The Packers’ depth at outside linebacker was exposed Tuesday as Clay Matthews and Nick Perry were rested during team drills. Kyler Fackrell, Vince Biegel and Reggie Gilbert have combined for only six sacks in 40 games.
“I’m happy with the picks they made,” Matthews said. “And at the same time, it does show, you know, their confidence in Nick and myself, as well as the guys we have. At some time I’m sure [depth at outside linebacker] will be addressed, but for the time being, the guys we have here are the guys who have to hold up their end of the bargain.”
Logan Morrison forced in the go-ahead run with a four-pitch walk in the eighth inning after striking out in his first three at-bats, propelling Berrios and the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.
We all expected an American League East power duo to strike fear in the hearts of opposing pitchers, but not necessarily J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts.
It’s now May 21. It’s time to worry.
You can make the argument that right now Goldschmidt is the most important player in baseball. He’s supposed to be the superstar anchor to a lineup that would have some concerns even if he were producing. A.J. Pollock was crushing it until he landed on the DL. Jake Lamb just returned from spending most of the season on the DL. Steven Souza Jr. has barely played. The catchers haven’t hit a lick, middle infielders Ketel Marte and Nick Ahmed don’t give you much offense and reserves Jarrod Dyson and Chris Owings haven’t done anything.
As a team, the Diamondbacks are hitting .217. Only the Marlins have scored fewer runs per game.