Coming off a dazzling 2017 when the former first-round pick sported a sparkling 1.73 earned run average in his 63 appearances out of the bullpen, Bradley was arguably the most important piece of a staff which helped Arizona get back to the post-season for the first time in five years.
— Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) August 1, 2018
While Bradley’s numbers entering Tuesday’s game against the Angels are certainly respectable (3.39 ERA with 59 strikeouts in 58.1 innings pitched) the consistency hasn’t been there.
“Everybody goes through slumps,” ESPN baseball insider Pedro Gomez said to Sports360AZ.com’s Brad Cesmat. “Paul Goldschmidt went through a massive slump earlier this season and obviously turned it around. You go with track records.”
— Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 19, 2018