04/04/12 7:57 PM ET
Chacin struggles in Rox's Cactus League finale
Right-hander allows five runs in four innings in loss to Mariners
By Jim Thomas / MLB.com
Chacin allowed five runs, eight hits and two walks, and hit a batter in four innings of work.
"Jhoulys today, if anything he had some two-strike problems," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "That was the biggest thing I saw in the fourth inning. He did a great job pitching ahead, getting ahead of hitters, but he made bad two-strike pitches in the fourth inning."
The Rockies started most of their Opening Day lineup, but took the regulars out after four innings. Troy Tulowitzki, who returned to the lineup three days after being hit on the left elbow by a pitch from the Indians' Ubaldo Jimenez, went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a groundout. The shortstop showed no ill effects from the injury.
Seattle starter Hector Noesi allowed one run and seven hits in seven innings, and left fielder Chone Figgins had two triples and three RBIs.
Seattle broke open a scoreless game in the fourth inning, aided by the six straight hits, including two doubles and a triple.
Kyle Seager roped a single and went to second on an infield single by Michael Saunders with two outs. Casper Wells then grounded a single up the middle to score Seager.
John Jaso followed with a ground-rule double that hit the chalk in right field and bounced into the Rockies' bullpen to score Saunders. Figgins then laced a triple into the right-center gap to plate two runs.
The inning continued with Dustin Ackley hitting a ground ball just inside third base for an RBI double. Another hit, by Ichiro Suzuki, and a walk loaded the bases before Seager flied out to deep center and end the inning.
Colorado got to Noesi in the fifth inning. Wilin Rosario led off with the first of his two doubles and scored on a single by Chris Nelson.
Rockies up next: Colorado travels to Houston, opening the season against the Astros at 5:05 p.m. MDT Friday. Jeremy Guthrie will start for the Rockies against Wandy Rodriguez.
Jim Thomas is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.