The Diamondbacks season has not gotten off to a great start.
The team lost two of three to the lowly Rockies. They were outscored by a margin of 20-19; this was due in large part to their 11-6 win last night. They opened up by losing 10-5 on Monday and lost 4-3 today.
Nobody in the series was radder than Trevor Story; the Rockies shortstop had four home runs in three games. But it was not a good three days for the Diamondbacks side, though there were some solid performances. Here’s who was rad and who was bad this series for the Diamondbacks:
Rad: Jean Segura
The Diamondbacks’ new shortstop went 6-for-14 this series with a triple, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. This comes after he batted .469/.493/.703 in spring training.
Bad: Zack Greinke
The 2015 Cy Young runner-up failed to live up to the abundance of hype surrounding his first start. Greinke allowed seven runs on nine hits in four innings, including three home runs. He has a 15.75 ERA on the season, though Greinke was reportedly dealing with the flu on Opening Night. He deserves a mulligan.
Rad: Nick Ahmed
The so-called light-hitter has gone six-for-11 with four runs scored and a home run. He’s now the everyday shortstop, so this is his chance to take the job and run.
Bad: Shelby Miller
Much like his fellow offseason acquisition, Miller failed to meet expectations in his D-Backs debut, allowing six runs in the fourth inning of last night’s game. No flu excuse for Miller, at least to our knowledge.
Rad: Paul Goldschmidt
When isn’t Paul Goldschmidt rad? Never, evidently. He homered in the first inning last night and although he only had two hits in the series, the other one was a triple.
Bad: Chip Hale
Hale apologized yesterday for blasting the media following the team’s Opening Day lost.
“You guys built it up really good. You did a nice job of it. I said it before the game, you guys really hyped it up,” Hale said to the media following the Diamondbacks’ loss.
After losing two of three to one of the N.L.’s worst teams, they will now welcome the consensus best team in baseball into Chase Field: The Cubs.