It has only been three games so far to start the 2023 Spring Training schedule for the Arizona Diamondbacks yet they have already given up over 40 runs. Giving up at least 12 or more runs in all three games. Yikes!
Giving up 12 to the Oakland Athletics in their first game, followed by giving up another 12 to the Colorado Rockies. Then an astounding 18 to the San Diego Padres.
The new rule changes in Major League Baseball have added to this in some way, all scoring has more than doubled in this small sample size.
In their first three spring training games over the weekend, the D-backs have given up 38 runs.
And one of those games is still in the 6th inning. pic.twitter.com/A09D6GC4qf
— PHNX Diamondbacks (@PHNX_Dbacks) February 26, 2023
Should we be Alarmed?
There are a few reasons why we should not be alarmed at the staggering numbers put up thus far. The first reason being that we have put out our young minor league pitchers to begin Spring Training.
Young pitchers can take a little longer to adjust to getting major league hitters out consistently. Zac Gallen has yet to pitch in Spring Training. Also Merrill Kelly is off in the World Baseball Classic playing for team America.
Drey Jameson, Ryne Nelson, and Tommy Henry were the three starters over these games. Three guys with less than a month in the Major League level. Also all three of these pitchers put on absolute shows last August when they got their chance to be called up to the Majors.
Also no pitcher for the Diamondbacks has pitched more than two innings due to Spring Training just beginning. Torey Lovullo will be very critical of the number of innings guys pitch. There is a long 7 months of baseball to be played.
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Rowan Donaghey is a Sports and Betting insider, and breaking news reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on twitter via @RowanDonaghey
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