Not exactly an earth shattering result, however the Arizona Diamondbacks started out the 2011 Spring Training schedule with a 7-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants in Scottsdale on Friday afternoon.They start right where they left off, with an “L” in the loss column, only this one thankfully doesn’t count.
Both starters were tagged early. Giants starter Tim Lincecum gave up three runs and five hits, in 1.2 innings. Dbacks starter Joe Saunders gave up four runs and four hits in 1.2 innings of work. Not exactly a pitchers day, but then again early on it usually is a hitters game.
Buster Posey did the Dbacks in again with a two-run hit, so nothing new there. What was new was Xavier Nady for the Dbacks and he provided some power with a home run in the loss.
Tomorrow is the home opener at Salt River Fields. Aaron Heilman will start for the Dbacks.