"He's just one of those kids that has just come here with a very confident mindset, and even when he's struggling, it's hard for him to ever believe that he really is struggling."
-Chip Hale on Nick Ahmed
"It is very viable with only one day off, I think a week from Thursday is our only day off in the month of August. It would leave us short on the bench, probably a position player that would have to go, so it's a tough decision but it is in the mix."
-Chip Hale on the possibility of a 6-man rotation
It Happened Last Night
Patrick Corbin faced his first real adversity since coming off the DL, lasting only 1 1/3 innings while surrendering three runs on six hits and two walks. The offense battled back against Max Scherzer, tying the game in the fourth, but a bloop-hit by Wilson Ramos in the eighth inning off of reliever David Hernandez plated two and was the difference maker.
Nick Ahmed Remaining Positive, Breaking Slump
After starting the season dismally, Nick Ahmed went on an offensive tear (of sorts) that turned him into one of the Diamondbacks' more valuable players. Then the month of July hit and things headed south for the young shortstop again. He didn't let the struggles get to him though, and the last week has seen the dynamic infielder finally break out of his doldrums.
Hale Believes a 6-man Rotation is Viable
With innings beginning to pile up for his young pitchers, and with Patrick Corbin, Chase Anderson, and Archie Bradley all making their way back from injuries, the Diamondbacks are considering shifting to a 6-man rotation to help get them through the month of August, where they only have one day off from play.
Diamondbacks catcher Welington had never tried the dish his nickname is based upon. That all changed when a chef in Washington, D.C. prepared him the succulent pastry-wrapped filet mignon.