Chatwood's 2-hitter for Rockies beats Giants 5-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Tyler Chatwood's extra work on offspeed pitches during spring training made a huge difference Saturday.

Chatwood pitched 5 2/3 perfect innings before Chris Marrero's single and finished with a two-hitter for the Colorado Rockies in his first big league shutout, a 5-0 win over the San Francisco Giants.

Chatwood (1-2) struck out four and walked one, lowering his ERA from 6.35 to 3.54. He threw 67 of 105 pitches for strikes in his second complete game in 91 major league starts.

''The first two outings I didn't feel like I threw the ball bad, but I gave up homers that killed me,'' Chatwood said. ''Today my curveball was there, and I think that was a difference-maker. That separation in velocity was big for me today.''

He retired 17 consecutive batters before Marrero lined a single into right field. Joe Panik singled leading off the seventh.

''The curve, change cutter and slider all came into play today,'' Rockies manager Bud Black said. ''The mix of pitches was something we've talked about, and he put that into play today. It was an outstanding effort and one of the best games I've seen in a while just from a pure pitching standpoint.''

Chatwood's teammates didn't let on that he was flirting with perfection. A sellout crowd ATT Park did.

''I realized it because every time I was on deck or if I stepped out of the dugout all the fans were saying. `I hope you blow it,''' Chatwood recalled.

Nolan Arenado had three hits, including a home run off Matt Moore (1-2), who allowed five runs, 10 hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings.

Arenado's fourth home run this season put the Rockies ahead 1-0 in the third, and Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run single in a three-run fourth that included Dustin Garneau's RBI double.

Stephen Cardullo added a run-scoring single in the fifth.

Giants left fielder Jarrett Parker broke his right collarbone crashing into the wall on a running catch, robbing D.J. LaMahieu of an extra-base hit with two outs in the fourth inning. After the collision, Parker sprinted toward the infield, stopped and dropped to his knees on the outfield grass. He grimaced, was examined by trainers and was replaced by Aaron Hill.

''You know you are all in when you make a play like that,'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. ''You're focused. I had no idea he was going to catch that ball. To see him stay locked in was a hats-off moment to him and a huge play, it kept us in the game.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: OF David Dahl, out since spring training with a rib strain, joined the team on Friday night and will be evaluated as he continues baseball activities. ''I feel good,'' the 22-year-old said. ''Honestly, I've been saying I'm ready to play but (trainers) said it can feel good but it still might not be healed.'' ... RHP Chad Qualls, on the DL with a strained right forearm, pitched two shutout innings in separate outings during an injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque this week. Manager Bud Black said he won't return until he pitches pain-free on consecutive days.

Giants: Manager Bruce Bochy expressed guarded confidence C Buster Posey will be ready to come off the seven-day concussion DL on Tuesday when the Giants are scheduled to open a three-game series at Kansas City. ''It's going very well with Buster, we'll push it a little bit more tomorrow, but no issues swinging the bat, he got quite a few swings in,'' Bochy said.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Antonio Senzatela, Colorado's scheduled starter Sunday, pitched seven strong innings against San Diego in his last start for his first major league win. The 22-year-old rookie went 4-1 with a 1.82 ERA last season for Double-A Hartford.

Giants: RHP Jeff Samardzija, slated to start for San Francisco, is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA.

