Real Quotes (And One Made Up)
"It was just a great effort by a lot of people. We were down, 5-1, in that game. We had 22 guys that played in the game. And it was just a great job by the bullpen." - Craig Counsell
"I felt bad giving it up. You work so hard to keep your team in it and to give up a run like that just hurts.." - Vidal Nuno
"He pretty much single-handedly won the game by himself." - Mark Trumbo
"A win is a heck of a lot better than a loss." - Jeff Bipolar
It Happened Yesterday
Atlanta Braves (25-25) at Arizona Diamondbacks (23-26), 9:40 p.m. (ET) - Alex Wood eyes his third straight winning start on Monday when the Atlanta Braves open a three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Braves-Diamondbacks Preview - Last season, Alex Wood was in mid-season form from the get-go, allowing six runs in his first five starts. This year has been more complicated, but it seems he's regaining form reminiscent of that breakout stretch as a starter.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Atlanta Braves Game Preview and Prediction - Archie Bradley (2-2, 5.28 ERA) and Alex Wood (3-2, 3.50 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks (23-26) and the Atlanta Braves (25-25) at Chase Field. Action begins at 9:40 p.m. ET on Monday, Jun. 1 and can be seen on SPSO and FSN-AZ.
Other Diamondback News
Diamondbacks confirm prospect Peter O’Brien is now a full-time outfielder - The catching-starved Diamondbacks intend to move forward with prospect Peter O'Brien playing the outfield on a full-time basis, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports. O'Brien went into May without having caught a game at Triple-A Reno, but went behind the plate intermittently as the month went on and the Diamondbacks' catching situation worsened with Tuffy Gosewisch‘s ACL injury.
Diamondbacks' Goldschmidt continues to put on clinic at Miller Park -Paul Goldschmidt is a household name in Phoenix, and he should be one in Milwaukee, too. But while he's praised in one city, he's the boogeyman in the other.
Is Paul Goldschmidt America’s First Baseman? - Arizona Diamondbacks players and fans often refer to Paul Goldschmidt as "America's first baseman." Unfortunately for them, the rest of America has replied "speak for yourselves." The NL All-star update on Wednesday revealed that voters put Adrian Gonzalez (929,016 votes) and Anthony Rizzo (489,255 votes) over Goldschmidt (480,019 votes).