Short Week Stats: Diamondbacks Trends for September 7th-12th

PHOENIX, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11: Relief pitcher David Hernandez #30 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates with catcher Miguel Montero #26 after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 in the MLB game at Chase Field on September 11, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

'Twas a short week we had there, with just three games in San Diego and two at home against the Dodgers. It's hard to judge players on just five games. Of course, that won't stop me from doing it anyway, but keep in mind the usual Small Sample Size disclaimers...

Read on to see how the Diamondbacks performed this past week.

Starting Rotation

Player Trend Notes
Ian Kennedy
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Kennedy had a fabulous game on Tuesday. He held the Dodgers to four hits over seven and a third scoreless innings, striking out six. Our ace was our ace when we needed him most - the offense only managed one run of support but it got Ian the win.
Trevor Cahill
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After the first inning yesterday, it was looking like the usual Cahill outing. But after giving up two runs on two hits in the first, Cahill really settled down, giving up just two hits over the next six scoreless innings. Job well done to keep the team in the game and to earn the win.
Wade Miley
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Wade's not making it easy on himself to remain the front-runner for Rookie of the Year. He had his second straight short outing in San Diego, giving up five earned runs (one after he left the game) without getting out of the sixth inning. Still, the team got him the win, his 15th of the year.
Patrick Corbin
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Corbin too had a short stint in San Diego. He gave up two early runs, then a solo home run in the 6th. He allowed two more baserunners before leaving the game, but they were stranded.
Tyler Skaggs
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A bump in the road for Skaggs - five runs in three innings, including a three-run home run - at Petco Park over the weekend. Not a good evening.

Bullpen

Player Trend Notes
Matt Albers
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Albers got out of Corbin's jam on Saturday in San Diego by stranding both inherited baserunners.
Brad Bergesen
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Brad pitched two scoreless innings in San Diego, allowing just one hit.
Josh Collmenter
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Josh pitched two middle innings Friday night vs the Padres, striking out three, walking one, and giving up one hit.
David Hernandez
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Hernandez took the loss Friday night, giving up a solo home run right after the Diamondbacks had tied the game. But with J.J. out of commission the past two days, David earned two saves against the Dodgers.
J.J. Putz
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J.J. struck out the side in the 9th for a save on Saturday night. His back kept him out of the Dodger series.
Matt Lindstrom
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Lindstrom pitched a scoreless inning against the Padres, striking out two.
Takashi Saito
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It takes talent to give up five runs (four plus one inherited) in one-third of an inning and have your ERA go down because they were technically unearned. But fans would be more impressed if he can manage to get any scoreless outs...
Bryan Shaw
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Shaw pitched an inning across two Padres games, and he allowed one run charged to Miley.
Mike Zagurski
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Big Z gave up a walk (that later scored) in his one-out appearance Sunday afternoon.
Brad Ziegler
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Little Z got the most work out of all the bullpen members this week - one inning in San Diego, one and two-thirds against L.A. - and was fabulous, as almost-always. He earned three holds and tallied up another GIDP.

Starting Lineup

Player Trend Notes
Adam Eaton
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Eaton was a monster 6-for-14 in the San Diego series, but cooled down here at home - 0-for-6 with two walks.
Aaron Hill
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A slow week for Hilly, just 2-for-18, but one of those hits was a home run. He also had four walks.
Jason Kubel
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Kubel's had a few key hits Saturday in San Diego, and four RBI total, but overall it was only a .200 average + seven strikeout week.
Paul Goldschmidt
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Just three hits on the week for Goldy, but add three walks and a stolen base and he was on base enough to score three of the four runs Arizona scored against the Dodgers.
Miguel Montero
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A good week for Montero - six hits (two doubles), three walks, and four RBI.
Justin Upton
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Upton mashed it Saturday night in SD - 4-for-5, including a solo home run - and brought in two runs with his double yesterday. The other three games, though, he was 0-for-11.
Chris Johnson
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Johnson hit .308 / .438 / .385 across four games last week.
John McDonald
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Let's face it, Mac is more valuable in the field (where he is incredibly valuable) than at the plate - just 1-for-14 in four games.

Bench

Player Trend Notes
Willie Bloomquist
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While back with the team officially, he's on the "unofficial DL" and hasn't played since his pinch hit in San Francisco.
Jake Elmore
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Elmore went 2-for-5 with two key RBI in Saturday's win. He was 0-for-1 yesterday as a pinch hitter.
Tyler Graham
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Graham pinch ran for CY in San Diego.
Wil Nieves
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Nieves hasn't been seen since Cincinnati was in town...
Gerardo Parra
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Parra was mostly used as a late-inning substitute this week. He was 2-for-6 with two RBI.
Cody Ransom
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Ransom last played in San Francisco.
Konrad Schmidt
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Schmidt ground out as a pinch hitter in San Diego.
Chris Young
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Young had a pinch hit Friday night, but has otherwise been on the "unofficial DL" with his strained quad.
Ryan Wheeler
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Wheeler had a big night on Friday against the Padres, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Since then, he's gone 0-for-5.

Disabled List

Player Trend Notes
Henry Blanco
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Blanco was transferred to the 60-day DL, so he won't be back this season.
Daniel Hudson
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Huddy's still on the rehab train, working its way into the station... verrry slowly...

Stats run from 9/7 - 9/12.

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