"Proud of the offense for not giving up or not trying to do too much. We were really just out there trying to scratch and claw."
"It's hard, but you've got to keep the same mindset you came into the game with, which is we're trying to get guys on base and not try to do too much. You can kind of get into a little bit of a trap when you get down that big that early, and I thought we did a really good job. We were satisfied with getting one run in an inning and getting back after it the next inning, and it really paid off late in the game."
"If Tuffy Gosewisch doesn't go down, then we're probably not having this discussion right now."
It Happened Last Night
After falling down 6-0 after a frame and a half, things did not look good for the boys from the desert. Some so-so defense and a poor start by Rubby De La Rosa looked like they were going to send Atlanta packing with a series win. Then the Diamondbacks offense woke up - not all at once, but enough. De La Rosa managed to gut out five innings, throwing a zero in the final frame. Ramirez and Chafin then came in and threw up zeros, and the offense continued to peck away. When the Diamondbacks came up in the seventh it was a 7-5 game. Once the inning was over, it was a 7-8 game, and the Diamondbacks never looked back.
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A deal that has been six months in the making was announced moments after the completion of the Diamondbacks' game Wednesdays afternoon. The Diamondbacks sent right fielder Mark Trumbo and relieve pitcher to the Seattle Mariners for catchers Welington Castillo and three other players.