The Arizona Diamondbacks offense once again was stifled, as they managed no runs and only six hits in their early game against the San Diego Padres. However, youngsters Patrick Corbin and Trevor Bauer looked good in the combined five innings they threw. In the end, San Diego plated eight runs in the final four frames and beat Arizona 8-0 at Salt River Field.
Corbin got his first start of the spring and showed great composure. Manager Kirk Gibson used the words "very aggressive" and "athletic" when referring to his work on the mound. He threw three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out three.
Bauer then came in for a pair of innings, but what got more attention was his warmup work. He did his long toss on the field before the game, throwing nearly 500 feet by the end of it (foul pole to foul pole) and then did his warmups in the bullpen from the start of the game when Corbin was in.
Corbin joked that the team was glad he worked three quick innings because Bauer had already thrown 75 pitches in his work in the pen.
The scoring started in the sixth inning when Takashi Saito was brought into the game. He gave up back-to-back homeruns to start the inning, but then set the next three batters down.
In the top of the ninth, San Diego added another six runs to get the final score.
The D-Backs play one more game tonight under the lights at Salt River Field, this time as the visiting team against the Colorado Rockies.
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