I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying to yourself there’s no way the Diamondbacks can come back from ten and a half games back of the First Place Dodgers. I wouldn’t lose hope. There is still a lot of time and the team is showing some positive signs.
First off, with Chris Young back in the lineup, Justin Upton is starting to rip the ball. He’s riding a seven game hit streak and has the ability to carry the team back in the race. Secondly, Pitcher Daniel Hudson is very close to returning to the starting rotation. He’s been out since April 21st because of an impingement in his throwing shoulder. In Monday’s rehabilitation start for Triple-A Reno, Hudson threw five innings allowing two runs. He felt no pain what so ever and could get the start Sunday against the Brewers.
Most importantly, at some point the Dodgers will hit a rough patch, every team does. Reigning Cy Young Winner Clayton Kershaw is once again firing darts with a record of 4-1 with an ERA at 1.90. I just feel some of their older pitchers like Ted Lilly and Chris Capuano, who have a combined eleven wins, will eventually struggle. So keep the faith as the Diamondbacks open a three game home set Friday against Milwaukee. Joe Pequeno over and out!