It was a historic night in Phoenix. C.C. Sabathia faced off against Zack Greinke, creating the highest strikeout total between opposing pitchers since 2008. C.C. Sabathia added to his Hall of Fame resume by making John Ryan Murphy his 3,000th strikeout victim. Despite that, Zack Greinke had the stronger night, going 7 2⁄3 with seven strikeouts and allowing only one run. Arizona’s offense did just enough to give him a lead and Greg Holland tallied his sixth save of the season.
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THe night’s coverage was all about how C.C. Sabathia finally reached the 3,000 strikeout club. However, Arizona’s ace, had the stronger night as he went 7 2⁄3 innings and struck out seven while only allowing one earned run.
Tossing out the scouting report, Greinke and Murphy decided to go fastball/slider and then adjust from there. It seems to have worked.
Out of options and struggling to find success in the rotation, Zack Godley has been moved to the Arizona bullpen to see if he can work some things out.
The team’s go-to lefty in the bullpen has been activated from the IL and has finally joined the team.
A common complaint about Arizona’s pitching over the last few seasons is that they don’t have enough velocity. It seems, they don’t always need it.
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A review of the potential Hall of Famer’s career.
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Strikeout rates are clocking in at an all-time high. Hitters are responding.