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Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy talks about the team’s paintball diversion during spring training.
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Ballots welcome any Kennedy tonight's starting pitcher needed went very well for you three innings only two hits three strikeouts -- feel there. -- Jeff -- it is just. Fastball command was there curve balls down into a pile up one -- -- but. Overall felt pretty good at mathematics. You know we talked to Brandon McCarthy earlier area and about whether he was working on a specific pitch or something that he was really focusing on this spring is there anything that. You feel needs a little extra attention down here in spring training. You know last year I felt like my curve ball early on nor any maverick stuff early on was very good. Especially in April and in May so this spring I wanted to just addressed and throw a little bit more. -- at least my curve balls early on self. Felt pretty good at and like tonight. From the -- balls down that's like and -- for yeah -- that was the theme which you last year that the lack of consistency. With the curve ball that he became a lot of fastball change how critical is that to you to have that that third or fourth pitch you have and at third pitch facilities here on. You know put that stress on the first two pitches. Not so much and your fastball command or your changeup and for me it's nice that I -- like to throw a curve over for strikes and keep it down in the zone. Come in tonight -- there's some backdoor cutters and you know stumped really wanna learn how to throw that. Front of two seamer. You know there's a guy's not a guy that you do that and most likely go out there and it'll -- screen names really get a pick his brain but. Every time he throws it drove it is what it is it's been sideways look anything I think for him I don't do that the they -- got the ice bag they're on your right arm out will. Think it's an idea what you do after you come out of football game like tonight did you come back into the dugout to high five your teammates and then what happens. -- spring training we're allowed to come up and guerra get our work in bomb that you know get some conditioning in the -- fans don't know that. When they see ice on that they somethings wrong but you know that's just a that we do with your arm exercises and you know this a lot of -- lot of stress put on most those pitches we throw out there and we try to bring out his place and information downs on they're -- on there. Here's getting a look now Aaron Hill loose coming into. Pinch hit for Eric Chavez for the Diamondbacks. Pennington takes off on the pitch and there's no throw ball gets away from by ace of the runner in scoring position here. With two outs nine strikeouts now we're Diamondbacks hitters in how do you see the National League west. Break him down this year Diamondbacks Giants Dodgers what do you think -- -- Pretty tough I think it always is that there but he's I think got better. Giants got better -- you know there were what a World Series last year and the Dodgers in better they're making their team and their payroll a lot higher in a lot better too though. I noticed that the -- cup count the Padres out. That the end of the year last year I felt like cereal they're one of the toughest he's beat they were on the good streak there and and a lot of injuries with Colorado. Their offense is one of those office that we face in. If they're all healthy you know that they're always and it's so I think our division is always really tough really evenly competitive. Yet at Colorado can Wear you out. Offensively with that lineup -- their in much has been made about all the on field changes this year with the how would you compare camp this year to camp last year in terms of just the atmosphere. You know I feel like everybody always says of the unfinished business. What happened last year we we didn't play to our standard we thought we played -- our potential and we made some changes last year and then in the offseason. I think he eighteen DB in -- called all the guys made great moves and had -- -- pronto. I just -- face and him he's he's a tough out. And -- Cody Ross and -- guys that. Have one to replaces we have to keep -- -- that stuff from all the Arabic he's bringing it up but I think it's it's all true we have got a lot of guys really get guys. Chemistry guys and we're all he's on our paint ball. We've played pretty well together so far they'll what's the first rule of paint ball. The home for me stay away from my hand and that's what triggered a with the we were told -- -- was talking about that earlier told -- always Wear your what does it always really great access to the peripheral mask. Yeah that was it was really easy is get the habit of wanna take it off as it gets hot but for me he had -- like he got hit me the legs are today they just don't in my hands and thanks very much we appreciate it. That thank yes -- it.