by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/17/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin was hit hard as he suffered his third loss of the season Thursday night against the Giants.
Chacin (3-3), who made his seventh start of the season, fell apart in the fourth as he surrendered five runs, including a bases-clearing double to Brandon Crawford. The right-hander allowed three more in the sixth and was charged with a season-high eight runs and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings of work. He struck out two and walked two in an 8-6 defeat.
"It was really tough, not only for me, but especially for the team after we scored six runs in the first three innings," Chacin said after the game.
Chacin has allowed five earned runs or more in his last two starts. He is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday at home against the Diamondbacks. He pitched 6 1/3 innings of scoreless work his last start against Arizona on April 19.
Jhoulys Chacin drops second straight
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin pitched well Saturday against the Cardinals, but he ran into an even better pitcher in Adam Wainwright in a 3-0 loss.
Chacin limited the Cardinals to two runs while scattering eight hits and three walks through five innings of work. Chacin held the Cardinals scoreless through his first four innings before allowing two runs on four hits in his fifth and final inning.
Chacin finished with five strikeouts in five innings, matching his second-best total of the season. Chacin has a 2.70 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 36 2/3 innings of work. Despite the solid ERA, he has dropped his last two starts to fall to 3-2.
Chacin is scheduled to make his next start Thursday against the Giants.
Jhoulys Chacin roughed up in first start back from DL
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin made his first start since being activated from the disabled list with a lower back injury. Chacin endured a rough outing and was pegged with his first loss of the season Sunday afternoon against the Rays.
Chacin, who made his fifth start of the season, ran into trouble early as he surrendered three runs in the first inning. The right-hander was charged with six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits over seven innings of work in an 8-3 defeat. He struck out three and walked three in 86 pitches, 54 strikes.
Chacin saw his ERA rise from 1.46 to 2.56 after Sunday's start. He'll try to bounce back in his next start Saturday at St. Louis. He has not faced the Cardinals since 2011. He surrendered four runs in six innings of work in his last meeting against St. Louis.
Jhoulys Chacin activated for start
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/5/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin was reinstated from the disabled list Sunday in order to make his fifth start of the season against visiting Tampa Bay. Chacin, who has never faced the Rays in his career, had been sidelined since April 21 with a lower back injury.
"Everything is good," he told the team's official website. "I have no problems. I just missed two starts, so I'll do the same thing I was doing -- throw strikes, get hitters out, let the defense help me."
Jhoulys Chacin will start Sunday vs. Rays
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, on the 15-day disables list, told MLB.com he has no issues from his back strain that landed him on the disabled list last month and is expected to start Sunday against the Rays.
Chacin went 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in three starts before landing on the DL. He has yet to face the Rays in his career.
"I've fielded ground balls, bunts, everything, and I feel no pain. So everything is good," Chacin said. "I have no problems. I just missed two starts, so I'll do the same thing I was doing -- throw strikes, get hitters out, let the defense help me."
Jhoulys Chacin on track for Sunday return
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin threw six innings at extended spring training Tuesday as he continues to recover from a mild back strain, MLB.com reports. As long as he does not suffer a setback, the right-hander is expected to come off the disabled list to start Sunday against the Rays.
Chacin went 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA in three starts before landing on the DL.
Jhoulys Chacin throws side session
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, who is on the 15-day disabled with with back spasms, has made some quick progress. The 25-year-old completed a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday and remains on track to return to the rotation on May 5, according to the Denver Post.
Chacin is 3-0 with a 1.46 ERA through his first four starts.
Jhoulys Chacin progressing rapidly
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin (back) successfully played catch at 120 feet Thursday and will throw a bullpen session Saturday, the Denver Post reports. Chacin, who is on the disabled list with a back injury, would then advance to a minor-league rehab assignment, barring a setback from the bullpen work.
The right-hander is hoping to rejoin the rotation May 5, the first day he is eligible to be activated. He has completed at least 6 1/3 innings in three of his four starts this season and has a 3-0 record and 1.46 ERA.
Jhoulys Chacin aims for May 5 return
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin was pleased with the results of his MRI, which indicated a mid-back strain and no damage to his oblique.
"I feel a lot better today," Chacin saidto The Denver Post Tuesday morning. "My lower back is sore, and a little bit of my lat (muscle), but not my side."
Chacin is looking to make a rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs April 30, which would put him on track to come off the DL May 5 against the Rays, which is the first day he's eligible to return.
Jhoulys Chacin has mid-back strain
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) The Rockies announced Tuesday an MRI confirmed a mid-back strain for starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The team has still yet to announce a replacement for Chacin in the rotation.
Jhoulys Chacin moved to disabled list
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) The Rockies placed pitcher Jhoulys Chacin on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained left lower back, the team announced. Chacin was hoping to avoid missing playing time after leaving his previous start Friday against Arizona with stiffness in his back area.
However, he will be sidelined for at least two scheduled starts as Colorado has not set an exact timetable for his return. The Rockies recalled reliever Rob Scahill from Triple-A Colorado Springs to take his place on the roster, but have yet to determine who will assume his start Wednesday against Atlanta.
