Escobar Struggles in D-backs Loss to Cubs
Certainly, the defense deserved its share of the blame, but Escobar was unable to help himself.
Pinch-Hitting for Lamb the Right Matchup
D-backs Drop Another to Cubs, Now 10 Games Under .500
Daniel Hudson Wants to Stay for Long Run
Whether the Diamondbacks will offer him enough to keep him is anyone's guess, but it does sound more like he's adjusting to a relief role.
James Shields Heading to White Sox in Trade
Evaluating the Prospect in the James Shields Deal
Note the singular. Erik Johnson, with 98 innings over four seasons (and no more options) is not regarded as a prospect. Clearly, the Padres are counting on Shields opting out after this season, as otherwise they'll have to pay $27 million and get very little in return.
Bartolo Colon hits 108 mph Single
If he played for the Diamondbacks, it would have been straight to the fielder, with the bases loaded, in a close game.
Dodgers Keep Julio Urias in Starting Rotation
Also of note, Brandon McCarthy is nearing a rehab assignment.
There will be a facsimile of a baseball game played today, with what I can only suppose will be a C lineup for the Diamondbacks against Jake Arrieta. I'm guessing we see Gosselin make his regular Sunday start, and Weeks in the outfield. Perhaps even Goldy gets the day off. So, if things go according to past patterns, this will be a 10-9 game. It's at 11:20 Arizona time (again.)