Bradley issued three walks and hit one batter in the first inning, which prompted pitching coach Mike Harkey to call down to the bullpen in case Bradley continued to struggled, per MLB.com.
"You can say you're not aware of it, but I heard the bullpen phone ring," Bradley said. "I saw guys start to get loose, and I was like, 'All right I've got to figure something out, or I'm not going to make it out of this first inning.'"
Bradley worked out of the jam, allowing just one run, and then made a change of his own before the Diamondbacks made their change. Bradley used a new pair of cleats he had never pitched in to begin the game. Once Bradley switched his cleats, he settled down to throw five scoreless innings before being taken out of the game.
"That's what I'm most proud of -- to have the long first and grind through six innings and leave with my team winning," Bradley said. "I think that's where you've seen some of the growth in me out there. Even though it still wasn't pretty, and I still had the walks and the high pitch count, I was able to make some quality pitches and put some balls on the ground for the guys up the middle to make plays."
Bradley (2-0) doled out three walks and hit a batter with a pitch in the first inning, with one of his free passes coming with the bases loaded. He was largely able to settle down after that despite walking the leadoff man in each of the next two innings. The rookie owns a sparkling 1.45 ERA but a mediocre 12:11 K:BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings after three starts, all Diamondbacks wins.
Bradley is scheduled to square off with the Rockies at home Tuesday.
Bradley surrendered an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning but was able to keep the Giants off the board until he left the game. Unfortunately, he was charged with a second earned run after the bullpen surrendered a home run after the starter left a man on base. It was a quality follow-up after the rookie tossed six one-hit innings in his debut. He takes a 1.42 ERA and 10:6 K:BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings into Wednesday's matchup with the Rangers.
Bradley also added six strikeouts and four walks to his totals in his first career win. Bradley managed to work out of a jam in the fourth inning after walking Adrian Gonzalez. Bradley then surrendered a double to Howie Kendrick, but managed to work out of the inning with a strikeout and a groundout. He also added the first hit of his career in his debut but was picked off first base.
"He did a good job. He got his first hit, he got picked off for the first time and he threw the ball well," D-backs manager Chip Hale said after the game, per MLB.com. "He's a confident kid. It's exciting for the ballclub, it's exciting for the organization."
He will look to keep rolling and maintain his perfect ERA Thursday against the Giants.
Anderson went 9-7 with a 4.01 ERA last season. He is 1-1 with a 4.96 ERA in three career starts against Los Angeles.
Bradley will be making his pro debut on Saturday after posting a 1.61 ERA and a 14:6 K:BB ratio over 22 innings in the spring. He went 3-7 with a 4.45 ERA in 83 innings across two levels in the minors last season.
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