Anderson will start on Friday against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, and Archie Bradley will make his first career major league start on Saturday night.
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Expect a big crowd all weekend long for the games against the Diamondbacks biggest rival, but the biggest crowd should come on Saturday when Bradley makes his much anticipated first Diamondbacks start against the reigning N.L. CY Young award winner Clayton Kershaw.
Everybody is intrigued to see what Bradley can bring to this team after an outstanding Arizona Fall League, and an even better spring.
If Bradley wasn’t ready Trevor Cahill would still be here, but its clear the Diamondbacks believe he is ready.
Anderson is just as big of a story as Bradley. He was the Diamondbacks most consistent starter last season after getting called up, and it will be interesting to see if he can replicate that consistency this season.
The bottom line is the Diamondbacks are built around scoring a lot of runs with good defense and just enough pitching.
However, that doesn’t mean that the starters don’t have to be a lot better than they were in the first two games.
Diamondbacks starters have pitched 18 innings so far and have given up 1o earned runs which is not good at all.
We will see if Anderson and Bradley can get the starters back on track and start the series with the Dodgers off on the right foot.