It's on the back; I don't know the exact location," manager Kirk Gibson said. "Whatever -- it's broke. It's just a matter of whether he has to have surgery or not."
- Kirk Gibson on Pollock's status
The D-backs were the latest team to fall to Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto as he continued his dominant season in a 5-0 win at Chase Field on Saturday night. Cueto (5-4) held the D-backs to 5 hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out seven and walking one. The D-backs never found an answer to the National League's leading strikeout pitcher.
Unsatisfied after a pair of losses, Johnny Cueto told his teammates he would pitch well against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Just get me two runs, he told them. The Reds did more than that. Not that he needed it.
Two weeks into his new position, Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa isn't ready to spell out job responsibilities for himself or his general manager, but he's already spent time bouncing strategic ideas off manager Kirk Gibson.
McCarthy has given up multiple runs in an inning in six of his 11 starts this season. His opponent, Reds starter Johnny Cueto, has done the same in only three games, and only two times did he give up more than two runs in one inning.
Lost in the ugliness of the Arizona Diamondbacks' 4-14 start to the season and the team's marquee hiring of Tony La Russa has been the gradual growth and development of the D-backs' young core position players.
It's possible that Tony La Russa, the new Diamondbacks chief baseball officer, decides the team needs to clean house and start over. Arizona could go into fire-sale mode at the trade deadline, shedding many of the salary commitments that have burdened it with a franchise-record payroll of more than $110 million.