The Diamondbacks predictably couldn’t hit Verlander and Greinke had to pitch in the 7th inning for lack of a bullpen as the D-backs fall. A late rally of 3 runs in the 9th was not enough. At this point in the season, a late-season winning rally will probably fall short as well. At least, the D-backs showed their fans something this year, unlike the Arizona Cardinals who might as well not even show up.
Despite gloomy times, the D-backs actually still have a chance. Win six or seven in a row and I will say that with a straight face.
Patrick Corbin was chosen for the Diamondbacks and it is clear he will paid next year by some other team.
This argument seems to come up every year and it makes sense that the rosters should not change during the last month of the season. But it does offer teams already out of it to see some prospects play. As for Mattingly’s Marlins, I’m sure they have seen enough prospect play this year.