"I know I'm ready. I'm really excited about this day. These past 16 months, it's what I've been working for."
- Patrick Corbin
"We know what he can be. We know what he will be for us and where he is. We're balancing and dealing with several pieces. How much of it is the shoulder? Bad habits? How much is work? How much of it is just pressing? You see guys with other clubs and ours do it – when you're pressing, you take the strikes you would hit and then you swing at the ones you can't."
- Tony La Russa on Chris Owings
Pennington had the game-tying hit in the sixth inning and earned the third walkoff win for Arizona this season. Andrew Chafin (5-0) got the win in relief after pitching a scoreless 10th.
Cliff Pennington drove in the game-winning run with an RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the D-backs to a 4-3 win over the Rockies on Friday night at Chase Field.
The Diamondbacks still believe in second baseman Chris Owings' potential. They still appear to view him as a part of their future. And while they know they need more production out of him than what he has provided so far this season, the question still seems open as to why their once offensive-minded infielder is struggling so badly at the plate.
After traveling to Alabama to meet with renowned surgeon James Andrews, D-backs starter Archie Bradley has received confirmation that there is no structural damage to his right shoulder, which has caused him to be on the disabled list since June 4.
The closest thing to a display of bravado by A.J. Pollock came 21 years ago, when the 6-year-old wrote a letter to the University of Notre Dame's baseball program, saying he imagined himself playing there one day. He imagined right.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have already made a couple of trades this season, clearing salary while also adding some prospects. They may not be done yet.
For the first time since 2013, starter Patrick Corbin will take the mound for the D-backs on Saturday night. Corbin will make his first start since undergoing Tommy John surgery at Chase Field against the Rockies.