Updated Mar 23, 2014 - 9:56 am
Dodgers jump to early lead, sweep D-backs in MLB's Opening Series: By The Numbers
After likely losing No. 1 starter Patrick Corbin for the season with a UCL injury, the D-backs opened the season with a pair of losses to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Australia, capped by a 7-5 defeat that wasn't as close as the score would indicate on Saturday.
Neither their pitching or lineup were particularly effective, and the D-backs were never even tied in a game past the 0-0 mark.
Now, they'll return to Arizona to play five exhibition games before kicking off the remainder of their regular-season slate next Monday.
Here's a closer look at Saturday's loss, by the numbers:
The D-backs managed to score just two runs in their first 26 innings of baseball in Australia before a four-run outburst in the ninth inning of Saturday's loss.
D-backs closer Addison Reed struck out the side in his Arizona debut, though he walked one Dodger and hit another.
Starter Trevor Cahill lasted just four-plus innings Saturday, allowing eight hits and five runs while walking four and striking out one.
The Diamondbacks scored five runs in the last two innings Saturday, highlighted by Mark Trumbo's first homer as a D-back -- a two-run blast to left.
Diamondbacks pitchers combined to walk eight Dodgers Saturday, though Cahill was responsible for half of those.
Cahill threw just a paltry 54 percent of his 89 pitches for strikes as he continued to battle control issues.
The Diamondbacks' bullpen combined to toss five innings in relief while allowing just one run and two hits while striking out six.
The Diamondbacks weren't able to generate any opportunistic offense, leaving 11 runners on base -- including stranding the bases loaded in both the seventh and eighth innings.
D-backs slugger Paul Goldschmidt extended his MLB-best hitting streak to 21 games dating to last season with a first-inning single.
Saturday's game drew 38,079 fans to the historic Sydney Cricket Ground, bringing the two-game total to 76,345.
- Dose of Venom: Jake Lamb's late grand slam propels Diamondbacks past Rockies
- Diamondbacks upend Rockies in series opener: By The Numbers
- D-backs manager Kirk Gibson: Daniel Hudson, Chris Owings, A.J. Pollock, Cody Ross may return soon
- Arizona Diamondbacks claim OF Nolan Reimold off waivers
- D-backs trade of Martin Prado to Yankees nearly didn't happen
- Augie Ojeda, former Arizona Diamondback - Friday August 29Doug and Wolf chat with former Diamondback Augie Ojeda.
- Travis Lee, former D-backs first baseman - Thursday August 28Travis Lee shares some stories and memories from playing with the D-backs.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President and CEO - Thursday August 28Derrick Hall discusses the home plate rule in the new instant replay system.
- Tim Kurkjian, ESPN MLB insider - Wednesday August 27ESPN baseball analyst Tim Kurkjian believes Matt Williams is good for the Nationals.
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs manager - Tuesday August 26D-backs manager Kirk Gibson discusses possible changes to a six-man rotation.
- Reggie Sanders - former Diamondbacks outfielder - Tuesday August 26Reggie Sanders discusses the Diamondbacks' alumni game coming up this Saturday.
- Derrick Hall, D-backs President & CEO - Thursday August 21Derrick Hall gives his thoughts on the new MLB commissioner.