Since he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez on April 28th at Chase Field, he hasn’t been the same pitcher he was to start the 2015 season.
He has given up nineteen runs all earned across 15.2 innings pitched in his last four starts. His latest start came at Chase Field against the Atlanta Braves on June 1st when he gave up 6 runs in 5 innings. I was there for that start and he just didn’t look like the same pitcher.
Bradley was sent to the 15 day D.L. again with shoulder tendinitis and the Diamondbacks will look to get him back to his early season form and also to have a break mentally and physically.
Maybe Bradley is just experiencing growing pains as a rookie at the Major League level, but his stuff is clearly off and he just doesn’t seem to have the same confidence on the mound.
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There is a chance that Bradley won’t earn his rotation spot when he comes back in a few weeks. Manager Chip Hale says that will depend on whoa he pitches on his rehab assignment. Robbie Ray was called up from Triple-A Reno to take Bradley’s spot.
So let’s say Bradley pitches poorly after coming back from his rehab stint. Do you think the Diamondbacks should send him down to Triple-A to get extra work in before returning to the team again considering what happened after his first D.L. stint ended?
This has been a hot topic of discussion around the Diamondbacks organization and we here at Venom Strikes want you to way in! Let us know what you think by participating in our poll below!