Watch: All eyes on Nevin Shapiro in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ rotation
The Diamondbacks are hoping to use some of the veteran depth to create some of their rotation depth and give the team more options in their rotation.
In his first start of the season, starting pitcher Nevin Shoemaker pitched well for Arizona, throwing a complete game shutout, limiting the opposing team to just one hit and no runs scored.
Shoemaker is the second-youngest pitcher in baseball to make his first MLB start, having pitched just two innings in the 2014 season.
Shoaker also has a 2.15 ERA in four starts since the start of his 2014 season, and is coming off a stellar 2015 campaign in which he pitched to a 3.30 ERA and had a 2-1 record with a 3-1 mark in 12 starts.
With Shoemaker on the mound, Arizona has had two quality starts in their last four games, with Shoemaker giving the Diamondbacks a 3:10 lead in the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s win over the Washington Nationals.
The Diamondheads are 4-0 in their past six games against the Washington D.C. Nationals, with the last two wins coming by a combined six runs.
With their recent start, the Diamondheads look like a team that can contend for the NL West title and potentially the World Series.
The only question that remains is whether Shoemaker can make it through the Arizona rotation on Saturday night against the New York Mets.