Morning Meltdown – Arizona Diamondbacks Edition


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

It hasn’t been the easiest season for the Arizona Diamondbacks thus far, but the team became superheroes today. The Diamondbacks haven’t been a top notch team in the league but for the children at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, they might as well have been World Series contenders.

"“Outfielders David Peralta and Ender Inciarte, along with pitcher Chase Anderson and catcher Tuffy Gosewisch, spent part of their Tuesday morning making room-to-room visits and interacting with kids in the hospital’s Child Life Zone.Peralta, one of the bright spots for the D-backs this season, spent several minutes playing air hockey with Owen Densmore, who’s expected to spend several weeks in the hospital with a serious knee condition.“(Owen) thought that was pretty awesome,” said Owen’s mom, Dawn, adding Peralta is her son’s favorite D-back. “We’ve been here a while so it’s a much needed break.”Peralta knows how uplifting it can be for kids to meet a Major Leaguer.“It means a lot for them. When I was a kid I remember meeting big league players and thinking, ‘Whoa, I want to be like them!’ So it makes me feel really good.”"

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At this point in the season, 11 different pitchers have started at least one game for the Arizona Diamondbacks. As the season continues the number may grow and it appears as though the D-backs will be heading towards a six-man rotation.

"“And at the same time, give others opportunities, give them a look, see how they seize the opportunity, I guess,” D-backs manager Kirk Gibson told Burns and Gambo Tuesday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM.Gibson pointed to Chase Anderson, who has amassed 122.1 innings this season — 92.1 of which have been in the major leagues — as someone who they want to see pitch into September but also have a lighter work load.There’s also Josh Collmenter, who is on pace to throw a career-high amount of innings, and Wade Miley, who is inching closer to the 200-inning mark.”"

To read more from Kirk Gibson, click here.

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