"There are times when, yes, he's too aggressive and swings at bad pitches. But a lot of times the first pitch is the one he has to hit and he either fouls it back or takes it. It kind of goes back and forth with him."
- Chip Hale on Yasmany Tomas
"I threw today with the band-aid on it. It felt fine. I've never had one there. They're usually here and they're usually a little smaller, and it's usually a week at the most. If I had to say right now, I'd definitely think I'd probably be all right."
- Jeremy Hellickson
The righty struck out a career-high 13 batters over eight innings to lead New York to a 4-2 win over Arizona at Citi Field.
Since he began hitting primarily out of the cleanup spot on June 3, rookie slugger Yasmany Tomas has posted the same sort of impressive numbers he has all season. Dig a layer deeper, however, and he's struggled in a category that has been costly for the Diamondbacks.
A blister on his thumb forced D-backs right-hander Jeremy Hellickson from his start Wednesday night after just four innings, but he's hopeful that it won't cost him any more time.
The last time Patrick Corbin and Matt Harvey saw each other, they were members of the 2013 National League All-Star team. Since that time the two have undergone Tommy John surgery and lengthy injury rehabs, but their paths will cross once again Saturday evening when the D-backs and Mets square off at Citi Field.