The Arizona Diamondbacks opened their season last Monday against the Colorado Rockies.
In the first 4 innings, the Rockies got 9 hits (3 of them homers), a walk and 7 runs.
Off Zack Greinke.
But when he took the mound last night vs the Cubs, I wasn't gonna fall for that first game act.
Well, then the game started.
And it was just like the cartoon I did the other day with Joe Maddon throwing punches.
HEYWARD! ZOBRIST! RIZZO! BRYANT! MONTERO!
Before Greinke knew it, he was down 3.
Kyle Hendricks started off the next inning with another hit off him.
Man, who woulda thought?
Speaking of Hendricks, so happy to say he looked fantastic in his first outing.
6.2 innings of ins and outs and speed changes I don't think ever got over 86 mph.
It just makes for such a contrast when the bullpen comes in, last night starting with Adam Warren's first appearance as a Cub.
4 outs, 15 pitches, no hits no damage.
Then Hector Rondon came in and put the bad spring in the rear view, all pumped up after striking out 2 of 3 in the 9th.
Dexter Fowler - you have to wonder if it's possible to start off hotter and just where the Cubs would be without him right now.
His OPS is 1.520 and it seems like he's always on base.
So today it's Jake Arrieta vs Shelby Miller in a 3:10 Sunday Afternoon game, just the thing for a crappy cold and gray day in Chicago.
Hers's a pic from yesterday's surprising morning with a thin coating of snow: