Chance to perform could be all wet
Rain forced the Rockies’ pitchers and hitters to work out indoors and under tents on Sunday morning. The veterans were knocked out of a chance to review game situations — manager Jim Tracy’s biggest emphasis this spring. But it could end up hurting the younger players more.
The Rockies have scheduled an intrasquad game for Monday. It’s designed as a chance for many of the younger pitchers, especially 2008 No. 1 Draft pick Christian Friedrich, and some recently-drafted players to perform in front of the big-league staff. It’s one thing to have reports and read stat sheets. But Tracy and his staff will have to see the players under game conditions to truly know what’s on the way.
However, because it so rarely rains in the desert, there isn’t a tarp at Hi Corbett Field. The infield has been taking a pounding all morning. No word yet on whether the intrasquad game will occur, but it doesn’t look good.