MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - INSIDE PITCH
The Diamondbacks know something about pool parties. The night they clinched the NL West title in 2011, the players ran from the clubhouse to the swimming pool in right-center field and jumped in.
The latest dip was not as well received.
Some of the Los Angeles Dodgers washed the champagne off their uniforms by jumping into the pool after clinching the NL West with a 7-6 victory on Thursday afternoon.
"I would expect them to act with a little more class than they did," obviously upset infielder Willie Bloomquist said. "I doubt the New York Yankees would do something like that. They clinched the division this year, so if that's how they're going to act and be classless, that's their clubhouse."
The D-backs had asked the Dodgers to refrain from excessively celebrating on the field, a request that in hindsight may have backfired.
"Though we didn't like them jumping in our pool, I do congratulate the Dodgers on winning the West and their incredible run," D-backs president/CEO Derrick Hall said in a tweet.
The Dodgers did not believe it was such a breach of etiquette.
"It was awesome," first baseman Adrian Gonzalez told FOXSportsArizona.com. "If we had a pool at our place and they celebrated, I wouldn't have a problem with it."
Matt Kemp said it was refreshing.
"The water was warm," he said.
D-backs right-hander Brandon McCarthy did not take offense, tweeting: "Celebrating is fun. I don't care how and where you do it. Only thing to care about is what we need to do to celebrate in our pool next year."
MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - NOTES, QUOTES
STREAK: Lost one
PAST 10 GAMES: 5-5
NEXT: Diamondbacks (Randall Delgado, 5-6, 3.98) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin, 13-9, 3.22)
--LHP Wade Miley gave up five hits and four walks and threw 103 pitches in five innings, but he was in line for the victory until the bullpen could not hold a 6-3 lead against the Dodgers on Thursday. "I just wanted to go out there and keep them at bay and keep it (the lead) there," Miley said. "I was struggling with everything. I couldn't locate much of anything." To see the Dodgers win the division weighed on Miley. "We led those guys most of the year," he said. "To watch them do that it is hard to swallow."
--RHP Randall Delgado will make his career-high 18th start of the season at Colorado on Friday after beating the Rockies 8-2 last Sunday. Delgado won for the first time in seven starts while giving up only a two-run home run in six innings. He has never pitched at Coors Field, and his outing Sunday was his first against the Rockies.
--1B Paul Goldschmidt has a good chance of setting a franchise record for walks this season. He has been walked 96 times, four short of LF Luis Gonzalez's team record set in 2001. Teams have challenged Goldschmidt less and less as the season has gone along -- he has walked 52 times in the last 61 games. "I hadn't really noticed. I just try to make sure I am ready every pitch," Goldschmidt said. "If it turns out to be a walk, we have a lot of good hitters throughout this lineup, so that's a good thing. Another base runner, another chance to score." Gonzalez also walked 97 times in 2002.
--CF A.J. Pollock has hit in seven of his last eight games and reached on a walk and scored in the other. "He's played well," manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's made a lot of adjustments. He's got a great attitude" Pollock is tied for the NL rookie lead with 26 doubles, and his 11 stolen bases lead rookies. "He's not looking at learning tomorrow; he's looking at learning today," Gibson said. "He's a good player. He's been good everywhere he's been. I think he's our best center fielder."
--INF Willie Bloomquist thinks the Dodgers did not show a lot of class by celebrating in the Chase Field pool Thursday, but he did not begrudge the Dodgers' talent. "They have some players over there, and it was going to be tough for anybody to keep up with the talent they have," he said. "If they ever got to the point where they were plying how they were capable of playing, it was going to be tough to keep up with them. And they did."
--RHP Shelby Miller is 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA in four career starts against the Brewers whom he faces Friday. He will become the first Cardinals rookie pitcher since Rick Ankiel in 2000 to start 30 games. The Cardinals are 19-10 in games started by Miller, who is 5-6 with a 4.46 ERA in 14 road starts. In his last start Sunday against Seattle, Miller allowed three hits and two runs (one earned) in five innings and won 12-2. He last faced the Brewers on Sept. 10 at St. Louis, where he pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings and got the win in the Cardinals' 4-2 victory.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I just try to make sure I am ready every pitch. If it turns out to be a walk, we have a lot of good hitters throughout this lineup, so that's a good thing. Another base runner, another chance to score." -- 1B Paul Goldschmidt, whose 96 walks are four short of LF Luis Gonzalez's team record set in 2001.
MLB Team Report - Arizona Diamondbacks - ROSTER REPORT
--LHP Matt Reynolds (slight tear of left UCL) went on the 15-day disabled list June 10, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sept. 3. He began playing catch the first week of August and threw his first bullpen session Aug. 27. He suffered a setback in a throwing session Sept. 12 when he felt soreness and was shut down. He will undergo Tommy John surgery in late September.
--OF Cody Ross (dislocated, fractured right hip) went on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 12, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sept. 2. He had season-ending surgery Aug. 13.
--RHP Daniel Hudson (Tommy John surgery in July 2012) went on the 60-day disabled list Feb. 20. He re-tore the UCL in his left elbow in his first minor league rehab start June 10. He underwent a second season-ending Tommy John surgery in late June.
LHP Wade Miley
LHP Patrick Corbin
RHP Randall Delgado
RHP Brandon McCarthy
RHP Trevor Cahill
RHP Brad Ziegler (closer)
RHP J.J. Putz
RHP Heath Bell
RHP Josh Collmenter
RHP Will Harris
LHP Joe Thatcher
LHP Eury De La Rosa
RHP Chaz Roe
RHP David Hernandez
LHP Tony Sipp
RHP Matt Langwell
1B Paul Goldschmidt
2B Aaron Hill
SS Didi Gregorius
3B Martin Prado
INF Cliff Pennington
INF Matt Davidson
INF Chris Owings
LF Willie Bloomquist
CF Adam Eaton
RF Gerardo Parra
OF A.J. Pollock
OF Tony Campana