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Galarraga’s Performance Catches Up With Him

By Scott Allen

All he asked for was one more chance.  However he was told he had used his last chance up.  Unfortunately for the Major League's leader in home runs given up at 13, Monday night was former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Armando Galarraga's last chance to shine.  All he did though was put the hood over his Dbacks career and was sent off into the dark of the night sporting an 8-1 deficit at the time of his departure.

The normally mild mannered Galarraga had some trouble after the game on Monday as well as he blew up at the media for asking him questions about his performance and future with the team.  Understandably he was upset, however he should have also realized the media wasn't asking unfair questions and were just doing their job - asking the questions all of us wanted answers to.

Galarraga had a rough spring too and honestly I was quite surprised when manager Kirk Gibson announced he had made the starting rotation.  He really didn't have a single decent outing.  The writing was on the wall from the beginning of spring training.  The Dbacks just took a little longer to figure it out than the rest of us had.  I wish him well, however the Dbacks will be much better without him.