Hernandez keeping runners from advancing

Hernandez keeping runners from advancing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies catcher Ramon Hernandez erased two runners trying to steal against him during Sunday afternoon's 5-2 victory over the White Sox at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Hernandez, 25, who signed with the Rockies over the winter after playing with the Reds the last three years, has thrown out all five runners who have tried to steal on him in Cactus League play. But he said he hasn't emphasized throwing over any other part of his game.

"In Spring Training, you have to work on everything you need during the season," Hernandez said. "You can't just work on one thing. Throwing, picking runners off the base, blocking balls, calling the game, you work on everything. You never know when you're going to need something. When you want to do something in a game, you can't have doubt in your mind."