Zack Godley turned in one of the better performances of his career, throwing seven scoreless innings and striking out 10. A.J. Pollock went deep in the first inning, providing all the offense the team would need, but not all they would get.
Mike Hazen stuck with finding bullpen arms at the trade deadline, feeling that his rotation already had the horses it needs to get to the playoffs. Zack Godley did his part to support that opinion for at least one night by turning in a dominant seven inning, ten strikeout performance.
The Diamondbacks brought back Brad Ziegler at the deadline. AA -Jackson pitcher, Tommy Eveld, was sent to Miami to complete the deal.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks picked up left-handed reliever, Jake Diekman, at the deadline in exchange for Wei-Chieh Huang (#19 in the organization) and a PTBNL.
Jake Diekman didn’t have far to travel after he was informed he had been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, so he just hopped in the bullpen cart to take the ride over to his new clubhouse on the other side of Chase Field.
Hazen finding ways to upgrade present roster with as light an impact on the future as possible.
Shelby Miller’s 60-Day DL stint was backdated to July 12th. This means the right-hander could potentially rejoin the team before the season is over. The team is not ruling out the possibility.
Hazen’s flurry of maneuvers before the trade deadline raised the stakes in Arizona. They added $6 million in payroll, implying full consent and confidence from majority owner Ken Kendrick. He traded away seven prospects and a player to be named later, but preserved the farm system’s thin crop of elite talent. His actions speak to three words that every Valley fan should appreciate: Go for it.
The news from Los Angeles and Dr. Neal ElAttrache was not promising for Arizona. THe Diamondbacks’ third baseman has tearing in his let rotator cuff. Lamb and the team will get together and make a decision in the next 48 hours on whether or not to pursue season-ending surgery, or to attempt a rehab process instead.