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Walk-off hitting hero last night, demoted to Triple-A today

Jun 19, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

Tony Campana Diamondbacks AP

Tony Campana’s walk-off single gave the Diamondbacks a win over the Brewers last night and his reward is a demotion to Triple-A about 15 hours later.

Arizona optioned Campana back to Reno, where he’s played most of the past two seasons while hitting .290 with a .350 on-base percentage and limited power.

Don’t get me wrong: I’m not arguing that Campana deserves to stay in the majors just because he delivered a walk-off hit yesterday. That hit improved his batting average to .150 in 26 games for the Diamondbacks, after all. Still, gotta be a tough adjustment going to bed giddy and waking up to this news.

At least there are a bunch of cool pictures of teammates dumping various stuff on him during the walk-off celebration.

  1. djjackson81 - Jun 19, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Hello Harris a relieve pitcher went on the DL Campana got the call up but Stites a relief picture came up now to fill the pen arms. They were short on relievers.

  2. imthedudedude - Jun 19, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    They need relief pitchers.

  3. tmc602014 - Jun 19, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Look at the dude covering up on a mere cup o’ Gatorade. Clearly not gritty enough.

    • uwsptke - Jun 19, 2014 at 4:59 PM

      It’s clear that his excessive celebration and lack of grittiness are the reasons he’s being demoted. Gibson and Towers are making an example out of him.

  4. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jun 19, 2014 at 4:20 PM

    Like Pat Corrales – who was fired mid-season by the Phillies….while the team was in 1st place

  5. 1harrypairatesties - Jun 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Trade him back to the Cubs. We’ll take him. He’s faster than Reds Billy Hamilton. Yes, I said it.

  6. unfly - Jun 19, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    The Dbacks are a top 3 dysfunctional franchise this year.

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