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Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training Gameday Thread, #21: 3/17 vs. Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics

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Double your St Patrick’s Day fun!

Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Diamondbacks line-up vs. Mariners (Salt River Fields)

  1. CF Gregor Blanco
  2. 2B Domingo Leyba
  3. RF David Peralta
  4. 1B Jason Pridie
  5. 3B Ildemaro Vargas
  6. LF Jeremy Hazelbaker
  7. SS Nick Ahmed
  8. C Jeff Mathis
  9. RHP Shelby Miller
    + LHP Andrew Chafin, RHP Enrique Burgos, RHP Matt Koch, LHP T.J. McFarland

Diamondbacks line-up vs. Athletics (Hohokam)

  1. SS Ketel Marte
  2. C Chris Herrmann
  3. 2B Brandon Drury
  4. 3B Jake Lamb
  5. RF Chris Owings
  6. LF Oswaldo Arcia
  7. 1B Kristopher Negron
  8. CF Evan Marzilli
  9. RHP Archie Bradley
    + RHP Evan Marshall, RHP Braden Shipley, RHP Zack Godley

Plenty to keep an eye on this afternoon, with the Diamondbacks pulling double duty. One roster move made this morning: Silvino Bracho has been optioned to AAA Reno. Not worth a separate post, but I did update our roster watch spreadsheet to reflect the news. One less candidate for the bullpen...

Bradley really needs to step his game up if he’s going to win the fifth starter’s spot. Torey Lovullo made all the right noises after the last outing, saying “We didn’t evaluate the runs that he gave up or the unearned runs or really even the play that he didn’t make that led to a couple extra pitches.” But 18 hits over 9.2 innings and a resulting ERA over 11, isn’t going to convince anyone. There’ll likely be only three more starts at most, so he needs to begin demonstrating why he deserves the job, not why he doesn’t.