Troy Tulowitzki finally homered to drive in his first run of the spring Tuesday night in the Colorado Rockies' 10-6 loss to the San Diego Padres.
The Colorado shortstop said his spring numbers have little bearing on what he tries to accomplish during the exhibition season. He also is aware it's a luxury he is afforded because of his five-plus years of service time and the 10-year, $157.75 million contract he signed before last season.
''It's different from when I was young and trying to make a team where you have to have some results,'' Tulowitzki said. ''It really doesn't matter if I've got no hits. I'm going to make the team. You don't worry about it. You worry about controlling the game at the highest level and that's when you become a real good player.''
Though he carried a .364 average into Tuesday, Tulowitzki only described his 22 at-bats this spring as having gone ''OK.''
But he was pleased wi...