Archie Bradley is likely to be called up and start for the Diamondbacks on Monday against the Colorado Rockies.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will likely be calling up right-handed pitcher Archie Bradley to pitch on Monday in the series opener against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Diamondbacks will be looking to continue their hot-streak after sweeping the Atlanta Braves over the weekend in Atlanta. Arizona has started their nine-game road-trip with a 3-3 record.
Nick Piecoro, AZ Central, broke the news that Bradley was getting promoted on Sunday night.
"Looking to get extra rest for their starting pitchers, the Diamondbacks will bring up right-hander Archie Bradley from Triple-A Reno to face the Colorado Rockies on Monday in Denver.That will allow the club to push back everyone else in the rotation, meaning Rubby De La Rosa and Robbie Ray will pitch Tuesday and Wednesday at Coors Field with right-hander Zack Greinke facing the San Francisco Giants at home on Thursday."
The Diamondbacks have played 36 games in 37 days, so starting Bradley on Monday night and giving everyone else in the rotation an extra day to rest will be extremely beneficial in the long run.
Chip Hale talks about this issue…
"“We have had a lack of days off this season so far and we’re trying to find ways to give our starters extra time.”"
Since a demotion to Triple-A Reno in April Bradley has thrown 19 innings and in those outings he sports an impressive 1.88 ERA.
Enrique Burgos was demoted to Triple-A Reno in order to make space for Bradley on the Major League roster.
First pitch of Monday’s game will be at 5:40 p.m. with Bradley taking on Tyler Chatwood. You can catch the game on Fox Sports Arizona.