"You can't expect Corbin, for example, as a starter, to come back and count on him being your No. 1 guy right now," Hale said. "You have to make sure you understand there are times he's not going to feel as good as other times. Maybe we limit his pitch counts every few times out. You can't expect him to be at the top of his game probably until the start of next year."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Hearing the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dbacks?src=hash">#Dbacks</a> deal with Saltalamacchia will be a Minor League deal.</p>— Steve Gilbert (@SteveGilbertMLB) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveGilbertMLB/status/596337837726781440">May 7, 2015</a></blockquote>
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It Happened Last Night
The Diamondbacks slugged 18 hits, including Aaron Hill going 4-for-5 with a 3-run home run. Josh Collmenter turned in another strong outing, only faltering in the eighth before turning things over to Enrique Burgos.
Paul Goldschmidt brought an end to his day of futility at the plate, launching a solo home run in the fourth. Spot Starter, Robbie Ray was excellent, striking out five while walking none across six innings of one-run ball.
Add Chip Hale's name to the growing list of supporters of bringing the DH to NL baseball.
After insisting for nearly six months that the team did not need to go find another catcher, the Diamondbacks front office is now taking a flyer on beleaguered catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
The Diamondbacks have a slew of pitchers due to return from Tommy John surgery this season. The team is making sure to present cautious expectations.
Harper is the youngest player since 1969 to tally three home runs in one game. None of his homers were cheap, and the final one was measured at 445 feet.
Looking back at one of the more exciting plays in baseball.
Rob Manfred updates discussions on a number of issues piling up on his desk, including the length of schedule.
The legendary Brewers' announcer has announcing fun when the handle broke off the door to the booth, leaving him stuck inside.