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D-backs rookie Brandon Pfaadt will try to slow the homer-happy Phillies in Game 3
The Diamondbacks will turn to rookie right-hander Brandon Pfaadt in Game 3 of the NL Championship Series to try and slow the homer-happy Phillies offense
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Brandon Pfaadt had some good moments on the mound during the regular season, but struggled to contain the long ball, giving up 22 homers in just 96 innings.
Now the Diamondbacks turn to the rookie right-hander for Game 3 of the NL Championship Series in an effort to slow the homer-happy Philadelphia Phillies, who have built a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven playoff thanks to six homers.
If that doesn't sound ideal for the D-backs, well, it's not.
“Yesterday was a really frustrating outcome,” D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said Wednesday, a day after Philadelphia's 10-0 rout at Citizens Bank Park. "We didn't perform up to our capabilities, didn't meet our expectations. We've got to find a way to get this turned around.