"He kept us in the game and gave us a chance to win it. I was very happy with the way he pitched."
-Chip Hale on Rubby De La Rosa
"He's good behind home plate. He makes me a little bit more confident. For me it's really good."
-Rubby De La Rosa on Welington Castillo
"I think my job is to help him however I can. He's got really good stuff. All I'm trying to do is get him on the same page and get him believing in his stuff."
-Welington Castillo on Rubby De La Rosa
It Happened Last Night
The Diamondbacks took a one-run lead into the seventh inning courtesy of Nick Ahmed's second two-run home run in as many nights, but the bullpen was unable to seal the deal as the Diamondbacks fell in extra innings.
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With more regular playing time coming his way as a result of the injury to Ender Inciarte, David Peralta is making the most of his opportunity, including improving his approach and results against left-handed pitching.
After failing to materialize into a top-of-the-rotation pitcher in quick order for the Tigers, Detroit was happy to move on from Robbie Ray and the Diamondbacks are reaping the results as Ray has found new levels of performance.
Anyone watching the Diamondbacks for the past few seasons knows that one of the bigger problem areas was the team featured exceedingly poor overall base running. This season, Dave McKay has taken the team under his wing and turned what was once a major deficiency into an area of noticeable strength.
It seems the days of Jerry Dipoto and the coaching staff managing to work together despite a contentious relationship have finally come to an end. Reports are in the Dipoto has cleaned out his office and resigned. The Angels, for their part, seem to have not yet accepted his resignation and apparently attempting to keep Dipoto on board.