PHOENIX A bad Tuesday got progressively worse for the Diamondbacks, and it had nothing to do with a last-inning loss to Pittsburgh.
The D-backs started the game without right fielder Justin Upton and ended it also without center fielder Chris Young, injuries knocking out their two most productive outfielders before the season was two weeks old.
Young suffered a right shoulder injury when he ran into the left-center field fence while catching Pedro Alvarez's fly ball in the fourth inning of the Pirates' 5-4 victory, which came on Andrew McCutchen's RBI-single in the ninth. X-rays were negative, but Young could not lift his shoulder after the game, and an MRI is scheduled for this morning.
Upton had fluid drained from his left thumb after an MRI in the afternoon revealed a bone bruise from an April 8 injury. While Upton returned to the field, he was unable to play. The D-backs are calling both injuries day-to-day, but it seems clear that both Upton and Young will miss several more...