Pitching CoachMike Harkey
is looking for consistency from his starters and his relievers, something that hasn’t happened in 2015. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
After naming A.J. Pollock as the Venom Strikes hitter of the month for July, its time to award the starting pitcher and the reliever of the month for July.
As a team the Arizona Diamondbacks from a statistical prespective got a below average performance from their starting pitchers, something that has been a trend this whole season.
As a team, Diamondbacks pitchers went 33-35 and put up these numbers:
104 G, 591.2 IP, 6.89 K/9, 2.63 BB/9, 1.31 HR/9, .291 BABIP, 72.6 LOB%, 45.1 GB%, 13.8 HR/FB%, 4.47 ERA, 4.43 FIP, 4.03 xFIP, 4.0 RA9-WAR
When looking just at the starters they went 9-10, and put up these numbers:
24 G, 24 GS, 138.0 IP, 7.83 K/9, 2.41 BB/9, 1.30 HR/9, .294 BABIP, 77.3 LOB%, 48.5 GB%, 14.7 HR/FB%, 3.85 ERA, 4.15 FIP, 3.66 xFIP, 2.1 RA9-WAR.
The Diamondbacks had the 15th best rotation in baseball during July.
The starters gave up 20 home runs which ranked as the 9th most in baseball.
Despite having a below average month, there were plenty of positive signs. Against the Brewers earlier this month, the Dbacks rotation allowed just 1 ER in 27 IP (0.33 ERA) with 29 K, .168 OPP. AVG.
That continued in Seattle, and during the first game in Houston.
This was the month that Patrick Corbin returned and he has performed well but another starter gets this month’s honor.