In what has become something of a theme for the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks absolutely pounded the opposition once the second time through the order came around. Arizona tallied 16 hits in the game. Every starter (including starting pitcher Patrick Corbin) tallied at least one hit. IN a scary moment in the seventh inning, Arizona catcher, Chris Iannetta, took a fastball to the face. Thankfully, he left the field on his own power before being taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
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With a triple slash of .216/.290/.356, the offense provided by the Arizona catchers can only generously be classified as anemic. This is not, however, wher Lovullo’s primary concern lies right now.
Given the new NL landscape, Paul Swydan doesn’t think the Diamondbacks should be taken too lightly.
Yup, Greinke’s fastball velocity has ticked down. Guess what, he has some other pitches.