Dodgers @ Diamondbacks April 12, 2014: Sorry for the delay

Admiring his PECOTA projection, probably. (via)
Adrian Gonzalez is in the middle of a hot streak, which bodes well for the Dodgers. (via)

Technology is a great thing, but sometimes it chooses the most inopportune time to fail. That’s why this Game Thread is just now being posted.

Dodgers
Diamondbacks
5:10 pm PT
Phoenix, AZ
RF
Puig
CF
Campana
CF
Kemp
2B
Hill
SS
Ramirez
1B
Goldschmidt
1B
Gonzalez
3B
Prado
LF
Van Slyke
C
Montero
3B
Uribe
LF
Trumbo
2B
Turner
RF
Parra
C
Butera
SS
Pennington
P
Greinke (R)
P
Miley (L)

It’s 4-0 Dodgers in the bottom of the third inning on the “strength” of a Juan Uribe flare single to right field in the second inning and the strength of an Adrian Gonzalez opposite-field home run — his second of the season and second since being traded to the Dodgers.

Zack Greinke struck out Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning on a beautiful 93 MPH fastball. For once it seemed Goldy had no chance at hitting a pitch thrown by a Dodger pitcher.

Greinke looks sharp thus far, and he’s mixing in all three of his off-speed pitches to go with a fastball that’s showing a little increased velocity. The offense is doing its job so far.

The Dodgers are back in first place after the Giants lost today, and can remain in first with a win tonight.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler
Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.