There has been a slight change in the starting rotation of the Arizona Diamondbacks. There had been previous talk about the D’backs going to six pitchers with the idea of either limiting the number of starts for Chase Anderson and Josh Collmenter or giving a look at a rookie such as Archie Bradley. The change happens tonight as Randall Delgado will return to the rotation for the first time since a start he made on April 10th.
In giving Delgado the start tonight, manager Kirk Gibson pushed back the scheduled turn of Vidal Nuno who has been pitching lights-out as of late. Over his last three outings, he has thrown 22 1/3 innings and allowed only five earned runs. Further hurtful to Nuno is that he is a San Diego native who used to work the concession stand at Petco Park. According to Channel 6 WDSU in Louisiana, Members of Nuno’s family and some friends were scheduled to attend the game this evening. Instead, he will get the ball for tomorrow night’s opener in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
For the season, Delgado is 2-3 with a 5.85 ERA in 40 appearances. In his two starts, he has pitched a total of 7 1/3 innings, allowing nine earned runs on 16 hits, walking five and striking out three.