Pittsburgh 3, Arizona 7
Zac Gallen provided the Diamondbacks seven innings of one-run ball and the offense seemed to find its mojo again.
Carroll Returns to Lineup, Gallen Dominates
Despite injury concerns raised the last time he swung a bat in-game, Corbin Carroll returned to the lineup, batting second against Pittsburgh. He went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases. Zac Gallen was in a groove, throwing seven innings of one-run ball. The combination allowed Arizona to break their losing streak and to maintain their lead over the NL West.
Gallen Tosses Gem, Ends Skid
It’s tough to find a much better combination for ending a losing skid than letting Zac Gallen start at home. Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. went 3-for-4, including a three-run home run to support Gallen’s strong outing.
Geraldo Perdomo Named to All-Star Game
It took a few extra days, but Arizona’s young shortstop picked up an invitation to the upcoming All-Star Game, making him the fourth Diamondbacks to make the cut this year.
Jameson to IL, Canzone Called Up
The worrisome Drey Jameson saga continues. With such a short time before the break, the team elected to call up another bat, letting Dominic Canzone finally break through.
Dominic Canzone on getting called up, who he told, and what the last 24 hours have been like. pic.twitter.com/xAI5R3b1py— PHNX Diamondbacks (@PHNX_Dbacks) July 7, 2023
How Fast is Corbin Carroll
We all know he is fast. But just how fast is he? The names he is trouncing in speed categories include Mike Trout, Carlos Beltran, and Michael Bourn.
Corbin Carroll is THE FIRST ROOKIE IN MLB HISTORY with 15HR + 25 SB before the All-Star break— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) July 8, 2023
Kristian Robinson Continues to Acclimate
The odds are still stacked against him, but Kristian Robinson is doing what he can to make up for a ton of lost development time.
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