Monday, March 15, 2010

Hits & Misses: Spring Training Game 15

Rockies 5, Cubs 2 (Boxscore)


Jeff Francis

Back on the good side for Francis today. Sure he allowed a couple runs in the four innings, but he didn't walk anyone. That extra traffic is what will always kill Francis, because he's going to give up hits. No walks and no long balls are the key to his success. He even hit 89 on the gun by his final inning.  Good step today.


Manny Corpas (1 inning), Jhoulys Chacin (2 innings), Matt Daley (1 inning) and Franklin Morales (1 inning) combined to allow only ONE hit, while striking our four. All four guys, in addition to Francis, badly needed a smooth appearance. They all came through. Corpas and Morales especially needed it.

2010 Commercial Rankings #5: Translation Please

Cast: Carlos Gonzalez, Todd Helton, Taylor Buchholz, Miguel Olivo, Huston Street, Ryan Spilborghs, Chris Iannetta