The Colorado Rockies play ball for the first time this March on Saturday when they host the Arizona Diamondbacks at their shared Spring Training facility of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The pitching matchups for the game provide a glimpse of the present and future for both teams. Drew Pomeranz will start for the Rockies and Tyler Skaggs will start for the Diamondbacks:
Pomeranz is expected to compete for the No. 3 spot in the Rockies' rotation while Outman is one of several starters fighting for the No.5 spot or a spot in the bullpen. Skaggs, 20 years old, is not expected to break camp with the Diamondbacks, but the youngster struck out 198 batters in 158.1 innings between High-A and Double-A in 2011. Bauer was the third overall selection by the Diamondbacks in the 2011 draft.
The Diamondbacks are playing with a split-squad on Saturday, the other half going up against the San Francisco Giants.
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