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GiantsSF5-8
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  • W: T. Chatwood (1-2)L: M. Moore (1-2)
  • HR: COL - N. Arenado (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF50120010.231.286.404.6902.5
D. LeMahieu 2B40200101.261.346.391.7373.0
N. Arenado 3B51311001.313.389.6251.0149.0
C. Gonzalez RF50000025.188.216.313.528-1.0
M. Reynolds 1B52200013.311.367.6441.0123.5
T. Story SS20000201.125.286.275.5612.0
S. Cardullo LF41210011.105.227.105.3333.5
D. Garneau C41110013.182.250.409.6593.5
T. Chatwood P40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. Span CF30000111.235.297.324.6210.5
    J. Panik 2B40100001.300.370.450.8201.0
    H. Pence RF40000012.314.375.451.826-0.5
    B. Crawford SS30000011.302.333.512.845-0.5
    C. Gillaspie 1B30000001.214.294.214.5080.0
    E. Nunez 3B20000000.341.375.386.7610.0
    N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    G. Kontos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    a- G. Hernandez PH10000000.074.138.111.2490.0
    T. Blach P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    N. Hundley C30000000.250.250.375.6250.0
    J. Parker LF10000000.143.217.238.4550.0
    A. Hill 3B20000010.105.227.263.490-0.5
    M. Moore P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    C. Marrero LF20100000.174.200.304.5041.0
    • a-grounded out for Kontos in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - N. Arenado (3), D. Garneau (2)
    • HR - N. Arenado (4)
    • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (8), N. Arenado (6), S. Cardullo (2), D. Garneau (2)
    • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (5), N. Arenado (2), S. Cardullo
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Chatwood (W, 1-2)9.02001403.540.3336.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Chatwood (W, 1-2)9.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    M. Moore (L, 1-2)5.210553514.262.29-5.5
    N. Ramirez1.10000204.050.004.0
    G. Kontos1.00000005.790.003.0
    T. Blach1.01000006.751.002.0
    PITCHERSIP
    M. Moore (L, 1-2)5.2
    N. Ramirez1.1
    G. Kontos1.0
    T. Blach1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 105-67
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 17-6
    • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 30
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - M. Moore 105-68, N. Ramirez 17-10, G. Kontos 8-6, T. Blach 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Moore 5-7, G. Kontos 2-1, T. Blach 2-1
    • Batters Faced - M. Moore 30, N. Ramirez 4, G. Kontos 3, T. Blach 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Blackmon CF50120010.231.286.404.6902.5
    D. LeMahieu 2B40200101.261.346.391.7373.0
    N. Arenado 3B51311001.313.389.6251.0149.0
    C. Gonzalez RF50000025.188.216.313.528-1.0
    M. Reynolds 1B52200013.311.367.6441.0123.5
    T. Story SS20000201.125.286.275.5612.0
    S. Cardullo LF41210011.105.227.105.3333.5
    D. Garneau C41110013.182.250.409.6593.5
    T. Chatwood P40000013.000.000.000.000-0.5
    Total38511513718-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. Span CF30000111.235.297.324.6210.5
      J. Panik 2B40100001.300.370.450.8201.0
      H. Pence RF40000012.314.375.451.826-0.5
      B. Crawford SS30000011.302.333.512.845-0.5
      C. Gillaspie 1B30000001.214.294.214.5080.0
      E. Nunez 3B20000000.341.375.386.7610.0
      N. Ramirez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      G. Kontos P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      a- G. Hernandez PH10000000.074.138.111.2490.0
      T. Blach P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      N. Hundley C30000000.250.250.375.6250.0
      J. Parker LF10000000.143.217.238.4550.0
      A. Hill 3B20000010.105.227.263.490-0.5
      M. Moore P10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
      C. Marrero LF20100000.174.200.304.5041.0
      Total290200146-----
      • a-grounded out for Kontos in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - N. Arenado (3), D. Garneau (2)
      • HR - N. Arenado (4)
      • RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (8), N. Arenado (6), S. Cardullo (2), D. Garneau (2)
      • 2-Out RBI - C. Blackmon 2 (5), N. Arenado (2), S. Cardullo
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Chatwood (W, 1-2)9.02001403.540.3336.0
      Total9.0200140---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Chatwood (W, 1-2)9.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Moore (L, 1-2)5.210553514.262.29-5.5
      N. Ramirez1.10000204.050.004.0
      G. Kontos1.00000005.790.003.0
      T. Blach1.01000006.751.002.0
      Total9.01155371---
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Moore (L, 1-2)5.2
      N. Ramirez1.1
      G. Kontos1.0
      T. Blach1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Chatwood 105-67
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Chatwood 17-6
      • Batters Faced - T. Chatwood 30
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Moore 105-68, N. Ramirez 17-10, G. Kontos 8-6, T. Blach 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Moore 5-7, G. Kontos 2-1, T. Blach 2-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Moore 30, N. Ramirez 4, G. Kontos 3, T. Blach 4
      • 5TH INNING
        Cardullo singled to right center, Reynolds scored, Story to third50
      • 4TH INNING
        Blackmon singled to right center, Cardullo and Garneau scored40
        Garneau doubled to shallow left, Reynolds scored, Cardullo to third20
      • 3RD INNING
        Arenado homered to left center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • T. Blach Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, LeMahieu singled to right
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Arenado flied out to right
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to first, LeMahieu out at second
