"Not if we had to trade for it, [and] we'd have to trade for it. We want to be competitive and we want to win baseball games, but we're not going to take a step backwards by trading guys that are going to be helpful to us going forward."
- Dave Stewart
"I'm smart enough to know that something could have happened. Obviously I wasn't pitching the way I need to be to stay in the place that I want to be. Hopefully it's a chance to get some innings and get some things ironed out and get my command back, and that's really been the biggest component of my lack of success."
- Josh Collmenter
Right-hander Allen Webster, making his D-backs debut, no-hit San Francisco until Joe Panik doubled with one out in the sixth inning. The Giants scored twice off Webster, who lasted 5 2/3 innings, but it wasn't enough.
Josh Collmenter would have preferred to stay in the starting rotation, but the D-backs right-hander understood why the club shifted him to the bullpen and called up Allen Webster from Triple-A Reno to start Saturday against the Giants.
Goldschmidt is a player from the 1950s and '60s sent back in time to take over the modern game. He plays first base with a glove like Gil Hodges, he's at the plate swatting homers like Harmon Killebrew and he's as humble as Sandy Koufax. We aren't just seeing one of 2015's best players, we're seeing an all-time great just starting to make his mark on baseball.
D-backs general manager Dave Stewart would like to win games this year, but he is not willing to mortgage the organization's future to do so.
Heston has faced the D-backs twice in his career, going 2-0 with a 0.66 ERA in 13 2/3 innings. In his last outing against Arizona on April 18 at AT&T Park, he limited the D-backs to one run on five hits in 7 2/3 innings in a 4-1 win.
Mired in a losing streak that appeared headed for five games on Saturday afternoon, the Twins will promote baseball’s top prospect from Double-A Chattanooga. Buxton, 21, will join the club in time for Sunday’s series finale against the Texas Rangers.