Greinke Rocked in Diamondback Debut

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Well, that’s not exactly how they drew it up.

On a night where traffic on Washington as well as on Seventh Street driving up the to Chase Field was backed up to the freeways, where lines to get into the stadium were extremely long, where Chase Field was sold out with a buzz that frankly has not been seen in quite some time, the Diamondbacks were rocked by the Colorado Rockies to begin the 2016 season.

The buzz was created with the much anticipated Diamondback debut of big free agent acquisition Zack Greinke. The evening started out good as Greinke drove in the first run of the season for Arizona on an infield single. But in the third inning, the Rockies erupted for six runs to break the game open.

Greinke was leaving his pitches up in the zone and the Rockies took advantage as the first five batters would reach base and score before Greinke was able to record an out. He would give up a seventh run in the fourth has rookie Trevor Story, making his Rockie debut, hit his second of two home runs on the night. Greinke finished with a pitching line of four innings, nine hits, seven earned runs, one walk, three strikeouts and 55 strikes on 82 pitches.

The Diamondbacks offense chipped away at the Colorado lead after a two-run home run off the bat of Jake Lamb in the fourth and a two-run single off Yasmany Tomas in the fifth.

It is just game one of 162 for the Diamondbacks and they will look to bounce back as they begin the season on this ten game home stand.

A born and bred Arizonan, Jared has had great passion for the hometown teams all his life. He now channel's that passion into covering the pro, college and high school teams around the state as a Multimedia Reporter for Sports360AZ.