"No, the injury is past," Bradley said, per MLB.com. "It's just bad baseball, it's bad pitching, it's bad pitches, it's bad sequences, it's just everything is not good right now and I know that. I don't feel sorry for myself. I don't think anyone else should. I've just got to get it fixed, I've got to get it fixed quick."
Manager Chip Hale said Bradley is relying too much on his fastball and not enough on his curveball and changeup.
"He was relying on the fastball early again and was not throwing enough strikes," Hale said of Bradley's outing Tuesday. "The good hitters, like they are, ambushed him a couple of times. He's got to get control of those other pitches so he can use them. He can't just be a thrower in this league. You've got to be a pitcher."
Bradley (2-2) took the loss and he also allowed a home run to Randal Grichuk during the outing. He struck out three batters and walked three. His ERA now stands at 5.28.
Bradley has failed to pitch past the fifth inning in each of his last four starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Monday against the Braves.
Bradley is lucky to settle for the no-decision after he got off to a very rocky start. Bradley took the mound with a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but the Marlins would score three times to take the lead.
Dee Gordon led off the inning with a walk, Marcell Ozuna followed with a single and Gordon then scored on Giancarlo Stanton's RBI single. Martin Prado loaded the bases with an infield single before Christian Yelich grounded into a double play to score Ozuna. Justin Bour followed with an RBI single before Bradley escaped the jam.
Bradley was able to settle down for the next two innings before J.T. Realmuto led off the fourth inning with a triple. He scored one batter later on a sac fly.
Bradley put two more runners on in the fifth inning via singles, but escaped the inning without allowing a run.
The Diamondbacks went ahead 6-4 in the top of the sixth before Miami tied the game in the bottom of the inning, costing Bradley a chance for the win.
"It's just about getting back to being more consistent," Bradley said, per MLB.com. "I'll have it for a couple hitters and then lose it for three or four pitches, and it results in a walk or me being behind in the count and having to throw balls in the middle of the plate. It's just about being more consistent, finding the rhythm I had in spring training. Maybe I'll look at some film of that. Just getting back to being more consistent, getting ahead in counts and not having to work from behind as much."
Bradley has allowed eight runs in seven innings since coming off the DL. He is slated to make his next start is for Tuesday at St. Louis.
He allowed four runs on five hits, while walking three and striking out one as the D-Backs fell to the Phillies 7-5. He gave up a solo home run to Jeff Francoeur in the bottom of the second. He came out to start the bottom of the third, but gave up two more runs before being lifted. The bullpen allowed one more run credited to Bradley to score, as the Diamondbacks were down 4-0 before they knew it.
"It kind of snowballed on me," Bradley said of the three-run Phillies third, per MLB.com. "I couldn't get it back. Up here, you have to make adjustments quicker than that. It kind of unraveled and I couldn't get it back."
The Diamondbacks are hoping that Bradley can rebound and get back to pitching as well as he did before his injury. His start on Saturday lifted his ERA from 1.80 to 3.27. He is scheduled to make his next start on Thursday in Miami.
Bradley will come off the 15-day DL on Saturday after he was hit by a line drive on the side of his face last month.
"Just back to normal, like it never happened" he said. "I'm sure I'll still think about it sometimes here and there, but I feel like when it comes to game time, it's just going to be trying to focus on the game plan and focus on trying to get them out."
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