De La Rosa fans 4 in 3 perfect innings, Rockies fall to Reds

By MIKE CRANSTON
Associated Press

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Jorge De La Rosa struck out four in three perfect innings in his spring training debut and Nolan Arenado hit his first home run in the Colorado Rockies’ 5-4 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

The 34-year-old De La Rosa, his first start delayed to reduce his workload, reached 91 mph with his fastball. He struck out Eugenio Suarez on a slow curveball he’s working on and got Jordan Pacheco, Brandon Allen and Ivan De Jesus Jr. on changeups.

Arenado singled and homered off starter Brandon Finnegan. Arenado, who also made a nifty backhand play at third and strong throw to start a double play, is 8 for 16 in six games.

Finnegan allowed two runs, five hits and a walk while getting eight outs.

Scott Schebler had an RBI single off Chatwood in the fourth for the Reds, who scored three runs in the ninth

 

AP

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