Diamondbacks series preview VS. SF Giants

Madison Bumgarner #40 of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Madison Bumgarner #40 of the Arizona Diamondbacks (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /

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The Diamondbacks are about to take on Kris Bryant and the Giants

The Diamondbacks are in San Francisco for a two-game series versus the first-place Giants. The Giants have surprised the entire MLB world this year. They were expected to be competing for Third place in the division. Instead, they have the best record of the MLB.

Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks have had the opposite season of what many expected. At least, no one expected them to be contending for the worst record in the MLB. Injuries, underwhelming performances,and lots of bad luck have combined to make this a trying season.

Madbum returns home to SF

Today will be the first time Madison Bumgarner is in Oracle Park as an opposing player when fans are there. It will be very interesting to see what the fans say, do , or act like. I wonder if the Giants have a video for the fans and MadBum. Unfortunately for the Giants’ fans, MadBum will not be pitching tonight.

Instead, the Diamondbacks have two other pitchers to pitch today and tomorrow.

Tuesday: Zac Gallen: 1-6, 4.62 ERA, 75K’s v. Alex Wood: 9-3, 4.03 ERA, 110K’s.

Wednesday: Merrill Kelly: 7-8, 4.13 ERA, 115K’s v. Kevin Gausman: 10-5, 2.31 ERA, 157 K’s.

The Diamondbacks just faced the Giants last week in which they dropped 3/4 to them. Hopefully the Diamondbacks can get  back to them with a sweep this week.

Venom’s Poisonous Bites:

The Diamondbacks released Josh Reddick after designating him for assignment last week. He’s an older player who was about to see a lot less playing time. Due to that, they most likely cut him now to give him time to find a new club to play for in hopes of playing in the playoffs. He’ll most likely end up on a minor league deal like he originally signed with the Diamondbacks. Josh ends his time in the Desert with a stat line of .258, .285, .371, with 11 Doubles, 15 runs scored, 2 HR’s, 21 RBI’s, 6 walks, and 31 K’s. Best of luck to you in the future Reddick!

Injury update for Luke Weaver:

This is good news for the Diamondbacks as it won’t be an entire lost season of development for Weaver. He’ll most likely come back in the bullpen. It will be nice

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to see him back sooner than later though.

More articles coming soon!

As always,

May the Force be with You!