"Finally, we got something to go our way. We finally got something that gave us a little bit of a sign and hope and we took advantage. It was a great comeback and we battled. The ninth inning, we battled every at-bat, everybody put good at-bats together and we capitalized."
"Holy cow, we got a break. Wow."
"Baseball is a tricky game," Prado said. "That's the beauty about not losing the faith that something good might happen at any time in the game."
Chris Owings walked. Gerardo Parra had a 10-pitch bat-bat in which he fouled of five consecutive two-strike pitches. A ball hit the corner of the bag to take a wicked bounce. A.J. Pollock, unable to start still contributed with his wheels. Everything fell the right way for the Diamondbacks in the ninth inning on Wednesday, providing the team and Trevor Cahill (in relief) with a rare 2014 victory. Addison Reed came on and closed things out in the bottom of the frame.
Struggling Arizona slugger, Mark Trumbo has been place on the 15-day disabled list (for now) with a stress fracture in his left foot, reportedly the result of his ongoing battle with planar fasciitis.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Dbacks&src=hash">#Dbacks</a> have placed Mark Trumbo <a href="https://twitter.com/Mtrumbo44">@Mtrumbo44</a> on 15-day DL with stress fracture in left foot. Roger Kieschnick recalled from Reno <a href="https://twitter.com/Aces">@Aces</a></p>— Steve Berthiaume (@BertDbacks) <a href="https://twitter.com/BertDbacks/statuses/459358930489982978">April 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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