"We've competed. We really haven't been non-competitive other than a stretch here or there."
-Tony LaRussa on the Diamondbacks' season
"I don't think I've taken batting practice for probably two months. BP's overrated."
It Happened Last Night
Tim Hudson became the oldest Giant pitcher to ever hit a home run with a solo shot off of Chase Anderson in a fateful five-run third inning. Socrates Brito tallied his first MLB hit, and the Diamondbacks' bullpen continued to pitch strong, allowing only one run over seven innings of work.
With the exception of a few stretches in the season, Arizona Diamondbacks CBO, Tony LaRussa likes the improvement he has seen in his team and feels that they have shown themselves to be a competitive team.
The Diamondbacks' first two picks from the 2015 draft rank in the top six of their prospects according to MLB.
Have no illusions, if it is left up to Daniel Hudson, he'll be pitching out of the rotation in 2016.