It took 5 pitchers for the D-backs to earn the shutout required to set up Locastro’s walk-off in the ninth to register the games’ only run in the finale. It was nice to see Taijuan Walker get in an inning after mostly missing the last two seasons.
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These questions are about five players on the team, Marte, Ahmed, Ray, Lamb, and an empty right field. I’m sure there are even more questions for us to ponder over the next several months.
Seems like this has become an annual question. At least heading into next year, he will have some experience in the role and would not be a poor choice.
This could be an argument about one player’s floor being another player’s ceiling, but Christian Walker filled in admirably for the traded star.
The Diamondbacks have a lot of questions about how they will shape their starting rotation next year. Unclear how Walker will be in it, but they might have to count on him.
Should be a fun one to predict.