"I asked him before the game how many runs he needed. He said one. We got him two, but he gave up one. Good job by him He's capable of doing that more consistently."
- Kirk Gibson
The veteran right-hander certainly added to his value Friday night as he pitched seven strong innings to help lead the D-backs past the padres, 2-1, at Pecto Park.
Perez and Thatcher each have Era's under 3.00, and if they keep that up they may be getting another call to move quickly. This time it may be to another team or city.
The Arizona Diamondbacks, owners of the worst record in the National League, are expected to be busy between now and late July.
Collmenter has a 5.43 ERA (17 ER in 28.2 innings) in his five road starts this season, but has yet to face the Padres in 2014, whom the D'backs are 5-2 against.
The ball went an incredible 489 feet, which is the longest home run this season.