"First time through the order was good," Bolsinger said. "But I kind of got away from my game plan a little bit. I left some balls up and when you do that up here, there's consequences."
- Mike Bolsinger on his start against the Dodgers.
"Michael started off really good," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "Really hitting his spots, staying on the corners. "The fifth inning just got away from him," Gibson said.
- Kirk Gibson on Bolsinger's outing.
The D-backs hoped that their 12-inning win over the Dodgers on Friday night would give them some momentum to turn around their sagging fortunes. It looked like that might just be the case when they led the Dodgers, 4-0, through three innings Saturday night. Things, though, went horribly wrong for the D-backs in the fourth and fifth innings as the Dodgers rallied for an 8-6 win in front of a packed house at Dodger Stadium.
Andre Ethier hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Saturday.
Desperate to get right-hander Trevor Cahill on the right track, the D-backs shifted him to the bullpen in hopes the change of scenery would help him. The results Friday night against the Dodgers were encouraging. Joe Thatcher this season is pitching like the pitcher D-backs GM Kevin Towers thought he was getting last year when he acquired him from the Padres.
In a day and age where the game of baseball has slowly but surely welcomed increasing forms of new-age analytics and technology, an old-fashioned mentality still has it's place. Look no further than the Arizona Diamondbacks' Tony Campana.
Matt Williams pulls his first benching of the year. Of course it's to Bryce Harper.