"Wait, Lincecum's warming up? Can I go out for my batting practice now?"
Yeah, Opening Day really isn't that big of a deal. One game of 162, and there's plenty more baseball to be played. But... Winning it? Is awesome, especially when you can chase your rival's ace before the end of six.
- [DBacks.com] Familiar formula helps D-backs win opener - Paul Goldschmidt on the first inning: "I was able to get into a good hitter's count today, 3-1, and get a fastball to hit. Against any pitcher, that's what you're trying to do; you're trying to get a good pitch to hit."
- [FS Arizona] New year, same satisfying result for D-backs - It did certainly remind me of last year in a number of ways. Like seeing Tim Lincecum lose.
- [AZ Central] Diamondbacks' Ian Kennedy fights command issues in win - He didn't seem to have his best stuff. But he had enough to win.
- [San Jose Mercury News] Tim Lincecum roughed up as San Francisco Giants lose opener to Arizona Diamondbacks - Before yesterday's game, Timmeh had only given up two home runs in 48 innings pitched at Chase Field.
- [CBS Sports] San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks - Apparently Lincecum said this game could be a statement game between the two teams. I think the DBacks made their statement pretty clearly.
You know, statistically speaking, roughly half of teams lose their opening day game. Man, I'm glad we're not fans of one of those teams.DBacks News:
- [AZ Central] Diamondbacks organization is in great shape - It was my first time at Opening Day, but it was great to see the team and the stadium back in action.
- [ABC 15] Diamondbacks fans young and old fill Chase Field - Really great crowd out at the game, too.
- [Reno Gazette-Journal] Reno Aces: Snow doesn't deter dedicated fans - 8,517 fans showed up to watch the Aces open the season in a game that included a brief snow delay. Makes sitting in the sun at yesterday's game seem a little bit better by comparison.
- [AZ Central] Babe Ruth's daughter takes in Diamondbacks - That's right. Babe Ruth's daughter cheers for the Diamondbacks. Take that, Yankees.
- [Statesman.com] Dodgers say bankruptcy case is on track - Oh, well, if we've learned one thing in this whole situation, it's that we can trust what the Dodgers say, right? ...right?
- [Huffington Post] Tim Siedell: Baseball Is Life - Opening Day, and as usual, there's someone feeling a little poetic. No other sport seems to bring it out in quite the same way.
- [Pasadena Star-News] Last but not least - Albert Pujols- this year's Strasburg?
- [Baseball Nation] Mark Trumbo Opens Third-Base Career With Two Errors - Of course, there are other players on the Angels roster other than Albert Pujols- or at least, so I hear...
- [The Washington Post] Major League Baseball ticket prices flat for 1st time in 2 decades - Average prices around the league is up 1 cent from last year. Don't hear that too often. The Diamondbacks average price came in at $15.74, second only to the Padres.
- [MLB Daily Dish] Orioles Release Armando Galarraga - When I saw Jim Joyce was umpiring at yesterday's game, I wondered where Galarraga ended up. Well, after a 7.20 ERA and 4 Ks in ten innings this spring, he isn't sticking in the Orioles system. He was let go when former DBack Dana Eveland was assigned to AAA.