Quotes of the Day
"We have to figure out how to get something going. It is called a grind for a reason and we can't put our heads down and pout about it. We have to get something going, some way and somehow and figure it out."
"We will have some special interest to see how Patrick throws. If he struggles again, then we may get him more rest, whether it is inserting a sixth guy (into the rotation), or there are a couple of other ideas
Well, at least you can't blame this one on the offense. Hooray progress? Wade Miley made the shortest start of his career, going only 1.2 innings while giving up 5 runs on 8 hits. Luckily for Wade, only 19,000 fans made it out to Chase Field to witness his Armando Galarraga impression. There was one bright spot, however, as Chris Owings made his MLB debut.
Could Dan Bickley be...right? Drill sargent managers do have a way of coming in and immediately cleaning up the culture of a clubhouse, but it also seems as though teams eventually burn out under this style of coaching. If the Diamondbacks have a disappointing start next season could KG and KT be gone?
I am firmly in the play-Parra-everyday camp. Unfortunately, every 33 year-old free agent outfielder with a balky knee in the world has to be injured for that to happen.
You've probably seen this at this point, but it's a nice gesture from a young Giants fan.
The Diamondbacks are exploring options for keeping Patrick Corbin's innings down as the season wears on. The Diamondbacks have not mentioned the option of shutting him down for the rest of the season, but it does appear they're considering a six man rotation.
Around the League
The Pirates can finish no worse than .500, the first time they won't finish with a losing record since 1992.
The Reds' speedy prospect Billy Hamilton made his major league debut last night. And guess what he did. He stole a base. Unsurprising as Hamilton swiped 155 bags in 2012 across High-A and Double-A.
Jeff Sullivan looks at August's trades and what they mean for their respective teams.
An interesting hypothetical from Rob Neyer. Would the Giants make the Barry Zito deal again?