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SnakeBytes 3/12: Starting pitcher races?

Not a lot of official news, as is common for weekends during spring training. But could today's games provide some clarity in the race for starting rotation spots?

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Yesterday's Game

Corbin Throws 3 Scoreless Innings in Arizona 12-3 Victory

Being a summary of yesterday's game, which was a certain success for the offense. While we might not be happy with all of our options at 2nd base, at least they've all done better this spring than the Royals competition...also, Matt Koch gave us our first sight of a pitcher hitting, thanks to the injury to Mark Thomas, and drew a walk.

Today's Game(s)

Two games today, both starting shortly after 1 pm, Arizona time (I think.) I think the time difference today is 1 hour and tomorrow will be 2 hours. Either way, one squad (with Rubby De La Rosa starting) will face the Royals at Salt River Fields (somewhat noteworthy that RDLR is facing the LHB heavy Royals)

and the other squad, with Archie Bradley starting, will be just down the road at Scottsdale Stadium facing the Giants.

Tune in to the game against the Royals on FSAZ for those of you in the viewing area, or for the rest of you. You can also catch it on KTAR, which I believe is AM 620. The game against the Giants will be on as well, but has no local sports coverage.

With RDLR pitching in one game and Bradley in the other, this could give us a look at not only the fifth starter job competition, but also whether RDLR will really be able to hold onto the fourth starter job. The Royals have seven left handed or switch hitters on the 40-man, so hopefully we can see if he is making progress against lefties.

Also, with so few backups in the game against the Royals, there's a decent change Tuffy Gosewisch catches the entire game, unless Mark Thomas is able to catch after his injury yesterday. The expectation will likely be for both starting pitchers to go five, if possible.

Other News

CBS Sports 2016 Arizona Diamondbacks Preview (video)

Ken Rosenthal on Diamondbacks (video)

There isn't a lot said here that is different from what Rosenthal said in the booth on Sunday, so if you heard that, this won't be news to you.

Diamondbacks Players Share Favorite Restaurants

If only they had run this feature when Addison Reed was still a Diamondback. I would have known what gift card to send him.