"It's not easy. It's a totally different situation you're putting him in since Spring Training. He was OK. He's got better stuff than that and I think it'll show in his next start.
- Chip Hale on Randall Delgado
"I feel like it’s kind of helped out just focusing on coming to the field preparing for that single day. Just putting more focus on what’s going on today instead of what’s happened in the past or even the future.
- Chris Owings
Paul Goldschmidt snapped out of a recent slump to power the D-backs to a series-clinching 11-7 victory over the Reds on Saturday at Great American Ball Park. Arizona has taken all three of the four-game series so far to climb back to .500 at 61-61, while the Reds have lost eight straight.
Manager Chip Hale has been tempted to rotate his infielders in and out of the lineup in recent days, but he can’t bring himself to remove the hot-hitting Chris Owings.
Rubby De La Rosa has been the Arizona Diamondbacks ace this season, and he continues to prove that every time he takes the mound.
Right-hander Raisel Iglesias (3-4, 4.21 ERA) will start for the Reds on Sunday against righty Chase Anderson (5-5, 4.51). Anderson has been tough on the Reds in his previous two starts against them, posting a 0.64 ERA. He allowed one run in seven innings July 28 last season, then worked seven scoreless innings Aug. 7 this year. Iglesias has made one start against the D-backs, allowing one earned run over six innings of Cincinnati's 2-0 loss on Aug. 7
Ironic Article of the Day
Paul Goldschmidt had another quiet day at the plate on Friday night, going 0 for 4 with three strikeouts and a hit by pitch to drop his August batting average to an uncharacteristically low .208. He hasn’t homered since July 27, a span of 22 games, and has just two in his past 49. So what’s going on with the Diamondbacks’ slugger?