"I was OK with that because we weren't going to throw him anything to hit anyway. So that eliminates the chance of a ball getting away, so that was definitely a good move."
-Jarrod Saltalamacchia on intentionally walking Posey
"Very good way to end his starting for us this year. He'll be in our 'pen and we'll use him here and there, but not too much. I think he's proven to us that he could be a force for us next year in the rotation."
-Chip Hale on Zack Godley
It Happened Last Night
Zack Godley threw five shutout innings and Jarrod Saltalamacchia provided all of the offense with a two-run, fourth inning blast as the Diamondbacks downed their rivals on Wednesday evening.
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Despite missing nearly two months with a stress reaction in his foot, the Diamondbacks' rookie third baseman has had a solid rookie campaign, the sort that future success can be built on. With the fourth-best OBP among rookies and the third-best UZR among NL third baseman, there is plenty to like.
The best time to get calm rational answers from a competitor may not always be right after a troubling loss.