"I was just trying to see something out over the plate. Frederich has had a really, really good slider that he likes to back-foot, and he tried to get me on the heaters in too. So I was really just trying to see something out over the plate -- found a hole."
-Phil Gosselin on his game-winning single
"He's done a nice job. Goss has got a very workable swing as a Major Leaguer. He's got a short swing, he's got really good pitch recognition, he's got good recognition of the strike zone, knows what he wants to do. So he can hit up here. He could be a very valuable piece for us."
-Chip Hale on Phil Gosselin
"I do not think he's going to be able to play again this season. He'll be fine, but we just don't want to push it and re-injure him."
-Chip Hale's unfortunate pronouncement concerning Nick Ahmed
It Happened Last Night
Down early, the Diamondbacks tied the game up in the third inning and then leaned on their pitchers to cement the win. Diamondbacks relievers pitched five scoreless innings, out-dueling their Colorado counterparts. The Rockies' Brooks Brown walked three and allowed a single in the 11th, which led to the Diamondbacks walking off winners in the three and a half hour affair.
Related: Phil Gosselin fitting in nicely
We may never know the real reason for the change of heart. Perhaps, after being promoted to the MLB roster as an OF, only to find that there still were no Abs to be had with Pollock, Inciarte, and Peralta around had something to do with it. Whatever the reason, the team, at least Chip Hale, seems willing to give him another shot at catching.
It seems Nick Ahmed's highlight reel-making play against the Dodgers last week will be his last web gem of the season. Though MRIs have returned negative for any serious injury, the organization has shut Ahmed down for the season rather than risk any further injury to the slick-fielding shortstop.
Aaron Hill has not had a good season. However, despite his inconsistencies, Hill and the Diamondbacks are looking forward to a reunion in 2016.