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March 21, 2014

MLB: Archie Bradley fails to impress for Diamondbacks

SYDNEY, Australia — With a potential spot in the starting rotation on the line, Arizona right-hander Archie Bradley was unimpressive while getting knocked around in the Diamondbacks' 5-0 loss to Team Australia in an exhibition game at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.

Bradley, of Broken Arrow, is a possible replacement in the rotation for the injured Patrick Corbin as the Diamondbacks prepare for the Major League Baseball season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers at the SCG on Saturday.

But Bradley gave up three runs, including a home run and six hits along with three walks and three strikeouts in 3 2-3 innings.

''Archie didn't have his command very well and they did a good job getting at him,'' Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. ''He's got some things to learn and that's one of the reasons we threw him into this game. I think he's understanding what he's got to do. He's a young kid. People put a lot of expectations on him, it's part of the process.''

The Diamondbacks stranded 11 runners and Paul Goldschmidt was hitless in four at-bats.

The Dodgers beat Australia 4-2 on Thursday after the home side led 2-0.

 

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