Details, it has to be said, are hard to come by - neither ESPN nor MLB even acknowledged the game's existence on their websites, so I don't even appear to have a box-score to go off for this one. We do know it lasted seven innings. We know West Virginia got on the board early, scoring in the first inning with some hard-hit balls off Yoan Lopez, and an apparent assist from a weak armed Yasmany Tomas in left, but the D-backs came back with three runs in the bottom half. That included a lead-off double by new guy Jean Segura, Tomas scoring from first on a double, and an extremely cameo appearance by Paul Goldschmidt, who walked and was promptly replaced by a pinch-runner!
Thereafter? Hard to be sure. Brandon Drury apparently got a double, and that's about all we are able to say for sure. Couple of minor bits and piece of news. A.J. Pollock has a sore arm and won't play tomorrow; it's not deemed too serious and according to Chip Hale, comes up every year. The starting rotation has also been set for the next few days: Matt Koch gets the start tomorrow in another college match-up versus the U of A Wildcats, before, Rubby De La Rosa beings the Cactus League proper on Wednesday. Through the weekend, the other starters will be Robbie Ray on Thursday, then Zack Greinke Shelby MIller and Patrick Corbin.
But, hey! Baseball is back! And even if we can't get to see it, that's still the best news of the day. Tomorrow, it'll be baseball we get to listen to, on the radio, and we get to enjoy the Mike Ferrin Experience for the first time, so that'll be interesting.