"I think early it was just throwing a lot of strikes. I got them to swing a lot early. The defense made a lot of really good plays. Kind of lost it there the last few innings, didn't attack like I needed to. For the most part, threw a lot of strikes, let the defense work."
"I went with a gut feeling and the gut feeling did not work. He had just made a great pitch to get Goldschmidt out, and Goldschmidt's a tremendous hitter. I thought about it. Dunn is not a matchup guy, he's an attack guy. That was on me. I went with my gut and it didn't work. Dunn competed and went right at him, so that's on me."
-Dan Jennings on leaving a lefty reliever in to face A.J. Pollock
"In the long run, is Addison going to be our closer? Hopefully. Is Burgos going to be the closer? He has an opportunity to be with his stuff, but the experience is not there yet. He's getting it. We're putting him in some tough situations, so he has an opportunity. There's plenty of guys. Hey, we've got some arms in the minor leagues that are coming, so this bullpen -- there's going to be a lot of competition to stay here."
-Chip Hale on the Diamondbacks bullpen
It Happened Last Night
Jeremy Hellickson made it through six innings, surrendering only two runs , while A.J. Pollock provided late-game heroics with a go-ahead pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth. Enrique Burgos came in and sealed the deal pitching a scoreless ninth.
Injured rookie third baseman, Jake Lamb has been playing in extended spring training appears to be on pace to return to the team on June first assuming all continues well.
Lefty Patrick Corbin has had his next appearance in extended spring training pushed back a few days, meaning the left-hander may rejoin the team in late-June rather than the expected June fourth.
With the team pulling Addison Reed from the closer's role, it appears that Chip Hale will now rely on Ziegler to be the guy in the ninth inning.
The Diamondbacks made a number of 40-man roster moves early that freed up talent that has had success elsewhere, while since having been stubborn about using the 60-day DL to make room for blossoming talent.
Pedro Alvarez hit a home run Tuesday night. By itself, that would be fairly ho-hum news. However, this ball landed in a boat on the Allegheny River. That's homering with style.