Two games in? Seems about the right time to engage in ridiculous extrapolation, laughably small sample sizes and knee jerk hyperbole, as we look back to see what we learned from the series in Australia.
Trevor Cahill belly flopped in his 2014 debut, and the D-backs' offense struggled to push runs across against Hyun-Jin Ryu. A four-run ninth inning ultimately wasn't enough to split the opening series with Los Angeles.
Trust you are all refreshed and recharged, ready for another exciting edition of Antipodean baseball. Let's hope the script is a little different from last night though. Maybe a hit with runners in scoring position? Just a thought...
Arizona's streak of victories to start the season ended at six, and though they became the first team to score off Clayton Kershaw on Opening Day., it wasn't enough, as one run was all the offense could manage in Sydney.
Hello? Hello? Is this thing on? I'm not sure I even remember how to do these, it has been so long. Welcome to the 2013 major-league baseball season. Tonight starts the Diamondbacks' journey to the World Series. Will that dream last till morning?
While the rest of the world is entranced by college basketball and their brackets, baseball is just a couple days away from getting started again. The D-backs faced the Australian team as they ramp up their preparation for the Dodgers on Saturday.
The Dodgers were within six outs of an embarrassing blanking at the hands of Team Australia, before breaking through, but Adrian Gonzalez is apparently upset hoverboards were not part of the sightseeing package.
The Diamondbacks arrived in Australia, and were whisked away to see Sydney Harbor Bridge before getting a tour the Sydney Cricket Ground where they'll play against the Dodgers, and having their first light workout on the park itself.
The team have now arrived in Australia, and has already got in a spot of sightseeing, and their first practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground. We'll have some video in a bit, but here's a round-up of the news at home and abroad....