"He's forcing his way in there," D-backs manager Chip Hale said. "It's exciting baseball. He's been a sparkplug for us."
-Chip Hale on Ender Inciarte
"A little better, six innings is good," said D-backs manager Chip Hale. "He'll need to bear down a little more with two outs, he'll do a better job, and this is all part of the maturation process. This is a step forward."
-Chip Hale on Rubby De La Rosa's Outing
It Happened Last Night
Rubby De La Rosa managed to claw his way through six inning and Ender Inciarte continued his hot start to the season, going three for five with two doubles, a triple, and four RBI. The Arizona win snapped a three-game San Diego winning streak despite what was a strong start by the Padres' Andrew Cashner who struck out nine over six innings, allowing zero earned runs.
It's seven games into the season and Inciarte leads the team in hitting (.393) with four of his 11 hits going for extra bases, three of those coming last night.
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You know things are not going your way when a Kickstarter campaign is successfully launched to erect billboard signage visible from the stadium to have you removed as owner of the team.
Angels' skipper wants to meet with his beleaguered outfielder during off-da in Houston.
Remember when the media was making such a big deal out of the fact that Jon Lester never threw over to first to hold runners on? Well, he threw over not once, but twice during Chicago's Monday night victory over the Cincinnati Reds. He might want to rethink that throwing over philosophy. On a side note, Jorge Solar has an absolute canon in right field.
The Mariners and Athletics decided to have some fun with fielding history on Sunday afternoon. I'm pretty sure this play didn't help anyone's game-scoring bingo cards.