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Spring Training Gameday Thread, #15/16: 3/9 vs Royals/@ Rockies

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A severely split-squad today...

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

About 575 kilometers, in fact, will be separating the two halves of the Diamondbacks’ spring training roster today, via the I-10 and Mexico’s highway 15 N. For some will be in Scottsdale, taking on Kansas City, while the others will be over the border in Mexico, taking on the Rockies down in Hermosillo. I’m just going to do one game thread and one recap - the same will apply tomorrow, when it’s another multinational double-header. I’ll update this thread a little later, when we have the line-up for the evening game.

Seems like a slightly more solid line-up for the Diamondbacks today than the one which faced the Brewers yesterday. Nick Ahmed, Jake Lamb, Wilmer Flores and Alex Avila gives us at least three more “locks” from the Opening Day roster among the position players. Interesting to see Yasmany Tomas playing the outfield, rather than first base. Luke Weaver is on the mound for Arizona, and had a solid first outing against MLB hitters. He went three innings, allowing a run on two hits, with no walks and three strikeouts. He’ll likely be continuing to work on his curve, and if that can become an effective weapon, we could have a very good pitcher on our hands.

This one’s on Fox Sports Arizona; the evening game in Mexico is only on TV there, though if you speak Spanish, the radio here is broadcasting it on Univision Deportes Radio 105.1 FM.


After the D-backs’ bats came alive, coming back from 5-1 down with a dozen unanswered runs for their first victory in a week, the international portion of today’s split-squad game starts shortly in Hermosillo. Here’s the line-up for that:

TrenDeCarga, in case you hadn’t worked it out, is David Peralta. :) We will be with the team in spirit, and are eating Mexican tonight!