Originally posted on All Things Rockies  |  Last updated 2/26/12
SCOTTSDALE — The Rockies’ rotation will begin its American Idol-type auditions this week, attempting to narrow the candidates. Close your eyes at the end of spring training and you can practically see pitching coach Bob Apodaca telling the top five, “You’re going to Houston.” Five weeks from opening day, the competition begins in earnest, starting with Friday’s 6-to-8 inning intrasquad game. Juan Nicasio continues his remarkable recovery by pitching in Sunday’s intrasquad game. His first official game since breaking his neck on Aug. 5 will be Friday against Oakland at Salt River Fields. The schedule: FRIDAY MARCH 2 INTRASQUAD: Jamie Moyer, Jeremy Guthrie, Guillermo Moscoso, Alex White, Esmil Rogers, Chad Bettis, Rafael Betancourt, Matt Belisle, Stephen Dodson, Josh Sullivan, Carlos Torres. SATURDAY MARCH 3 vs. DIAMONDBACKS: Drew Pomeranz, Josh Outman, Rob Scahill, Matt Reynolds, Zach Putnam, Dustin Molleken. SUNDAY MARCH 4 INTRASQUAD: Tyler Chatwood, Juan Nicasio, Edwar Cabrera, ...
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