Carlos Gonzalez doubled and homered in today's action against the Milwaukee Brewers. - Justin Edmonds
Carlos Gonzalez doubles and homers in an effort that drives in three RBI. Rockies pitchers attack the strike zone and walk only a single batter in a solid pitching performance.
The Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 5-1 in Spring Training action Friday afternoon in Arizona. The win brings the Rockies record to 5-2 in Cactus League action.
Wilin Rosario and Charlie Blackmon started the scoring in the second inning with back-to-back doubles. Showing he's warming up for the WBC, Carlos Gonzalez was able to extend the lead in the third inning when he doubled to left field scoring Eric Young and Henry Wrigley. Later Cargo added a third RBI in the fifth when he homered to deep right field. Cargo told Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post concerning the power display:
"It's a good sign when you use the whole field for power, so today was a good day."
Rockies pitchers had a strong outing, walking only one batter in the game and creating 13 groundball outs. Danny Rosenbaum extended his perfect ERA of the spring after pitching a scoreless two innings. Chris Volstad came in relief and pitched three solid innings allowing only one earned run while striking out two batters.
Tyler Anderson saw his first game action of the spring when he came in as reliever in the 8th inning. He struggled early allowing two runners to reach base before inducing a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning. The first batter Anderson faced struck the ball well, but Corey Dickerson was able to run down the flyball in left field for out number one. Rob Scahill had a tough ninth, he faced five batters, threw a wild pitch and allowed an earned run before shutting the door for the win.
The Rockies completed a strange 9-6-3-4 double play in the sixth inning when Brewer Jean Segura singled to right field and was caught straying from first base by shortstop Reid Brignac. Norachika Aoki was then caught off of second base when he thought there was three outs in the inning and left the bag. He was caught in a run down and tagged out.
The Rockies play again Saturday afternoon against the Oakland A's at 2:05 MT. The temperature was a balmy 68 degrees as Rockies prospect David Dahl reminded us during the game: