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Snake Bytes 3/30: Meeting Expectations

Last year, this team need to surpass expectations to be relevant; this year they need to meet them.

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Colorado Rockies v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Diamondbacks 8, Rockies 2

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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Corbin Fans 8 in Strong Opening Day Debut

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.

Related: Patrick Corbin Pitches Well in First Career Opening Day Start

Jake Lamb Comes Through Twice on Opening Day

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.

Diamondbacks Follow a Familiar Script in Opening Day Victory

It’s true, but this victory looked more like a June version of the Diamondbacks. Less drama and more dominance. I like it.

Around MLB

Giancarlo Stanton Homers Twice in Yankees Debut

I have a feeling we will be getting daily stories about this kid playing in New York. So be it.

Are You Serious? 10 Opening Day Overreactions

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.

MLB Standings

The standings so far. I had to post the link to show the Diamondbacks already a game up on the Dodgers.