For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Arizona Diamondbacks today.
Rookie Andrew Chafin makes his third attempt at a first big-league victory on Tuesday night, when the Arizona Diamondbacks visit Target Field for game two of a three-game series with the Minnesota Twins.
"“The Diamondbacks ended a pair of streaks with a win in Monday’s opener, stopping a six-game overall skid and ending a 10-game drought in road games.Arizona has won consecutive road games once since late June.Mark Trumbo homered for the third time in two games and has driven in 15 runs over his last nine.“You get some results it helps you be more confident and he’s swinging the bat pretty dangerously right now,” manager Kirk Gibson said.Chafin has held opponents to a .171 batting average while allowing just six hits across two starts, but the Diamondbacks have scored just twice in his support.He tossed six innings against San Francisco on Wednesday and was touched for two runs on three hits over six innings in a game Arizona lost, 4-2.”"
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Yet another injury has struck the Arizona Diamondbacks. Aaron Hill dislocated the top of his right pinkie after sliding head-first into home plate during the D’backs’ 6-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
"“His eighth inning began with a leadoff double before stealing third base. On Chris Owings‘ high chopper behind the mound toward shortstop, Hill sprinted toward home and anticipated a play at the plate. Instead, the Twins’ Danny Santana threw to first to get Owings out. Replays showed an awkward landing for Hill and with the way he looked, I thought the injury made have been worse. It appeared as though he landed hard on his shoulder and with the way he was walking, I and probably many others thought it could have been separated. Thankfully, it was “only” a finger.”"
"As of right now, Aaron Hill is listed as day-to-day.”"
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