"We got the ball up a little bit and we were able to get the ball up and we were able to do some damage early and then continue to do it during the game. That's a good sign for me, because sometimes you score runs early and shut it down, but we just kept having good at-bats."
-Chip Hale on Diamondbacks' offensive outburst
"I tried to throw a curveball in there for a strike. I saw the pitch going toward the plate and then I woke up, and I was laying down, and I was like, 'Oh, crap, what just happened?' I got myself together, opened my eyes, and I could see, wiggle my feet, and then the next thing I know the trainer was there, and they walked me through it from there."
-Archie Bradley on the play that silenced the stadium
"We'll go from there and hopefully everything goes well. One month away from now seems pretty short to me."
-Patrick Corbin on his projected return
It Happened Last Night
It was supposed to be a big night for Archie Bradley and the Diamondbacks. Bradley took the mound against the Colorado Rockies looking to play the role of skid-stopper. He cruised through a 1-2-3 first inning on 13 pitches and took the mound in the second inning with a three-run lead. Then things went terribly wrong with one out in the top of the second as Carlos Gonzalez turned a Bradley curveball around at 115 mph. The line drive struck Bradley in the face and rendered him temporarily unconscious. Bradley left the field under his own power before the Diamondbacks' offense continued to slug their way to a 12-5 victory with homers from Peralta and Trumbo (who finished a double short of the cycle).
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Despite Prowess, Goldschmidt Still Getting pitches to Hit
He may be one of the biggest threats at the plate in the game today, but Paul Goldschmidt is still seeing plenty of pitches to hit.
With a prolific strikeout rate among his struggles at the plate, Nick Ahmed is making it difficult for Chip Hale to insert him as the everyday starter at short stop, despite his defensive wizardry.
Corbin Pitches Simulated Game, Eyes June Return
Patrick Corbin pitched a pair of simulated innings at Chase Field on Tuesday. After 25 pitches Corbin reported that, "Everything felt great." Should his progress continue as planned, the Diamondbacks are looking for Corbin to return to the 25-man roster during the first week of June.
Gibson Diagnosed with Parkinson's
The former Diamondbacks skipper and MVP announced Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Uggla, Nats Stun Braves with Comeback
Despite twice being down eight runs on Tuesday night, The Washington Nationals, powered by Dan Uggla's bat, managed to defeat the Atlanta Braves 13-12. The Braves are paying Uggla $12 million to play for the Nationals this season. That has to sting just a bit.
White Sox, Orioles to Play Wednesday in Baltimore in Unprecedented Game
Riots have caused postponements of the first two games of the Chicago-Baltimore three-game set. On Wednesday, the teams will take the field to play game three. They will do so however, to an empty stadium. The game will be closed to the public. At the conclusion of the game, the Orioles will take to Tampa BA, where the will play the role of "home" team against the Rays.