There haven't been many games like this the past couple of years, much less opening day. The Arizona Diamondbacks took an early 3-0 lead over the Cincinnati Reds and never looked back en route to a home opening 13-2 win Friday night at Chase Field.
So what went right for a change? Ian Kennedy pitcher outstanding, going 8 innings and striking out 9 hitters. Arizona's bats were out and alive Friday night. Home runs from Justin Upton, Kelly Johnson, and Chris Young added to the rout late. It was nice to see a game that wasn't left in doubt and the Dbacks on the winning end of things.
I sure hope they bottle this up because it may be awhile before you see this again. To go along with their 13 runs, the Dbacks racked up 13 hits. Stephen Drew made his season debut at SS and was able to belt out a couple of doubles as well. All around just a very entertaining game to watch. All this against a Reds team that was 5-1 entering tonight's game.
The Dbacks didn't even come close at any point in spring training to looking like the team that showed up at Chase Field Friday night. If the Dbacks can string together a few games here and there like tonight, then it will be a fun season to watch. Then again, tonight could just be a mirage. I'd like to think not though. Hopefully they will bring it tomorrow.