"Obviously he's gone through a couple of different scuffle times, struggles. Those pitches that you can hit out are few and far between in the big leagues and he's just missing those pitches right now. Mechanically, he's worked on a few things with [D-backs hitting coach] Turner [Ward] the last couple of days. He feels a little better today, but have I noticed anything [different about him]? Not really."
- Chip Hale on Paul Goldschmidt
“But it’s just hard to go through it. Have a good game, have a bad game, and have a roller coaster like that. I’m trying to do everything to go out there and do well every time and get through six, seven innings. They say this is part of it, but I don’t like to hear that and don’t want to think like that.”
- Patrick Corbin
Using a four-run top of the fourth inning, the D-backs zoomed over the Reds for a 6-3 victory on Friday at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati has dropped seven games in a row.
Patrick Corbin knows that what he expects from himself is different from what might be realistic for a pitcher in his first season back from Tommy John surgery. But that doesn’t make the drastic swings from outing to outing, like the kind he experienced over the past week, any easier to swallow.
Goldschmidt has homered just once in his last 118 at-bats after going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Friday's 6-3 win over the Reds. He ranked fifth in the National League with 21 home runs before the All-Star Break, but had only one since then with it coming on July 27 against the Mariners.
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It’s a polarizing subject that has compelling arguments on both sides. The implementation of the Designated Hitter in the National League. Whether or not the Senior Circuit follows in little brother’s footsteps remains to be seen. Before I begin, I want to clarify. I’m not, by any means, suggesting that Rob Manfred make this significant move. What I am suggesting is that the Diamondbacks would benefit greatly from such a change.
Right-hander Randall Delgado (4-3, 2.70) will make his first start of the season on Saturday. Delgado has made 43 appearances this season as a reliever and last started on Sept. 11, 2014 against the Giants. He is 11-19 with a 4.23 ERA in 47 career starts.