A beautiful box score to look at for the opener. Great numbers and it lacks the tedium of spring training. Unlike last year, the Diamondbacks did not need too much drama in this one. Starting pitching was strong as expected. Patrick Corbin gave up his required first inning homer, but settled in nicely for the win. The bullpen was perfect, starting with a nice LOOGY job by JDLR, followed by strong performances by everyone else. The offense scored runs led by Lamb’s commencement of his annual first half tear. Goldy got three walks. Our new speedster, Dyson, got a triple and a stolen base. Production up and down the lineup. Baseball is back and the Diamondbacks have started out quite strong.
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Last time he was going to start on opening day, he blew out his elbow before it even happened. Patrick Corbin pitched well and got the win this time. Good for him. If he has a great season, he will be too expensive to sign next year, but that’s just fine.
Lamb drove in four runs on two big hits including a double to the deepest part of the park. He seems to pile up the RBIs in the first half of the season. We can talk about his second half later, for now, time to enjoy his stats.
It’s true, but this victory looked more like a June version of the Diamondbacks. Less drama and more dominance. I like it.
I have a feeling we will be getting daily stories about this kid playing in New York. So be it.
My favorite overreaction was the one about Clayton Kershaw losing some velocity. I’m sure we’ll all be looking at the radar gun during Greinke’s first start.
The standings so far. I had to post the link to show the Diamondbacks already a game up on the Dodgers.