Diamondbacks Lose Ninth-Straight Spring Training Game 6-4 To Dodgers

This is starting to not be funny anymore. Ninth-straight loss for the Diamondbacks to sink their Spring Training record to 5-18. Not exactly the turnaround we were hoping for from Kirk Gibson and Kevin Towers, but hey all will be forgotten if they play well in April when it matters.

The best news of the day was another strong outing from Aaron Heilman who continues to make a strong case to get a job in the starting rotation. He's the first D-backs pitcher to throw five innings this spring.

D-backs face the Mariners in Peoria today at 1:10 p.m. 

Pitching Probables: RHP Daniel Hudson, RHP Juan Gutierrez, RHP Esmerling Vasquez, RHP Micah Owings

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 6: Vict... Oops. Never mind... - AZ Snakepit
[...]after seven frames, they were clinging to a 4-2 lead. Enter Rafael Rodriguez, who had clearly been taking lessons from the J.J. Putz school of pre-season preparation. He allowed four hits, two home runs and four runs before retiring a batter, condemning the Diamondbacks to their ninth defeat in a row. Arizona's Cactus League record is 5-18. 

SnakePit Statistics 1.0.3: Fielding and Miscellaneous - AZ Snakepit
In previous installments, we've covered hitting and pitching statistics. We finish off the series by taking a look at fielding numbers, and also other stats that are often used to show player performance - in particular, WAR (Wins Above Replacement). 

Heilman making his case for rotation | dbacks.com: News
Aaron Heilman became the first Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher to go five innings Thursday against the Dodgers. The right-hander, who is bidding for a spot in the rotation after spending the past five seasons as a reliever, allowed two runs on six hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out three.

Arizona Diamondbacks have plenty of jobs undecided
"At this point, I would say there are a lot of things to be determined," Gibson said Thursday before his team lost its ninth consecutive game, this time to the Dodgers.

Arizona Diamondbacks' Gerardo Parra making 'more than a push' for outfield job
When you ask around Diamondbacks camp about what people have seen this spring from outfielder Gerardo Parra, the superlatives flow. "Amazing," second baseman Kelly Johnson said. "I think he's getting easier power now," right fielder Justin Upton said.

 

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