Quotes of the Day
"Once we got to 3-2, it was five fastballs, I think, and I'm just trying to fight. He's got that really good slider and split finger, so trying to make sure in case he threw that to stay back a little bit. I was able to get that last one and get it up in the air enough."
- Paul Goldschmidt on his clutch at bat.
"The hardest thing is just not knowing what it is. I've never felt anything like it before."
- J.J. Putz on his elbow issue.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Time for baseball fans to make @<a href="https://twitter.com/didig18">didig18</a> 's defensive highlights priority viewing. This is silly next level defensive talent.</p>— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) <a href="https://twitter.com/BMcCarthy32/status/332044923874471937">May 8, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Paul Goldschmidt lifts Arizona Diamondbacks over Los Angeles Dodgers
This game looked destined to be another late inning collapse until Paul Goldschmidt put Brandon League's fastball about 400 feet behind him. Some bad news though, as JJ Putz left the game in the 9th inning with elbow soreness.
J.J. Putz’s elbow; Paul Goldschmidt strikes again; Brandon McCarthy’s night; farm report; & other stuff | Insiders
A good round up from Nick. It was nice to see Brandon McCarthy start to turn it around.
Arizona Diamondbacks’ Trevor Cahill on point with ‘simpler’ pitch arsenal
Cahill has been throwing his cutter much less this year to great effect.
Gibson cherishes spending time with Scully | dbacks.com: News
Gibby and Scully are buds, which is an awesome mental image.
Around the League
Matt Harvey loses perfect game but accomplishes even rarer feat | The Strike Zone - SI.com
When did the Mets become compelling?
J.A. Happ injury: Blue Jays starter hit in the head with a line drive - MLB Daily Dish
J.A. Happ was hit in the head with a line drive. The injury looked eerily similar to the one suffered by Brandon McCarthy. Be forewarned, there's a gif in there that you may not want to see.
Recent results suggest free-agency is more of a sucker's bet than ever before | The Strike Zone - SI.com
An interesting look at the value of free agency.
The Baseball Name Hall of Fame, Class of 2013: Where Cache Breedlove finds immortality - SBNation.com