"I wanted to finish strong. Last outing was good, and this was just a battle, but we won the game. I feel good about where I'm at right now, and it's a lasting impression."
"He is as intense every minute of every game that he's in, in every facet of it, as anybody I've ever seen."
-Tony La Russa on how David Peralta stood out this season
"That's how I expected to play this year. It didn't happen, but I'm not going to sit down and cry about it. You've got to work on it. You've got to get better. There's always room to improve. I've got to make as many improvements as I can coming into spring training next year."
-Jake Lamb on his rookie season and the future
It Happened Last Night
Chase Anderson's final start of the season was not a particularly sharp one, but the right-hander dug deep and held the Rockies in check through five and a third innings, allowing the Diamondbacks' bats to finally come around. The Diamondbacks have now won three in a row, keeping alive the possibility of a .500 season.
David Peralta came out of nowhere in a lost 2014 season to make a name for himself as a decent left-handed outfielder. In 2015 Peralta built upon that success and now ranks among the Nation League's better outfielders - period.
After a strong spring in which he far overshadowed his competition for the starting third base job and a strong opening few weeks of the season, the expectations for Jake Lamb in 2015 were very high. Injury and sporadic use, among other factors, have left Lamb dissatisfied with the end result for his rookie campaign, despite him putting up perfectly acceptable numbers in most categories.
On August 4th, Evan Marshall was hit in the head by a line drive. Emergency surgery on his skull saved his life. On Monday, Evan Marshall tool to the mound to begin his pitching rehab. Life is returning to normal, and Marshall is doing everything he can to be ready for spring training.
The slick-fielding rookie shortstop discusses his rookie season. (video link)