Aug 8, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks pitching coach Mike Harkey (22) talks with relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) during the ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Meltdown - Arizona Diamondbacks Edition

For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks , specifically the Dbacks’ Mark Trumbo.

Before he found himself back at first base with All-Star Paul Goldschmidt on the disabled list, Diamondbacks slugger Mark Trumbo wanted to give himself the best chance to succeed in left field.

Zach Buchannon of azcentral sports discusses the Diamondbacks , Mark Trumbo’s, decision to drop some pounds.

“The decision to drop weight was not one Trumbo made lightly. He’d always felt that the heavier he was, the more sock he’d have in his bat. He’d put up monster numbers at his previous weight in three seasons with the Los Angeles Angels before being traded to Arizona in the offseason, with a .473 slugging percentage and an average of 31 home runs and 94 RBIs a year.”

To read the rest of his article, click here.

For our second article featured on the Mark Trumbo Morning Meltdown, we are going to explore the thoughts of fellow Heat Waved writer, Casey Gagnon.

“Trumbo has embarked on an offensive tear over the past ten games, batting a beyond impressive .364 over that span, well above his .224 season average. He has reached base all ten games while driving in nine runs, three of them on a home run Saturday versus the Colorado Rockies, his first since returning to the lineup.

Despite his limited playing time this season due to the prolonged injury hiatus, Mark Trumbo making the most of his chance to finally showcase what he can offer to the Diamondbacks, a team that is merely playing for pride at this point, attempting to salvage as much of a jinxed season as possible.”

To read the rest of his thoughts, click here. 

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