DBACKfeeDBACK: D-Backs vs Rockies at SRF

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Diamondbacks looked to continue their winning ways on Thursday with a home game against the Rockies, sending Trevor Cahill to the mound against Jhoulys Chacin for Colorado.

Cahill has shown signs of improvement even though he still struggles with his control, but he did a good job of working out of jams and keeping runs off the board for the Rockies. He walked one of the eight batters he faced, gave up two hits, and kept the game scoreless in the 2.0 innings he pitched.

Starting pitcher Chacin for Colorado walked one and gave up 2 ER by way of two hits. He struck out one batter, Aaron Hill, and worked his way out of a bases loaded situation without a disaster occurring.

D-Backs pitcher Archie Bradley also made an appearance on the mound and made batters look silly for 2 innnings. He showed signs of improvement with his control, only giving up a double to Rockies’ RF Parker, but he struck out three of the seven batters he faced, walked nobody, and looked dominant against big league hitters.

This is shaping up to be the year we see Bradley in the starting rotation. He and fellow prospect Aaron Blair have both received high praise from several within the organization, and Bradley shows signs of maturity above others at his level.

The Diamondbacks offensively exhibited encouraging performances from younger players like catcher Peter O’Brien, who played DH in this one. O’Brien specifically was very efficient and patient at the plate, going 1-1 with a single, BB, and scoring a run in his two plate appearances.

Another newer face to the roster, 1B Danny Dorn, continues to display his offensive abilities early this Spring with a decisive HR in the 4th inning off of Rockies’ relief pitcher Eddie Butler. The 2 run shot was enough to put the Diamondbacks up for good by a score of 4-3. RHP Evan Marshall is credited with the save.

Friday, Arizona welcomes Chip Hale’s prior team to the friendly confines of Salt River Fields when they take on the Oakland A’s  at 1:10 PM. LHP Robbie Ray will get the start for the D-Backs.

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