LOD Daily Cactus Report 2/21/18
The LOD Daily Cactus Report is your source for Cactus League news throughout Spring Training. Check back for daily game reports highlighting the standouts and top stories from each contest.
Guess what. We had actual baseball today! Well, at least we had an MLB team take the field. While it wasn’t appointment television by any means, that feeling of Spring Training being here is incomparable. The Arizona Diamondbacks unofficially got Spring Training under way on Wednesday as they hosted the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Countdown to Cactus League Opener: 2 Days
Diamondbacks 6 Arizona State 2 F/7
The D-Backs used 18 position players and eight pitchers in the seven inning game. Christian Walker got the scoring started in the first when he singled home Ildemaro Vargas and Jeremy Hazelbaker. The Sun Devils actually knotted things up in the top of the second when they tagged Yuhei Nakaushiro for two runs. The game remained close with the Sun Devils pitchers holding their own for awhile until the 2017 NL Wild Card winners put up four runs in the final two frames.
David Carpenter and Michael Dimock both struck out three in one inning of work a piece. Walker was the main run producer while Tony Renda logged the only extra base hit of the game for the D-Backs with an RBI triple.
Latest Cactus League Team News:
- The Diamondbacks, in an attempt to replace J.D. Martinez, have made a deal to acquire Steven Souza from the Tampa Bay Rays in a three team trade.
- Jesse Chavez has a chance to make the Texas Rangers roster. The 34 year old right hander agreed to a one year deal with the club on Wednesday. (Jon Heyman)
- The Los Angeles Angels have acquired Jabari Blash after he was DFA’d by the New York Yankees.