"We had a lot of opportunities," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "We were 2-for-12 with runners in scoring position. That's been a problem for us for some time. It's got to be addressed. We've got to be better at it."
"We were trying to go down and away and it just spun, and it ended up middle-in, and he just put a good swing on it and hit it out," catcher Wil Nieves said. "We tried to go away and it just didn't break."
"The relievers weren't very effective at all tonight," Gibson said. "You've got to keep the ball down here in Coors Field, and we didn't do a very good job of that."
Daily Diamondback Digest
Randall Delgado surrendered only two runs over five innings before being lifted in favour of a pinch hitter. In hindsight, he should have probably been left in. While Willie Bloomquist was unable to capitalize on his pinch-hitting opportunity, Tony Sipp was unable to keep the ball in the park, a criticism often leveled against Delgado. Tied 2-2 going into the sixth, the Diamondbacks came out of the inning down 6-2. The loss came on the same night that Arizona was officially eliminated from postseason play, only one day after having officially lost the NL West.
The odds of Arizona going to the postseason have been exceptionally long for some time now. However, last night those odds officially reached zero as the Cincinnati Reds won their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates
Diamondback manager wants a chance to see Owings flexibility by playing him at second base while General Manager Kevin Towers says the team's number one prospect, Archie Bradley, will not be making an appearance this year.
The Boston Red Sox completed their climb from worst to first after clinching the AL East on Friday night.
The Yankees star pitcher announced his second retirement from the game. The 41-year-old will hang up his cleats after the end of the 2013 season, having played 17 years in the majors, winning 5 World Series rings.
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The Toronto Blue Jays in general, and Colby Rasmus in particular, just can't catch a break this season. Only a week after returning from a month-long stint on the DL, one in which Rasmus put up terrific offensive numbers, the Blue Jays center fielder was struck in the head by a fellow teammate's between-innings warm-up throws. Rasmus was immediately pulled from the game for precautionary measures and will undergo an MRI today.
The Highlight Reel
Showing why he's an UZR monster
18 innings of baseball comes to an end. Looks like the playoffs have started early.
Making a great play in foul territory. No, really, it looks like the playoffs have started already.
Kansas City is trying to hunt down Texas for the second Wild Card. I told you the playoffs have started already.
Goldschmidt's numbers at the end of Friday's action:
BA: .306 (11th)
HR: 35 (1st)
RBI: 121 (1st)
wRC+: 160 (tied 1st)
fWAR: 6.4 (4th)
bWAR: 7.1 (4th)
Team standing: 2nd in NL West - eliminated from postseason 9/21
BA: .323 (4th)
HR: 20 (24th)
RBI: 82 (11th)
wRC+: 158 (3rd)
fWAR: 8.0 (1st)
bWAR: 8.0 (1st)
Team standing: 3rd in NL Central with 4-game lead on second Wild Card