After Friday's opening day win in Colorado, the Arizona Diamondbacks have not resembled a very good or even relatively good baseball team. That much was evident after a 6-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs today, taking their record to 1-3 overall. One more game tomorrow and then the Dbacks can bring their talents back to Chase Field.
No hitting, at least not at clutch times, has hurt the Dbacks the past two days. After Ryan Roberts struck out looking with the bases loaded yesterday in the 8th inning, today he hit a home run. However, that home run was a solo shot when the game was still very much in doubt.
The pitching has been suspect to say the least. Starter Joe Saunders actually had probably pitched the best of the starters to date. Today, Barry Enright was touched for four runs early and all the Dbacks could do from there was play catch up. They caught the Cubs in the 7th inning, tying the game 4-4, however the Cubs got 2 runs back in the bottom half of the inning and that was that.
Unfortunately it doesn't get any easier and it appears my predictions of the spring training performance has in fact carried over to the regular season. At least we have 4 down, only 158 to go.