Taking Friday’s first Cactus League game as a call to put up, Rockies righty reliever Adam Ottavino threw a spotless fifth inning with a strikeout to begin his quest to erase a poor 2017.
Nolan Arenado insisted on making the 45-minute drive across the Valley of the Sun. His homer off Reds lefty Cody Reed in the Rockies’ 11-4 victory Saturday afternoon was the payoff.
Shohei Ohtani covered the headlines on Saturday, but the No. 1 overall prospect wasn’t the only one to impress on the second full day of Spring Training.
During Andrew Suarez’s scoreless two-inning stint in the Giants’ 6-5 loss to a Milwaukee Brewers split squad in Friday’s Cactus League opener, it became easy to comprehend Giants manager Bruce Bochy’s enthusiasm about the 25-year-old left-hander.
One of Matt Cain’s most eager pupils was Chris Stratton, a leading candidate for one of the two starting rotation vacancies. Saturday, Stratton stranded four baserunners in two innings but still blanked a split-squad of Dodgers, who fell 9-3 to San Francisco in a Cactus League affair.
MLB.com caught up with Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten to talk about his club and the quest to return to the World Series after falling to the Astros in Game 7 last year.
Two of the three pitchers competing to be the D-backs’ closer each threw an inning Saturday afternoon, as Arizona fell, 11-2, to the Indians at Salt River Fields.
Offensively, they Padres have thrust their youngsters straight into the fire. On the mound, however, they’re going to take things slower.
After staggering for the last season and a half, the Giants figure that it’s about time for them to regain their stride.
Rockies prospect Brendan Rodgers was among top prospect performers on the first full day of Spring Training games.
The Rockies’ Raimel Tapia unveiled his Charlie Blackmon imitation Friday afternoon.