When the Arizona Diamondbacks signed starting pitcher Rodrigo Lopez, they did so knowing that he was a fly ball pitcher. What they didn’t anticipate was that the fly balls he would give up would leave the yard so quickly or so often.

For most of the season Lopez would lead not only the team in home runs allowed but also he would be the leader of that category for all of Major League Baseball. When your offense ranks towards the bottom of runs scored that tends to be a problem.

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