Maaaaan, how you gonna get shut-out in Coors Field? With Marte likely day to day, CKelly, and Cabrera are the (regular) big bats on the team with the remainder of the offense continuing down the path of inconsistency.
So are the fans. It seems to me that MadBum has not much left in the tank and that any wrinkles he and the team added to his repertoire this spring have been ironed out by opponents. Caleb Smith has been demoted to the pen, likely for a couple reasons: He has sucked, the bullpen was taxed the night before his demotion, and Widener is now the ACE of the squad. Weaver was meh his last start but better than usual. Gallen is still out, and MKelly has been MKelly but better than half of the guys mentioned above. Its fair to say that Dbacks starting pitching is in complete disarray.
From the article: “The hits keep coming,” Lovullo said. “But we budgeted for this and we’ve talked about these things. Good baseball teams have the depth to have a group that can fill in and hold down the fort and also can allow some guys to emerge. It’s about adaptability. It’s about being mentally [ready] and being prepared. And I think everybody that is getting the opportunity to step into new roles, we’re upgrading our roles for certain guys in certain situations, I’m excited by that, I’m excited by the chance that we’re getting, and when we get those players [back] we’re going to be that much better.”
Now, when Torey says “we budgeted for this......good baseball teams have depth...” what he means is that a bullpen catcher will likely be converted to CF/2b while Marte is out and that the 3b coach will likely also fill in as needed. That is the depth he is talking about.
Devenski was very recently our Knight in Shining Armor just the other night when he came in and rocked the show on the mound. Now, it seems, he has done SOMETHING to be placed on what is usually known as a ‘naughty list’ - the restricted list.
More will be revealed.
From the blurb: While he is progressing quickly, beat writer Nick Piecoro notes that pitching on Wednesday would rule Gallen out for a possible return on Friday. There should be another update on Gallen’s progress and next steps on Thursday.
From the burb: Calhoun could return from the injured list this weekend if he can avoid any setbacks.
Yesterday, Umpire Angel Hernandez was responsible for the worst called game of the season so far. He missed 24 calls with a correct call percentage of only 83.2%.— Umpire Auditor (@UmpireAuditor) April 7, 2021
These called strikeouts to @ABREG_1 and @Machete1224 were two of his worst.@Astros v @Angels pic.twitter.com/n194czS0Bk
From the article: “Guy hits a home run off me, showboat, cool. Guess what? I’m going to face you again. I’m going to strike you out. I’m going to showboat.”
Cincinnati Reds reliever Amir Garrett
From the blurb: Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that the season-opening series between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets, originally scheduled from April 1-4 at Nationals Park, will be made up as follows......
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From the article: The technique of the yellow-red rat snake is frighteningly precise, Bayona Miramontes said. “These snakes do not see or hear, but they can feel the vibrations of the bats flying, and they use that opportunity to hunt them with their body, suffocating their victims before gobbling them down.”