"I want to get back. I want to pitch again this year and help this team win. When you're sitting at home watching the team on the road it's not any fun. It gives me motivation every day when I get to the field to push myself and try to get back as fast as I can."
- Archie Bradley
"I don’t see anybody on this team going 200 innings this year.
- Mike Harkey
Chase Anderson returned from the disabled list and looked more like the starter he was back in the early months of the season. The D-backs' right-hander hurled seven scoreless innings, leading his team to a 2-0 win over the Reds at Chase Field on Friday night.
The Diamondbacks have traded left-handed reliever Oliver Perez to the Astros, Fox Sports Arizona first reported on Friday. Perez is in the midst of a fine 2015 campaign. In 48 games for Arizona, Perez posted a 3.10 ERA over 29 innings of work. He hasn't allowed an earned run in 23 consecutive outings.
According to the D-backs, Marshall suffered a fractured skull and required surgery to alleviate swelling and pressure. He is currently in stable condition, but remains in the hospital’s intensive care unit. He is alert, been engaging in conversation, and is able to walk.
Randy Johnson is enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but we’re not done celebrating the Big Unit. In honor of his number 51 being retired Saturday by the Arizona Diamondbacks, here are 51 reasons why Johnson is singularly awesome:
On Saturday, it's right-hander Keyvius Sampson (0-1, 4.50) against D-backs rookie left-hander Robbie Ray (3-6, 3.01) in the second game of the three-game series at Chase Field. Prior to the game, the D-backs will retire Randy Johnson's No. 51 during an on-field ceremony.
In the past two seasons, the Diamondbacks have had concerns about a young starting pitcher heading into the stretch run. In 2013, it was left-hander Patrick Corbin who tired, posting a 6.05 ERA in the final two months. Last year, the team was cautious with right-hander Chase Anderson, whose workload jumped by more than 60 innings from the year before.