Arizona Diamondbacks' Freefall Continues as They Drop Two of Three in Atlanta
Dan Haren: Off his game in a 13-1 loss to the Braves.
It just doesn't look very good for the Arizona Diamondbacks right now.
If you're a fan, you've gotta like the team's young offensive core -- Mark Reynolds, Justin Upton, Stephen Drew, and Chris Young still haven't even hit their primes yet -- and are a respectable, if not intimidating, rotation. But the Diamondbacks' bullpen simply can't get opposing hitters out, and there's no reason to think the relieving corps will get any better. So, there's not a lot of hope for the 2010 team.
Also on Saturday, the sleepwalking D-Backs offense woke up, with 13 hits, including home runs by Kelly Johnson (his 11th), Upton, and a three-run blast by Drew. Sadly, the hitters went right back to sleep against the Braves' Tim Hudson on Sunday, scratching out just three harmless singles. Granted, the veteran Hudson was really on his game, looking aggressive, getting ahead early in counts, and throwing just 104 pitches over eight airtight innings, striking six D-Backs and walking only one.
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