Saturday, March 19, 2011
Rox Get Hammered by Reds
Three costly errors combined with poor pitching cost the Rockies their game today against the split squad Cincinnati Reds. The Rockies lost by a score of 10-3, but only four of the Reds' runs were earned. One was due to a throwing error by pitcher John Maine, who showed terrible control issues in 3 innings pitched. He gave up only two walks but had many 3-ball counts in the 17 batters faced in three innings.
Today did not look good for the Rockies. Herrera allowed two runs on a fielding error, and Spilborghs allowed another. They had 8 hits but a meager 3 runs. The Reds, on the other hand, scored ten runs with only ten hits.
One would expect problems in spring training, except that most of the position players today were possible starters for the season, and defense has always been stressed by manager Jim Tracy, especially in spring.
Houston Street had the one good inning as pitcher, but his setup man Franklin Morales gave up three hits and two earned runs in his one inning of work, leaving another question mark in the bullpen.