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, if you will." NewsYahoo Red Sox Team PageYahoo Red Sox ReportYahoo Red Sox Depth ChartYahoo Red Sox TransactionsYahoo Red Sox PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub 鉁昉redicting the Season: Who will be the best defensive player?New,8commentsThe defensive wizard, if you will.EDTShareTweetShareSharePredicting the Season: Who will be the best defensive player?Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY SportsWe are now just a day away from the regular season kicking off in earnest, with the Red Sox having completed their exhibition schedule. As such, it’s time to start projecting the season a bit. If you’ve been here over the last few years, you likely remember our six superlative polls, which will come out over the next three days. If you aren’t familiar, well, it’s not that complicated. We’ll have votes on Team MVP, Best Pitcher, Defensive Wizard, Biggest Surprise, Biggest Disappointment and Unsung Hero. This vote will be for Defensive Wizard.This is not an easy category for the Red Sox Stephen Strasburg Jersey
, as they have a handful of outstanding defensive players. They have a stated goal to sweep the Gold Gloves in the outfield, and while it’s certainly a longshot it’s not totally out of the question. They have one of the best defensive second basemen of the last 25 years coming back to hopefully play on a regular basis, a Gold Glover at first base and a guy who’s always had a strong defensive reputation behind the plate. I think this one might be a runaway, but there are enough options that it could be closer than I expect. Make your voice heard and vote in the poll below. If you’re choice is not listed, just drop a note in the comments and I’ll get in and add that choice as soon as I get the chance. Fortunately, Yu Darvish wasn’t much better."Record: 3-1. Change on 2018: +1. 5-inning record: 2-0-2A pair of ugly debuts this spring for Zack Godley and Yu Darvish. Neither were able even to get through their expected two innings. Instead, their combined line wasGodley/Darvish: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 7 BB (!), 0 SOYeah, safe to say that neither pitcher had that control thing working this afternoon at Sloan Park. Reports suggest that Godley may have been suffering from the whole “falling off the mound” problem which plagued him in 2018 http://www.nationalsfanproshop.com/authentic-matt-adams-jersey
, and caused problems with his delivery. Now, this is why we have spring training, of course. But given how troublesome and hard to fix this ailment proved last year, seeing it out of the gate this season wasn’t what I wanted.In fact, Godley retired one batter in the bottom of the first. It went double, walk, RBI single, groundout, walk; then a fielder’s choice/throwing error by 1B Christian Walker allowed two more runs to score. A wild pitch and another walk ended Zack’s day, as he was replaced by the marvelously-named Damien Magnifico, a name surely befitting a stage magician more than a pitcher. Still, given he came in with the bases loaded and one out, escaping with only a sacrifice fly allowed was not a bad trick. And fortunately Anthony Rendon Jersey
, the D-backs offense were even more impressive, immediately making that four-run Cubs lead vanish like a Las Vegas showgirl with a five-run second inning.C Alex Avila got it started with a walk, and RF Yasmany Tomas legged his way out of a double-play. SS Jazz Chisholm walked, chasing Snyder and LF Rob Refsnyder singled to load the bases for us as well with one out. CF Socrates Brito got Arizona on the board with a sacrifice fly, and the D-backs took full advantage after an error by Kris Bryant allowed 3B Kelly Tomlinson to reach, re-loading the bags. For 2B Wilmer Flores unclogged them, tying the game with a bases-clearing double to left, and Walker redeemed himself for his gaffe with a go-ahead RBI single. That turned out to be the end of the scoring for either side, giving Magnifico the W. Can’t argue with the effectiveness of the Arizona bullpen, where eight pitchers combined for 8.2 innings of one-hit ball. After Magnifico, Ricky Nolasco, Mark Rzepcynski, Jimmie Sherfy Daniel Murphy Jersey
, Stefan Crichton, Michael Kohn and Kevin McCanna each threw a scoreless inning, with Emilio Vargas being extended to work both the fifth and sixth. Rzepcynski was the only man to give up a hit - but also struck out the other three batters he faced. Sherfy walked two batters in the fourth; McCanna also allowed two free passes in the ninth, to put the tying run in scoring position and the go-ahead one on first, before recovering with back-to-back strikeouts for the save.Arizona’s hitters didn’t do much better, managing only two hits after the second inning. Both teams managed more walks than hits - together, the Giants and D-backs combined for eight hits and fifteen walks. Walker continued his hot start, going 2-for-2 with a walk, to boost his spring training average to a healthy .833. I’m predicting that may not be sustainable. :) Flores had a hit and a walk and is batting .750. Tomorrow, the D-backs are back on the West side of town, facing the Padres at Peoria. Prospect Taylor Clarke gets the start for Arizona.