D-Backs Chatter: It's Feast or Famine

Rest assured, the Diamondbacks welcomed the off day on Monday. They not only suffered a 4-3 loss to the Padres on Sunday, but it went 16 innings, featured 44 players, took 5 hours, 31 minutes to play, and ended with catcher Jeff Mathis, who had spent the first 15 innings behind the plate calling pitches, on the mound, suffering the loss. The day off gave Arizona time to catch its breath.

To read more about the Sunday's marathon:

https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/news/d-backs-fall-in-16-innings-to-padres/c-284884500

 

 

And that marathon on Sunday came after the Diamondbacks scored a franchise-record 20 runs in a win over the Padres on Saturday. And they did it with 18 hits -- two fewer than runs scored.

To read more about the Saturday outburst click:

https://www.mlb.com/dbacks/news/d-backs-hit-5-home-runs-in-record-20-run-win/c-284771872

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo has a challenge. He has four every day outfielders, but only three outfield spots in the lineup every day.

To read more about Lovullo's overcrowded outfield click:

https://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/mlb/diamondbacks/2018/07/09/arizona-diamondbacks-manager-torey-lovullo-lineups-mlb-david-peralta/768351002/

 

 

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