Diamondbacks 2, Brewers 1 (F/5): Spring Rain-ing

Rainbow over Salt River Fields. - @BertDbacks, via Twitter

Bad weather wreaked havoc across much of the Cactus League this afternoon. At Salt River Fields, the start was delayed, and a halt was eventually called in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Record: 3-2. Change on 2013: +1/2.

I'm not certain if this contest even counts, as it didn't quite get through the mandatory five full innings. However, I think the fact that we reached the middle of the fifth with the home team (us) ahead, means it's good enough. Not that spring training numbers are meaningful, but this game did include Mark Trumbo's first home-run as a Diamondback, so it would kinda suck if that was erased from the record books due to a passing weather system.On the other hand, that also means there's no rain-check for the 8,198 in attendance, who barely got to see half a game.

Obviously, this will be a short report for exactly the same reason. Trevor Cahill got the start, after a 36-minute rain delay, and continued the streak of slightly-longer appearances by D-backs, working 3.1 innings. He allowed two hits and a walk, with an impressive four strikeouts. The two hits were both in the first, and led to the run when former Diamondback Mark Reynolds, trying to make the Brewers as a first-baseman, singled home the opening score of the game. However, that was it off Cahill. Josh Collmenter worked the remaining 1.2 innings, keeping the Brewers off the board the rest of the way.

After we stranded two men in the first, Trumbo tied things up for the Diamondbacks with a home-run to left-center, leading off the second inning. In the third inning, there was some two-out magic after Chris Owings hit into a double-play, to wipe Tony Campana off the bags. Paul Goldschmidt worked a walk, and then Miguel Montero doubled to right field, with Goldie coming all the way around from first to score the go-ahead run. Singles by Jake Lamb and Ender Inciarte with one out in the fourth showed promise, but Lamb was picked off. We had men on second and third with one down in the fifth, after Owings' second hit and the third Goldwalk of the day, when the game was called.

We're back at Salt River Fields in an hour and a half, and hopefully the weather will be a little better for the nightcap against the Cubs, which sees Archie Bradley make his first appearance of 2014. We'll be re-using the same Gameday Thread for that one, in our bid to help the rain forest. Or something.

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