Arizona Diamondbacks Links: Corbin is Gaining Momentum
Good Afternoon, Arizona Diamondbacks fans!
Last night’s win was impressive wasn’t it! Anytime you can beat the Pirates, the second best team in the N.L. at PNC Park by more than two runs or more it’s impressive, and that is exactly what the Diamondbacks did.
Jeremy Hellickson turned in another great start allowing just one run in 5 1/3 innings pitched before having to leave the game early with cramps and dehydration after being sick on the plane coming to Pittsburgh.
Meanwhile the Diamondbacks offense struck early against Pirates ace Gerrit Cole with a good aggressive approach at the plate against him.
David Peralta had another great game going 2 for 4 with an RBI, and a double. Jake Lamb hit a solo home run, and Welington Castillo went 1 for 4 and an RBI single.
Tonight will not be easy either as the D-backs offense prepares to go up against another great starting pitcher in Francisco Liriano in game two tonight, but as the Snakes demonstrated last night, anything can happen with this team.
Now here our some stories concerning your D-backs and the rest of Major League Baseball on this Tuesday.
Diamondbacks bullpen comes up big against the Pirates-D’backs.com
The Diamondbacks bullpen has been really good as of late, and they continued their stellar performance as a unit last night.
Randall Delgado escaped a two on one out jam in the sixth inning retiring the two batters he faced. There is a reason why Delgado is back up with the Diamondbacks. He has quietly had one of the best years among the team’s relievers posting a 2.76 ERA in 42 appearances.
Addison Reed continued his solid pitching since coming back on July 29th. In the seventh inning, he loaded the bases with one out, but retired Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte to end the threat.
Daniel Hudson started off the eighth inning retiring the first two batters. He allowed back-to-back hits before striking out Pedro Alvarez to end yet another threat.
Oh and Brad Ziegler saved his 19th consecutive game and is moving up the leaderboard in Diamondbacks history.
Patrick Corbin is officially back-insidethezona.com
Patrick Corbin is indeed officially back and I am so excited!
Corbin was the Diamondbacks ace in 2013, and for a while was on par with Clayton Kershaw. For most of the season, he was a solid Cy Young Award candidate.
In the spring of 2014, the D-backs lost Corbin with a torn UCL, and it basically derailed the Snakes’ season from the start.
When Corbin is healthy and starting, the Diamondbacks are a better team.
In his last outing against the Braves on Saturday, Corbin pitched into the seventh inning, and allowed just three baserunners getting 15 outs via a strikeout or a ground ball. He used his slider effectively, which is usually his out pitch.
Corbin is gaining momentum, and this is a good sign for the D-backs who will rely on him at the top of rotation next season.
Evan Marshall could be released from hospital today-azcentral.com
This is really great news for one of my favorite Diamondbacks! Hopefully Marshall can pitch again really soon, and get back to the pitcher he was last season posting a 2.74 ERA in 57 games.
Around the MLB:
MLB will live stream in 15 markets next season-SI.com
This is really good news for Diamondbacks fans who live in Arizona. We will now be able to watch games on Fox Sports Arizona on any device. Can’t wait!
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