SnakeBytes: Slippery when moist Edition

Monsoon rains at @SaltRiverFields one hour before @ArchieBradley7 makes his first spring start. - @BertDbacks, via Twitter

Now, why couldn't Friday's blowout/shutout have been rained out? No, it had to be a close game against the Brewers, and Archie Bradley's spring debut that got hammered. Time to put a roof over Salt River Fields. Sure Mesa would pony up more tax dollars for that, if we tell them it's for the Cubs.

Recap (such as there is)

  • [AP] Trumbo homers, Diamondbacks beat Brewers in rain - ''Being one of the last guys to throw, you get excited,'' Cahill said. ''You can't get prepared throwing batting practice and simulated games... 'My curveball was working and I was able to throw a strike when I needed to, which is a good sign."

Team news

Other stuff

  • [MLB.com] MLBAM introduces new way to analyze every play - Damn. this could be epic. "Major League Baseball Advanced Media on Saturday introduced a revolutionary plan for in-ballpark infrastructure designed to provide the first complete and reliable measurement of every play on the field and answer previously unanswerable analytics questions... For instance, on a brilliant, game-saving diving catch by an outfielder, this new system will let us understand what created that outcome. Was it the quickness of his first step, his acceleration? Was it his initial positioning?"
  • [Pitcher Gifs] Every Pitch In Masahiro Tanaka’s First Spring Training Start - Masahiro Tanaka made his US debut for the Yankees, throwing two innings in a spring training game. Here are GIFs of every pitch, should you care.Damn, that splitter (3.1) is nasty.
  • Elsewhere in spring training, game of the day was also in the Grapefruit League, where the Braves and Nationals were scoreless after three... and Washington were 16-15 up four innings later, as Atlanta had a nine-run fifth and still lost, blowing a 14-6 lead. The last three innings were then scoreless too. The sides combined for 31 runs, 37 hits, 14 walks and six errors. Line of the day goes to the Braves' Obispo: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 1 K.

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