Diamondbacks Trends: Runs Scored, Runs Allowed

Norm Hall

Another week, another weekly .500 result. The Diamondbacks dropped two to the Phillies (and got lucky on the one win), then came home and nearly swept the San Diego Padres. We're getting down to the wire, and these results just won't cut it. See where the productivity and problems were this week.

Starting Rotation

Player Trend Notes
Patrick Corbin
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Corbin really struggled in his start against the Phillies. He was spotted a 1-0 lead and promptly gave them four runs right back in the 1st inning. Corbin left in the 6th inning having given up seven runs (six earned) and the bases loaded, and Heath Bell allowed another two to score. Not a good day.
Wade Miley
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Miley was the one with two starts this past week, and he did alright in each. Against the Phillies, Wade allowed a solo home run early and two runs in the 6th inning, which tied the game. Against the Padres, he gave up two runs on four hits in the 1st inning, but the next six innings were scoreless, scattering just three more hits.
Brandon McCarthy
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Now this is the McCarthy we all want to see, and (I know I've said that before). After an unearned run in a shaky 1st inning, Brandon pitched seven really strong innings. He allowed just five hits and struck out five. Much, much improved from the previous week.
Randall Delgado
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A "quality start" from Delgado this week, pitching six inning and giving up three runs on three hits (two on solo home runs) while striking out six Phillies. He left with the team up by four, but that disappeared, and Trevor Cahill ended up getting the win in the 18th inning.
Trevor Cahill
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Cahill didn't make his scheduled start this week, because he was needed in innings 15-18 on Saturday in Philadelphia. He pitched four scoreless innings and gave up just two hits. He earned the win because the Phillies ran out of pitchers before the Diamondbacks did.
David Holmberg
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It's hard to give a down arrow for a kid's major league debut, but it has to be done. Holmberg came up for the spot start on Tuesday. He gave up three runs on four hits in his very first inning, though some of those were tough luck. He gave up two more hits and three walks and couldn't get out of the 4th inning (leaving with the bases loaded, which Josh Collmenter stranded).

Bullpen

Player Trend Notes
Heath Bell
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What happened to the Heath Bell that had an 11-game scoreless streak? This was more like the 5-home-runs-in-5-games version of The Heath Bell Experience. He took the loss in one Philly game and blew a save in another, plus made yesterday's game un-winnable. His line for the week, if you want to know: 5 G, 4.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 3 HR (1 BB and 7 K). That's an ERA of 12.46 and an opponent's batting average of .500.
Josh Collmenter
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Once again, Collmenter was purely invaluable this week - in a great way. He pitched 2.1 scoreless innings in Philly (9th-11th, but also walked four) and relieved Holmberg for the 4th-7th (3.1 scoreless IP) against the Padres.
Eury De La Rosa
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Eury's one down side this week was a biggy, walking in a run with the bases loaded to lose in the 9th inning on Friday night. Otherwise, he pitched 3.1 scoreless and hitless innings.
Will Harris
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Harris pitched a scoreless inning on Saturday but gave up two hits and an inherited runner to blow a save opportunity on Tuesday.
J.J. Putz
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J.J. only pitched a clean 7th inning on Friday night in Philadelphia.
Chaz Roe
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And he's back. And against the Padres, he faced four batters, walked two, and they both scored on a hit. He got one man out.
Joe Thatcher
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Of the six batters Thatcher faced this week, three of them got hits and one was walked. Considering Thatcher is a one- or two-batter per game guy, this is not a good stat. Three of those runners ended up scoring, plus one inherited runner.
Brad Ziegler
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Brad pitched two shaky, albeit scoreless, innings in Saturday's 18 inning game. He was brought in for the save Tuesday night vs San Diego and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks (I suppose it could have been worse).

Starting Lineup

Player Trend Notes
Gerardo Parra
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Parra was a much-needed force this week, hitting .381 including a home run and driving in eight runs. He accounted for five of Tuesday's 10 Diamondbacks runs.
Adam Eaton
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The only game Parra and Eaton did not have a hit was yesterday's loss. Eaton was on base 10 times and scored seven runs, hitting .333/.379/.519/.898.
Paul Goldschmidt
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Goldschmidt was 6-for-20 this week in five games, finally getting a day off yesterday, his first game off since May 30th. He had eight walks, three of them intentional, but with the way Prado is hitting behind him...
Martin Prado
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"The league's hottest hitter since the All-Star break," as Steve Berthiaume keeps reminding us, had another stellar week. He had at least one hit in all five games in which he played for a line of .333/.393/.583/.976. He drove in 11 runs!
Aaron Hill
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Hill too had some time off, being overly cautious with a sore hamstring. In four starts (plus a walk as a PHer), he hit 5-for-13 (.385) with a double and five walks. He scored four runs.
Tony Campana
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Campana and his speed are turning into a valuable piece for the Diamondbacks. He started four games, hit for a line of .300/.462/.400/.862, had six hits (including a triple) and six walks, scoring five runs. His outfield defense is not a liability, either.
Didi Gregorius
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The numbers show that Didi's solid offensive week - 5-for-19, two walks, a HBP - might be a little bit on the lucky side, as his BAbip was a staggering .455. He's hittin' 'em where they ain't!
Wil Nieves
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Miggy returned from the DL this week, but Nieves will still see more playing time than he was getting previously. He was 4-for-11 this week with one RBI.

Bench

Player Trend Notes
Willie Bloomquist
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Fresh off the DL and into the lineup yesterday, Willie was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Of course, he was also caught stealing.
Eric Chavez
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Also thrown right back into the lineup at first base, Chavvy was 1-for-3 with a walk and three strikeouts.
Matt Davidson
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After going 2-for-9 in the Phillies series, Davidson returned to Reno.
Tuffy Gosewisch
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The backup catcher caught two and a half games in Philadelphia. He was just 1-for-10 with an RBI offensively.
Jason Kubel
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In a move that wasn't a huge surprise (and was a welcome relief to many, honestly), Kubel was designated for assignment to make room for David Holmberg on Tuesday. He was 0-for-3 as a pinch hitter against the Phillies. He ends this season with a line of .220/.288/.324/.612 with five home runs, 32 RBI and 82 strikeouts.
Miguel Montero
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Miggy came off the DL in time for last two games against the Padres and was 2-for-8 with a double.
Cliff Pennington
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In three starts against the Phillies, Cliff was only 2-for-12 plus six walks (five of them in the 18-inning game). He was 0-for-1 in his PH chance yesterday.
A.J. Pollock
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In part-time action, A.J. was either great (3-for-4, 2-for-4) or not so much (0-for-4, and 0-for-2 as a PH). He did have a home run and drove in three on Sunday in Philadelphia.

Disabled List

Player Trend Notes
Daniel Hudson
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Hudson is home and recovering from Tommy John surgery #2.
Matt Reynolds
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No recent news on Reynolds.
Cody Ross
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Ross is home and recovering from hip surgery.

Stats run from 8/23 - 8/28.

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