Troy Tulowitzki belted his fourth and fifth homers of the spring, while Carlos Gonzalez crushed his first en route to a Rockies 10-4 victory in a spring training game against the Rangers. Kyle Kendrick was shaky, but the offense bailed him out in his final spring start.
The big bats did their thing against Colby Lewis and the Rangers. Tulo also had a single, Cargo added a double, and Justin Morneau slapped a double and a single. Corey Dickerson was a late scratch from the game, presumably as a precaution against the back pain he's been struggling from.
Kyle Kendrick was so-so, working five innings while giving up four runs (three earned). The unearned run scored on a Troy Tulowitzki throwing error, but we won't hold it against him. Kendrick struck out four and walked one. Relievers Brooks Brown, Christian Friedrich, Leurys Gomez, and Rafael Betancourt collected enough donuts to open a Krispy Kreme factory as the Rockies cruised to victory.
A four run seventh inning salted the game away as Matt McBride, Drew Stubbs, DJ LeMahieu and Carlos Gonzalez each collected RBIs.
Tulo's OPS sits at a healthy 1.047 after today's game; wrap him in bubble wrap and ship him to Milwaukee already.
So, despite the fact that Rockies fans could only follow this game via GameDay and Twitter, it was a solid outing for the home team. And any day that doesn't include a starting pitcher contracting a debilitating ailment is a good day.