"Their approach has been really good the last couple nights. I think we're coming out of it."
- Kirk Gibson
"We did get the tests back, but it doesn't look like anything serious," said Gibson. "He's doing some activity today. Tomorrow there will be no activity, and we'll start to ramp it up a bit on Monday."
- Kirk Gibson on David Peralta
Thanks to an early offensive barrage, the D-backs evened their series with the Padres with a 10-4 win on Saturday night at Chase Field. In a reversal of fortune from their recent road trip, the D-backs' bats were hot right from the start against Padres pitcher Tyson Ross.
Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler made his return to the clubhouse Saturday on crutches after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee Tuesday. He said his recovery is going as well as could be expected this early into the process, although how closely he'll follow the six-month timetable for a return is yet to be seen.
The last time Daniel Hudson stepped foot on the pitcher's mound at Chase Field during a regular-season D-backs game was a disaster. Hudson, then 25, gave up seven runs on 10 hits against the Mariners. In his next outing, against the Braves in Atlanta, he left after 1 2/3 innings and five more runs. He wouldn't pitch in a Major League game more than two years.
It's been a little over a week since the Arizona Diamondbacks relieved Kevin Towers of his general manager duties, and at least on the surface Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa sounds like a man with a plan.
Following Arizona's 6-5 loss to the San Diego Padres Friday night, azcentral.com reporter Zach Bucannan tweeted that Peralta underwent an MRI Friday and was targeting Sept. 18 as a potential date to return to the lineup. Saturday, D-backs manager Kirk Gibson revealed the results of the MRI.
Despaigne looked great in his last outing against the D-backs, giving up just one run in seven frames. Cahill hopes to improve after walking three or more batters in each of his past five starts, notching only win and a 6.23 ERA.