According to the Denver Post, candidates for the rotation spot include Tyler Chatwood and Drew Pomeranz.
Jhoulys Chacin's status looking grim
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is expected to miss his next scheduled start Wednesday against Atlanta and remains a candidate for the disabled list due to a lower back injury, the Denver Post reports. Chacin is scheduled to have an MRI Monday to determine the extent of his injury he suffered during his previous start Friday against Arizona.
The right-hander, who owns a 3-0 record and 1.46 ERA, said the injury felt similar to a lower back strain he sustained while weightlifting during spring training. He resumed pitching in the rotation after missing one Cactus League start.
Jhoulys Chacin not dealing with strained oblique
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin believes that his injury is not a strained left oblique muscle as he originally feared.
Chacin left Friday's start against the Diamondbacks with pain in his left side and lower back. Team doctor Tom Noonan told the Denver Post Saturday that Chacin did not suffer anything more than back spasms. He is expected to have an MRI Monday, contrary to recent reports.
"I'm feeling way better," Chacin said. "I don't think it's the oblique, maybe just something in my lower back. Like in spring training. That's the same spot. I was able to do some exercise, and if it was an oblique I couldn't do it. "
Chacin is off to a 3-0 start with a 1.46 ERA. If the right-hander is forced to miss any playing time, Chris Volstad or Drew Pomeranz could take his spot in the starting rotation.
"Maybe I might miss one start, at the most," Chacin said.
Jhoulys Chacin hoping to avoid trip to DL
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin underwent an MRI on Saturday morning and is expected to receive the results by the end of the weekend, the Denver Post reports.
Chacin pitched effectively into the seventh inning during Friday's game against Arizona before leaving with a left oblique injury.
"I'm a little bit worried because I don't want to miss a start," Chacin said Friday. "I want to keep pitching, especially with how we're playing now. Everything is going well and I just want to keep helping my team."
If the right-hander is forced to miss any playing time, Chris Volstad or Drew Pomeranz could take his spot in the starting rotation.
Jhoulys Chacin leaves game with oblique injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin had his start against the Diamondbacks cut short Friday after leaving with left oblique stiffness.
Chacin grabbed his side in pain after his 100th pitch in the seventh and was taken out of the game. He is expected to be re-evaluated Saturday, according to the Denver Post.
The right-hander earned his third win of the season with 6 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing three hits in a 3-1 victory. He also struck out five and walked one before leaving with the injury.
Chacin could miss his next start Wednesday against the Braves.
Rockies adjust rotation
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) With Wednesday's game against the Mets being postponed due to snow, the Rockies will push starter Jon Garland to Thursday's series finale.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Count me among the skeptics that aren't totally buying into Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin's hot start. Take your pick, but there are plenty of numbers that aren't kosher, which could eventually result in Chacin's demise.
For instance, per FanGraphs.com, Chacin has a .231 BABIP, which is well below his career .275 average. He is stranding runners at an 84.3 percent rate, which is well above his career average (74.3) and the league average (72.5). Chacin's ERA is at 1.96, but his FIP -- which measures what an ERA should look like in a given period -- is 3.36.
Even when Chacin had his best years in the majors (2010-11), his numbers didn't look this good. You can't overlook the fact he's faced the Padres twice. San Diego is averaging 3.45 runs per game, which is the seventh-lowest average in the majors.
Jhoulys Chacin earns second win
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin fell short of his third quality start in a row to open the season Saturday, but he pitched more than well enough to earn a win over the Padres.
Chacin limited San Diego to just two runs on four hits, but he came up short of earning a quality start by pitching five innings. Chacin threw just 44 of 83 pitches for strikes, but walked only two batters, with three strikeouts. He received plenty of run support in the start, moving his record to 2-0 in the 9-5 win.
Chacin has a 1.96 ERA through three starts, despite having just 11 strikeouts on 18 1/3 innings. He has walked just five batters and allowed 13 hits for a 0.98 WHIP. Chacin will make his next start Thursday against a Mets team that is averaging 6.3 runs per game, good for second in the majors through 11 games.
Jhoulys Chacin with another solid showing
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin had a another solid showing as he picked up the win in Sunday's series finale against the Padres.
Chacin (1-0), who made his second start of the season, permitted a run-scoring double to Chris Denorfia in the fourth for his only damage of the afternoon. The right-hander worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up one run on six hits while striking out two. He didn't issue a walk while throwing 99 pitches, 62 for strikes.
Chacin has a 1.35 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP through his first two starts. He is slated to face the Padres again on the road Saturday. He has allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings this season away from Coors Field.
Can we trust Jhoulys Chacin?
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/1/2013) The 2013 debut for Rockies' starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin went well, as he yielded only one run in 6 2/3 innings against a solid Brewers lineup. While the general sentiment in draft rooms this spring was "never trust a Rockies pitcher," we should remember that Chacin had some mixed-league value as recently as two years ago.
The best sign for Chacin is that he threw 94 pitches, so last season's 75-pitch limit experiment for Rockies starters is clearly a thing of the past. Though he had good results overall, including a total of six strikeouts, he induced only four ground balls and threw just 57 strikes.
