April 2011 - Arizona Diamondbacks Wiretap
D-Backs End Oswalt's 10-Decision Winning Streak
The Diamondbacks defeated the Phillies 7-5 on Tuesday, ending the lengthy winning streak of starter Roy Oswalt. Oswalt had won 10 consecutive decisions. He allowed five runs on six hits with no strikeouts and one walk. He threw 57 pitches, 36 strikes. "His stuff wasn't good," manager Charlie Manuel said. "His stuff wasn't crisp and his velocity was down. I figured there was no sense in leaving him out there." Oswalt said nothing about an injury, but Manuel pulled him after just three innings. He had not been the losing pitcher since a July 30, 2010, outing at Washington.
Kennedy Throws CG After Birth Of Daughter
Diamondbacks right-hander Ian Kennedy threw the first complete game of his career on Monday night in the team's 4-0 victory over the Phillies. Kennedy's daughter, Nora Rose, was born on Sunday and the pitcher admitted to a lack of sleep. "To do that, I get really emotional when I start thinking about it being the day after she was born," Kennedy said. "I did it for my little Easter baby and for my wife who did it all. She's a champ." He struck out 10 batters and didn't walk one.
Leake Gets Razzed, But Wins Game After Arrest
Mike Leake got razzed by a few fans during his first appearance since a shoplifting arrest, but ignored the nasty signs and gave the Reds a much-needed boost Thursday, going seven innings for a 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks, according to an Associated Press report.
D-Backs' Blum Could Miss 6-8 Weeks
Geoff Blum, who's on the disabled list retroactive to March 22 with right knee inflammation, will likely have surgery on his knee next week and could be out an additional six to eight weeks, if not longer, according to an MLB.com report.
Zito Sprains Foot As Giants Win Fourth Straight
Barry Zito went down in the second inning with a sprained right foot Saturday night but Guillermo Mota came on for 4 1-3 innings of relief, and the Giants won their fourth straight, 5-3 over the Diamondbacks, according to an Associated Press report. Zito was on crutches, the middle of his right foot noticeably swollen, as he contemplated the possibility that he might miss a start due to injury, something that’s never happened to him in his major league career.