Stewart gets extra at-bats in 'B' game

Stewart gets extra at-bats in 'B' game

Stewart gets extra at-bats in 'B' game
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Several recovering Rockies had a good work day playing a "B" game against the Angels in Tempe Diablo Stadium on Monday.

Ian Stewart saw his first game action since injuring his knee in the Cactus League opener. Stewart was the DH, and was able to get extra at-bats by hitting third every inning from the sixth through the eighth. He walked his first time up, and struck out on a Scott Kazmir curveball his second time up, then went 2-for-3 the rest of the game, with line drive singles to left and right.

Shortstop Alfredo Amezaga saw his first game action of the spring, and went 1-for-3 with a run-scoring double down the left field line.

Eric Young started at second base. He walked twice and stole a base before grounding out in his third at-bat.

Highly touted catching prospect Wilin Rosario entered the game in the sixth inning and made his first appearance behind the plate since his August knee surgery. He defended the plate on a scoring play, but made a throwing error on a steal of second, and was hitless in two at-bats.

With the exception of starter John Maine, the pitchers weren't in the recovering category, but Felipe Paulino and Matt Daley got good work in on Monday, throwing 1-2-3 innings, with Daley notching two strikeouts to boot. Eric Stults pitched a clean fifth, but Matt Reynolds struggled, giving up a run in both the sixth and seventh innings. He yielded a walk and three hits -- including a solo homer -- to open the sixth. Casey Weathers pitched a scoreless ninth.

"I'm not ready to set the club today," manager Jim Tracy said about Reynolds' prospects. "Anybody that's worn a Major League uniform has had situations where they've struggled a little bit and had to search and find some things."