Chatwood finished off the complete game shutout, working around his first walk of the game in the ninth inning, getting Hunter Pence to ground out to end the game after 105 immaculate pitches.
Nolan Arenado, who has been the most consistent member of the Rockies offense, started the scoring with a solo home run off of Giants pitcher Matt Moore in the top of the third inning. “That separation in velocity was big for me today”.
He ran into some trouble in the fifth, when second baseman Joe Panik botched a double-play ball.
Chatwood was flawless through 5 ⅔ innings, allowing just one baseball to even leave the infield over the first 17 batters – the longest ideal start to a game by a Rockies pitcher since Chad Bettis got through six clean innings in 2015. There are no plans on the horizon to promote Arroyo, but manager Bruce Bochy said the Giants are pleased with his progress. “The mix of pitches was something we’ve talked about, and he put that into play today”.
More than tying Bryce Harper for the most spring training home runs in the league, Marrero’s preseason bid showcased something the Giants sorely need: late-inning production.
“I realized it because every time I was on deck or if I stepped out of the dugout all the fans were saying”.
“I guess you could say it was a relief”, the 24-year-old admitted.
Colorado has ridden strong pitching performances to win two of the first three in the series, allowing just one run in those games. The Rockies won 5-0. Donning the number 42 in honor of Robinson, Chatwood stepped up and delivered an unbelievable performance, remaining flawless through 5⁄3 innings on his way to his first career shutout. “It’s hard to win a ballgame when you score just one run”.
Jarrett Parker, who sustained a broken right clavicle while crashing into the left-field wall to make a catch, appears headed for surgery. The crowd erupted as Parker stumbled into shallow left field, falling to his knees and clutching his right shoulder. He grimaced, was examined by trainers and was replaced by Aaron Hill.
The Rockies also placed left fielder Gerardo Parra on paternity leave and called up outfielder Raimel Tapia and reliever Shane Carle from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Posey will “ramp up” his baseball activity over the weekend, Bochy said, including running the bases Sunday.
Bochy said keeping three catchers on the 25-man roster to ensure they do not lose Federowicz is an option.
“He’s got some pop”, San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said. Gray led the Rockies in strikeouts past year, averaging almost 10 per nine innings pitched.