Jonathan Lucroy hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the Milwaukee Brewers a 5-4 victory over Colorado on Monday, ruining the first game for new Rockies manager Walt Weiss.
Jhoulys Chacin was roughed up in his final spring training start, allowing six runs and 10 hits in five innings, and the Colorado Rockies lost 6-5 to the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
Rookie major league manager Walt Weiss hopes his club will be regarded in much the same manner as he attempts to turn around a Colorado Rockies squad coming off a franchise-worst 98 losses.
Chacin is in line to be the Rockies’ opening day starter on April 1 in Milwaukee, but said he really doesn’t care much whether he is given that designation.
Todd Helton got his first hit of spring training and Jeff Francis pitched four scoreless innings Tuesday to carry the Colorado Rockies to a 6-2 victory over the Cubs, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Tommy Milone pitched two scoreless innings in his first spring start and Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer in the third inning, leading the Oakland Athletics to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday.
Signed as a free agent to a four-year deal worth $52 million, Edwin Jackson pitched two scoreless innings Tuesday in his first spring outing as the Cubs beat the Colorado Rockies 4-2.
If Ramon Hernandez’s big smile and immediate, positive remarks about the first day of work under Walt Weiss provided any insight, the Colorado Rockies believe they have the man to manage their club back into a winner.
Starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and the Colorado Rockies avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $6.5 million deal on Tuesday.
A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jhoulys Chacin and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $6.5 million, two-year contract.