Arizona's starters are hot, but the bullpen (save for one game) is not
This week's Diamond Digits dissects the Diamondbacks' pitching staff's very uneven yet eventful week, a century-long record falling in the Windy City and the Big Unit's big moment -- and how his final steps along the way to 300 wins compare to other recent club members.
That streak lowered the team's starters' ERA from 4.54 to 4.13, which ranks ninth in baseball -- not bad for the team with the 27th-best record. However, all of that excellent starting pitching only resulted in three wins because of a bullpen that gave up 16 earned runs in 23 innings. It was that same bullpen, though, which rose to the occasion in an 18-inning win at San Diego on Sunday. The quartet of
The shot put Soriano ahead of
Thankfully the road to 300 victories wasn't drawn out for
For the last three seasons, the Rockies have been looking for a regular spot in the lineup for
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