There was good and bad in this one start for Chacin, but the positives are a reminder that Chacin may be a Rockies pitcher whom Fantasy owners can trust. There's no rush to pick him up in mixed leagues just yet, but he is someone to keep an eye on over the next few weeks.
Jhoulys Chacin gets off to strong start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin limited Brewers to just one run over 6 2/3 innings in his first start.
Chacin gave up a solo home run to Brewers' outfielder Norichika Aoki in the third inning. Chacin only gave up three hits during the start. He struck out six and walked three. Chacin received a no decision.
Jhoulys Chacin roughed up in final spring start
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin made his final start of the Cactus League on Wednesday against the A's. He allowed six runs on 10 hits over five innings of work. The right-hander gave up just one run over his first three frames before running into trouble. Chacin was tagged with a three-spot in the fourth before Oakland pushed across two more runs in the fifth. He also struck out four and walked one.
Chacin, Colorado's opening-day starter, posted an 8.44 ERA in five spring outings.
Jhoulys Chacin serves up pair of homers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Rockies right-hander Jhoulys Chacin, who was scratched from his start Friday with back spasms, made a relief appearance in Saturday's Cactus League contest against the Padres. Chacin allowed a pair of solo home runs -- to Kyle Blanks and Cody Ransom -- in two innings of work. He also struck out one and walked one as his ERA rose to 7.36 this spring.
Rockies keeping eye on Jhoulys Chacin
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin was scratched from his scheduled Cactus League start Friday due to lingering back spasms, the Denver Post reports. Chacin, the team's opening day starter, said he first experienced the issue Thursday and Colorado pulled him from his outing against Texas as a precaution.
The right-hander is not in jeopardy of missing the start of the season, and has posted an 0-1 record with a 7.00 ERA in three exhibition games with the Rockies. He also pitched for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.
Jhoulys Chacin tabbed for opening-day start
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) The Rockies announced Monday that Jhoulys Chacin will start opening day against the Brewers on April 1. Chacin has allowed seven runs over nine innings through three Cactus League starts.
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin made his longest start of the Cactus League on Sunday against the Giants. He allowed four runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings. The right-hander was tagged with a two-spot in the first before making it through the next three frames unscathed. Chacin gave up his final damage in the fifth. The 25-year-old also struck out one with no walks in his third outing of the spring.
Chacin completes simulated game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/12/2013) After representing Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin rejoined the team and completed a simulated game Tuesday, reports MLB.com. Chacin threw five innings of work, didn't give up a run, had three strikeouts and gave up three hits. "Good results make you feel better, but I'm just building my arm -- like today, my fastball and everything went well, and that's what I'm looking for," Chacin said. "In the season is when it counts. Down here I'm just getting my arm ready."
Chacin takes first loss of spring
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin, who had been dealing with a bruised left toe, returned to action Saturday against the Athletics in Cactus League play. Chacin gave up a three-run home run to Josh Reddick in the third inning for his only damage of the day. He allowed three runs and four hits over 2 1/3 innings as he picked up the loss in his second spring training start. "That's what happens when you get behind counts," Chacin said of his outing. "I was just trying to sink down and away and the ball just stayed in the middle (on Reddick's home run). My changeup was really good and that's something I'm happy with."
Chacin clear for Saturday start
(3/1/2013) Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin threw a side session on Thursday, according to the Denver Post, clearing him for a start on Saturday. Chacin had been dealing with a bruised big left toe. He was good. Really good," pitching coach Jim Wright said. "He feels it a little bit, but that's not a bad thing when we want him to land softly on that front foot."
Chacin sharp in spring debut
(2/26/2013) Rockies pitcher Jhoulys Chacin had a solid showing in his Cactus League debut on Tuesday against the Cubs. He worked two perfect innings, striking out one while throwing all eight of his pitches for strikes. Chacin, who was limited to 14 starts last season due to injury, told the Denver Post that he has been dealing with a toe issue over the past few days. I hurt doing PFP drills, covering the bag (on flip tosses). It was bothering me a little bit, but its no big deal, Chacin said. I will be fine with a little ice.
Chacin has 'peace of mind'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013) Coming off a down season in 2012, in which he was limited to 14 starts, Rockies starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin is motivated heading into 2013, especially since the front office signed him to a two-year contract. "It really means so much that they trusted me like this. When a multiyear contract came up, I told my agent I wanted to do it," Chacin said, per The Denver Post. "I love the people and city of Denver. This gives me peace of mind. I want to be with the Rockies for my entire career." First-year Rockies manager is counting on Chacin, who went 3-5 with a 4.43 ERA last season, to bounce back in 2013. "I think the next step for him, as it is for a lot of big-leaguers, is consistency," Weiss said. "It's about putting together numerous starts, and that's easier said than done. But he has a bit of a track record and has dominated some good lineups for a period of time."
Chacin gets two-year deal
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (1/26/2013) The Rockies avoided arbitration with pitcher Jhoulys Chacin on Saturday by signing him to a two-year, $6.5 million contract, reports MLB.com.