"I think after Robbie's last outing, everybody talking from the top down, we felt like it would be good to give him an extra day."
- Chip Hale
Stephen Vogt drove home all three runs as the A's snapped a three-game losing streak by edging the D-backs, 3-2, on Saturday night at Chase Field.
Stephen Vogt atoned for mistakes from the previous game, hitting a splashdown homer into the Chase Field swimming pool and driving in three runs as the Oakland Athletics beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night.
In an effort to give their starting pitchers extra rest, the D-backs have adjusted their rotation. Instead of Robbie Ray getting the start in Sunday's series finale against the A's, the D-backs plan to call up a Minor Leaguer, while Ray will get the ball in Monday's series opener in Colorado.
On Friday, Dorn was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays and sent to their top farm club. The news was tweeted by Sportsnets’ Shi Davidi.
Goldschmidt, who finished the night 0-for-3 with two strikeouts, took his aggression out on a bat rack resting inside the D-backs’ dugout.
Attending a Major League Baseball game can be very deceiving. The slow pace lulls you into a sleepy comfort zone. An announcer encourages you to stretch in the seventh inning. It feels like a giant family picnic with better food and fewer insects. Until a line drive or a shattered bat whizzes over your head, and you realize the following:
The Diamondbacks will receive 24-year-old pitcher Matt Koch and 23-year-old pitcher Miller Diaz, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Koch has a 3.46 ERA with 5.60 K/9 and 1.53 BB/9 at Double-A. He’s split his time between starting and relief. His fastball plays up to the mid-90’s out of the bullpen.
On the year, Reed has posted a 2-2 record with a 4.20 ERA in 38 appearances this season for Arizona.