PHOENIX (AP) - They lost one of the game's best pitchers for the season after opening day. They booted grounders and threw erratically to the tune of 124 errors - second-most in the majors. There were lapses of concentration on the bases as well as in the field, timely hitting was at a premium and the bullpen was often ineffective.
Little wonder the Arizona Diamondbacks staggered to last place in the NL West last season.
Manager A.J. Hinch says the team needs to be tougher mentally this year to overcome when things start spiraling out of control.
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