"I just got a pitch middle-away, I was trying to put it in the gap and watch Ender run and hopefully get that run in. Fortunate enough, it went over the fence."
-A.J. Pollock on his go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday night
"Yeah, it'd be great, All-Star, that'd be really cool. But it's not going to change the way I show up to the park or the way I try to help my team win."
-A.J. Pollock on all-star consideration
"He's gotta get outs. So the way he pitches, if it takes him 100 pitches to get five, six innings, that's what we get. But he's already shown us he can throw a complete-game in San Francisco. So I think he's getting back to the point where maybe he can get deeper in games."
-Chip Hale on Josh Collmenter going deep into games
It Happened Last Night
In a back-and-forth affair, the Diamondbacks prevailed against the Atlanta Braves, coming from behind on a two-out home run by A.J. Pollock that landed in the pool. Hudson and Ziegler sealed the deal by pitching scoreless frames in the eighth and ninth.
Over his last twenty games, Pollock is hitting .325/.371/.530 with 3 home runs, 12 RBI, and 7 stolen bases, all while playing some of the best center field defense in the National League.
The Diamondbacks' star lefty will throw a bullpen session tomorrow. If all goes well, he could begin his rehab assignment on Monday.
Is Peter O'Brien really done catching? Dave Stewart doesn't seem to think so.
Josh Collmenter knows his job is to eat innings. After lasting only 52/3 innings on Tuesday, the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter was frustrated with his performance.
With Tuffy Gosewisch out for the rest of the season, Jarrod Saltalamacchia may end up finishing the season as the Diamondbacks' starting catcher. Given his lack of familiarity with the staff, the team plans to ease him into the role so both he and the pitchers can get comfortable with the situation.
The pace of play rules being instituted in the minors have had a dramatic impact on the length of games.
Plenty of big home runs on Tuesday