Shelby Miller continued his impressive spring for the D-backs as he struck out eight and allowed three hits, but Seattle rallied for seven runs in the ninth inning to secure a 9-5 victory over Arizona on Friday afternoon in front of a record crowd of 13,621 at Salt River Fields.
Milwaukee won 8-5 over Arizona on Thursday at Maryvale Baseball Park, where Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar of the Brewers and Daniel Descalso and David Peralta of the D-backs all went deep.
As part of MLBPipeline.com’s visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we’ll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Diamondbacks camp, it was No. 8 prospect Jon Duplantier, a 22-year-old right-hander.
Left-hander Robbie Ray, expected to again be part of the D-backs’ rotation, threw three strong innings Monday, giving up three hits and no runs while striking out one in Arizona’s 4-1 win over the Royals.
Yuhei Nakaushiro was among the Diamondbacks first cuts Sunday morning, but as manager Tory Lovullo and pitching coach Mike Butcher said, he also could be among the first promotions come the regular season.
Taijuan Walker expects the slider to be a big pitch for him in his first season with the Diamondbacks, and early indications are it very well could.
The D-backs went to camp this spring looking for a starter to slot behind Zack Greinke in the rotation. New acquisition Taijuan Walker took his first stab at trying to earn the No. 2 role on Tuesday against the Rangers at Surprise Stadium in an 8-4 Arizona victory.
On a rainy Tuesday morning in Phoenix, the sun shone brightly on the unveiling of the renovated Ability360’s Sports & Fitness Aquatic Center, which was funded by a $100,000 Ken Kendrick Grand Slam Award through the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.
Arizona’s Zack Greinke appears to be getting closer to making his Cactus League debut after facing hitters for the second time this spring Monday morning.
Patrick Corbin took a good first step in his bid to secure a spot in the D-backs’ rotation by tossing a pair of scoreless innings Monday afternoon as Arizona beat the Reds, ?-?, at Salt River Fields.
D-backs closer Fernando Rodney threw his second live batting-practice session of the spring Sunday. “I thought really good,” Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said when asked how Rodney looked.