|Jhoulys Chacin masters Mets|
Chacin threw six innings of one-run ball. Outstanding.
No walks. Almost unheard of for the oft-control-challenged righthander.
A lot of smiles from front-office executives and dugout.
For all his talent, the 24-year old Venezuelan has a career mark of 21 wins and 29 losses. Healthy again, he should greatly improve on that record. He can still be a force in a rotation but it's time, now that he's healthy, that he matures and uses his talent consistently, knocks out the sloppy work and becomes a star.
The Rockies have won 10 of their last 15 games.
He was working in the bullpen but was put back into the starting rotation four games ago. His ERA since then has been a stellar 2.78. Consistency or a lack of it dogs Gardner. Is he starter or is he reliever. The Rockies still believe he's a starter-in-training.
Will Swanner hit home run no. 15 for Low-A Asheville. He also owns a .325 batting average.
His teammate, Ben Alsup, threw six shutout innings after throwing a complete-game one-hitter his last time out. He has a 1.32 ERA in four August starts. Since the All-Star break his ERA is 2.92. Finishing strong.
Catcher Wilfredo Rodriguez, a 2012 draft pick, singled three times at Grand Junction to raise his average to .354. Rodriguez is dominating in August, hitting at a .438 clip.
Tri-City catcher Tom Murphy, a 2012-draftee, played DH on Tuesday. He also homered and drove in three runs. His impressive debut season now shows a line of a .299 average with four homers and 28 RBI.