"You can say you're not aware of it, but I heard the bullpen phone ring. I saw guys start to get loose, and I was like, 'All right I've got to figure something out, or I'm not going to make it out of this first inning.'"
-Archie Bradley on his rock first inning
"That's what I'm most proud of -- to have the long first and grind through six innings and leave with my team winning. I think that's where you've seen some of the growth in me out there."
-Archie Bradley on completing six full innings
It Happened Last Night
Things did not start off well for rookie pitcher Archie Bradley as he walked three batters and hit one, all in the first inning. To his credit, he buckled down and still managed to pitch six innings, not allowing another run to score in the next five innings. The Diamondbacks' offense had a rare good night against Yovani Gallardo, and the team cruised to an 8-5 victory, despite a bullpen hiccup.
The Diamondbacks moved the pitcher into the 8th slot in the order, ahead of struggling shirt stop Nick Ahmed. According to Hale, the team is trying to find a way to get more runners on base in front of Goldschmidt.
The Diamondbacks' all-star first baseman has had a nice career so far. He's trying to improve upon it with an even better 2015.
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