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May 30, 2014

What You Need to Know

Reversals of Fortune

by Daniel Rathman


The Thursday Takeaway
Josh Collmenter became only the second Diamondbacks starting pitcher to face the minimum in a complete game last night, but he didn’t do it Randy Johnson-style. The lefty notched a perfect game for the Snakes in 2004. Collmenter’s gem was a three-hitter.

Johnson cut down 13 Braves on that magical night at Turner Field. Collmenter struck out five Reds, including the first two batters he faced, but inducing harmless contact was the name of his game.

The tomahawk-throwing righty retired the side in order in the top of the first, and before he knew it, he had all the run support he’d need. A.J. Pollock—red hot throughout the series—got the D-Backs going with a double. He completed the one-man rally by stealing third and crossing the plate on a throwing error by catcher Devin Mesoraco.

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godfather

verlander's command has been barney fife-like; he is gun shy, for whatever reason; looks like lack of faith in his stuff

May 30, 2014 08:32 AM
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Ashitaka1110

Man, this brought back some bad memories. As soon as you mentioned that Oswalt game and the date, I remembered vividly seeing it on TV. We were really roaring back to life that year then, and it was a 2004-2005 kind of comeback feeling again. The a couple days later, Hurricane Ike hit, the power went out for a week, the Astros home games in Milwaukee debacle happened, and Houston hasn't sniffed the playoffs since.

*fetal position*

May 30, 2014 15:33 PM
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