Brandon McCarthy limited the Padres to one run in seven innings Friday to win his second straight start.
McCarthy has allowed just the one run over 24 innings in his last three starts, lowering his ERA from 6.75 to 4.36. His schedule will start getting more difficult again next week, with the Rangers and Cardinals next in line for him.
A.J. Pollock went 3-for-4 with an RBI from the leadoff spot in Friday's win.
Pollock was probably looking at a demotion right about now if Adam Eaton's rehab went as hoped. As is, he'll remain in the majors and continue to start against lefties for a few more weeks. He's 8-for-14 the last five days after breaking out of a 1-for-19 slump.
Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said Thursday that Adam Eaton will "probably" get a second opinion on his left elbow from Dr. James Andrews in the coming days.
Eaton was recently pulled off his minor league rehab assignment due to renewed discomfort in his elbow. Towers said an MRI showed fluid around his ulnar collateral ligament, but no new damage was found. As of now, he's expected to rest for 2-3 weeks before restarting his rehab program, but he'll get Andrews' opinion just to be on the safe side.
An MRI taken Wednesday on Adam Eaton's sore left elbow showed no structural damage, but he won't throw a baseball for 2-3 weeks.
Eaton suffered a sprained UCL in March and has been dealing with renewed discomfort. The outfielder will spend the next 2-3 weeks doing strength and conditioning work before attempting to resume a throwing program. He can be ruled out until at least late June. It's a disappointing setback for one of 2013's biggest fantasy darlings.
Martin Prado went 0-for-4 on Wednesday and has fallen into a 2-for-19 slump.
Prado is still hitting for a better average this month and he did in April, but that's not saying much. He's gone 12 straight games without scoring a run. He has two runs scored and four RBI in 20 games overall for the month. And not only is his season OBP a lousy .283, but he's been caught on three of his four steal attempts. Good thing the Diamondbacks gave him that four-year, $40 million deal before some team could blow them out of the water this winter.
Adam Eaton is dealing with renewed soreness in his left elbow and has returned to Phoenix for an examination.
Bad news. Eaton, who was diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in March, began playing in rehab games earlier this month and felt well enough to return to center field last week. However, the pain has returned. The worst-case scenario would be season-ending Tommy John surgery, but it's not clear if that's a consideration yet. But it's obviously a concern.