Minnesota 2, Arizona 7
Madison Bumgarner got off to a less than inspiring start. Then he found his groove and more or less cruised through innings four through six. Buddy Kennedy made his Major League debut. The Arizona offense was productive all up and down an unorthodox lineup, with big contributions coming from players who have been struggling of late.
Kennedy Debuts, Bumgarner Deals
The newest ember of the team recorded a single in his third plate appearance and also scored a run. Madison Bumgarner overcame some early shakiness to turn in a quality start, giving up only two runs in six innings.
Watch Buddy Kennedy Get the Call:
While the rest of the team heads to SLC, @KennedyBuddy made his way to PHX! ✈ pic.twitter.com/LAnSPT5V4Y— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) June 17, 2022
Kennedy Gets First Knock While Former MLB Grandfather is Interviewed:
There’s getting your first MLB hit.— Bally Sports Arizona (@BALLYSPORTSAZ) June 18, 2022
Then there’s getting your first MLB hit while your grandfather, a former major leaguer, is being interviewed. pic.twitter.com/PMzvZd7r4u
Bumgarner Bounces Back
With the aid of real run support for a change, Madison Bumgarner managed to turn his recent spate of rough outings around, dealing six innings of two-run ball.
Doolittle: D-backs Could Go Either Way at Deadline
ESPN’s Bradford Doolittle feels the Diamondbacks are on the bubble of which way to go at the deadline and that things might look very different if only they hadn’t lost 12 of 15 to the Padres and Dodgers.
Other Baseball News
Riley Greene Gets the Call
The Tigers have promoted the #2 overall prospect, Riley Greene. Greene is expected to be part of the starting lineup this afternoon.
Robbie Ray Flirts with No-No
Another day, another no-hitter alert into the seventh inning. This time, it was former Arizona ace and 2021 Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray with the honours.
10 Standouts from the MLB Draft Combine
It took long enough, but MLB finally has their own draft combine. Here are 10 names who stood out and potentially boosted their draft day stock.
Anthony Rendon to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery
The Angels just cannot catch a break with their big offensive stars. If Trout isn’t on the IL, Rendon is. Now, for a second season, Rendon will miss more games than he plays.
Is MLB Still Messing with the Balls?
Michael Lorenzen speaking very openly and candid about the baseballs being used right now in MLB.— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) June 18, 2022
This is in reference to a pitch hitting Justin Upton in the head tonight. pic.twitter.com/19MmPo9VkD