The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks return to the diamond at Salt River Field at Talking Stick on Monday afternoon. The two teams began the 2012 Cactus League on Saturday with a 1-1 10-inning tie game. Drew Pomeranz drew the start for the Rockies and struck out two, but Trevor Bauer, last year's No. 3 overall pick, also pitched two scoreless innings and struck out two batters.
On Monday afternoon, the Rockies will have Jhoulys Chacin on the mound for the first time this spring. After a bit of verbal sparring with general manager Dan O'Dowd, Chacin is out to show that he is dedicated to improving his baseball game. His main issue is reducing the number of walks he issues, a problem that especially plagued him last season. Christian Friedrich is expected to pitch in this game after Chacin, reports Thomas Harding.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. MT. MLB.com will have streaming audio of the game.
This was the original lineup for the day, but Troy Tulowitzki was a late scratch after the team announced he was sick.
|Gerardo Parra, CF||Eric Young Jr., CF|
|Aaron Hill, 2B||Marco Scutaro, 2B|
|Justin Upton, RF||Carlos Gonzalez, LF|
|Paul Goldschmidt, DH||Troy Tulowtizki, SS|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||Jason Giambi, DH|
|Ryan Roberts, 3B||Jordan Pacheco, C|
|Marc Krauss, LF||Charlie Blackmon, RF|
|Henry Blanco, C||Nolan Arenado, 3B|
|John McDonald, SS||Chad Tracy, 1B|
|Daniel Hudson, P||Jhoulys Chacin, P|
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