Dbacks Trends 9/28-10/3: Season Finale

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And there we have it. A fitting week: the team that ended the season at 81-81 went 3-3 to close out the year. As always, there were heros, and goats abound. Read on to see how the 2012 Diamondbacks performed this final week.

Starting Rotation

Player Trend Notes
Ian Kennedy
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On Friday against the Cubs, Kennedy pitched four scoreless innings and was even given a two-run lead, but the long ball doomed Ian again. He left in the 6th inning, allowing three runs but still earning the win. In the season finale against the Rockies, Ian pitched much better but was once again the victim of poor run support. He pitched seven innings and gave up two runs, neither earned.
Season Line: 15-12, 4.02 ERA, 103 ERA+, 1.30 WHIP
Trevor Cahill
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Cahill pitched his second-best game of the season Saturday against the Cubs. Trevor pitched a complete game, and didn't give up any runs until a two-run home run in the 9th inning. His whole September was a nice end to the season for Cahill.
Season Line: 13-12, 3.78 ERA, 200.0 IP, 110 ERA+, 1.29 WHIP
Wade Miley
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Miley finally raised his stock in his final outing of the year. He pitched 7.2 innings and didn't allow a run until the 7th; one of "his" three runs was allowed by Zagurski after him. Miley struck out a career-high 10 Rockies.
Season Line: 16-11, 3.33 ERA, 194.2 IP, 125 ERA+, 1.18 WHIP
Patrick Corbin
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Corbin ended his season on an incredibly high note. On his mother's birthday, he pitched seven innings and allowed just one run. Sadly, he didn't earn the win because of a blown save, but it was a very great night for Corbin.
Season Line: 6-8, 4.54 ERA, 107.0 IP, 92 ERA+, 1.33 WHIP
Josh Collmenter
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It was only Collmenter's 11th start of the year, but it was a good one. For the second straight outing he was limited to five innings, but he again gave up only one run to the Cubs. He left with a lead, but the wheels came off the wagon after that.
Season Line: 28 G (11 starts), 5-3, 3.69 ERA, 90.1 IP, 113 ERA+, 1.26 WHIP

Bullpen

Player Trend Notes
Matt Albers
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Albers pitched a scoreless inning Friday, but all three inherited runners scored Saturday night, plus one of his own, in just one out.
Season Line (w/ AZ): 23 G, 21 IP, 2.57 ERA, 164 ERA+, 1.10 WHIP
Brad Bergesen
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Bergesen allowed one run in one inning on Sunday, but Monday was worse. He entered in the 13th inning and left with one out, one run already in, and the bases loaded; they all eventually scored.
Season Line: 19 G, 29.2 IP, 3.64 ERA, 116 ERA+, 1.21 WHIP
David Hernandez
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The normally-lights-out Hernandez picked one of the worst times for a meltdown. He blew the save for Corbin on Tuesday, allowing two runs on three hits in one inning. He hadn't allowed a run since September 7th, including 1.1 IP scoreless earlier in the week. He struck out two in a scoreless inning this afternoon.
Season Line: 72 G, 68.1 IP, 2-3/4 SV, 2.50 ERA, 167 ERA+, 1.02 WHIP
J.J. Putz
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J.J. pitched three games this past week, a scoreless non-save inning both times.
Season Line: 57 G, 54.1 IP, 1-5/32 SV, 2.82 ERA, 148 ERA+, 1.03 WHIP
Matt Lindstrom
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Lindstrom pitched 1.1 innings this week, walking one, and striking one out leaving the bases loaded Friday night.
Season Line (w/ AZ): 12 G, 10.2 IP, 2.53 ERA, 170 ERA+, 1.13 WHIP
Takashi Saito
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Saito allowed one run (a home run) in the 9th inning of in game we were already losing by a lot.
Season Line: 16 G, 12.0 IP, 6.75 ERA, 63 ERA+, 1.83 WHIP
Bryan Shaw
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Like Bergesen, Shaw came in Sunday afternoon ahead by one and left one out later with the bases loaded, all of whom later scored. The very next day, he pitched two scoreless innings.
Season Line: 64 G, 59.1 IP, 1-6/2 SV, 3.49 ERA, 120 ERA+, 1.42 WHIP
Tyler Skaggs
Season Line: 1-3, 29.1 IP, 5.83 ERA, 72 ERA+, 1.47 WHIP
Mike Zagurski
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On Sunday, big Z came in with the bases loaded and left 'em that way with a strikeout. Monday night, he came in with the bases loaded and let them all score.
Season Line: 45 G, 37.1 IP, 5.54 ERA, 76 ERA+, 1.50 WHIP
Brad Ziegler
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Brad pitched two innings in the Rockies series, giving up a hit in each but keeping em scoreless. And, wouldn't you know it, one of those baserunners was erased on a ground ball double play.
Season Line: 77 G, 6-1, 68.2 IP, 2.49 ERA, 168 ERA+, 1.09 WHIP

