The Diamondbacks had an 11-game winning streak snapped against the Dodgers. Eleven games. My goodness. Obviously, we’d trade them all for 3 postseason wins, but it’s very impressive regardless. Goldy is clearly back taking Kershaw deep this time. Godley is mortal. And the Diamondbacks are still 5.5 games up over the last-placed Dodgers.
As baseball and Diamondbacks fans, we’ve seen enough of “forearm tightness” to crawl into a corner and cry. At this point, it appears to be nothing according to Taijuan Walker. But, of course, Shelby Miller said the same thing last year. We will see. The Diamondbacks have an awesome starting rotation that can lead them to the promised land. With very little depth for major injuries.
Could he be our 6th starter this year that teams seem to need. A 1.56 ERA over 17 innings in Reno is a very good start.
A FanGraphs article that shows that we live in era of tanking teams and super teams where projections of team performance are remarkably accurate. How does that effect the teams projected to be weak? Perhaps not as negatively as expected.
As I have gotten older and fatter, my appreciation of guys like Colon has increased exponentially.