Worth noting

• Some D-backs players and officials took a tour of the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday, and they were treated to lunch.

• Players seemed to be in good spirits following their 15-hour flight from Phoenix to Sydney, which landed a little after 6 a.m. on Tuesday. The team had departed Phoenix on Sunday night.

"It wasn't bad at all," D-backs GM Kevin Towers said of the flight. "Most of our guys all feel pretty good right now; nobody's tired."

• D-backs pitcher Wade Miley thought he had stepped "20 years" into the future when he boarded the team's 747 for the flight.

"Those little shells they had in the front, I was like, 'What is this?'" Miley said of the seats that turned into beds. "Some kind of energy pods, nap pods on the plane, that was my first thought."

It was the largest plane Miley had ever flown on.

• The D-backs hope to use just three pitchers to get through the exhibition game with Team Australia on Friday night.

Archie Bradley will start and is targeted to throw five innings, with Zeke Spruill and Charles Brewer scheduled for two innings apiece.

Australian Ryan Rowland-Smith is another arm the team could use.

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.