Diamondbacks Trends for 5/17-5/22: An Even .500

Patrick Corbin's three-hitter was a highlight of the week. - Justin Edmonds

Well, after a 3-3 week (not ideal), the Diamondbacks end up in first place in the NL West... albeit in a three-way tie with the Giants and Rockies. After walloping the Marlins in the first game of the series, it was a battle the rest of the week. See who performed well and who didn't...

Starting Rotation

Player Trend Notes
Ian Kennedy
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A poor outing from IPK in Colorado - seven hits, four runs (including a HR to Tulo) in just six innings. He did strike out six, though, and walked none. The team later tied it up to save him from the loss.
Trevor Cahill
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Cahill had an eerily similar outing, stats-wise - seven hits, four runs (including a HR to CarGo) in just six innings. Carlos Gonzalez was his nemesis yesterday, either driving in or scoring on three of the Rockies' four runs. But Cahill gets just a dash because he had an excellent start on Friday in Miami - eight innings, five hits, one run.
Brandon McCarthy
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McCarthy finally got into the win column! Yeah, it's the Marlins, but he pitched an absolute gem. His only run of support was a leadoff home run from Gerardo Parra. Brandon allowed just three hits, and this time pitched the 9th inning to win 1-0.
Wade Miley
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Tough loss for Wade in Florida on a job fairly well done. He spread five hits through six innings, and the only two runs he allowed came on a two-out, two-RBI double in that 6th inning. But the offense couldn't back him up.
Patrick Corbin
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There are a whole bunch of cool stats about Corbin's three-hit, 10-strikeout in-Coors-Field complete game from Monday. I can't recall them all, but basically, it was an amazing game. And he got a shout-out from Randy Johnson on Twitter to boot.

Bullpen

Player Trend Notes
Heath Bell
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Bell hasn't worked since the Atlanta series.
Josh Collmenter
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Josh pitched one clean inning in Miami in Sunday's loss.
Will Harris
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Harris gave up one inconsequential run in the 9th inning of Friday's win against the Marlins. In yesterday's loss to the Rockies, he pitched a clean 8th inning, striking out two.
David Hernandez
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Hernandez pitched a scoreless 9th inning on Tuesday when the game was tied.
Matt Reynolds
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Reynolds proved he is, indeed, a human and a not a robot. He gave up two hits (and a useless IBB) in the Rockies' walk-off win on Tuesday in extras.
Tony Sipp
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Sipp pitched two perfect innings in two Colorado games, striking out three.
Brad Ziegler
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Ziegler also pitched two perfect innings, one in Florida and one in Colorado, with two strikeouts.

Starting Lineup

Player Trend Notes
Gerardo Parra
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Parra had four hits in Miami, including that majestic first-pitch home run, but just one double in Colorado. He had eight strikeouts on the week.
Didi Gregorius
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The Shortstop of the Future™ continues to hit consistently well. Only in Tuesday's loss did he not reach base at all. He hit .348 (8-for-23), two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored.
Paul Goldschmidt
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Paul had another monster game in the opening of the Marlins series - 4-for-5, two home runs, four RBI! - but after that, he cooled considerably. He had just three hits the rest of the week, and went 0-for-7 the last two games in Colorado.
Eric Chavez
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Chavez started four of the six games this week plus a pinch-hit. In addition to his fabulous defense at 3B, he continues to hit very well - .450/.450/.700/1.150 on the week!
Cody Ross
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Ross had another good week, hitting .278/.333/.278/.611. That is 5-for-18 in five games this past week. He drove in two and scored three times.
A.J. Pollock
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Pollock was hot/cold this week. First he was 0-for-7 in Miami, then in two Colorado games he went 5-for-9. Let's hope the latter performance continues...
Martin Prado
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Prado seems to be improving, though the numbers don't really show it. He was 3-for-5 in the Miami blow-out, and had a key two-RBI single in the four-run inning in Colorado to tie it. Still, he hit only .208 on the week, and just a .217 BABip.
Miguel Montero
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Miggy is still struggling along the same lines as Prado.. just 4-for-19 and one RBI, though at least his BABip was up to .250.

Bench

Player Trend Notes
Eric Hinske
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Hinske was 0-for-2 in two pinch-hit appearances.
Jason Kubel
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Kubel has been partially sidelined with a sore quad (again), but in three starts he hit .273 with three RBI.
Wil Nieves
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Nieves started the series finale against his former team, the Rockies, and continued to hit well against them - 2-for-4 and drove in Arizona's only run.
Cliff Pennington
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Pennington hasn't been able to get in the lineup. On Sunday, he went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. Ouch.
Josh Wilson
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Wilson went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's finale, plus a walk as a pinch hitter Tuesday night.

Disabled List

Player Trend Notes
Willie Bloomquist
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Willie is done with Extended Spring Training and is heading up to Triple-A Reno this weekend.
Adam Eaton
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Eaton had a major setback this week. He had started playing the field in his rehab games when he felt elbow soreness again. MRI results show a strain, not a tear, of the UCL. He will strength train for 2-3 weeks and begin throwing again after that.
Aaron Hill
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Hill still has not taken off the wrist brace.
Daniel Hudson
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Hudson faced live batters last week, throwing four innings against Angels minor-leaguers.
J.J. Putz
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J.J. is still in the resting phase of waiting out his injury.
For more injury news, check out the weekly Diamondbacks Hospital feature, also posted on Thursdays..usually!

Stats run from 5/17 - 5/22.

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