The D-backs did not play any of their regulars in the game, because it came just two days after the team's first full-squad workout, and D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said his players weren't 100 percent ready for game action.
That gave a number of players from the team's Minor League system a chance to play.
"The guys really grinded out at-bats and got what they needed out of the day," Lovullo said. "Everybody came through [healthy]. That was probably my biggest concern."
Lovullo plans to follow the same plan he did last year in terms of getting his regulars plenty of rest during the regular season.
Whether they like it or not.
"We feel like it's very important to give players rest, and at times it's frustrating to the player," Lovullo said.
Lovullo felt like his philosophy paid dividends in September when the D-backs ran off 13 straight wins to all but lock up the top National League Wild Card.
"Our players were well-rested," Lovullo said. "They were strong, and you could see how that impacted the season for us. It was a very crucial time of the year when our guys were 100 percent and playing very fundamental, physical baseball."
The depth of the Arizona roster will give him the flexibility to do that. The addition of Jarrod Dyson gives Lovullo a backup at all three outfield positions.