• Third baseman Nolan Arenado, ranked the No. 2 prospect in the Rockies' system by MLB.com, had an RBI double and Matt McBride added an RBI single in the sixth inning of Friday's intrasquad game won by Triple-A Colorado Springs manager Glenallen Hill's team, 2-0, over a team run by Tulsa manager Kevin Riggs.
• Pitching carried the day Friday in an intrasquad game that included big league backups and prospects at the positions and mostly young pitchers. Righty Manuel Corpas, who threw two perfect innings with one strikeout, was the only pitcher with significant Major League experience.
Pitchers finished with 10 strikeouts and six walks. Lefty Nick Schmidt, a former Padres No. 1 Draft pick who pitched at Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs last year, struck out three, and righty Parker Frazier, at Double-A last year, struck out two. Most of the pitchers worked for ground balls, with more success than not. Weiss said pitchers were not restricted from throwing any of their pitches.
"We're turning them loose to throw their pitches and they've been doing it in bullpens right from the beginning," Weiss said. "They're ready to execute all their pitches."
• Weiss didn't think of saving any souvenirs from Saturday's first Spring Training game under his watch until asked about it Friday afternoon.
"No question the first time going out there will be a special feeling even though it's only Spring Training," Weiss said. "I'll keep the lineup card."
Speaking of the lineup card, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will be on it for the first time since last May 30. Tulowitzki missed the remainder of the season with a left groin injury that eventually required surgery. Veteran first baseman Todd Helton, who underwent right hip surgery to repair a torn labrum last August, will not play and will be eased into action this spring.
The batting order is center fielder Dexter Fowler, second baseman Josh Rutledge, left fielder Carlos Gonzalez, Tulowitzki, first baseman Michael Cuddyer, catcher Wilin Rosario, right fielder Tyler Colvin, designated hitter Jordan Pacheco and third baseman Chris Nelson. Lefty Drew Pomeranz is the starting pitcher.