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Ouch. That’ll leave a mark.

MLB: Spring Training-Arizona Diamondbacks at Colorado Rockies Cheryl Evans-USA TODAY Sports

In Arizona’s defense, this was a game which was largely blown out by the C-roster. Through seven innings, it was still close, with Cleveland only one run up, but the visitors poured it on late, scoring two in the eighth and then six in the ninth. David Carpenter got... dare I say, nailed, allowing home-runs to three of the six batters he faced before being lifted. He ended up charged with five earned runs in one-third of an inning. Among the names you might have heard of, Jared Miller had a rough first outing, being tagged for some hard hits and two runs in the third inning. Yoshihisa Hirano’s Diamondbacks’ debut could have gone better too, allowing two hits and a run in the fourth.

Zack Godley got the start for Arizona and tossed 1.2 scoreless innings. Those were quite hard pounding: after 34 pitches, he had retired three batters and had put the first two on in the second frame. But then Godley did what Godley does, dialing up a ground-ball double-play with his 35th and final pitch of the afternoon. On the positive side for our pitchers, Archie Bradley made his first appearances, and worked a scoreless fifth with one strikeout, then Jake Barrett followed with a scoreless sixth. Joey Krehbiel was likely the pick of today’s hurlers, striking out two in a hitless seventh.

The Diamondbacks were held to six hits, two of those coming off the bat of David Peralta. One of those was his double which led off the bottom of the first, and he came around to score on productive outs from A.J. Pollock and Paul Goldschmidt. The team’s other run came in the fourth, a Nick Ahmed single driving in Ildemaro Vargas. The games also saw a pair of errors in the field, by Vargas and Rey Fuentes, though the latter also had a stolen-base. The crowd was 9,628 and despite the late surge, this was over in a relatively brisk 3:21. Jake Lamb took a ball off the ankle at the hot corner - exit velocity 114 mph. Per Jake, “It felt like 214. I didn’t see it off the bat. I saw it off my ankle.” But he seems fine.

Tomorrow sees the team face the Milwaukee Brewers, with the other ZG - Zack Greinke - starting for the Diamondbacks. First pitch there will be 1:10 pm again.