"When he gets in trouble, he doesn't control the count. When you fall behind good hitters, they're going to get you." - Chip Hale oh Hellickson's start
Pittsburgh took advantage of some early opportunities scoring 2 runs in the 1st and the 5th inning; knocking out starter Jeremy Hellickson after 4 2/3. The Pirates would add some insurance runs in the 8th and 9th - but; seriously - how much insurance did they need? A single run seemed to be an insurmountable lead for the D-backs today.
Pirates shut out Diamondbacks to earn series sweep
Francisco Liriano overcame command issues to toss 6 1/3 scoreless innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep with a 8-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pirates shut out Arizona Diamondbacks, earn series sweep: By the Numbers
The Arizona Diamondbacks' offense has been quiet of late, and its silence was deafening Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Other D-Backs Related News
The Colorado Rockies left-hander will face a struggling Arizona Diamondbacks lineup in the opener to a three-game road series Monday night.
MLB Predictions: Colorado Rockies At Arizona Diamondbacks
We are officially three weeks into the 2015 MLB season. Heading into the season, a common theme around the Colorado Rockies was the only NL West team they had a chance to finish higher than would be the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Diamondbacks struggling to fill in void at third base
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale knew his team wasn't going to go the entire season without an injury.
Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler proving durable after knee surgery
Diamondbacks pitcher Brad Ziegler has shown his strength early on in 2015.
Hellickson's outing ends impressive streak by D-backs starting pitchers
(Yeah, I didn't believe half of this headline at first either)
Former D-Backs News
A’s sign Ryan Roberts to minor league contract
Starter Brandon McCarthy exits early in Dodgers' 11-8 win over Padres (his elbow this time, not his shoulder)
Boston Red Sox's Wade Miley struggles again; unlike Farrell, he doesn't think his pace affecting him
Max Scherzer, ‘dealing with a little sprain’ in right thumb, ‘not ready to rule out’ Tuesday start
Other Baseball News
Injured Mets captain David Wright will resume baseball activities Monday
De Blasio: New Yorkers are too mean to me at baseball games
Gordon catapults into crowd for amazing grab
Left hamstring strain forces Puig to DL (le sob.. le boo hoo)