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Strike looking, Reynolds grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • C. Marrero: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Marrero grounded out to third
        • D. Span: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Span walked
        • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Panik popped out to left
        • H. Pence: Pence grounded out to second
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • G. Kontos Pitching:
        • D. Garneau: Garneau grounded out to second
        • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Strike looking, Chatwood grounded out to pitcher
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon lined out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • G. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
        • N. Hundley: Hundley grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Hill: Strike looking, Hill lined out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • N. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Reynolds struck out swinging
        • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Story flied out to deep center
        • S. Cardullo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cardullo struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Panik singled to right
        • H. Pence: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pence struck out swinging
        • B. Crawford: Foul, Ball, Foul, Crawford grounded out to second, Panik to second
        • C. Gillaspie: Strike looking, Ball, Gillaspie flied out to right
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • T. Chatwood: Ball, Chatwood grounded out to third
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to center
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Arenado doubled to left center, LeMahieu to third
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • N. Hundley: Ball, Hundley grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Hill: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hill struck out looking
        • C. Marrero: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marrero singled to right
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike looking, Arenado grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds singled to left
        • T. Story: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story walked, Reynolds to second
        • S. Cardullo: Foul, Cardullo singled to right center, Reynolds scored, Story to third
        • D. Garneau: Pickoff attempt to third, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Garneau struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Crawford struck out swinging
        • C. Gillaspie: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Gillaspie flied out to left
        • E. Nunez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Nunez grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • M. Reynolds: Reynolds singled to deep left
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Story flied out to deep left
        • S. Cardullo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cardullo singled to center, Reynolds to second
        • D. Garneau: Ball, Foul, Garneau doubled to shallow left, Reynolds scored, Cardullo to third
        • T. Chatwood: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Chatwood struck out swinging
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon singled to right center, Cardullo and Garneau scored
        • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Foul, LeMahieu lined out to left
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Span grounded out to second
        • J. Panik: Ball, Panik flied out to shallow left
        • H. Pence: Strike looking, Pence grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Blackmon flied out to deep center
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Arenado: Arenado homered to left center
        • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • N. Hundley: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Hundley grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Parker: Ball, Parker grounded out to pitcher
        • M. Moore: Ball, Moore grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Story walked
        • S. Cardullo: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Cardullo flied out to center
        • D. Garneau: Strike looking, Garneau flied out to deep center
        • T. Chatwood: Chatwood popped out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • B. Crawford: Strike looking, Crawford popped out to shortstop
        • C. Gillaspie: Ball, Gillaspie grounded out to second
        • E. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez grounded out to third
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Moore Pitching:
        • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Blackmon lined out to left
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu walked
        • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Arenado singled to left, LeMahieu to second
        • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Gonzalez reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, LeMahieu to third, Arenado out at second
        • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Reynolds grounded into fielder's choice to third, Gonzalez out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Chatwood Pitching:
        • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Span grounded out to second
        • J. Panik: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Panik grounded out to second
        • H. Pence: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pence grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)