Five-inning record: 9-8-3 Weaver was the starter, and as in his last Cactus League outing on March 9, the long-ball continues to give him trouble. A pair of home-runs were responsible for three of the four runs Weaver allowed this afternoon, after giving up three his previous time out. All told, he has allowed five HR in 9.1 innings of work. Small sample size, obviously, but it does suggest a lot of hard contact. This afternoon, it started with the first batter - is it just me, or do there seem to have been a lot of homers leading off games this year - who took Weaver deep on his second pitch of the game. Another long-ball followed in the fourth, a two-run shot, although it was an error by Tim Locastro which made it so. All told, Weaver threw 74 pitches over 4.1 innings, scattering seven hits. He walked none and K five Stefan Crichton Jersey. He felt it went well despite the line, with the best changeup he had all year. He says he threw a slider today, with more depth and movement. It definitely different from a cutter, which is what was showing on Gameday/Statcast. Maybe omebody needs to make a phone call to the statcast guys! He also talked about the difference between a utter and ut fastball, an interesting conversation. He mentioned it was tough for him personally pitching in empty stadiums last year. It so much better with fans in the stands, and joked about some heckling he received with he concessions stands wide open�!Luke Weaver audio [or link]Your browser does not support the HTML5 Audio element.Carlos Navas tidied up the fifth, then Taylor Widener took things the rest of the way. He gave up a pair of runs over four innings, on three hits with four strikeouts. There were no walks by any Diamondbacks pitchers this afternoon, which is always good to see. All Arizona offense came in the third through fifth innings. Stephen Vogt had his second home-run of spring, while Christian Walker had a pair of hits and drove in four runs. Vogt also walked, and Nick Ahmed drew a pair of free passes. But as Jack mentioned, Trayce Thompson had another ohfer, Since his three-hit game on March 4, he has gone 6-for-39 with no HR and 16 strikeouts. Maybe our anointing of him was a bit premature...After the game, Torey Lovullo said there was still no info ready to present on Tyler Clippard. till gathering some information... We don have it all ready, I don have a complete report to give you right now Sounds ominous. I asked Torey if he felt like Christian Walker had another gear up: think the sky the limit for him... He is consistent with his swing plane and work ethic on both offense and defense, and we watching him improve day by day. So I have reason to think he can continue to improveorey Lovullo audio [or link]Your browser does not support the HTML5 Audio element.Tomorrow, it another game at Salt River, against the White Sox, with Madison Bumgarner the scheduled starter.