Drury logged his second three hit game of the season on Sunday and his first since the extra innings affair on the 24th of April. He also launched his fifth homer of the season and raised his average to .315 from .294 before the game. Drury is expected to get more playing time coming up as he gets time at third, left, and right. Four of his five homers have come in the last seven games along with a .346 AVG and .885 SLG, six RBI, and seven runs scored. Tuesday’s series opener against Justin Nicolino and the Marlins looms next and though he has never faced the Miami starter he is hitting .276 (8-for-29) off southpaws this season.
Miller has been an abject disaster in Arizona to this point and it didn’t get any better on Sunday as he lasted just 3 2/3. There has been a lot wrong so far between his 8.49 ERA, 1.97 WHIP, 19:19 K:BB ratio, or that he has pitched just 23 1/3 innings over six starts. With his start to the season there is no reason that he should be started until he proves that he has turned it around significantly.
He earned his sixth save of the season in his seventh chance so far. However that doesn’t mean that his numbers are terribly great. One bad early season outing can skew numbers heavily, and that’s what’s going on here with his 6.23 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over the 8 2/3 he’s pitched. Jake McGee was brought in to be the closer and he is in no danger of losing the job right now but another five-run, 2/3 IP outing could change that in a hurry. For right now though he can still be played regularly.
For the fourth straight game Bettis couldn’t get out of the seventh inning. He also gave up the most hits he has all season but those failed to turn in to runs for the most part. On the year he is carrying a 3.89 ERA and 1.14 WHIP with a very solid 26:8 K:BB ratio. Two of his three starts against San Francisco last season were quality starts but he did get lit up somewhat in the last outing. He will face them on Friday cersus Madison Bumgarner.
Parra managed to extend his hit streak to seven games with the homer on Sunday also marking his third round-tripper of the season. He has been solid so far this year as he contributes a bit in all five categories of standard leagues. During his hitting streak Parra is smoking the ball for a .371/.389/.657 slash line with two homers, 10 RBI, four runs scored, and two steals in those seven games. He will face James Shields next on Monday and he has gone 0-for-3 against him.