Quotes of the Day
“It’s tough. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and work on some things but also not try to change too much. You don’t want to be completely lost.”
"I don't know if he's trying to change his delivery or what. He changes from pitch to pitch. Sometimes he pitches like (Brad) Ziegler, sometimes he's over the top, sometimes he's a little bit lower then, so it's hard."
Trevor Cahill's miserable June continued against the Nationals. Cahill gave up six runs in five innings, raising his ERA for the month of June to a positively Gallaragan 9.30. The Diamondbacks, for their part, clawed back admirably from a six-run deficit, but ultimately fell short. Encouragingly, Aaron Hill appears not to have missed a beat, going two for four and drawing a walk in his first game back from injury.
Aaron Hill's return complicates matters in the middle of the infield. Last night may have been a glimpse into the future with Willie Bloomquist getting the start at shortstop against a left-handed pitcher. Didi Gregorious, as good as he's been thus far, has struggled mightily against lefties, slashing .194/.254/.242 (*SSS disclaimer). In other news, the Heath Bell Experience shambles ever onward, but that may be coming to an end with J.J. Putz currently rehabbing in Reno.
Around the League
Surprisingly, this was written by local writer Paola Boivin. Her central premise seems to be that because MLB attached home field advantage to the All-Star game, the best players in the league should be on the field. Because Yasiel Puig has been the best player in the league over the 20 games he's been up, she contends he should go to the All-Star game.
Former Diamondback Dontrelle Willis hasn't given up on trying to pitch in the big leagues again. The former-star now pitches in an independent league, struggling to regain his command and find the magic that made him one of the most popular baseball players in the world (if only for about a year).
Brain Cashman saying what everyone is thinking.
Which one of you is behind this?