. I just don’t see anything redeeming about White. He’s bad.

Matt G
Matt G
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

Haha, easy. Let’s at least wait till the regular season to condemn the kid

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

We need more outings like what Pomeranz showed from the young pitchers.

Dex nice long HR so I heard.

Hope Hernandez doesn’t replace Wigginton as the rally killer on the team.

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

Jared, you didn’t happen to get the email I tried to send to you through the Contact section, did you?

jaredean
jaredean
8 years ago
Reply to  ProgMatinee

I didn’t – when did you send it? Did you get an error?

ProgMatinee
ProgMatinee
8 years ago

I never received an error but it took a long time for the system to respond to my submit request. It was probably on my end.

I’ll shoot you an email.

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

How’d Roenicke look?

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
8 years ago
Reply to  Julian

Roenick faced 4 batters…2 reached base(1 walk, 1 hit)…I wasn’t impressed. He got a GB double play which helped him immensely.

Bettis…threw 11 pitches…all for strikes…all fastballs…results do not back it up but I liked the way he attacked the hitters.

All in all a very boring.

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
8 years ago

Roenick faced 4 batters…2 reached base(1 walk, 1 hit)…I wasn’t impressed. He got a GB double play which helped him immensely.

Bettis…threw 11 pitches…all for strikes…all fastballs…results do not back it up but I liked the way he attacked the hitters.

All in all a very boring game.

EdtheUmp
EdtheUmp
8 years ago

oops…sorry

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