Godley got lit up for 7 runs in the 4th inning and the D-backs managed to get their, pretty standard of late, 4 hits in the game. Not good. But the Diamondbacks are still above the .500 mark. They play the A’s next who have an identical record as the D-backs, followed by series against the weak Reds and Marlins. The NL West is all in a bunch of mediocrity at the moment. Injuries eventually heal and slumps usually heal as well. Plenty of time to get out of this recent poor play.
His April actually ended decently. But his May has been painful, a .096 average, 1 HR, and 2 RBIs in 73 at-bats before going deep yesterday. His slump won’t be over until he starts hitting the ball harder on a consistent basis.
Relying on a pitcher to be good the first year back after Tommy John surgery, is not ideal at all. But the Diamondbacks might be a such a spot this year.
Are the Diamondbacks a good team? Too early to tell, but this article explores that question in depth. Rough stretches happen to almost every team, even good ones, hopefully this is just a blip.
Some people think you can say anything you want without consequences because of the 1st Amendment. There are consequences to just about everything we say, but at least we won’t go to jail for speaking out. As for baseball, there isn’t a current policy at all regarding the National Anthem. It isn’t even required for it to be played at all. If protests ever become an issue in baseball, let’s hope MLB handles it better than the NFL has these last two years. Baseball might be the most patriotic of sports, it would be difficult to handle.
He was a great player, but if these charges are true, it shows a downward spiral for the man after his playing days.