After how last night’s game went, I think I can safely say that all anyone really wanted for today’s game was to get out of it without more of our starting lineup getting injured. Thankfully, we did get that, however, we really didn’t get much more as Merrill Kelly got roughed up a bit in his final start of the pre-season.
Jake Lamb got the scoring for the home team with a home run in the bottom of the second. Marte and Ahmed both made easy outs to finish the inning, but a lead is a lead. However, it wouldn’t last long, once the White Sox got to bat in the top of the third inning. Lead off singles to Beef and Tim Anderson got it going, and after they moved to third on a ground out to the mound. Then the parade past home started.
Yoan Moncada singled home Castillo. He was replaced by a pinch runner, who was eliminated on a force out off the bat of Yolmer Sanchez. That force out did score Anderson, however. Sanchez was then pinch hit for by Nick Madrigal, who proceeded to score on a Jose Abreu double. Another pinch hitter, and another single later, the score was 4-1.
After that, the game was basically over. the Sox added single tallies in the fourth, fifth, and eighth innings, but they were more for show than anything. At no point did the Diamondbacks really put up a fight, which I’m honestly okay with, since it means that we escaped any more serious injuries.
Off day tomorrow and then OPENING DAY. Real baseball folks. It’s so close, I could smell the grass if my sinuses weren’t actively trying to smother me. Here’s to a great season of Diamondbacks baseball!