"We lost, so I'm not really in too good of a mood right now," Hellickson said. "But it was finally nice to get a little deeper into the game, that's for sure."
-Jeremy Hellickson on his second outing of 2015
"We had some first-pitch outs that weren't hit very well," Hale said. "Guys just get a little too anxious, and that's just the way the game goes. Sometimes, especially with younger hitters, they try a little too hard rather than stepping back. We've got to do a better job as a staff to try to calm them down a little bit. It's our job, my job, so we kind of dropped the ball there tonight."
-Chip Hale on the Diamondbacks' Wednesday night offense
It Happened Last Night
While Jeremy Hellickson improved on his last outing, his start on Wednesday still fell short of inspiring. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks' offense sputtered, failing to get anything going against Odrisamer Despaigne.
The Diamondbacks hope to continue the development of their rookie third baseman so he is prepared for the future.
After five games Tomas is 4 for 17 with a double, a home run and three RBI. Peter O'Brien is 9 for 23 with two doubles, a home run, and four RBI.
Even if Moreno tries to exercise the clause, nothing gets him out from Hamilton's 2015 salary and attempt to nullify the contract would still come up against a CBA challenge by the MLBPA.
The new pace-of-play initiative to get pitchers working faster plays right into C.J. Wilson's new approach to pitching.
Chuck and duck. Cleveland's right-handed starter, Carlos Carrasco had a near-miss on Wednesday as he took a line drive across the right side of his face off the bat of Melky Cabrera.