How does it go again? Either have your starter go deep into the game scrap together 5-6 runs hand the ball off to your 8th and 9th inning guys and call it a day or trail for a most of the game hang around then make your move for a comeback victory.
The 2012 D-Backs seamlessly picked up right where the 2011 D-Backs left off. Games 1 & 2 seem to follow the formula have your starters go deep in the game, Kennedy & Hudson both 1 out away from 7 inning performances. Then hand the ball off to David Hernandez followed by JJ Putz to shut the door, boom back to back 5-4 victories. Sunday’s game, a little more colorful. Josh Collmenter ineffective in 3 IP 6 runs ( 5 earned) was bailed out by good offense and Wade Miley throwing 4 scoreless frames out of long relief. A sloppy game altogether, 5 errors, Miley and the rest of the pen were spectacular throwing 6 scoreless innings in comeback #1 (47 last season, best in bigs). It was a stress test finish, as Brian Shaw put the potential tying and go ahead runs on base before recording out 27 for his first career save as JJ wasn't available after throwing back to back days.
What we learned: Kennedy & Hudson remain solid and poised to build on last season’s success.
The spring woes continue for Collmenter, not good with young guns looming.
Bullpen remains nails.
Offense doesn't settle for 1 base, 13 of 25 hits in series went for extra bases (7 doubles 6 homers)
Series MVP: Chris Young 4/11 3 extra base hits (2 doubles 1 home run) 4 RBI