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Who was rad, who was bad this weekend against the Pirates

By Christopher Gaine
Apr 24, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray reacts against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 24, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Robbie Ray reacts against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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It was a rad weekend for Diamondbacks hitters. Only problem was that it was a bad one for Diamondbacks pitchers.

The team lost two of three to the Pirates this weekend, allowing 21 runs in three games. The team got two horrendous outings from young guns Patrick Corbin and Robbie Ray. This weekend was so bad for Corbin and Ray that Rubby De la Rosa was by far the Diamondbacks’ best starter in the series. Go figure.

Rad: Chris Hermann:

The Diamondbacks’ backup catcher didn’t squander his opportunity to start on Saturday. He went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBI.

Bad: Patrick Corbin

The Diamondbacks scored seven runs on Friday. Usually that’s enough to win, but thanks to poor pitching, it wasn’t enough for the Diamondbacks. He allowed five runs, four of which were earned, on seven hits in six innings.

Rad: Welington Castillo

Castillo hit two home runs on Friday, and had a three-run homer on his birthday today.

Bad: Robbie Ray

Ray once again struggled to keep his pitch count down today, throwing 84 in three-plus innings. He allowed five runs, four of which were earned, on eight hits.

Rad: David Peralta

Peralta homered on Friday and Saturday and went 4-for-14 on the series.

Bad: Bullpen

It wasn’t a particularly good weekend for any Diamondbacks pitcher, and the relievers were no exception. They allowed ten runs on the series, a collectively bad effort.

Rad: Yasmany Tomas

Tomas extended his hitting streak to ten games on Sunday.

The Diamondbacks will open up a three-game set against the Cardinals tomorrow.

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