Today's #DbacksSpring lineup "at" the Rockies:— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) March 13, 2019
1⃣9⃣ @SocratesBrito | CF
1⃣5⃣ @ildemaro_tigre | 3B
4⃣1⃣ Wilmer Flores | 2B
6⃣ #FreightTrain | LF
2⃣2⃣ @JakeLamb18 | 1B
1⃣3⃣ @NickAhmed13 | SS
2⃣7⃣ @superSZCZ4 | RF
3⃣1⃣ Alex Avila | C
1⃣8⃣ @carskelly | DH
3⃣5⃣ @MAndriese | P pic.twitter.com/BwxYybK25w
Looks like significantly better conditions at Salt River than last night, when rain forced the abandonment of the game against the Rangers. Rather breezy and chilly this morning (at least here at SnakePit Towers), but bright and clear, so nothing should interfere with today’s contest. Matt Andriese will probably end the day on top of the most active pitchers used by the D-backs this spring; he goes into this start having thrown 7.1 innings, behind only Robbie Ray (7.2) and Rule 5 pick Nick Green (9.2). The results have been a bit mixed for Andriese, with seven hits, two walks and five strikeouts. But it’s interesting to see him getting starts; last year, he had one start and thirteen relief appearances for the D-backs.
Bit of news from Torey’s pre-game press session.
#Dbacks Archie Bradley has a stiff neck and will likely be pushed back for a couple of days before getting into a game. Nothing serious says manager Torey Lovullo.— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) March 13, 2019
Bradley has only two Cactus League appearances so far, though as I recall, he did also pitch in Zack Greinke’s backfield appearance. No reason for concern to this point - unlike Jarrod Dyson, who still has been about as visible this spring as snow in Phoenix. Still, something of which we should be aware.