Home run derby
OK, well so much for the concern about the D-backs’ offense. They’ve been playing home run derby today against the Rockies.
Here are just a couple of notes about the homers:
— Felipe Lopez’s leadoff homer was the 35th in franchise history.
— Lopez became the fourth player to homer from both sides of the plate in a game. Ironically the last player to do so was the man he replaced at second base, Orlando Hudson.
— Clark obviously became the fifth player to homer from both sides of the plate in a game.
— The pair became the first teammates to each homer form both sides of the plate in the same game since New York’s Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams did so on April 23, 2000.
— It’s the first time in Major League history that teammates have accomplished that feat on Opening Day.