"He had a good outing. Unfortunately he made a couple bad pitches at the wrong time. He wanted to get the pitch low and away, but missed it both times, which Agon didn't miss. And on the third time he just took that pitch the other way like a good hitter does."
-Kirk Gibson on McCarthy's outing
"You guys know we need innings out of guys, and he gives us a chance to win a ballgame," Gibson said of Collmenter. "He's shown that in 2011, he's done it out of the bullpen. Just looking at our options, we think that's the smartest way to go. We're going to go with this and see how it works."
- Kirk Gibson on Collmenter moving to rotation
Adrian Gonzalez had a four rbi night, and Hyun-Jin Ryu dazzled on the mound for the Dodgers as they beat the D-backs, 6-0, at Chase Field.
The Diamondbacks managed just two hits and four baserunners, falling to the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers in front of 33,349 at Chase Field on Friday. The loss broke a two-game win streak for Arizona.
Ryu (2-1) struck out eight and walked one, retiring 18 of his last 19 batters. The only hits off the South Korean left-hander were a pair of singles by Miguel Montero.
Josh Collmenter will replace Randall Delgado the next turn through, making his first start since 2012 against the New York Mets on Monday. Bronson Arroyo will go again Tuesday, getting an extra day of rest, and Delgado will move to the bullpen.
The D-backs are taking games against the Dodgers as any other normal game. After not going to sleep until 4 a.m, Gibson ordered the team not to be dressed until 5 p.m. The D-Backs will celebrate Jackie Robinson's life with a series of events against the Mets.
The 200-inning mark is special for a lot of pitchers, but none more so for Diamondbacks right-hander Bronson Arroyo. He's reached that total in eight of his past nine seasons, and the one year he didn't he was short by just a single inning.
There's a lot of way to lose a baseball game. You can lose by a walkoff, going 0-12 with RISP, shut-out by some random pitcher, etc. I'm pretty sure none of those compare to the way the Rockies lost.
The old saying says that it's not illegal if you don't get caught. In baseball, sometimes it isn't illegal even if you do.
Stick to hitting 600 homers, Jim.