"I can find the at-bats. Is everybody going to be really happy? No. But we'll have to do what we have to do because we've got such quality players and they all need the at-bats, and we'll want to even it out and make sure we get them all going. When the time comes, we're going to have to make a decision on who's going to get the everyday ones."
"You look at the talent level, it didn't equate to a team that's going to lose 90-plus games. I was really pleased, I think it was 'Baseball America' moved us into the single figures of organizations with the better systems. That's kind of what I saw."
-Tony La Russa
"I just need to take a look at some things. Not very pleased. Not very happy. It's pretty embarrassing, to be honest. Just got to regroup, come back to the yard tomorrow and get back to work."
It Happened Last Night
An improved performance from the bullpen still was not enough to secure Josh Collmenter a gutsy win as Brad Ziegler fell victim to a rare long ball in the ninth and Jordan Pacheco committed an error after Ziegler induced what would have been an inning-ending double play ball. Compounding the loss was Tuffy Gosewisch being lifted from the game due to an injury suffered to his right knee while running hard to first in the sixth inning.
Rookie third baseman Jake Lamb is slated to return to the lineup in the first week of June. With Yasmany Tomás swinging a hot bat, what happens when they are both healthy?
Ma 17th marked the one-year anniversary of Tony La Russa joining the Diamondbacks organization. So far, he likes how things are progressing.
Archie Bradley News
Archie Bradley has not found much success since returning from the disabled list.
Diamondbacks pitching coach, Mike Harkey, wants Bradley to make adjustments to his approach now that the league is starting to learn more about the young right-hander.
The Diamondbacks CBO will consult with Dave Duncan to determine the best course of action for addressing Bradley's further development.