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Colorado (3-2) «0103000026101
San Diego (3-3)1100100003111

Rockies 6, Padres 3

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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - Jordan Pacheco has earned the right to play on a regular basis for the Colorado Rockies. His manager just has to figure out where the utilityman fits in.

Pacheco had two hits and two RBIs in the Rockies' 6-3 win over a San Diego Padres split squad on Wednesday.

"I like the versatility he gives us," Walt Weiss said. "Jordan consistently puts forth quality at bats, and we're going to have to get creative at times to get him to the plate."

Weiss likes Pacheco as a situational hitter, and doesn't think he'll end up with a permanent position.

The Rockies switched him to catcher in the minors and sent him down last season to learn how to play third base. To this point, nothing has stuck.

Last season, Pacheco batted .309 with 54 RBIs and five home runs in 132 games while playing catcher, first, second and third base.

"Jordan will get a chance to play often," Weiss said. "He's a professional hitter who's earned the right to be a big part of this team. He gives us a lot of options."

Everth Cabrera, front-runner to be the Padres starting shortstop, played seven innings as he re-acclimates after an offseason without winter ball. He had two singles and two runs scored as the leadoff hitter.

"I didn't play winter ball at all, and I didn't get as many big league at-bats as I would've like in 115 games last season," Cabrera said. "I need to play a lot this spring to get back into the swing of things. Winter ball normally takes care of my timing, but I'm having to work on it more now because I didn't play."

Pacheco wasn't the only Colorado mainstay to perform well. Third baseman Chris Nelson had two RBIs to pace Colorado's offense, which scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning, and catcher Wilin Rosario went 3 for 3 with a run scored.

Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt made is spring debut with a scoreless eighth inning. Starter Tyler Chatwood, a contender for the rotation's No. 5 spot, gave up two runs on five hits in three innings.

Troy Tulowitzki went 0 for 2, but Weiss was impressed with his defensive range and execution, which he took as positive signs that his star shortstop is recovering well from left groin surgery.

Padres right-handed pitcher Sean O'Sullivan started his second spring game and gave up one run and two walks in three innings. Padres catcher Nick Hundley had two hits with a double and an RBI.

NOTES: Padres LHP Clayton Richard, the likely opening-day starter, is scheduled to make his spring debut on Sunday. He should pitch two innings. . RHP Casey Kelly will start Friday, with RHP Freddy Garcia to follow. . LF Carlos Quentin still hasn't played in a spring training game, and manager Bud Black hasn't set a set date for him to do so. He had offseason right knee surgery and the team has been conservative with his rehabilitation.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

J. Pacheco
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
San Diego

E. Cabrera
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dexter Fowler, CF3010010 .375
    Eric Young Jr., CF2010000 .500
Josh Rutledge, 2B4000011 .300
    Cristhian Adames, SS1000012 .000
Carlos Gonzalez, LF2000100 .222
    Kent Matthes, RF2000012 .125
Troy Tulowitzki, SS2100102 .333
    Tommy Manzella, SS-2B1000000 .000
Wilin Rosario, C3130000 .500
    Jose Gonzalez, PR-C1000000 .500
Charlie Blackmon, RF1100101 .600
    Rafael Ortega, LF1110000 .667
Jordan Pacheco, 1B3122000 .333
    Ben Paulsen, 1B1110000 .571
Chris Nelson, 3B3012002 .333
    Ryan Wheeler, 3B0000000 .143
Kyle Parker, DH4001010 .143
Totals34610535  
Batting
2B - Dexter Fowler (1, O'Sullivan), Wilin Rosario (1, Weber), Jordan Pacheco (1, Weber)
SH - Charlie Blackmon (1), Ryan Wheeler (1)
RBI - Jordan Pacheco 2 (2), Chris Nelson 2 (2), Kyle Parker (3)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Tulowitzki-Rutledge-Pacheco, Tulowitzki-Rutledge-Pacheco, Manzella-Rutledge-Pacheco
E - Drew Pomeranz (1, Throwing)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyler Chatwood (W,1-0) 3522120 3.60
Drew Pomeranz (H,1) 2210000 4.50
Josh Outman (H,1) 1200000 0.00
Miguel Batista (H,1) 1100110 13.50
Rafael Betancourt (H,1) 1100010 0.00
Josh Sullivan (S,1) 1000110 0.00
HBP - Blanks (by Tyler Chatwood)
WP - Tyler Chatwood (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Tyler Chatwood 48-31, Drew Pomeranz 22-13, Josh Outman 16-10, Miguel Batista 20-9, Rafael Betancourt 21-13, Josh Sullivan 19-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyler Chatwood 4-2, Drew Pomeranz 5-0, Josh Outman 1-2, Miguel Batista 1-1, Rafael Betancourt 1-1
Batters Faced - Tyler Chatwood 15, Drew Pomeranz 7, Josh Outman 5, Miguel Batista 5, Rafael Betancourt 4, Josh Sullivan 4
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Everth Cabrera, SS4220001 .250
    Jason Hagerty, 1B0000100 .200
Will Venable, RF2010011 .300
    Gregorio Petit, 3B2000001 .125
Chase Headley, 3B3010000 .500
    Travis Jankowski, RF2010011 .500
Jesus Guzman, 1B3011101 .250
    Cory Spangenberg, PR-2B1000001 .000
Jedd Gyorko, 2B3000113 .308
    Jace Peterson, SS0000000 .000
Cameron Maybin, CF3010002 .500
    Rico Noel, CF1000010 .000
Kyle Blanks, LF2110000 .600
    Eddy Rodriguez, C1010000 .500
Nick Hundley, C3021002 .375
    Jeremy Baltz, LF1000001 .000
Rene Rivera, DH4000015 .125
Totals35311235  
Batting
2B - Will Venable (3, Chatwood), Eddy Rodriguez (1, Betancourt), Nick Hundley (1, Chatwood)
SH - Will Venable (1)
RBI - Jesus Guzman (1), Nick Hundley (1)
SB - Travis Jankowski (1, 2nd base off Batista/J. Gonzalez)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Guzman-Weber, Petit-Gyorko-Guzman
E - Gregorio Petit (2, Misplayed grounder)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sean O'Sullivan 3211200 1.80
Thad Weber (BS,1; L,0-1) 3533110 5.40
Luke Gregerson 1000020 0.00
Dale Thayer 1000000 0.00
Tommy Layne 1321020 6.00
Pitches-Strikes - Sean O'Sullivan 41-22, Thad Weber 34-23, Luke Gregerson 17-12, Dale Thayer 8-4, Tommy Layne 20-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Sean O'Sullivan 6-3, Thad Weber 2-4, Dale Thayer 1-2, Tommy Layne 2-0
Batters Faced - Sean O'Sullivan 13, Thad Weber 13, Luke Gregerson 3, Dale Thayer 3, Tommy Layne 7
Game Information
Attendance - 1747
Game Time - 2:43
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Lance Barrett