Diamondbacks Trends: Where has the offense gone?

USA TODAY Sports

I see your substitute Trendser, Mr. McLennan, did not teach the class how to avoid another .500 week. Seriously, Diamondbacks, even the Dodgers are gaining ground on us now. So, how did we take two from the Reds and only one from Washington?

Starting Rotation

Player Trend Notes
Ian Kennedy
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Kennedy is not yet done with his 10-game suspension.
Trevor Cahill
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After leaving last week's start after only an inning, Cahill claimed his hip felt fine this week. Which would've been great if a fine hip could've helped him avoid giving up six runs in five innings Tuesday night.
Wade Miley
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Miley was the beneficiary of an offensive outburst Friday night against the Reds, though that all came after he left the game. Wade was pulled in the 5th inning of what was then a 3-3 tie, having given up five hits and four walks. Wednesday's loss was just tough luck for Wade - he pitched seven solid innings, and though he allowed all three Nats runs (two earned), they were at least scattered, just one run in an inning.
Patrick Corbin
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Talk about tough luck - The Kid pitches 8 innings / 1 run against Cincinnati and 7 innings / 2 runs against Washington and he still can't get his 10th win of the season. Fabulous week by Corbin.
Randall Delgado
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Delgado's second start this year wasn't as good as his first. He allowed two home runs in the first inning for three runs there, then another in the second inning to put his team behind early. But, he and the bullpen kept them in it, and allowed nothing in his next three innings.

Bullpen

Player Trend Notes
Heath Bell
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Bell started the week with his third blown save and fifth home run in five straight games, giving up two runs and not getting an out. After some mechanical tweaks, he came back in yesterday's finale in Washington and got the save.
Josh Collmenter
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Collmenter pitched two scoreless innings in Washington, one in extra innings yesterday to earn the win.
Will Harris
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Harris got out of Wade's jam last Friday against the Reds, but then was used late in losses with his team down four and three runs. Two total innings, no runs, and 3 Ks is a good week for Harris.
David Hernandez
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Hernandez has struck out five of the last six batters he's faced - two Reds and all three Nationals.
Joe Paterson
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Joe pitched the last two innings of last week's blowout win against the Reds, giving up a run and hitting two batters. He was sent down to Reno when Aaron Hill returned.
Tony Sipp
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A decent week for Sipp - one run allowed in two innings against the Reds, and he got one out in Washington to save Will Harris's butt and strand two runners.
Zeke Spruill
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Spruill made his MLB debut in the Reds series, pitching two scoreless innings. He added another scoreless, hitless inning in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.
Brad Ziegler
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Ziegler allowed his first run (unearned) in three weeks when he faced the Nats on Tuesday. He pitched two other scoreless innings. His season ERA is down to 1.93.

Starting Lineup

Player Trend Notes
Gerardo Parra
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Two 0-for-4 games in Washington was the only bump this week for Parra, who otherwise had at least one hit in every other game, including two home runs in the Reds series. Overall, he was 6-for-24 with 6 Ks.
Aaron Hill
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Welcome back, Aaron Hill! He played all innings of all three Nationals games, going 3-for-12. He had a game-tying, two-run home run in yesterday's win.
Paul Goldschmidt
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Wow, what a week! Goldy hit .423/.444/.692/1.137, getting at least one hit in every game. He was boosted by a two-homer night in the blowout win last Friday.
Martin Prado
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Prado is seeing his playing time dwindle. In four starts, he hit just 3-for-13, though he did have four RBI and one of those hits was a home run.
Miguel Montero
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Miggy's still coming around, still somewhat slowly. He was on base in all six games this week (including five walks), hitting .273/.407/.318. His one hit yesterday, a ground rule double, ended up being the winning run.
Jason Kubel
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Don't let Kubel's .350 average for the week fool you - four of his seven hits were in the big Reds victory. The rest of the week, Jason had just three hits, though he did drive in two key RBI on Saturday.
Didi Gregorius
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Like Kubel, Didi's numbers this week (.316/.316/.368/.684) were boosted by going 3-for-4 on Friday. Outside of that, he was 3-for-15 - still not quite adjusting, and not taking any walks.
Cody Ross
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Ross had four starts this week, getting just four hits and not driving in anybody. He did much better in Washington (3-for-9) than he did against the Reds (4 Ks)

Bench

Player Trend Notes
Willie Bloomquist
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Willie was hitting just 3-for-19 with a BAbip of .176 when he was hit in the hand on Wednesday night.
Eric Hinske
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Hinske went 0-for-2 plus two walks as a pinch hitter.
Wil Nieves
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Nieves had a key pinch-hit RBI on Sunday, but struck out as a pinch hitter yesterday afternoon.
Cliff Pennington
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Pennington was 1-for-9 in two starts, though interestingly, those starts were at third base in the place of Prado.
A.J. Pollock
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Pollock has done alright in a platoon role, hitting .273 in three starts this week.

Disabled List

Player Trend Notes
Eric Chavez
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Chavez will be activated in time for tonight's game.
Adam Eaton
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Eaton returned to Visalia for a rehab assignment as the DH.
Daniel Hudson
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Hudson is home and recovering from Tommy John surgery #2.
Brandon McCarthy
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McCarthy was supposed to throw a bullpen session, but didn't, because of "shoulder fatigue." Instead, he threw from flat ground on Wednesday.
J.J. Putz
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Putz pitched back-to-back games in rehab this week and will be activated tomorrow.
Matt Reynolds
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No news this week on Reynolds.

Stats run from 6/21 - 6/27.

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