Monday, April 11, 2005


... out of three ain't bad, at least not those three.

12-10 D-Backs loss to the Dodgers in extra innings Saturday night, then a 5-4 Diamondbacks win yesterday afternoon. The Dodgers win the series, but the Diamondbacks serve enough notice that they've improved considerably. Which we knew, of course, but others are learning now, too.

But considering that there are 16 other teams at 3-3, just like the D-Backs, it's OK to feel a little disappointed that the D-Backs couldn't pull out another one of the games.

I suppose I could complain about the starting pitching not being strong enough -- i.e., not going deep enough into the game -- but it's also nice to know that the starting pitching hasn't been miserable yet (save Vazquez's Opening Day disaster). And the offense thus far has been everything it was supposed to be... last year.

Defensively there still appear to be some issues, but that's harder to tell by catching the game on TV or reading game summaries. There was a nice running grab by Shawn Green in, what, the 8th inning of Sunday's game, but on TV it's hard to tell whether Green read the ball perfectly and saved a run-scoring double, or if misread the ball off the bat and was lucky to catch up to it.

Stop by later today for some more stuff.

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