"You know Lincecum is a very good pitcher," he said. "You just go up there and try to have a good at-bat and try to hit the ball hard. Fortunately, I was able to get one there in the first inning. No matter who's out there, it doesn't change. You try to have a good at-bat, try to keep it simple and hit the ball hard."
"This doesn't make sense," Kurkjian said. "He's too young to have lost anything; he's too smart to have lost anything. It's very confusing."
-Tim Kurkjian on Trevor Cahill
"I've tried a lot of different things, and all of it has been trying to strengthen things in different ways," McCarthy said of his newest conditioning program "I don't have physical injuries. It always manifests itself as a buildup of fatigue and things breaking down. Knowing that I can get through the middle of the season fine and the end of the season fine, it doesn't make sense that that middle portion was . . . So this is a way of trying to build strength and hope it lasts longer."
-Brandon McCarhy on his new strengthening regimen
Paul Goldschmidt launched a tremendous 3-run, first inning home run to right field off the San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum and Bronson Arroyo threw five relatively strong innings as the Diamondbacks downed the Giants 7-3 on Wednesday evening. As part of the plan to get Josh Collmenter stretched out for possible starting rotation duty, the unorthodox right-hander picked up a rare four inning save, allowing zero runs on three hits and a walk with four strikeouts.
Local sports talk host and sports analyst Doug Franz makes his case for why the Diamondbacks should jettison Kirk Gibson but retain Kevin Towers.
Tim Kurkjian is just as confused by Trevor Cahill's rather abrupt decline in performance as anyone else.
Most fans have by now noticed that Brandon McCarthy has much more life on his fastball now than in previous years. McCarthy attributes this to his new workout regimen designed to help him reach 200 IP this season.
The former co-ace of the Arizona Diamondbacks completed his last round of chemotherapy in his battle against cancer on Tuesday.
The list of 2014 Tommy John surgery recipients looks to be on the verge of adding yet another name, which would bring the total to no fewer than nine in the first month of the season, a number that does not include those lost late in 2013 for the 2014 season (such as Matt Harvey) or position players (such as Minnesota's third base prospect Miguel Sano).