Johnny Cueto threw 7 strong innings strong against the D’backs, giving up just 4 hits. That concludes a 1-5 start to the A.J. Hinch era. Is it too soon to start up http://www.fireajhinch.com?
Let me throw some quick numbers at you from the six game homestand.
Opponents Total Hits: 65
Opponents Total Runs: 41
D’backs Total Errors: 6
Not so good. Is it any wonder that the D’backs have only won 1 of 11 series this year? Also, keep in mind that the error total is GENEROUS considering the home town scoring on a few plays over the last six games.
The most notable example was in Monday’s thrashing by the Reds. Brandon Phillips singled on a grounder through the hole between shortstop and third but Eric Byrnes lollygagged it in left and then skipped the throw to a cut-off man 25 yards away — all of which allowed Brandon Phillips to advance to second. This was ruled a double. And you thought PED’s were a threat to the sanctity of baseball records. This also doesn’t take into account the countless misplayed balls and missed cut-off men which allowed runners to advance an extra base.
If the D’backs continue to play like they don’t care, then we will soon follow suit. Exhibit A: Monday’s attendance of 17,640 (there was probably 10,000 people there and most left after the rout began) was one of the lowest in team history.