Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw pitched five scoreless innings and Scott Van Slyke smacked a solo homer in a 6-4 Cactus League victory over the Rockies on Sunday afternoon at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.
Rockies lefty pitching prospect Tyler Anderson was scratched from Saturday afternoon’s scheduled start against the Brewers because of a sore right oblique. Righty Jon Gray, who already was scheduled to throw, took Anderson’s place.
It was a power fest Saturday on a beautiful spring day and the ball flew around and out of Maryvale Baseball Park with abandon as the Brewers prevailed over the Rockies, 7-6.
Trevor Story’s massive homer Saturday was an example of the regular-season intensity he brings to the Cactus League, as he tries to begin his Major League career by earning the Rockies’ Opening Day shortstop job.
Every day this spring — his 53rd straight as a player, manager or coach or manager in a camp — Rene Lachemann, serving as the Rockies’ catching and defensive positioning coach, rolls out of bed before the morning is ready to show its face.
Walt Weiss knows who will take the mound for the Rockies on Opening Day against the Diamondbacks. He just isn’t saying.
While delayed a bit, Chad Bettis’ spring debut was perfect under any circumstances. Bettis on Friday at Salt River Fields did not allow a baserunner in three innings against the Indians. He struck out three and needed just 31 pitches in the Rockies’ eventual 6-1 win.
Five Rockies pitchers held the Indians without a baserunner for 7 1/3 innings Friday in a 6-1 Colorado victory at Salt River Fields.
The Rockies were in no hurry to get Jorge De La Rosa on the mound, but it might have been a bit tougher than usual — in Spring Training, at least — to get him off of it.
Nolan Arenado continued a torrid spring at the plate by hitting his first homer of the Cactus League season, but the Reds rallied for three runs in the ninth to beat the Rockies, 5-4, at Salt River Fields on Thursday.
As part of MLBPipeline.com’s visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities this month, we will be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Rockies camp, it was No. 1 prospect Brendan Rodgers.
On Tuesday morning, David Dahl saw the lineup for Wednesday’s game. On Tuesday night, the Rockies’ outfielder went to sleep with visions of all sorts of possibilities running the bases in his head. Batting third for the Rockies against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium: Carlos Gonzalez. Batting fourth: Nolan Arenado. And, for the first time […]