Starting Lineup

Player Trend Notes
Gerardo Parra
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Parra had a fair week with some more playing time, going 5-for-19 with a home run on Monday.
Season Line: 133 G, .273 AVG / .335 OBP / .392 SLG / .727 OPS, 7 HR, 36 RBI
Aaron Hill
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Aaron "Doubles Machine" Hill was at it again this final series of the year. He raised his average from .299 to .302 by going 10-for-22, including two home runs and four doubles. He had two three-hit games (that elusive triple...). He gets my star for not only the week but the entire season.
Season Line: 156 G, .302/.360/.522/.882, 26 HR, 85 RBI
Paul Goldschmidt
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Goldschmidt battled a sore back and only played in the three Colorado games. He went 2-for-13 with a home run.
Season Line: 145 G, .286/.359/.490/.850, 20 HR, 82 RBI
Miguel Montero
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Montero finished the season on a bit of a downward slide, dropping his average from .290 to .286 this last week. He was just 2-for-14, including 0-for-4 Wednesday afternoon.
Season Line: 141 G, .286/.391/.438/.829, 15 HR, 88 RBI
Justin Upton
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Upton, meanwhile, finished on a major upswing - .375 for the week, including a 3-for-4 effort in a loss on Wednesday. He hit two home runs and drove in four.
Season Line: 150 G, .270/.355/.430/.785, 17 HR, 67 RBI
Chris Johnson
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Johnson went just 2-for-12 in three games this week.
Season Line (w/ AZ): 43 G, .286/.321/.503/.824, 7 HR, 35 RBI
John McDonald
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Johnny Mac hit for a .316 average this week, and some of those six hits were some of the biggest this week, including a two-run home run Tuesday evening.
Season Line: 70 G, .249/.295/.386/.681, 6 HR, 22 RBI
A.J. Pollock
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The team got a good look at Pollock this week, who got four starts. He hit his second major league home run Wednesday afternoon, en route to a .294 week.
Season Line: 31 G, .247/.315/.395/.710, 2 HR, 7 RBI

Bench

Player Trend Notes
Adam Eaton
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Eaton was 5-for-8 in the first two Cubs games, but was hit by a pitch and broke his right hand, ending his season early.
Season Line: 22 G, .259 AVG/ .382 OBP / .412 SLG / .794 OPS, 2 HR, 5 RBI
Jake Elmore
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Elmore went 0-for-5 in one start and one pinch-hit appearance in the Cubs series.
Season Line: 30 G, .191/.247/.250/.497, 0 HR, 7 RBI
Tyler Graham
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Graham pinch-ran in three more games, and was 0-for-1 (a K) on Saturday.
Season Line: 10 G, 0-for-2
Mike Jacobs
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Jacobs started all three Cubs games while Goldy was sidelined, and went 3-for-10 plus three walks. He was 0-for-2 as a pinch hitter.
Season Line: 13 G, 4-for-19
Jason Kubel
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In very limited playing time this week, Kubel had just one hit, a double, in three games.
Season Line: 141 G, .253/.327/.506/.833, 30 HR, 90 RBI
Wil Nieves
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Nieves ended the season going 0-for-8 in two starts against the Cubs.
Season Line (w/ AZ): 16 G, .306/.324/.417/.741, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Cody Ransom
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Ransom was 2-for-7, including a home run, in two Cubs games.
Season Line (w/ AZ): 26 G, .269/.352/.551/.904, 5 HR, 16 RBI
Konrad Schmidt
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Schmidt had two plate appearances in Monday's extra-inning loss. He went 0-for-1 with a bases-loaded walk.
Season Line: 4 G, 0-for-7
Ryan Wheeler
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Wheeler went 2-for-5 in his start on Saturday and was 1-for-3 as a pinch-hitter.
Season Line: 50 G, .239/.294/.339/.634, 1 HR, 10 RBI
Chris Young
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CY was 1-for-3 plus a walk as a pinch hitter.
Season Line: 101 G, .231/.311/.434/.745, 14 HR, 41 RBI

Disabled List

Player Trend Notes
Henry Blanco
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Season Line: 21 G, .188/.224/.281/.505, 1 HR, 7 RBI
Willie Bloomquist
bandaid
Season Line: 80 G, .302/.325/.398/.724, 0 HR, 23 RBI
Daniel Hudson
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Season Line: 9 G, 3-2, 7.35 ERA, 57 ERA+, 1.63 WHIP

Stats run from 9/28 - 10/03.

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