June 23, 2007
Today marked game two of the three game Interleague series against the Baltimore Orioles. After the fiasco of last night’s game I had no idea what to expect. Going into this series I felt pretty good about our chances especially for game one which featured Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb. Never would I have anticipated that the Diamondbacks would commit 3 errors in one inning and give the lowly Baltimore Orioles a four-run lead. To a certain extent this 2007 Diamondbacks team remains a mystery to me. I cannot find a valid explanation for the rash of errors that have occurred during the first half of the season. Last year the Diamondbacks looked like one of the best defensive teams in the National League led by slick-fielding second baseman Orlando Hudson. This season the Diamondbacks have committed 55 errors again led by Hudson who has 9 himself. The Diamondbacks have the second highest error total in the league behind the Florida Marlins. While the defense was better in today’s game with the Diamondbacks going errorless; the starting pitching continued its woes for this series.