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Archie Bradley Wins His Final Meaningful Start of 2015

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Jun 1, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Archie Bradley (25) throws in the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

When the Arizona Diamondbacks called up seven players earlier this week, the notable name missing was Archie Bradley. According to Scott Bordow at azcentral.com, the D-backs felt there was no room for the young right-hander on the staff. The long relievers out of the bullpen are A.J. Schugel, Allen Webster and after last night’s game, Zack Godley. The team will also go with a six man rotation with the returning Jhoulys Chacin and Jeremy Hellickson to go along with Patrick Corbin, Chase Anderson, Rubby De La Rosa and Robbie Ray.

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We did not know it at the time but Labor Day marked the final time Bradley would pitch in a meaningful contest of 2015. In the last game of the season for the Triple A Reno Aces, he pitched six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out seven. Reno completed the year with a 10-2 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas. To wrap up Bradley’s season, here are his final numbers:

With Arizona: 2-3, 5.80 ERA in eight starts 35 2/3 innings, 36 hits allowed, 22 walks and 23 strikeouts

With Reno: 1-0, 2.95 ERA in four starts 21 1/3 innings, 26 hits allowed, five walks and 20 strikeouts

Notice I used the word “meaningful” earlier. Chief Baseball Officer Tony LaRussa said Bradley would be making a couple of starts in the Arizona Instructional League before being shut down for good in 2015. As far as not bringing Bradley up to the D-backs, LaRussa noted he did not want to pitch him out of the bullpen.

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