Sunday, March 7, 2010

Hits & Misses: Spring Training Games 5 & 6

Rockies 4, Diamondbacks 1 (Boxscore)
Diamondbacks 9, Rockies 3 (Boxscore)

One town. Two different games. Two separate stadiums. Both shortened by rain.


Huston Street

Huston Street stated he felt better than expected during his touch-and-feel bullpen today . I assure you that's bigger news than anything that happened on the field.

Aaron Cook

Very Cookmanlike efficiency in three scoreless innings. I still haven't seen the haircut though. From what I understand that may go down as a miss at some point this spring.

Samuel Deduno

Took a small step ahead of Chacin and Rogers with his impressive two innings, striking out three and walking none. Another plus: I learned how to correctly pronounce his last name.

Manny Corpas

Much better than the first outing (which was decent enough). He definitely looks healthy. Hopefully the arm strength and everything hold together and the Rockies can count on this guy. They certainly need him.

Melvin Mora

I've been riding Melvin a lot already this spring (fairly or unfairly), so I give the devil his due today. Two ringing doubles in two plate appearances should help get his offense jumpstarted. Of course the big issue for me is still defense, and Mora once again played third base today. Let's get him a look at short pretty soon if we can.


Mother Nature

At least the Rockies and D-Backs were able to get a few innings in in both their games today. The rest of the Cactus League action was postponed by rain.

Franklin Morales

It was brutal. Though it's tough to get too worked up over a reliever having a rough outing, especially when he won't be counted on often to pitch two innings like he was today. Still, it's obvious there's still polish that needs to be applied to Franklin's game.