"He's a beast. I've called him that all spring and he's strong."
-Chip Hale on David Peralta
"I was hoping to get a mistake and hit it."
-Jake Lamb on taking Ryan Vogelsong deep
"We were joking around, I think Mark Trumbo is leading the league in triples and Lamb is leading the league in RBIs."
It Happened Last Night
Giants 6, Diamondbacks 7
Rubby De La Rosa flashed signs of why the Diamondbacks acquired him for Wade Miley in the offseason. He also showed plenty of reason why he has been such a frustrating pitcher to have on the staff. David Peralta launched the first Diamondback home run of 2015. Jake Lamb followed with his own 3-run shot to bolster his league-leading RBI total. Trumbo tripled (again), and Reed managed to record a save despite allowing things to get interesting (so business as usual for him). Here are your recaps:
Matchup pits 2011 AL ROY winner against 2010 NL ROY winner Posey.
"I've always looked up to Cody," Pacheco said. "I've respected Cody tremendously my whole career. For me, it was kind of a bittersweet moment."
Hill, a bench player, has two starts in two games. Pollock, the second best position player on the team, has one, making room for another bench player, Inciarte to start the second game of the season. Expect more of this from Chip Hale, as the Diamondbacks' new skipper seems more regular players than available positions.
That didn't take long.
Despite looking more like Trevor Cahill (in many ways) than Jon Lester, the Boston Red Sox have come to terms with right-hander Rick Porcello, guaranteeing $82.5MM over four years. This sort of payout to a third-tier starter does not bode well for the newly cash-flush Diamondbacks come November.