Quotes of the Day
“I made some mistakes, and they did what they’re supposed to do. With those guys, you can make a perfect pitch and they can still hit you out. They’re guys I’ve watched when I was younger. It was cool just to have an opportunity to get to pitch. I’m upset with giving up a run, but it was a fun experience.”
- Patrick Corbin on his All-Star Game performance.
“It was awesome. I enjoyed it. You hope as many people as possible get to do it. Hopefully, I get to do it again. Obviously, it’s an honor just to be here with all these guys and mentioned in the same breath.”
- Paul Goldschmidt on his ASG experience.
All-Star Week News
The two Diamondbacks currently not on vacation - Patrick Corbin and Paul Goldschmidt - took the field last night for the National League squad in the 89th* All-Star Game. Corbin made his All-Star debut in the 4th inning, giving up the game's first run after consecutive hits by Miguel Cabrera and Chris Davis. Goldschmidt provided 1/3 of the NL's offense, delivering a double in the 9th inning. The AL team ultimately prevailed 3-0.
*This was definitely not the 89th All-Star Game, but you have to admit it has a nice ring to it.
In addition to being a showcase for weak grounders and pop-ups, the All-Star Game also provided an opportunity to give Mariano Rivera the victory lap treatment. Rivera - or, as Diamondbacks' fans know him, Game 7's losing pitcher - took the field in the 8th inning to a standing ovation. The legendary closer pitched a 1,2,3 8th inning, and was named the game's MVP.
Despite all the teary theatrics of Mariano Rivera's final ASG, I think we can all agree the true hero of the game was the random kid who ran onto the field because he got hella retweets (21st century you guys!). God bless you Dylan Masone - may your days be many and your troubles be few (and your charges be misdemeanors).
The folks at Arizona Sports offer an interesting stat for each Diamondback.
Tim McCarver everybody.