Yeah, so...maybe it's a good thing I couldn't see the game. We went swimming instead (and holy crapola, was it cold).
[dbacks.com] Jackson, D-backs overwhelmed by Rox
There's really no way to sugarcoat this one, and to his credit, D-backs manager AJ Hinch did not even try. "That was pretty ugly from the beginning," Hinch said. "They beat us up. It was a bad night."
[phoenixnewtimes.com] Arizona Diamondbacks Lose 12-1 Behind (So What Else is New?) Terrible Pitching.
Jackson blew so badly that it was painful to watch. By the time Diamondbacks manager AJ Hinch pulled him from the game, he had given up nine runs on 11 hits to the Colorado Rockies--and it was only the beginning of the third inning.
Previews, some positive player news, and random baseball news after the jump.
[kansascity.com] Arizona Diamondbacks (9-11) at Colorado Rockies (11-10), 3:10 p.m.
"Getting the win is huge, obviously, a big monkey off my back," said Benson. "It was definitely nice to get off to a good start and throw the ball well early in the game. But as far as all the hard work going into coming back, having a short spring and just trying to get in shape and a position to make the ball team, I have definitely worked hard to get back."
[sportingnews.com] Diamondbacks-Rockies Preview
The Diamondbacks (9-11) managed only four singles among five hits Tuesday. They had averaged 5.5 runs and 10.0 hits over the previous four games.
[dbacks.com] LaRoche enjoying rare April success
"When you get that label, you get that tag, it's hard to get rid of it...His April last year was fine. It wasn't miserable. He's settled in nicely. He's been playing through some difficulties with his quad'
[dbacks.com] Young benefits from consistent approach
"I don't know when it is during a guy's career that the game slows down, but when it does, it's pretty obvious and I think for him he's starting to enter that phase of his career," Hinch said.
- [D'Backs' Venom] Diamondbacks Lead NL in HRs and are On Pace for Franchise Best 219 HRs
- [Diary of a Diehard] Jackie Robinson Day Chase Field Style - "I was very excited to hear that the Diamondbacks had planned a Jackie Robinson tribute during this home stand against the Philadelphia. While the players did not wear number 42 as they did on April 15, there were several moments of tribute throughout this game."
Random Baseball News
[allvoices.com] Bob Uecker to Undergo Heart Surgery on Friday
Uecker, who said he didn't have any health problems other than shortness of breath while swimming, said he would do only home games upon his return, hoping to eventually add away games as he continued to heal.
[techdirt.com] MLB.com Writers Told They Can Only Tweet About Baseball