In Game #25, Arizona 1B Alex Sosa ran into a bit of hard luck. During his at bat in the 2nd inning, Sosa was injured, suffering from a bulging disc in his back. Following the game, Sosa was sent to the disabled list. Before the injury, Sosa was batting .235 with 8 home runs and 23 RBIs in 98 at bats this season for Arizona. Sosa is expected to return to the lineup around Game #100 or so.
Sosa will be replaced by 1B Louie Bailey. Bailey was hitting .305 with 2 home runs and 18 RBIs in 105 ABs in Triple-A.
The Hitmen currently are in 1st place in the NL West, sporting a record of 15-10. Felix Darling (1-2) will start Game #2 of a three game set against Cincinnati. Aaron McEwing is looking to put up big numbers against his former team in this series.