By MIKE CRANSTON
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