This one was going good. Greinke wasn’t great but good enough. The D-backs took a 4-run lead into the 8th inning. Then Archie Bradley happened. Time to shave the beard? Better yet, get a secondary pitch. His fastball is good, but it doesn’t go 102mph, it doesn’t cut all that much, nor does it sink. He needs a secondary pitch. Even Randy Johnson was relatively ineffective when his slider came out flat. Big leaguers who know only a fastball can be a strike can do major damage. This time it cost the D-backs a game that should have been won easily.
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After spending 4 years in Korea, does it even matter? Regardless, the Rays are looking good this year and the D-backs face them next.
It is not hard to image who will get the next start in place of Zack Godley. Some real reason for optimism.
This is not surprising after past performance the last couple of years. Glass half-empty side wonders why home record is not better.
The Dodgers top the list even with AJ Pollock, which shouldn’t be surprising. The Rays are second and our next opponent. The fact that the D-backs are in tenth in May is a very nice surprise.
I never heard of this happening before. Pitcher Jeff Samardzija might not sleep well tonight. This against a Reds team having a dreadful year.
FanGraphs has an answer for everything. Go ahead and take a guess who.