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Diamondbacks have league’s best hitting pitchers

By Joseph Jacquez
Apr 6, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) singles in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 6, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Patrick Corbin (46) singles in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /
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For all of the Diamondbacks pitchers’ struggles on the mound, they have actually been pretty good at the plate this year. In fact, Arizona starters have 32 hits.

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Patrick Corbin has 11 hits and a .324 average, both leadd all pitchers. Zack Greinke is in second with nine hits, and a .290 average and two RBI. Robbie Ray is batting .280 with a memorable home run.

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The rest of the Diamondbacks pitchers haven’t had to much success in 2016, but those three have done more than enough damage. Here are some more striking numbers:

The latter tweet is both unbelievable and hilarious, and the first one just shows how bad Diamondbacks pitchers have been at their first job: pitching. There is an argument to be made that D-backs’ starters have been better hitters than pitchers this season.

Snakes starters have complied a 4.79 ERA this season in 400.1 innings this season, the fourth-worst ERA in the NL, while averaging less than six innings per start. But despite these struggles on the mound, they seem to be doing just fine at the plate. In the future, however, they’re going to have to start being better at what they’re paid to do. The Diamondbacks’ pitchers may have to spend less time practicing at the plate and turn their collective focus to the mound.

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