"We haven't pitched well. We haven't hit the ball in the gap when we've got guys on," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Both those are not good trends. We've not done well in those situations."
- Kirk Gibson on team's loss to Dodgers.
"I take it in stride and I'll do whatever I can with the team to help out," Collmenter said. "It's obviously nice to come back to the rotation. It's something not a whole lot of guys get to do once they are sent to the bullpen. To be able to go back and forth really helps out."
- Josh Collmenter on moving to rotation
This was going to be Miley's day against the Dodgers, his turn to shut down the division rival and get the D-backs back into the win column. It just didn't happen.
Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer, Zack Greinke improved to 3-0 and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-5 on Saturday night.
Oliver Perez has seen better days on the mound but he remains optimistic. Josh Collmenter is back in the starting rotation and he intends to stay there. The D-backs are standing behind starter Trevor Cahill.
Trevor Cahill isn't stupid. He knows what people are saying about him, even if he swears he rarely reads the sports pages or listens to much sports-talk radio. Entering Sunday's start against the Dodgers, Cahill is 0-3 with a 7.90 ERA.
Before being traded to the Diamondbacks this winter, Mark Trumbo had played a total of 75 major-league games in left field. Through 14 games of the 2014 season, Trumbo has had his share of growing pains in left field.
This guy can hit.
Hermes, a company well known for fine leather goods and accessories, is now selling a very expensive baseball. The glove is made with gold swift calfskin; it took 25 hours to stitch and costs $14,100, per the company's website.