At long last, a D-back rode the bullpen cart -- the team's newest reliever, Brad Ziegler
Before the start of the 2018 season, the D-backs dropped some news: They'd have a bullpen cart for use at Chase Field for home games. A real, live (OK, not live) bullpen cart, complete with D-backs coloring, a motor, a driver, the whole bit.
On June 1, then-Marlins reliever Brad Ziegler took a ride as well:
Are you realizing the trend, though? Every pitcher listed above was not a D-back. Until this week, no Arizona reliever used the cart. It was only members of the opposition who took the team up on the offer.
That changed, technically, when Jake Diekman enjoyed a jaunt over from the visiting dugout after his trade from the Rangers to the D-backs on July 31.
But now all of that is in the past, as a real, actual D-back used the cart ... Ziegler, who obviously enjoyed it so much the first time around with Miami that he felt compelled to do so for his 2018 Arizona debut in Thursday night's 8-1 loss to the Giants: