Afraid to turn to an ineffective bullpen, Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch has ridden his starters hard. The D-backs' four primary starters are all among the league leaders in both pitches and innings pitched, increasing their risk of wearing down in the second half.
June 24, 2010
Infielder Tony Abreu suffered an injury to his left hand during a tag play at second base yesterday, and the initial prognosis is not good. Utility man Ryan Roberts will likely return to the majors after he led the Arizona Diamondbacks in on-base percentage last season.
May 24, 2010
The Arizona Diamondbacks Bullpen has taken a lot of well-deserved heat, but part of the reason for the team's slow start to the season has been injuries. Here is an update on the four D-backs players currently on the disabled list, as well as a minor league pitcher who was a big contributor for the D-backs last season.
May 22, 2010
Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch made two questionable decisions in the seventh inning Wednesday night to facilitate the first ever Dodgers sweep of the D-backs at Chase Field. He intentionally walked Andre Ethier to get to one of the best clutch hitters of all time and allowed starter Edwin Jackson to throw 121 pitches for fear of turning the game over to a struggling bullpen.
May 13, 2010