"Today was probably the worst. Everything I was throwing was kind of up. I really didn't have a feel for my curveball and I couldn't throw inside with a fastball to righties. That was a big difference maker."
The D-backs had scored only two runs in Mike Bolsinger's past two starts, saddling the right-hander with back-to-back losses despite his 1.98 ERA in 13 2/3 innings against the Giants and the Padres. So when Arizona gave the 26-year-old three runs in the top of the first on Saturday afternoon, the early outburst seemed like it would be plenty for Bolsinger. But instead he faltered in a season-worst turn as the Braves beat the D-backs, 10-4, at Turner Field.
Bolsinger dropped his fourth straight decision and Arizona's offense nearly dried up after the first inning in the Diamondbacks' 10-4 loss Saturday to Atlanta. Andrelton Simmons drove in four runs and Aaron Harang won his third straight start as the Braves took their season-high ninth straight victory. Arizona, which has dropped eight of 12, lost its 53rd game, most in the majors. The Diamondbacks, plagued by injuries all season, are reeling.
A little more than a month into his big league career, Peralta is hitting .330 with eight extra-base hits. He has only 108 at-bats, but with each passing day his path to the majors feels even more incredible.
the Toronto Blue Jays have been scouting both Aaron Hill and Martin Prado with the hopes of potentially upgrading their infield -- which is minus Brett Lowrie (broken finger) -- before the stretch run in the American League East.
De La Rosa made 19 appearances out of Arizona's bullpen in 2013, giving up five home runs and compiling a 7.36 ERA in 14 2/3 innings. He owns a 2.52 ERA and has struck out 36 batters in 39 1/3 innings of relief for the Aces this season. Although Martin Prado still has plenty of admirers among Braves fans at Turner Field, coming out of the visitors' dugout is a little bit easier this weekend than it was when the D-backs visited Atlanta in late June last season.
Miley has been looking to get on a roll all season. He's 3-6 with a 4.61 ERA this year as he tries to find consistency from start to start. It might be tough to do that against the Braves, however, who enter Sunday's game on a nine-game winning streak.