"The Tulo pitch [stunk],"
Brandon McCarthy on the bases-loaded pitch that lost him the game
"I've never been through a stretch like this. I'm not one to sit around and feel sorry for myself, but it gets to a point where when the heck is the ball going to go to somebody?"
Brandon McCarthy on his continued bad luck with BABIP
"The last thing I want to do is hit somebody, especially in the head. I heard on the TV that he's OK, so I'm really happy to hear that. I wish him a full and speedy recovery."
Josh Outman on accidentally beaning Gregorious
Despite plenty of opportunities to help McCarthy weather two bad pitches, the Diamondbacks' offense exhibited the very definition of futility with runners on base last night.
The Didi Scare
Sometimes accidents happen. Unlike a certain Dodgers' pitcher no one could say Josh Outman showed anything but instant remorse for the fastball that got away - hitting Gregorious in the head during the seventh inning. Initial indications were good as Didi left the field under his own power. We ‘Pitters and I am sure plenty of others will be waiting for updates throughout the day. After a scare like that, it won't be surprising if Gregorious goes to the 7-day DL.
Miley to the Rescue
On Saturday (today), the Diamondbacks will be turning to their "number four starter", Wade Miley to try and get the series going back their way. Miley is 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA on the young season. While starting out in the fourth slot in the rotation, he and Patrick Corbin (Mr. Fifth Starter) have been the most consistent pitchers in the rotation thus far.
Eaton Making Progress
The way things have been going for the Diamondbacks lately, the return of Adam Eaton might just be what they need. Unfortunately, it hasn't been his replacements that have been the ones struggling so badly.
Selig Still on Track to Retire (For Now)
Bud Selig has turned down offers to extend his tenure as Commissioner, keeping him on track to retire after the end of the 2014 season at age 80.
A New Detroit Tigers Pitching Record
The Atlanta Braves took the best record in baseball to Detroit to face off against the struggling Tigers. Unfortunately for the Braves, they wound up on the wrong end of history, fanning 18 times in the game en route to a 10-0 loss. 17 of those strikeouts came at the hand of the Tigers' starter - and it wasn't Justin Verlander or even Max Scherzer. No, last night's stellar performance belonged to Annibal Sanchez. Congratulations to Sanchez on his historic night.
Who is Conrado "Connie" Marrero?
He's only the oldest living former big league player; who just celebrated his 102 birthday. Among his major league accomplishments is the distinction of having struck out Teddy Baseball.
Houston Astros Futility Watch
Striking out 76 times in the past week, the Astros have raised their total to 232 on the season. This has them on pace to strikeout 1634 times on the season; shattering the Diamondbacks MLB record by 105. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Braves are on pace to finish 100 strikeout short of supplanting the Diamondbacks for the most in NL history.