Shipley allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two batters in 3.1 innings Wednesday against the Giants. He didn't factor into the decision.
Shipley started in place of Zack Greinke, whose start was pushed to Friday so that he'll line up to pitch the NL wild-card game on normal rest. It was Shipley's first start since June 4, as he had been working out of the bullpen since his callup at the beginning of September. He tallied 79 pitches Wednesday, so it's unlikely he'll make another appearance in the regular season, leaving his ERA at 5.76 through 25 innings (10 games, three starts). Shipley struggled as a starter for the big club as well as Triple-A Reno, so he'll try and figure out where he went wrong in 2017 with hopes of competing for a rotation spot in 2018.
Shipley will start Wednesday against the Giants.
Shipley has been summoned four times from the bullpen since being brought up Sept. 1, but he will start Wednesday as the Diamondbacks rearrange their rotation prior to the postseason. Shipley threw 28 pitches in his last outing Saturday and will be pitching on three days rest, so don't expect him to go very deep into Wednesday's contest.
Shipley was promoted from Triple-A Reno on Friday.
Shipley joins the flurry of September call-ups as the Diamondbacks add the right-hander to the active roster prior to a big series against Colorado. He's only made five big-league appearances this year, holding a 6.35 ERA and 2.06 WHIP in 17 innings, but should provide added depth to the bullpen moving forward.
Shipley was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
Shipley was brought up to the big club Sunday, but his stay in the majors didn't last long. He pitched 5.2 innings of Sunday's contest against the Twins and allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks. Of those seven hits, three were home runs. The Diamondbacks plan on announcing a corresponding move Monday.
Shipley was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
He will pitch out of the Diamondbacks' bullpen, presumably for the rest of the season. Shipley failed to impress as a starter this year at Triple-A, posting a 6.06 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 63 strikeouts in 98 innings. Worse pitching prospects have gone on to have great careers as relievers, but for now, Shipley remains off the fantasy landscape.
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