Braden Shipley dominant in Thursday's win for Arizona
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Braden Shipley allowed just three hits over seven innings in the Diamondbacks' 9-0 shutout of the New York Mets on Thursday.
Neutralizing the Mets hasn't been particularly notable as of late -- they've now scored five runs in the last three games -- but Shipley still pitched very well. He only needed 78 pitches to finish seven innings, even while striking out seven and walking one. If Arizona wasn't watching Shipley's workload, he would have had a good chance at throwing a complete-game shutout. The 24-year-old right-hander is scheduled to make two starts next week -- one against the Mets again and the other against the San Diego Padres on the road -- making him an appealing streaming option.
Shipley has now made four starts on the year (24 1/3 innings) and lowered his ERA to 2.96 (4.97 xFIP) after Thursday's performance. He owns a 17.00 strikeout percentage (league average is 21.01 percent) and will need to work on his 12.00 walk percentage (league average is 8.15 percent).
- Marlins 'intend to hold onto' Christian Yelich December 13th, 2017
- Update: Angels officially acquire Ian Kinsler December 13th, 2017
- Angels to acquire four-time All-Star Ian Kinsler from Tigers December 13th, 2017
- Cardinals acquiring Marlins' Marcell Ozuna December 13th, 2017
- Padres acquire Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell in trade with Yankees December 12th, 2017
- Marlins will receive Starlin Castro, prospects in Giancarlo Stanton deal December 9th, 2017
- Daniel Descalso drops to seventh in Arizona's Game 3 batting order October 9th, 2017
- Jake Lamb will bat fifth Monday in Arizona for Game 3 October 9th, 2017
- Chris Iannetta out of Diamondbacks' Game 3 lineup October 9th, 2017
- Arizona's Jeff Mathis back at catcher for Game 3 of NLDS October 9th, 2017
- A.J. Pollock drops to sixth in Diamondbacks' Game 3 lineup October 9th, 2017
- Ketel Marte hitting second in NLDS Game 3 in Arizona October 9th, 2017