"You've got to [win] those," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "We didn't have good at-bats when we needed to have good at-bats. That's all there is to it."
"Parra came up with a guy on second base and [Lincecum] just threw him all [offspeed stuff] in the dirt. He's got to be more selective," Gibson said. "He did the same thing to Miggy, bases loaded, one out. It's not going to get it done. If you want to win those games you've got to have better at-bats."
"I was pounding the zone. I had some bad pitches in the first inning, but I felt good after that," said Delgado, who retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced. "I felt good pitching. Unfortunately, we lost, but you have to say they played good, too. That happens, you can't control that."
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Randall Delgado pitched well enough to deserve the win, giving up only one run (a first inning sacrifice fly) on 3 hits and two walks through seven innings of work. However, the Diamondback offense came up short against Tim Lincecum. Though they managed six hits and two walks against the former San Francisco ace, they were unable to come through with a timely productive at-bat.
Trevor Cahill made his first bullpen appearance in the 18-inning marathon game in Philadelphia, and because of a taxed bullpen was listed as available to pitch from the bullpen again if needed.
The Diamondbacks are not yet mathematically eliminated, and their manager isn't letting anyone forget it.
The Bay Bridge is closed for the weekend, causing some commuter difficulties for the visiting Tampa Bay Rays.
Cabrera's run at becoming the first player in baseball history with back-to-back Triple Crown seasons took another hit on Friday after the ailing third baseman was pulled from the game in the second inning of Detroit's rain-shortened 7-2 victory over division rival Cleveland. With roster expansions coming up on Sunday, Cabrera could see some time off to rest and heal in the near future. Cabrera currently holds leads in batting average, and RBIs, and if second in home runs, four behind Baltimore's Chris Davis.
Despite the emergence of Jose Fernandez, things just are not going well at all in Miami.
How did he bounce up fast enough to get the speedy Pollock by such a wide margin?
Like the Diamondbacks, the Tigers were looking for a SS in the offseason. It seems they found one in August.
It looks odd, but it gets the job done.