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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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