Monday, March 29, 2010

Hits & Misses: Spring Training Game 28

Rangers 7, Rockies 6 (Boxscore)


Ian Stewart

Mashed his first big fly of the spring. Been really impressed with the number of hits Ian has compiled this spring without hitting a HR. Hopefully that's a mindset he can carry over... that hitting a ball hard through the hole or in a gap will help just as much as the longball. Stewart becoming a complete hitter would give the Rockies a bonafide all-star at third.

Joe Beimel

Got to love these veteran guys that can go unsigned deep into camp and come out ready to roll. I would have to say Beimel's chances of making the team are on the north side of 50% at this point, which is pretty damn amazing.


Jason Hammel

Jason Hammel will continue to struggle against top notch offenses until he can figure out a way to limit traffic. That's the pretty much the problem he ran into today, and the Rangers offense is about as good as it gets. Thankfully the NL only features a couple lineups in that neighborhood.

Rafael Betancourt

Technically blew a save today in the 8th inning. Still working out a few kinks after a three weeks absense. He's the last guy in the bullpen I'm worried about though. His experience and obvious mental toughness in the 8th inning gives the Rockies a nice advantage over most NL teams.