"I was anticipating that he was [throwing] over, which is the frustrating part," Trumbo said. "But I went and watched right now and I got handcuffed. I expected the ball to be in a spot and it ended up somewhere else. Ultimately, it ended up behind me. I've got to make that play."
- Mark Trumbo on error in the seventh
"That's when you've got to focus more. Those guys are going to bail you out way more than I'm going to bail them out. We're all human and make mistakes. It's my job to pick them up. That's really what you try to do."
- Wade Miley
An ugly night on defense proved costly for the D-backs on Saturday. Arizona committed five errors in falling to the Marlins, 2-1, at Marlins Park.
Jake Lamb knows the pitching he's seen in his first week in the big leagues has been better than anything he's ever faced. But that's not what has the Diamondbacks' rookie third baseman frustrated by his slow start.
In the dog days of August and in the midst of a 10-game road trip that has already included a rainout and a doubleheader, having back-to-back show and go days is welcomed by players.
The results in the past six games speak for themselves. When the week began, he was hitting .321 with an impressive .852 OPS. But his hit on Saturday made him just 2 for his past 27, a stretch in which he has no walks and 12 strikeouts.
For Miami to have a shot at reaching .500 for the first time since July 29, Tom Koehler will have to get over the 8.00 ERA he has in two career starts against Arizona. Koehler and the Marlins wrap up a four-game set and their season series with the D-backs and Josh Collmenter on Sunday at Marlins Park.
David Ortiz joined an exclusive club Saturday night when he launched a two-run homer to center field in the third inning, his 400th as a member of the Red Sox.