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Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 2: Young pitching impresses

Four young starting pitchers combine for no runs as the Diamondbacks win their official Cactus League opener.

Rubby De La Rosa in a pervious life (look, there's no uploaded picture of this game yet, sue me)
Rubby De La Rosa in a pervious life (look, there's no uploaded picture of this game yet, sue me)
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The tandem of Rubby De La Rosa, Chase Anderson, Aaron Blair, Braden Shipley combined for a shutout and Dan Runzler... didn't as the Diamondbacks open up regular Cactus League play with a win against the Rockies.

Both teams put up goose eggs until the 6th when Peter O'Brien hit the one of his two hits for an RBI single that scored Walter Ibarra. From there, the Diamondbacks went on a bit of a rampage. They scored two runs in the 7th from a Jordan Pacheco double and an infield single by Ibarra. Three runs happened in the 8th with an RBI double by Jamie Romak, an RBI groundout by Pacheco and a single by Ibarra to make it 6-0

Dan Runzler came into the game in the 9th and loaded the bases with one out and the Diamondbacks allowed their first run since September on a single by Rafael Ynoa.  Roger Bernadina was able to beat out a double play to score another run to make it 6-2. No further damage was recorded in the game.

Impressing at the plate was Peter O'Brien, who went 2-3 with two singles and an RBI. Also worth noting, the six innings he caught were all shutouts, and there seemed to be no defensive weirdness on his part. Other potential Catcher Oscar Hernandez also had a hit and scored a run.

De La Rosa, Anderson, Blair, and Shipley pitched two innings each, allowing no runs each. The first three had two strikeouts each (Shipley had one), and only Anderson allowed a walk.

For those of you keeping track of pace of play changes, the game ran 2:59 in 9 innings.

David Peralta was hit by a pitch and was promptly lifted from the game, but Chip Hale reports that he is fine.