"We didn't have much going."
Kirk Gibson on the offense's performance against Atlanta
"It was very emotional. It was very special for me. Today they showed me everything I did for the team paid off."
Martin Prado on his reception in Atlanta
Daily Diamondback Digest
Julio Teheran struck out 10. The Diamondbacks struck out a total of 11 times and hit into two double plays as the Diamondbacks' franchise-setting record of 78 consecutive games without a shutout came to an end. Randall Delgado turned in another quality start as he surrendered only 2 runs in six innings while striking out three and walking three (two intentionally), but it wasn't enough as Atlanta took game one of the series 3-0.
Ian Kennedy will return to the rotation, having completed his 10-game suspension for his part in the brawl in Los Angeles. J.J. Putz is also slated to come off the DL and be available out of the bullpen.
It wouldn't be a series between Arizona and Atlanta if there wasn't some discussion about the Upton/Prado trade from the off-season.
Yovani Gallardo and Jeff Samarzidja are two possible targets for the Diamondbacks this trade season. However, there may be internal candidates that make more sense.
A look at the grittiness of the Diamondbacks and how it reflects the character of their Manager.
Max Scherzer Improves to 12-0 (Miggy goes 4-4 with 2 HR in support)
Detroit's Max Scherzer continues to have a good start to his 2013 campaign, becoming the first pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1986 to start the season 12-0. Clemens had a fairly decent season that year, even if he did play for the team that eventually lost the World Series, he did manage to win the AL Cy Young award as well as the AL MVP.
Cleveland and Chicago decided to play a marathon in the Windy City. The numbers are almost unreal.
Chris Capuano was unable to get out of the fourth inning and the Dodgers were forced to turn to Skip Schumaker to pitch in the ninth salvage the bullpen after back-to-back nights of excessive use.