Merrill Kelly picks up Diamondbacks' struggling pitching staff; Ketel Marte, Jake Lamb approach returns

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Merrill Kelly picks up Diamondbacks' struggling pitching staff; Ketel Marte, Jake Lamb approach returns
Merrill Kelly picks up Diamondbacks' struggling pitching staff; Ketel Marte, Jake Lamb approach returns

Merrill Kelly's outing for the Diamondbacks on Sunday was a relief for a club that has been struggling to iron out a reliable pitching rotation amid pitching woes across its entire staff. On Saturday, reliever Archie Bradley, coming in to close out a game where the Diamondbacks had clawed back to within a single run of the Giants, surrendered a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning that sealed a San Francisco victory. “The one-run game I thought would be a really good situation for Archie, and he actually threw the ball good," Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. "I thought the fastball was very live, and he just threw too many to the wrong guy, and he clipped them." Bradley's struggles

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