Merrill Kelly pitched another strong game as the D-backs snap a 6 game losing streak. It was not without drama after Pillar of the Giants tied the game with a home run in the 7th inning, driving Kelly out of the game. It was up to the bullpen the rest of the way, which hasn’t always panned out lately. But 4 strong bullpen innings improved Matt Andriese’s record to 4-4, which almost looks like a starting pitcher’s record at this point with so many decisions.
A nice quality start for sure. But the struggles are not just limited to the pitching staff at the moment.
Archie Bradley will be used in situations where he can be successful. As opposed to unsuccessful? What to do with the man? Lovullo is running out of ideas.
The Battle of a Dodger ace against a former Dodger sidekick ace. Their numbers are very similar this year. The D-backs have been dreadful at home as the home stand continues against a Dodger team that is way way up in the standings.
Major League Baseball has given the Rays the go-ahead to explore the idea of playing in both Tampa and Montreal. The Rays could be the ultimate snow bird team. Maybe D-backs should make a deal with Calgary?
Makes me throw up a little bit in my mouth to write it, but the Dodgers are on top and probably deserve it. D-backs are mediocre as expected with a mediocre record.