"It was crazy, but just awesome to come away with a win like that."
Patrick Corbin on the Diamondbacks wild finish
"Fortunately, we had last at-bats today."
Kirk Gibson, Master of the Obvious
"It was a terrible swing. It just fell in."
Corbin on breaking up Mike Leake's perfect-o
"Just a couple of fastballs, and did what I was trying to do, just up the middle, hopefully in the outfield, and it worked out."
Kubel on getting the game-winning hit against Aroldis Chapman
Daily Diamondback Digest
Patrick Corbin took the mound looking to go 10-0 on the season, but surrendered a 2nd inning home run to Jay Bruce. Meanwhile the Reds' Mike Leake remained perfect through 5 2/3 until Corbin took matters into his own hands and slapped a double down the left field line. Gerardo Parra followed that with a home run into the pool area to put the Diamondbacks up 2-1. The score remained 2-1 through 8 innings and Patrick Corbin gave way to Heath Bell after getting strikeouts of Shin-Soo Choo and Joey Votto to end a late Reds scoring threat. Heath Bell came on in relief, walked the first batter on some questionable calls by the umpiring crew, but then could not locate his curve ball pitching to Jay Bruce. Bruce sat on Bell's straight four-seam fastball and crushed his second home run of the day, and his seventh consecutive hit for a home run. Ziegler came in and cleaned up. Arizona was then left to face Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. A hard-hit single that got by Joey Votto, followed by walks to Montero and Ross brought Kubel up with the bases loaded and no one out. A single up the middle on a 1-0 count gave the Diamondbacks a victory and sent the Reds closer to the same fate as the Diamondbacks one - 2 runs allowed and no outs recorded. As Kirk Gibson stated, "Fortunately we had last at-bats today."
Randall Delgado will get the call to start again on Sunday in the final game against the Cincinnati Reds. After having a strong start against the Marlins, Delgado will try to build on that outing to impress enough to remain in the rotation through Friday, when the team will once again need another arm as Ian Kennedy will not be back until Saturday.
With the signing of Aaron Blair, the Diamondbacks have signed their top 9 picks. Oregon Closer, Jimmie Sherfy, remains the Diamondbacks highest unsigned pick, and is likely to return to college.
It's still a bit early, but the speculation has begun on where the rest of the Marlins' fire sale will end up. Ken Rosenthal speculates that Arizona may be a good fit.
It seems Ziegler is in a class all by himself.
Max Scherzer is having a pretty decent season.
Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg discusses moving the team, Montreal baseball, and retaining David Price.
Useless Stat of the Day
There were six blown saves on Saturday, including BS by established closers Papelbon, Chapman, and Bell.