"I've been kind of itching the last couple games to get in there," Pollock said. "I was ready to (Thursday) I think, but the extra day with the flight (home from Chicago), I just kind of wanted to come in today and make sure everything was good. And it is. Right when it happened, it was kind of just a jolt in the upper-back, neck area," Pollock said. "It was one of those things where I was hoping it was going to loosen up as the game went along.
- A.J Pollock on return to line-up
"The best case is that it goes by quickly and we win a lot of games," said Trumbo, wearing a black walking cast with a sonar device that sends steady healing signals into the injured area. "The best medicine for anything is that the team's doing well, you progress on time, and you're ready to go when you're supposed to."
- Mark Trumbo on his injury status
The D-backs nearly wasted one of their best starting performances of the year on Friday night, but held on to defeated the Phillies, 5-4, at Chase Field, running their season-high winning streak to three in a row
Josh Collmenter threw six scoreless innings, Aaron Hill drove in three runs with a homer and double and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to win their season-best third in a row, 5-4 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
Gerardo Parra is finally on the All-Star Game ballot. The D-backs right fielder has missed out in the past few years, because prior to the start of the season when teams submit their lineup for the ballot, he's always been pegged as the fourth outfielder.
A.J. Pollock's anxiety levels had been steadily rising the past few days. After hurting his neck during a swing Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers' Josh Beckett, Pollock had played in just one game since the injury.
Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo said Friday he's been told he'll be sidelined at least six weeks while a stress fracture in his left foot heals. Trumbo, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, was tied for the National League lead with seven home runs and was second in RBI with 19.
The Arizona Diamondbacks haven't had too many things go their way so far in 2014. It's been just about a month since the 24-year-old pitcher had the surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews, and he's well on the road to recovery.
What the Diamondbacks' management wants to see during this tough early stretch is that the players remain accountable and united behind manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers. That accountability was evident Friday.
In 17.0 innings pitched for Triple-A Reno, Wolf has a 2-1 record and a 3.71 ERA. On Thursday, the left-hander allowed just one run against the Salt Lake Bees -- a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim affiliate -- in 6.0 innings pitched while striking out four and walking three.
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