So this is what a team mailing it in in June looks like.
Torey Lovullo Gives Team an Earful in Dugout Meeting
After yet another defensive clown show inning, Torey Lovullo gathered the players at the end of the dugout and gave them a tongue lashing.
Ahmed Breaks Up No-No in Eighth
The Diamondbacks were kept hitless by Freddy Peralta until the eighth inning. That’s when Nick Ahmed looped a single into left-center to put runners on the corners.
Snakebitten Arizona’s Many Losses Now Include Bumgarner
After the veteran lefty seemed to have righted the ship somewhat, he has landed back on the IL -again. Although the MRI showed nothing untoward, at this point in the season, and with how the Diamondbacks are performing, one has to wonder just how quickly the team will look to bring him back.
Other Baseball News
‘This Should Be the Biggest Scandal in Sports’
Is pitchers using sticky on the ball the next scandal that is going to rock MLB to its core? Unlike the PED era, only one side is benefiting.
Hitters Attacking First Pitch More than Ever
With two-strike OPS at an all-time low (maybe due to pitchers using sticky?) hitters have become more aggressive than ever early in the count.
Shohei Ohtani Records Another Good Baseball First
For the fourth time in his career, Shohei Ohtani struck out 10 batters in a game. This time, for the first time ever, he managed to do so while also not walking anyone.
Two-Thirds of Teams Have Reached Vaccination Threshold
20 of the teams in MLB have reached the 85% vaccinated threshold to trigger relaxed COVID precautions. More teams have also announced a return to full capacity for fans in the stands.