It Happened Last Night
Recap from the Chicago Sun-Times, in which David Ross makes the wise point that the guy behind Goldschmidt has been hotter than Goldschmidt. Lineup protection, y'all!
Other Diamondbacks News
Martinez, that is. The Hall of Fame hurler certainly had some opinions about Rubby De La Rosa on Twitter during Thursday night's start.
From the sadly-no-longer-in-existence Grantland, comes this profile of our newest bullpen member, and his lengthy journey from being David Price's roommate at Vanderbilt to constantly just missing the Major Leagues. He's here now.
What does this have to do with anything? Written by Buschmann himself, in August last year. Some interesting takes on robot umps and other possible changes in the game. When he's done with baseball, it seems Buschmann has a decent shot at following his wife into the wild world of the media.
Jack Magruder details the incredible double play last night, possible because of the energy (and smarts) of David Peralta.
Unlike Jose Bautista's slide the other day (which would have been illegal pretty much any time throughout baseball history, as grabbing the ankle of the opponent is generally considered illegal according to rules both written and unwritten, the Astros do seem to have a legitimate gripe here. This illustrates the clarifying rule that needs to be made, just like all of the bogus out calls when throws beat the runner by 20 feet on the stupid Buster Posey rule.
In which the Story remains the same against the Padres.
And they both wear #44!
It Happens Tonight
Zack Greinke makes his second start of the season, to substantially less fanfare than the first, facing the Cubs and Kyle Hendricks. It's an early start, mercifully to those of us in the Eastern half of the country, at 5:10 Arizona time.