D-Backs Stop Losing Streak with No-Name Lineup
The Arizona Diamondbacks have taken a real beating on their current road trip; they lost seven in a row before snapping that streak on Sunday with a 7-5 win over the Houston Astros. During the streak, the offensive achieved levels of futility -- an average of two runs scored a game, dozens of strikeouts, only four(!) walks -- not seen since April, when the D-Backs hitters couldn't do anything right. So, on Sunday, the D-Backs trotted out what had to be the least-imposing lineup of any team in baseball -- and won.
Of course, you can't throw such a lineup out there everyday and expect to win a bunch of games. Drew should be back in the mix on Tuesday when the D-Backs open a series in San Francisco against the surprising Giants. Same goes for Reynolds, who's been battling flu symptoms. Upton, meanwhile, will begin a rehab stint in the minor leagues today or tomorrow and may be back in the lineup when the D-Backs come home to host the Astros on Friday.
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