Two years ago Heath Bell was coming off his 3rd straight 40 save season. Then it all went to ****. He moved this off season to Arizona presumably because he was gritty and had the right make up to play for Kirk Gibson. Well look at what you got Arizona. Bell came in to relieve Tony Sipp and proceeded to:
6 batters, 4 hits, 1 walk, and hey-o 1 K. That’s…not good. Bell was back in a set up role, so the pressure was supposed to be off him – oh wait, he needs pressure to pitch well as a “closer”. I’m not smart so I don’t know what is wrong with Bell and apparently the Diamondbacks didn’t either. Things could get ugly quickly for Bell out in the desert if this is the kind of performance he is going to give.
To add insult to injury, on Kozma’a home run, a male fan who was in perfect position to catch the ball jumped out of the way and his (alleged) girlfriend takes one to the upper torso or somewhere around there. Check out Deadspin for the video.