The Colorado Rockies used six pitchers to hold the Cincinnati Reds to just three hits in a 1-0 victory in Cactus League play on Saturday.
Jordan Lyles, the Rockies' starter, struck out three batters and allowed just one hit in three innings of work. The 24-year-old right-hander issued a pair of walks but induced four ground-ball outs to help eliminate any potential damage. Lyles is now the owner of a 1.29 ERA in three spring training starts.
John Lannan followed Lyles with two scoreless innings, using three strikeouts to work around a pair of hits and a walk. Four relievers, including big league bullpen locks Boone Logan and Tommy Kahnle, combined for an additional five strikeouts while holding the Reds without a single baserunner for the final four innings of the contest. Scott Oberg led the relief corps with a pair of strikeouts. Logan, Kahnle and Rafael Betancourt each notched a punch-out, as well.
Carlos Gonzalez led the Rockies with two hits, including a first-inning, ground-rule double. Nick Hundley scored the team's lone run after leading off the seventh inning with a double. DJ LeMahieu's one-out grounder to third that Chris Dominguez was unable to convert to an out gave the Rockies all the scoring they'd need.
Wilin Rosario finished with a hit in three plate appearances, but more importantly, somehow stole third base. Speaking of steals, LeMahieu, who was thrown out in half of his 20 attempts last season, was caught stealing for the third time this spring.
Some people never learn.
The Rockies host the Royals Sunday afternoon at Salt River Fields. Kyle Kendrick will be making his third start of the spring. Jorge De La Rosa is also scheduled to make his spring debut on Sunday, though it will be in a "B" game.