The Arizona Diamondbacks strike me as a team that while not pretty or flashy, just gets the job done. They failed to complete the series sweep of the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday with Randall Delgado on the mound for his second start of the season. There were good things and negative things in the game but the main point for the DBacks is that they won the series and stayed comfortably in first place in the National League West.
Delgado performed quite well on Sunday though his line score might not show it. Two early homers got the better of him but after that he settled down and kept the Diamondbacks in the game. It isn’t his fault that the opposing pitcher shut down his offense. His job was to keep his team in that game and even though he gave up four early runs, he did just that. Four early runs can turn quickly in to eight runs by the middle innings. Delgado didn’t allow that plus he ate up a few innings which is a big deal for any bullpen right now.
I’m not sure where the DBacks want Delgado in the future but for my money right now he is doing just fine in their starting rotation. I figure by the way he is pitching so far that he is due a win next time out probably. As long as he keeps the runs low and cuts down on homerun balls, he should do well enough during this stretch of starts to convince the DBacks he should stay in the rotation long-term.