Ortiz and Mulholland are gone, and Scott Hairston heads to the disabled list. This team needs a spark, and whether it comes from a trade, or another exciting young pitcher, Managing Editor James Renwick says it better happen soon.
Ortiz and Grimsley are gone, and Terry Mulholland's still hurt. Their temporary replacements are Kevin Jarvis, Randy Choate, and Dustin Nippert. When Juan Cruz comes back next week who will still be in AZ when the dust settles?
The only lefty in the pen is not really in the pen...when might he be back? Medders looking for the right space; Gonzo walking toward history; Ortiz to the pen, who might be taking his place?
The Diamondbacks have a young hurler who will be sitting for 100 games this year, that's more than 2/3 of the minor league season, as Bud Selig's steroid policy hits the D'Backs at home; ALSO: Medical Reports; Complete Player Stats through the past week; Gonzo joins Bonds...in a good way finally getting #500.
The Diamondbacks starting pitching has been strong, and the bullpen has been better than expected, but with veteran Terry Mulholland heading to the DL, the D'Backs elected to skip the lefty and go straight to Casey Daigle.
We're not sure we're ready to, "Take It All Back" but Russ Ortiz and Orlando Hernandez (not to mention Brandon Webb, Miguel Batista and Claudio Vargas) certainly haven't looked like the pitchers we expected to see, and the over/under on the number of times the words, "The Diamondbacks Starters Lead the League in ERA" was at exactly zero, so Vegas is taking a killing there. This is the Inside Pitch.