Zack Greinke and Jhoulys Chacin engaged in an old-fashioned pitching duel. Of the two, Chacin had the better night, but neither one of them finished the game. The Diamondbacks had better luck against the Milwaukee bullpen than the Brewers did against the three-headed monster of Hirano, Bradley, and Boxberger.
The ball was anything but smashed, just barely eluding the glove of a diving Jonathan Villar, but they all look like line drives in the box score. After playing small ball to set up the at-bat, Daniel Descalso came through, scoring pinch-running Jarrod Dyson.
The Diamondbacks have sent minor league left-hander, Josh Taylor to the Red Sox as the player to be named later to complete the Devin Marrero trade.
Trouble with the Curve
Arizona’s Zack Godley has lost some zip on his curveball and it is showing in the box score.
Entering Monday’s game, the Diamondbacks were not only leading the major leagues with a .992 fielding percentage, but they also led all of baseball with an 18.3 Defensive Runs Above Average.
Marte Shocked by Cano Suspension
The Arizona second baseman has a long and dedicated history with Seattle’s future Mr. 3,000. Knowing him how he does, he was shocked by the news of the suspension.
“I played with him for three years so I know what kind of person he is. He respects baseball a lot. When you talk to him, you can see how much he respects the game. That’s why I got surprised because I never thought he’d be in the moment he is now.”
According to MLB, Cano’s time on the disabled list will count toward his suspension – which means he could return to the field sometime in August.