The Arizona offense jumped out to an early lead, but Shelby Miller had another rough outing and was hammered in the fourth inning, turning a four-run lead into a one-run deficit. Jean Segura left the game after being hit by a pitch, and Josh Collmenter continued his descent into dismissal, allowing four runs of his own in one inning of work.
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Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale met with reporters after yet another poor outing by Shelby Miller. Miller will not be pitching in the minors during the break. What to do with the struggling righty is now up to the front office and the team’s experts.
There were indications as early as March, April, and May that this team was in trouble. Now, with the team on pace to be one of the worst in baseball while setting a team record for hime futility, it is time to ask if the front office is the right one for the job.
Adding back a healthy Pollock and getting Miller back on track is not enough to fix what ails this team if the goal is the World Series.
The Cardinals Matt Carpenter may not be heading to San Diego after all, at least not if Mike Matheny has much to say about it. If NL manager, Terry Collins chooses to replace Carpenter with another third baseman, Lamb could be named to the team.
Archie Bradley and Phil Gosselin team up to parody the now famous State Farm commercial in support of sending Jake Lamb to the All-Star Game.
Last night Ichiro went 0-for-1 in a pinch hitting appearance, dropping his batting average to .337 and leaving him 10 hits shy of the 3,000 club.