Brian VanderBeek Blog
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on April 22, 2014
The Colorado Rockies got really good news this week when the hapless offense of the San Francisco Giants stumbled into Coors Field, and now the team is looking to Jhoulys Chacin to provide more good news.
The Rockies’ sometimes ace, who came up with a sore shoulder at the end of spring training, just completed his first live action of the season, getting two rehab starts with the Modesto Nuts. Next stop for Chacin is Triple-A Colorado Springs, where he is expected to start Friday night. And if all goes well there, writes Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post, Chacin could return to the Rockies’ rotation as early as next Wednesday.
"I'm supposed to pitch 75 to 80 pitches this next start," Chacin told Saunders. "I'm feeling good, no soreness other than the usual soreness from pitching. The way I felt last (time), I think I could pitch just one more (rehab) and I'd be fine. But maybe they want to make sure I'm ready."
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on April 14, 2014
Now with Arizona, Arroyo will start Tuesday for Visalia against the Nuts, Chacin
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on April 13, 2014
Jhoulys Chacin to pitch for Modesto on Tuesday; Four-game attendance total edges the 2007 opening weekend that featured a rehab start by Randy Johnson
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on April 12, 2014
Former Nuts’ manager has produced definitive reference on life behind the plate
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on April 11, 2014
Rancho Cucamonga reliever collected many an autograph as a kid at Thurman Field
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on April 10, 2014
Pitching coach Dave Burba not overly concerned about slow start for the Modesto Nuts’ pitching staff