NEW YORK (AP) Jake Lamb was resumed on Friday by the Arizona Diamondbacks from the Disabled list, hoping the return of her all-star Third Baseman will improve the lineup.
"I know I have a thug It's very relaxing for everyone There are 30 home runs and 100 RBIs coming back to us We look forward to it I know there might be some growing pains early" said manager Torey Lovullo, "but we expect great things from him, as we did last year."
The move came just days after the leaders of NL West lost midfielder AJ Pollock for the next four to eight Weeks because of a broken left thumb. Pollock scored .293 with 11 home runs and 33 RBIs watching the team in all three categories.
Arizona started the day with a .220 batting average, the last to rank in the majors. Then the Diamondbacks opened a three-city road trip with their eighth defeat in nine games, scoring 1
Lamb went 1 in 4 with a RBI double and three strikeouts.
"I'm not trying to put too much pressure on me to meet six homecomers tonight, just go out, have fun and try to win a game," he said hours before the first place. It was tough, it was hard to see how the team won, and then this track was difficult, so it's no fun to be unable to play with your teammates. "
The 27-year-old Lamb has been since April 3 with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder marginalized. He was 5 for 18 (.278) with five RBIs in the first four games of the season, after beating .248 last year with 30 Homeers, 105 RBIs and a .844 OPS.
"It's just that the offensive is a bit low now, I'm not worried about it," he said. "We have a lot of great guys, they're all very well prepared, so it's never a lack of preparation or anything, it's just a track everyone is going through."
Lamb beat third place against New Yorkers Mets-ace Jacob deGrom, between Steven Souza Jr. and the sinking racquet Paul Goldschmidt. Lamb made his first two appearances and hit an RBI double in the sixth inning. He was thrown out to third place.
"It's great to be back with the boys and just baseball again, so I'm ready to go," Lamb said before the game.
Souza, however, was removed in the sixth. On a throw from the right field an inning earlier, he worsened the right chest injury he suffered during spring training. He stopped him from March 21 to May 3.
"It's much better than that," said Souza. "The first one was painful and I could barely move, but this is just a bit different."
He was replaced in the outfield by Chris Owings and will have an MRI on Saturday.
"Just frustrating," Souza said. "Just kind of flared up again."
To make room for Lamb on the roster, Arizona provided infielder Christian Walker with Triple-A Reno. In addition, right-handed Braden Shipley (right elbow inflammation) was activated from the 10-day DL and opted for Reno.
Walker has played in 16 games this season in two stints with the Diamondbacks, 2 for 16 (. 125) with a home run, a double, two RBIs and three walks.
In three Rehab games at Class A Visalia, Lamb went for 11 (.182) with two doubles 2. And when he prevailed against Lancaster, the fans of the game got beer as part of a promotion.
"Yeah, I gave them one too," said Lamb. "I gave them a strikeout, I will not say anything about the call, but yes, so I hope they get all the beer they wanted in Lancaster."
In other news, Lovullo said that the experienced right-handed person Clay Buchholz from Reno will be called to Sunday against the Mets, giving Zack Greinke extra peace of mind. Greinke would be delayed one day to ascend Monday in Milwaukee.
With a bit of bad weather in the forecast, the Diamondbacks just hope Buchholz will have no trouble traveling around the country and getting to New York in time.  –
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