Zac Gallen left with a hamstring injury and is now set to get an MRI. J.B. Bukauskas returned, walked the bases loaded, then surrendered his only hit - grand slam with two out in the ninth. But hey, at least Eduardo Escobar hit another home run, propping up that trade value a bit higher.
Zac Gallen was not having a great night on the mound, walking three and allowing three runs to score before the end of the third inning. Then he tweaked his hamstring and was removed from the game before he recorded his first out of the third frame. I know this game was brutal to watch, but that sure seems like a painful over reaction, just to avoid having to continue witnessing this train wreck.
You may have heard this one before. Arizona’s starter was ineffective and left injured. Arizona’s defense took the night off. Arizona’s bullpen sucked out loud, especially the budding star of the staff. Arizona continued its losing ways.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have told other teams that they are not done forcing one of the season’s most appealing trade targets to endure more pain and suffering.
Can the Diamondbacks Afford to Trade M. Kelly, C. Smith? (The Athletic)
Can they afford not to? What do they have to lose?
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