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Diamondbacks 2, Rangers 0: Zack Greinke goes slingin’ in the rain

Even by the low standards of it doesn’t count... This one doesn’t.

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Record: 8-8-2. Change on 2018: 0. 5-inning record: 8-7-3.

Tonight’s game doesn’t count for any records or statistics, being called with two outs in the top of the fifth inning. Understandable, really, since the rain was coming down in torrents at Salt River Fields, and there was just no point in potentially risking anyone’s health by playing on in fairly merciless conditions. That’s a bit of a shame as Zack Greinke looked thoroughly impressive. He didn’t allow a base-runner until one out in the fifth inning, and the only hit allowed was a single to the final man he faced. He went 423 scoreless innings, to add to the four zeroes posted in his previous two Cactus League starts, with one walk and six strikeouts, and pretty much looked ready for Opening Day.

The Diamondbacks has just taken the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. With one out, 3B Eduardo Escobar singled, and LF David Peralta then singled. RF Steven Souza then tripled, to score both base-runners. Arizona had two other hits, from 1B Jake Lamb and DH Yasmany Tomas (now batting .458 for the spring!), while Peralta had the team’s other walk. We hope for less moist things tomorrow, when the D-backs have to make the long trip to... the other side of Salt River Field, where they are the “visitors” against the Rockies. Matt Andriese is the scheduled starter there.